Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Catching up!

I have fallen so far behind in my blogging so this is my catching up post. Last week the girls attended their co-op classes. They just love the study on Eric Carle. That days book was on The Grouchy Ladybug. They made a book on the growth of a ladybug, worked on the lapbook and made a ladybug snack.

Laney finished painting her bank in the Time and Money class. They continued working on money and began the basics of telling time.
We went this past weekend to South Carolina to visit Carmel's parents and attend a SC game. My sister only lives about an hour and a half from their house so she and my niece Emma came for a quick visit.

Emma loved watching TV.
Carmel, Emma, me and Jen
Such a sweet girl! There is nothing like the feeling of taking a nap with a sleeping baby on your chest.
Laney is at that stage of wanting to hold the baby the whole time. It is a good thing she does not have 2 sisters to compete with. I can remember when my cousins were little my sisters and I watching the clock anticipating our turn to hold the baby. Ella is not as interested as Laney at the moment. Laney will be a wonderful mother when she grows up. She has told me on several occasions that she wants to be a plain mom like me one day. I guess that is a good thing.
Now onto the South Carolina game. I will just start out by saying that I am an Auburn fan and Carmel is a USC fan. He has attended several Auburn games so I figured he was well overdue on this trip. So I dressed the kids up in their USC attire, put on those hard to get off tattoos and headed to the game. We tailgated for about 20 minutes to let Ella eat her food( we ate our Maurice's barbecue while in the car waiting in traffic. She was asleep).
Just a few pictures from the game. Griffin is not in the picture below because he went to the concession stand for water. Our tickets were way up in the nose bleed section. By the time we got up there we were thirsty and out of breath.
The advantages of staying until the game is over. People leave stuff behind. We snagged this sign, tons of souvenir cups and even a necklace. So for all my frugal gals out there, it was like shopping without coupons and getting stuff for free. We almost collected enough cups to pay for our tickets. Those cups will make great pooper scoopers. Just kidding honey!

We had a great time because we were all together!


  1. Eric Carle books are awesome, but sometimes weird. I'm glad the girls like them. I'm glad you had so much fun on your trip!

  2. Oh, how I love Maurice's BBQ. My mom is from SC, so that's always a must-stop when we go to visit. She always brings home lots of their BBQ sauce, too. :) I'm really enjoying reading all of your posts...great writer you are!