Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone!

After eight straight days of rain, the sun has finally come back to Middle Tennessee and has brought fall with it! We are excited...fall is our favorite season!

Dawson loves spending time outside, and so we ventured out to tend to some fall flowers.
Is he not the cutest little bloom you've ever seen?
He is mastering walking up and down steps all by himself, and will refuse to take your hand if its offered. Such a big boy!
According to Dawson, these are called "roashes." :)
He loves to water the plants...and himself...and his mama...

Happy Fall!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall-Out-Yo'-Chair Friday

"Yeah...I'm sorry...that's just as low as my sellers can go. They've made a great counter-offer....I'm sure we can make this work."

I personally think that the red stilettos go amazingly well with the camo shorts.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Days of Discovery

We spent some time with Megan and Vance this past weekend at The Discovery Center. It's a huge children's museum and activity place - they have everything from aquariums to a real fire engine to a huge slide. They also have a play place designed especially for toddlers, which is where we spent most of our time.

There is a huge tree in the center of the toddler area that you can climb in...
...can you spot Vance? :)
I was proud to see this sign hanging in the play place...
...the Junior League of Murfreesboro raised money to help build it!
"Man, I look good."
Dawson loved pretending to work the register at the mini-Kroger store...
"Clean-up on Aisle 11, please, clean-up on Aisle 11."
Vance and Dawson also decided to get a jump-start on their high school garage band...

...and then took a break in the kids' kitchen.

"Ok, so...you want an omelette? Maybe some pancakes or something? Or maybe Ramen noodles. You pick."

After leaving the Discovery Center, we grabbed some salads at Ahart's Pizza Garden, where we discovered Dawson's new affinity for cheesing for the camera.

And again the next day...

Think he'll remember the little people when he goes to Hollywood?


Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Week Down, 18 More Years to Go

And y'all have got to tell me it gets easier - otherwise, I may need to consider a sedative.

Dawson started Mom's Day Out this week. There is a great program at our church, and he'll be going every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 - 2.

It's still hard for me to believe that he's big enough to go to "school"...and this is just the beginning! Heaven help me when he goes to Harvard.

Until then, he's totally set with his lunchbox and nap mat - both gifts from his Gran and Papa.
He loved the mat so much that when we first got it, he insisted upon sitting on it to eat breakfast.

First big boy lunch! PB & J, fruit snacks and a chocolate-chip cookie...
...which, I'm told, he's eaten completely and then starts pilfering his classmate's lunchboxes. Nice.

Dawson's First Day!

"Let's go, Mama..."

Strapped in and ready to go...
"I'll let you get me out and go willingly for ONE MIIIILLLLLION DOLLARS."

This is Dawson and his teacher, Mrs. Angela, at the open house. Mrs. Angela has taught pre-school, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades and has 4 kids of her own, so I think she's what we would call "highly-qualified." I'm so thankful that she's Dawson's first teacher. She said that he's a very sweet boy and is compassionate towards the other kids.

What more could I ask for?


Friday, September 4, 2009

Fall-Out-Yo'-Chair Friday

Dawson's Good Housekeeping Tip #426:

Your coffeemaker can also moonlight as a caddy for your cleaning supplies.

Watch out, Martha. There's a new sheriff in town.