Everyday is an Adventure
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
For those of you who don't already know, our area in NW Tennessee is home to several nesting pairs of Bald Eagles, and the winter home of hundreds of them. Unfortunately, I didn't know where to find them until this year. Thanks to Kim Crews, we went on an eagle tour and spotted 57 Bald Eagles. Below are some of the better pictures from the trip.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
In Late February, we took the youth to Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN. Oddly enough, the Smoky Mountains have some of the best ocean life in the world. The Aquarium in Gatlinburg was fantastic. We have quickly discovered that fish are one of Jude's favorite things to watch. He was enthralled by all he saw. It was such a delight to watch him watch the fish.
On the bus ride to Gatlinburg (he put those grapes there on his own while watching the in-flight movie)
So the moral of this post is that if you feel Jude doesn't enjoy visiting you as much, get some fish, and you will rocket to the top of his destinations list.
Friday, February 27, 2009
A couple of cute anecdotes from life with Jude
While we were at Winterfest, Jude was sitting with Samuel (a teen) who was right next to me. He started hitting Samuel on top of the head, and after he didn't respond to me telling him "no", he got a spanking on his hand. He then apologized to me and to Samuel, then gave me a kiss. 5 seconds later he grabbed my face and turned it to where I was looking the other way, then quickly smacked Samuel on top of the head. I tried to get on to him, but I was laughing too hard.
On the way home, Sarah was sitting with Jude and had been sleeping. Jude was being pretty loud laughing and squealing while he and Samuel swapped funny faces. Sarah woke up and told him to be quiet. He then pushed her head down onto the pillow and told her, "Night Night"
He is way too smart for our own good.
While I have been writing this, he started handing things to me. Each time he gives me something, he says, "Here you go, Buddy."
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Jude's 2nd Birthday
If this display looks precariously placed, you're right. The whole thing came tumbling down as I tried to juggle three burning candles and a heavy frame with 2 panes of glass. All I managed to keep from hitting the ground was the hot wax that melded to my skin.
A special thanks to Granny for being here and helping with everything, as well as taking most of the pictures above.