Thursday, January 31, 2008
Mattie May loves to go to Bible class. She gets to see her friends, is always learning a new song, and from what the teachers tell us, she is a good pupil; always listening and learning. On Wednesday night, we enjoy going to church early and eating at Manna and More. The food is always good and the fellowship is even better. Mattie May is usually a very good eater and will sit down for most of the meal and eat.
Well, not last night. She gave the hundred or so people trying to eat a real show on how not to act. She got mad at me because I would not let her eat her cake before she ate her meal. Oh, the drama! The crying, the sobbing with the hands covering the mouth and face. Standing in the chair stomping and screaming. Laying in the floor yelling "pwease, Lolo, pwease"! If only awards had been given out last night for "Best fit Thrown in a Public Place", she would have won, hands down.
I know, I could have just let her have the cake. But it would seem then that I was giving in. I had to stand my ground. She already thinks she is the boss, just ask her.
So to everyone that was there, I am so sorry for the way she acted, but now you know she is not always the angel she appears to be. To those that were not, I hope you had a very peaceful meal with your family!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I do not believe in using the TV as a babysitter. I will admit to her watching Mickey Mouse in the mornings while we are getting ready for school and work, but I don't like that I even do that. So please don't judge me to harshly.
I will be glad for the warmer weather so we can spend more time outside. This year she will be helping me in the garden. She will also get to start fishing with Grumpy and I. So even though it sounds like she watches a lot of TV she really doesn't. I am sure she will get plenty of that as she gets older.
Monday, January 28, 2008
It is about a race car in his rookie season, Lighting McQueen, who could be the first rookie ever to win the piston cup. And he believes he can do it on his own. As you can imagine, something terrible happens and he learns the meaning of friendship and what it truly means to be a winner.
I love the voices. Owen Wilson is Lighting McQueen, Paul Newman is Doc Hudson, and Larry the Cable Guy is Tow Mater. The movie mostly takes place in Radiator Springs which is located on the nearly deserted Route 66.
A Disney movie that has a lesson even a grown up can learn from. If you ever get the chance, watch it. If you don't want to rent it, wait a while and when we aren't watching ours every night, you are more than welcome to borrow it.
Monday, January 21, 2008
I am always comparing my family to one comic strip or another, but I don't remember ever actually seeing one of their pictures there. As I unfolded the paper, there right before my eyes was my darling Mattie May! I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. I showed it to Frank and he saw the same thing.
Following are the picture that I saw and her actual picture. Tell me what you think---
Monday, January 14, 2008
My birthday is December 26. For those of you who do not know anyone that has a birthday during that week after Christmas, let me just tell you, IT STINKS! When your little you can't have a party because all of your friends are out of town and there is just too much going on. People try to combine gifts for Christmas and birthday. As a kid, this just isn't much fun. Fortunately, I am a spoiled rotten only child. So I always have had a special time set aside just for me because it was my birthday. I always had presents wrapped in birthday wrap. and candles on a birthday cake. Christmas was no where to be found. Until this year!
As you know from my previous posts, my mom worked out of town for the entire month of December. Not only did she not have much time to shop and decorate, she was going to be gone on my birthday. So she did something she has not done in 45 years - SHE GAVE ME A COBO GIFT! I just had to share with you the picture of my gift. You can see she is very imaginative and I love her so much! Thanks Mom for always making me feel special, no matter what day of the year it is!
Mattie May turned 2 this year but due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to postpone her birthday party. Not her birthday, that is always a special day, just the party.
Grumpy arranged for a party at Mr. Gatti's (thank you Bill and staff for making it such a great time!). So here are a few pictures of our "Little Diva" -
After her party, she was a bit wired from to much cake and not enough nap, so Katie and I took her out to "Fort Imagination". This is the best park in town. She loves it out there.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!
I'm sorry. I know capital letters mean I am yelling and I am. This is very important to me. I promise to not use this blog as a political soapbox. I have lots of family and friends that I love that we will never see eye to eye on the issues or who we think makes a good candidate. And I really don't like to hear their views anyway, so I am keeping this post to one subject. Get registered to vote.
As a women, we have not had this privilege for very long. There are several classes of people that were able to vote before we could. There are still countries where women are still not allowed a voice in their government.
Ok, Ok, I know it is only January and the primaries for most states are several months away. But I bring this up now to remind you, if you are not a registered voter, you need to get signed up so you will be able to vote come primary time. You don't get to vote just because you want to, you have to be registered. And yes, your vote does count.
When you go to vote take your kids and grandkids so they can start learning the process at an early age. We always to Katie with us and to this day, she may forget some things, but she always remembers to go vote.
Can you tell I just love Maxine?!
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Christmas eve has almost always been celebrated at Mom's house. There are two days of the year that she looks forward to, Mother's Day and Christmas eve, so on both of these days, the family gathers at her house. Even though she spent the entire month of December working out of town, she insisted that "the show would go on!!!" And did it ever!
When Katie was little, we always spent Christmas eve night at Tiger's because she had a fire place for Santa to come down and we didn't. The tradition of spending the night at Grandma's house continues as they started last year staying with us. Mattie May could really care less about the "Big Man" right now, but we do have a fireplace.
Mattie May got...
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Oldest first - Kauy Paul born January 3, 2001. Special in so very many ways, but the first that comes to my mind is that he is "the man". He is the only boy that has been born into our family. He is part of Mattie B's fourth generation, and the only male for 64 years! He hates it when I call him "little man" but until he is taller than me (which, knowing his dad, won't be for long) that is what I will call him. But to one very special little girl, he will always be "Uncle Kauy" (that is what he wants her to call him and none of us are going to tell him any different).
Mattie May was born January 3, 2006. She is the first in many ways; the first of Mattie B's fifth generation, Katie's first daughter, our first granddaughter, and first great granddaughter to my mom and dad. For two years she has brought such joy to our lives. The first thing anyone notices about her are those big, beautiful blue eyes. As she grows older they become more expressive and her best asset. She is such a good little girl that is always learning. And Kauy says she is the best birthday present yet.