Wednesday, October 21, 2009
October is breast cancer awareness month! This is especially dear to me because my good friend and aunt have both survived breast cancer. My team is walking this Friday in the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3 Day. We are so excited about the trip. We raised over $25,000 as a team. We've all been training for months and hopefully we'll make it. What a great accomplishment! I'll be updating my Facebook page with pics and comments throughout the weekend.
We have a special 7th birthday planned for Maci on October 31st. This year it's a Halloween Birthday party for the first time. She is super excited. We are keeping it a mostly cute theme but have one "haunted room". You guessed...Caleb's room.
The kids are doing great in school. Caleb joined three clubs (somewhat by force), but he loves it. Kayli has already read about 15 books already. Yikes! Kayli and Maci have had 3 horseback riding lessons and are learning to lead the horse and jog. Maci has already been the high flier this year, which is the student of the week. Adia is the head patrol in the fifth grade class. She's also volunteering to work at the school store and started in K Kids. We are planning to Walk for Autism in November with Adia's school. Adia still assists with the autistic children.
Happy Halloween and love, hugs and kisses! XOXOXO
Monday, August 10, 2009
Adia is currently playing basketball and has quite the following of fans. This past game, a mother from the other team came up to tell her she was "awesome". Adia's team is in second place and her first championship game is this Friday. Here is a video of one of many hoops from her last game.
You know we're proud parents when Tony posted this video on his Facebook and then commented that he's her agent. He never discussed the agent part with me though! I know we brag but Adia really is an amazing athlete. She usually outscores the other team all by herself. That's all I have time to write today. Next month I will spotlight one of the other kids. They are all doing great and look forward to going back to school.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
One of the best reasons to live in Florida...watching shuttle launches from your front porch!
Adia (The picture to the right is Adia with my best friend's daughters Angelica and Haleigh)
Caleb and Maci:
Maci has another dance competition at the end of April. So she will be rehearsing alot this month. This next competition will be held in Jacksonville. We will keep you all informed of the results.
Tony and I have been busy with the kids and their activities. We did attend a mystery dinner party at a friend's house. After our arrival, the lights went out and when they were turned back on, Tony was on the floor. When we arrived he was apparently given a card that said he was beign murdered. It was alot of fun. We may host the next one.
We have our second annual nighttime Easter egg hunt this Saturday night. We hide eggs(outside) and the kids find them with flashlights. This time we invited many neighbors and friends with their children. It should be fun and the kids are looking forward to it. Tony's birthday is Wednesday and we will be off work from April 1st through April 8th for spring break. I'm planning to take him and the kids out to dinner on Wednesday at a suprise restaurant.
Have a great month. Happy 32nd Birthday to my hubby. I leave you with this picture of Tony after he was murdered at the dinner party:
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Kayli was invited by Duke University Talent Search to take the ACT with high school students! She was one of only a hand full of 7th graders taking the test. Boy did that intimidate the high school seniors! We are anxiously awaiting the results to see if she scored high enough to take a trip to Duke University! We are so proud of her.
Adia started practicing for softball and has opening ceremonies tomorrow night and her first game is this Saturday. We are sure she will knock this sport out of the park, as usual. We will upload pictures of her first game following this weekend. She is an amazing athlete. She was also recognized at her school for her outstanding participation with the autistic children. I can't tell you how many times I've heard accolades about her and how wonderful she is with autistic children. We are going to try to get her involved in the community with autistic children as it seems she has a real gift.