Saturday, October 2, 2010

i have a new nephew

Jaxson Lee McCollough
4 lbs. 15 oz.
18 inches
and PERFECT!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"andy growing up"

Andy Growing Up

Win I was a babe. I lrnd to toc.

In frst graed I maed new frens.

Win I am a edlt I am gunu not get a job.

I guess he's decided that babysitting isn't going to work out, after all.

The grammar is lacking, of course, as is the spelling. However, I still have third graders that do not capitalize the beginning of a sentence or the pronoun I.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I can't decide if it's T-Ball or Tee Ball. Whatever. Doesn't really matter. I DO know that playing ball with a bunch of rookie 4, 5, and 6 year olds is about the most fun you can have on a Saturday morning!

Thanks, Aunt Judy, for the pics! And thanks for coming to our game!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Ben (who has always said he was going to be a policeman) told me today that he has changed his mind. He wants to be a construction worker and drive an excavator. He asked me if I thought he would do a good job digging up dirt. I said, "Of course, baby!" I then told him that he could go to work with Daddy when he gets a little older and learn how to use tools and stuff.

So, Andy says, "He needs to be fourteen. Because on The Brady Bunch, Greg starts working for his dad when he is fourteen." Ha! Thanks, Nana.

Andy then started thinking about his own career, and he said, "I don't want to work very hard. Maybe I'll be a babysitter."

"You don't think that would be hard work?"

"All you have to do is give them food and put them in bed. That's SUPER easy."

Well, I have set a fine example for him. Seriously.

Monday, June 28, 2010

andy's kindergarten graduation

It's official...
Andy is a

Sunday, June 27, 2010

it's summer!

No excuses...I will try to blog more often because SCHOOL'S OUT!

We started our summer break with a week at the beach with some sweet friends. It's been a VERY long time since I have stayed up until 1 or 2 A.M....but that is exactly what we did every night! It was awesome!

The kiddos stayed up pretty late as well, but this is how we usually found them!

We made s'mores. A LOT of s'mores.

Brody thought this dragon needed a bite of his hot dog.
We could not stop laughing about this!

Ben and Brody were good buddies. Love them!
So far, our summer is busy, busy. But that is OK with me. We are having plenty of fun!

Friday, March 26, 2010

sweet boy

I just found this picture...I hardly remember Benji being a little boy like this. Oh, he was SOOOO sweet!

quiet night

My hubby and my boys are at the church camping out tonight. Belle and I have the house to ourselves! I have been looking forward to this since I signed the guys up for the campout!

A couple of nights ago, I was putting Andy to bed and getting ready to pray with him. He said, "Mom, tonight I am going to tell God that I am SO glad we have a computer so I can go to, and I am SO glad that Daddy is smart and helps me build stuff with legos."
I told him that those were awesome things to thank God for.
He leans toward me and says, "Could you tell Him for me? I don't think I can explain it to Him."
Oh, how I love that boy.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

what's missing from this picture???

Andy's tooth!!!

Andy lost his first tooth this week--on Thursday. I was a little sad, but he was SOOOOO excited. The tooth fairy visited that night and left him a crisp dollar bill!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Andy has started playing basketball. He loves it. I mean, he gets to see his best friend at practice and games, lots of people who love him come and cheer him on, and he LOVES yellow Gatorade. So, it's not so much the game that he loves, but the social aspect of it. I think he got that from me. And Deneise.

Every time he sees someone taking his picture, he stops and smiles. Seriously. Luckily, his coach is one of the most patient people ever. I don't think I could coach a group of 5-year-olds in a sport they've never played. But I DO LOVE watching me some 5-year-old b-ball. It is the best way to spend a Saturday morning. Even if the games are at 8 AM!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Ben: Momma AND Daddy are rulers at this house, right???
Kevin: Yeah, but I overrule momma.
Ben: Well, there's only one ruler at Nana and Poppy's house.
Kevin: Who's that?
Ben: Nana.
Kevin: (laughing) I can't wait to tell Poppy that.
Ben: (very serious)He already knows.