Wednesday, September 28, 2005


I uploaded some videos for y'all... They are listed on the right side of the page under "Videos" (duh). One is of Hayden doing this thing with her tongue that's really cute. And there's one of Hayden & Hank at McDonald's (Hank bumps his head at the end, but he was OK). "Ring Around the Rosie" was playing, and H&H kept touching the nasty floor whenever the song would say, "they all fall down." Then there's one of Hayden from last night - using a spoon for the first time. We're working on Hank, but he's not quite ready yet. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Today has been a fun day...

Today started off with breakfast at McDonald's. We woke up late this morning, and by the time we got in the car, we were already 20 minutes late for Sunday School. So, we decided to go eat breakfast, and then be early for church. H&H had never been to McDonald's before, and they loved it. We had the indoor playground area to ourselves, and they ran around it a million times. They're still too little to play on the playground, but they loved the bright colors and the kiddie songs that were playing through the sound system. Here are a few pictures that I took while we were there. You can click the pictures to make them larger.

After breakfast, we went to church and got our church directory pictures that we had taken last month. Some of them turned out really cute, see?

Then after their naps and Jay's soccer game, we went to our friend Dalton's 4th birthday party down the street. The kids had a blast and loved the dinosaur cake and ice cream. Most of all, they liked playing with this bat (Dalton's daddy is a baseball coach):

And here's a cute picture of Hank.

I hope that's enough pictures for y'all! Hope you enjoy them...

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Just a few pictures

I took H&H to Pizza Hut tonight, and they had their first taste of pizza. They both loved it, but Hayden went overboard eating a piece and a half all by herself! Here are some pics. (Click on the pics to make them bigger)

Hayden has started doing this thing where she pulls her pants down. See?

And Hank threw a fit b/c I wouldn't let him feed himself ravioli the other night, so I finally gave in, and this was the result...

Monday, September 05, 2005

What a week!

Wow! It's hard to believe everything that has happened in the past week. Thankfully, we were only without power for about a day and a half. Jay's parents are still without power, and one of his sisters has a tree through the middle of her house. We were all very lucky.

The kids didn't miss a beat through the whole storm and afterwards. They even got to eat out twice, since we didn't have power. When we thought all of Vicksburg was still out of power, we decided to head to Tallulah, Louisiana, to get some McDonald's or something. But before we got out of Vicksburg, we noticed that a local restaurant on the frontage road had an OPEN sign lit up. We thought we'd see if they really were open before we used the gas to get to Tallulah. Sure enough Fiddlesticks Catfish was open, and not only were they open, but catfish, fries, and drinks were on the house until they ran out! We couldn't believe it! We were so grateful and promised to visit him again and spread the word about his generosity. So, everybody go eat at Fiddlesticks and support the folks who fed many of our Vicksburgers for free.

Later that evening, we went to eat Mexican. Hayden and Hank loved their cheese quesadilla, but loved even more playing with the extra straws the waiter gave them. Hank even figured out how to poke his into the right hole in the plastic top on his cup. Hayden simply just chewed on her straw. We saw lots of friends and family in what appeared to be the only open restaurant in town. Then we got the phone call that our power was back on. By the time we returned to our house, the A/C had cooled it off, and it felt so good. 95 degrees with no A/C is not fun.

Not much new is going on with the kids. Hank is sporting a mullet and needs a haircut badly. I'm think I'm just going to take matters into my own hands and do it myself. It can't look any worse than it does now. Hayden is talking up a storm, but we have no idea what she's saying, though. Hank is waking up from a nap, so I'll have to close now...

Please remember the folks of our region in your prayers.