I am still in utter shock that I have a son old enough to be a Tiger Scout. We were fortunate enough to have one of Tyson's good friend, Davis, from school ask us to sign up with him for scouts. Davis's dad is the scout master for the Tiger Den. Tyson has all of his friends in his den with him and so scouts has been a blast so far. He was officially made a Tiger Scout tonight at one of their outings, where he received his neckerchief and his Tiger Trail badge. He is pretty proud of himself. He has been working for several weeks to memorize the motto and promise of a boy scout, and to understand all about scouting. I am one proud momma! Way to go buddy!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Posted by Jackson's at 5:43 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2011
At the beginning of this year, I didn't know if we would make another birthday, but my sweetheart has come back fighting and is doing so well. Vaughn turned 34 today. We were fortunate enough to have the Winters watch Tyson and Taryn for the afternoon so that we could enjoy a date all by ourselves. We about didn't know what to do without kids, since we take them everywhere with us. We settled on a movie and then a later lunch out on the river at Calhoun's. It was such a nice day that the waitress talked us into eating outside and I am grateful she did. It was peaceful and just the right place to eat and talk. (we are usually talking over the kids or at the kids during any kind of conversation) After our nice afternoon it was time to pick up the kids at the Winters'. They had a ball with the kids and vice versa. They even told us that anytime we want to take off and go out on a date they would watch our kids for us. That was so kind of them! I hope this is a sign that there are many more birthdays for us to celebrate.
Posted by Jackson's at 5:19 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2011
After the game, Taryn woke up. How she slept through all the noise, I will never know. We all had a great time and ended the night with pizza. Thanks Dr. B for the tickets. Love watching the VOLS play!
Posted by Jackson's at 8:35 PM
Thursday, September 8, 2011
During the course of the afternoon I couldn't find Taryn upstairs. She was very quite and I began to wonder what my "Little Miss" was getting into at that moment. Down the stairs I went and this is what I found. She had passed out asleep on the first three stairs. I giggled!
Posted by Jackson's at 4:28 PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
My little princess is off to preschool. Today was Taryn's first day at preschool and right at first it was a little touch and go. Yesterday and this morning she was convinced that she was not going to school. She flat out told us that she didn't want to go to school. We kept asking her why and she would just keep saying "I don't want to go to school." Okay. This morning she wasn't much better. I got her up and dressed before we took Tyson to school and she didn't really like that very much. She was less than happy to eat breakfast before being able to watch cartoons. It was only after her dad made such a BIG fuss about how much fun school was going to be that she decided that maybe it would be okay to go. Then it was all business. She wanted her new shoes, pants and shirt with a flower in her hair and let's not forget the backpack and her school supplies. (Thanks dad).
I couldn't drive to Abby's fast enough for her, and when I dropped her off she said, "bye mom" and was gone. I thought I would break down like I did when I first took Tyson to school, but I was just glad she went without any tears or tantrums... My baby is growing up. How exciting! Love you baby girl.
Posted by Jackson's at 8:53 AM
Sunday, September 4, 2011
My little guy isn't little anymore; in fact, he is a big boy who turned 6. Tyson wanted a big birthday party this year. Well...this mommy had a heck of a time trying to find a place to host a party that was under $150.00. All the places I checked were $200.00 or above. HOLY COW, for a kid's party? I figured that we were going to have to just have another family party and that would break his heart. Then we went to the YMCA for our daily swimming and I saw a flier about their birthday parties. It was under $150.00 and he could invite 20 people. Perfect! I called and booked our reservation and sent out the invitations. Tyson was thrilled to be having a "real" party.
Tyson had to go to school on his "real" birthday, but he was okay with that. He took party treats to his class and enjoyed the day. When he got home, he was able to open up gifts from Grandma T, Aunt D and us. I think this was a birthday to remember.
Posted by Jackson's at 4:10 PM