Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Spring Break 2014

Well as it goes every year, Sam always ends up having meetings the same week as spring break, hence the reason we had a travel-around-the-world dining stay-cation last year! So this year was no different but we decided to go to him..well almost! He was in Knoxville and we stayed in Chattanooga for a couple of nights. He was able to play with us for most of the time. 

We had a blast going to the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Rock City. It was a great quick trip for the family with plenty for everyone to enjoy! Sam took Anna and Kirby to the Creative Discovery Center while I drove a sickly Mary Mac home...gotta love a sick child in a hotel...bright side was that we had 2 vehicles and could finish the fun with the other kiddos after drawing straws over who was going home with "THE SICK ONE!"

Oh but wasn't the week away from homework and activities such a wonderful thing? {as I'm sitting here like a drill sargent trying to get everyone to finish it before after school activities}

Oh and I almost forgot that THE SICK ONE was well and able enough to show in her first official show of the year... 2 2nd place, 2 3rd place, 4th place, and 7th place. I cannot tell you how miserably rainy, muddy, windy, cold it was but she muttled through it! I think she got her nerves out of the way and she's ready for the next one! 

All in all it was a great week as a family...SICK ONE and all! Love my crazy life and my crazy kids!

Happy Birthday Anna!

I seriously cannot believe that this wacky, spunky, funny, silly, girly, giant-hearted little girl is 7 today! Where has the time gone? She might drive me crazy (only because she's just like me), but at the end of the day I can always count on her sweet hugs at bedtime. Even if I'm exhausted from the crazy day of working, volunteering at the school, running them around to activities, cooking dinner, cleaning the kitchen, getting everyone ready for bed, she never let's me get away without the biggest hug ever! And most of the time I have to tickle her to let go...I pray that she'll always love me this much because I know I surely will always love her that much! 

Now if we can just get that wacky looking tooth to fall out...does the tooth fairy deliver on a birthday? That seems like double dipping in my opinion! 

Happiest of Birthdays to my sweetest Anna Boo! Love, mommy