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

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

First Fish!!

One day my daddy took me fishing. I threw my line in the water and felt something pulling on my line. I pulled hard and found a fish attached to my line!
My daddy told me it was a small bass. I think that is what he said. It just looked like a fish to me.
He showed me the fish's mouth. I wanted to name him but daddy had other plans. He told me I had to throw him back.
I used my best baseball throw and hurled him back in the water. I think he will always remember me.

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Monday, April 18, 2011


It is no secret to many of you that Reese is our typical strong willed child. I wish I knew how other children in his class acted on a daily basis. He has gotten several notes sent home over the past few weeks, or either his teacher has called Melany down to the classroom to handle a situation. None of the particular incidents were horrifying, except when he poured water all over his head when he went to use the bathroom during nap time. The rest of the incidents all revolved around hyper activity.

I am no doctor, but based on what Melany knows, we both don't think he is ADD or ADHD. He just has these outbursts of bad behavior every now and then. Melany had decided it must be food related or blood sugar related. The blood sugar thing is not that far fetched, seeing as my dad has diabetes and my sister is hypoglycemic. Melany has tested his blood sugar many times and each time it is in the normal range.

Mom got in on the act of researching what it could be. Melany mentioned a magnesium deficiency and mom sent me an article about it. After reading the symptoms, (only of a mild case of it) it fit Reese perfectly. So, I purchased this product:

After reading the ingredients and it included Natural Calm Magnesium, I thought I would give it a try. The flip side of it is, it is basically vitamins, and even if it didn't change anything, it wouldn't hurt him and would still be good for him.

His teacher has already noticed a difference in his behaviour. He quietly does his morning work. He goes right to sleep during nap time and doesn't flop around the whole time.

I am shocked!!!

I am not one that believes everything I read about how a certain plant extract, from a certain plant, grown only in the alps, will take away cellulite, but I am a believer in this product.

We will see how long this lasts.......

Now I am searching for a vitamin that will keep brothers from fighting with each other. :)
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Opening Day!

This past weekend Brooks had his first baseball game of the season. His team name is High Voltage, which is the coolest name ever. Things weren't looking too good for our team to start with. We were behind 5-1.

Brooks got his first taste of catching. At this age he just kind of squats back there and looks the part. :)

High Voltage made a comeback and eventually tied it up 5-5 in the last few minutes of the game. Brooks got his second hit of the game! (He is standing on second. I would say he is in the red, but apparently the league let more than one team have red jersey's which is just too much for one field to handle.)

We have some great batters on our team, and we came back at the very last possible moment and won 6-5. I can't take many more games like that. It was amazing!!! What a way to open the season!!!

(And wouldn't you know it, as were leaving, I saw another red team!!!!!)

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