Tuesday, June 23, 2009


While I was away at girls camp last week, Greg took good care of the children. On Thursday he took them up to visit his parents and they went to a heroes convention in Charlotte. There were all kinds of heroes and toys to look at. Many of the toys at the convention are difficult to find in stores and of course Grandma and Grandpa Winters couldn't resist buying each of them something. :) Meadow chose a Wonder Woman and Parker chose a Star Wars toy of course. They had a super time posing with the heroes and seeing all of the sights. I mean, what could be better than meeting Anakin and holding hands with the Captain of the Clone Troopers?!?!?! :) In fact, as soon as Parker saw the clone troopers, he saluted them and they saluted back. lol!

Greg called Meadow "Bat Girl" and she quickly corrected him and told him she was Bat WOMAN.

On the way out of the convention Meadow said "Bat Woman is tired."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Free Photo Editing Class

I have taken a couple of Jessica Sprague's classes. They are fantastic fun classes that are self paced and the links never expire...a beautiful thing for busy Moms and Dads! She's a genius! :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The perils of aging

Today Greg was lying on the floor with his arm over his head in such a way that you could see armpit hair coming out of his shirt sleeve.

Meadow: Dad? What's that? (pointing to the armpit hair)

Greg: That's hair on my armpit. When boys get older they get hair on their arm pits.

Meadow: (Pause. Blink, blink, blink, while still looking at the armpit hair)

Greg: What do you think about that?

Meadow: (In a low disgruntled voice) It's terrible....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dictated letter to Austin Stevens, Snakemaster extraordinare

We mailed this letter to Austin Stevens in Africa..We're keeping our fingers crossed for an autographed picture! :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Marriage is what brings us together today

We had a lovely time visiting Greg's Family in Hickory this weekend. His Cousin Tracy picked a beautiful day to get married and we enjoyed visiting with oodles of relatives and friends and got to snap some overdue family pictures as well.

The next day we took a drive into the mountains to take the kids to Linville Caverns. They had a great time even though it was pretty scary when the tour guide turned out the light to show them how dark a cave actually is. :)

The town of Linville also has a gorgeous waterfall that is a nice little family hike and a gem mine that is not too far away. We didn't hit the waterfall this trip but we did pan for gems at Emerald Village and the kids really like that.

For $10 a bucket you end up with quite a few nice rocks, minerals and gems. At the end a gem/rock specialist will sort your finds for you tell you what you found. The kids thought every rock was a special rock so we ended up taking home half of the bucket. :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kids are great

On the way to the allergist this morning:

Parker: Mom, are we Normal?

Me: What do you mean?

Parker: Are we normal people?

Me: Yes, a lot of people have allergies and asthma and all kinds of different things

Parker: no, no, no no, Are we NORMAL?

Me: Yes.

Thats my answer and I am sticking to it. lol.

Picking up a prescription after the allergist:

Meadow from the back seat: "Lady, I'm hungry!"

I think she thought the lady might have some french fries behind that window.

The Home Teachers came over on Sunday and asked the kids:

HT: "Who are we talking to when we are saying our prayers?"

Meadow: Princesses!!

Parker after his preschool graduation party a couple of weeks ago:

Parker: Mom, I don't like girls, but you are my favorite girl.

Me: Laughing. What about your Sister and your Cousins and your Aunts and Grandmas?

Parker: Yeah, I like them too.