The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch with Friends!

Julie and I had a wonderful time taking the boys to a pumpkin patch on Saturday.
Reese was fearless by leading the charge to go down the big slide.

He and Cooper had fun going down the slide together.

Brooks even got in on the fun.

Julie pointed out in this picture that her children were sitting the same way and so were mine. They were waiting patiently for the cow train.
They ended up being the only ones on the train.

Then they had a great time at the duck races. Reese like this especially!

After watching the pigs race, we went to drive the tractors. It ended up being a lot harder than it looked.

Then it was off to play in the corn box. I think this was one of the activities the boys liked the most.

Here is Austin and Reese playing at the duck race area.

On the hayride to go pick out a pumpkin.

I love the expression on their faces to see the little pumpkin.

This is probably my favorite picture from the day. They were all checking out a tiny pumpkin that Brooks said, "had just popped." Typical boys.

These are the pumpkins they picked out.

This picture was taken in the middle of the corn maze. Luckily they just wanted to go to "Marshmellow Mountain" and not actually go through the whole maze. I told Julie as we were following the signs to marshmellow mountain that I felt like we were Dora the explorer. "Go through the corn maze, past the signs, to get to Marshmellow Mountain."
On top of the hay bales.

We had such a good time with our friends. Brooks already is talking about going back next year.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just a few words

We haven’t had any events happening lately that I felt like blogging about. Our lives right now go from day to day without many changes. Which is a good thing! Here are some words to share that will sum up our life over the past few weeks.

Report Cards

Clean Pantry

Publix Gift Card Winner

Certified Professional Coder

16 pumpkins

Alabama National Fair

Taco Soup

New clothes

Wintzell’s Oyster House

Christmas Shopping

Life on Mars Series

Field Trip


Ink Stain on chair


Roasted Pumpkin seeds


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stone Soup

This past Sunday afternoon the 1st and 2nd grade classes at school performed their yearly musical production.

This year it was "Stone Soup-A Rock Opera"

Here is Brooks dressed as a villager.

As the production began...

Brooks focusing on his lines.
He had a whole paragraph that he had to recite. He did a great job and I was very proud of him.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Warning, Long Braves Post Ahead

My husband has turned me into a Braves fan, and I am not ashamed to say that!
Brent and I went to the Braves game on Saturday. It was Bobby Cox Tribute Day at the stadium. I bought tickets to this game a long time ago, when I first heard they would be honoring the retiring coach.

Brent and I had really good seats. We were sitting there waiting for the festivities to begin and noticed this man. This is the famous usher Walter Banks. There have been countless news stories and articles written about him. I believe he started working with the Braves in 1965. He is now the VIP usher to the owner's box.

We then began see who's who of the Atlanta Braves organization:

Then, all of the sudden cheers began from the right field area. We looked and former Braves started streaming in.
Hello John Smoltz. Hello Dave Justice. Hello guys I don't know. Hello Dale Murphy. Hello Phil Niekro.

Hello Greg Maddox.So many former players were there!There is Hank Aaron in the blue coat.All of the current players were seated down the first base line. The managers and other staff were sitting down the third base line.They showed many different video highlights on the screen. There was a list of his former players scrolling on the screen as they showed various players.
Hey, there is Tim Hudson! War Eagle Tim!Chipper got up to say a few words on behalf of the team.They unveiled a painting, which everyone at the game received a copy of when they left.Bobby's comments were brief, but warmly received by everyone.It was such a nice tribute to him. But oh yeah, there was a game to be played. Chipper walked the score card out to the umpires.Hey Brian McCann! I can see you looking at me!

Bobby arguing with the umpire! Classic!We were sitting watching the game and wouldn't you know Brian Jordan walked by. Hello Brian!Brian McCann was obviously a crowd favorite.He even has his own cheering section called McCann's Cans.
I tried to take a picture of every video tribute they showed during the game. It was quite a different game without the usual between inning games, quizzes, etc.
Although the score wasn't how we had hoped it would be, we had a great time at the game and it was an excellent tribute to a great manager.As we were leaving, I took a shot of the field with number 6 cut into it.Such a great day!