Truth, right? The beauty of this beautiful world, especially America – is that we can be whatever we want. This is something that we teach our kids every day beginning when they are just a toddler and we ask them what they want to be […]
I am very sad to say that our neighborhood has been re-zoned to a different elementary school. I completely understand why we have to do this, I really do. But, it is still difficult to tell my children that they will have to leave Columbia […]
The Madison Street Festival is always a lot of fun! It is the perfect sized fun event. There are a lot of people there, but it’s not overwhelming. There are tons of food vendors, which is Chace’s favorite. I like all the craft booths. Caeden and Lael like the little fair rides and the snow cones! Todd’s favorite thing is probably the gyros, that may be the only reason he goes! Actually this year, our Brownie troop is marching in the parade, so he HAS to go!! There are only 3 of our 13 girls who will be in it, but they had a lot of fun! We had plenty of candy to throw and an abundance of Girl Scout spirit!
Opening Day for baseball in Madison is a big deal. This year, it was a beautiful Spring day with perfect weather to hang out at the ball park. They had 4 inflateables, plenty of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and a feeling of excitement as […]
A snowy day in March? Aren’t we living in Alabama now? The weather report called for snow today and the kids were way excited, they just knew that meant another day out of school. When we woke up this morning, it was really coming down. […]
All three kids had dentist appointments today. Hurray for no cavities! Caeden needs to have 3 teeth pulled, Lael has 3 that are loose (which she is ecstatic about because she has lost NONE, and Caeden has already lost 3!) and Chace needs braces soon. We have known this for a long time, so no surprise there. I made an appointment to have Caeden’s teeth pulled and another one to have the impressions and X-rays done for Chace’s braces. Whew!
This dentist office is amazing though. They just moved into a new office and it is the coolest. There are two sections in the waiting room, one boring one with chairs, magazines and the tv’s. The other half is like a McDonald’s playplace, complete with slides and tubes and full of happy kids. There is also a tv there playing cartoons, and some sort of game system built into the wall. I’ve never been to a doctor/dentist appointment and heard the kids say “Aaaww Mom, already? I’m not ready!” when they call their names to go back. That happened today – they wanted to stay and play!
My birthday arrived amidst a flurry of emails, phone calls and news conferences about the swine flu. It seems like that is what everyone is talking about! We learned today that we have probable cases now in West Madison, Madison, Horizon and Heritage Elementary Schools. […]
I cannot believe it! We are just a tiny speck on the map, and now we are all over the national news!!! Our school superintendent sent something out the other day about how Madison/Huntsville is at risk because of all the residents who travel nationally […]
Last night was the Going Away party for the Elfick’s. It went really well, wonderful turn-out, we had 30 adults and 18 children. That is a true testament to the Elfick’s, great people who have a host of wonderful friends. They will definitely be missed! Everyone is starting to save $$ for a trip to Australia. I posted some pictures on my Facebook page – but I will share a couple here in another post with details about the party. But, first I wanted to share the destruction of Lael’s bedroom. I expected messy, I figured there would be plenty of toys to pick up after that many children are here to play. But, this room gives a whole new meaning to messy! Caeden’s room came through mostly ok, just a few toys here and there. On an unrelated note – it snowed here today! Nothing really sticking to the ground, but real snow!
Caeden’s Cub Scout Troop was supposed to be in the Parade at the Madison Street Festival. So, the boys had to be there early to get in line. Chris, Todd and the boys went on early, and Aimee, Lael and I drove over a bit […]
Heather and her family are already here, so today Mom and Dad decided to drive up also. The twins had a soccer game this morning at 9:45. Mom and Dad hopped on their motorcycle and took off from Birmingham early enough to make it in […]