Monday, May 31, 2010

In Memory...

In Flanders field the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.
John McCrae - 1915
Slightly more serious than the usual, light hearted fun the blog is accustomed to...Blame the deployment, the hormones or the pride I have for my Father, my Uncles, my Brothers, my Husband and their service to this country! Today is not about the sales or the beginning of summer, it is about remembering the brave who have fallen...and frankly, one day is just not enough.
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The best way to spend a Saturday

Saturday had some random weather! LOL We heard it was pouring off & on in one half the city, while it was nice & sunny [with bouts of overcast] in others. We were lucky enough to be on the nice sunny, breezy side...enjoying an afternoon in Forsyth, with a couple of our favorite locals...Chaila & Davis!
.My Girls..The Boys.Time to splash in the fountain...
He eats an apple......she goes for ice cream! LOL Onto the BIG playground!
I honestly can't think of a better way to spend 6 hours on a Saturday! I definitely needed the R&R and the wonderful 'Mommy talk'! ;] I can't wait to see what else the weekend has in store!
Oh...and this is random...
But, I'm still in awe that these came from the camera on my cell phone! I had no idea it could take such clear's better than some point & shoots! LOL

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

...and the celebration continues...

Of course we've got to bring cupcakes to Ryan's class...unfortunately, I am all cupcake'd out and if I was gonna get stuck with leftovers, I certainly didn't want the big ones laying around [like they have for the LAST 2 WEEKS] So, I grabbed a couple boxes of the mini cupcakes...which I think are just too cute & the perfect size! Oh...and it was also 'Military' day at school, so Ryan is rockin' his Brawler tee-shirt and Daddy's beret...[he HAD to wear the beret!]
And then after school we met up with Brookie, who had a big surprise for Ry!

Where is it!? Here it is...and it's about as big as he is! LOL

He's completely abandoned the rest of his birthday presents & has been playing with this thing non stop since he got it. Even woke up first thing this morning to play with it before he had to get ready for Thanks Brooke!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Ry Guy is 6!

Our little man is turning 6!!! Well, not yet exactly...his B-day is on the 25th! But, what fun is a pool party on a school night?! I just can't believe it...time is flying, like it always does! What's next...7...8...9?! Ok ya, obviously...but you get my point! They just grow up WAY too fast...
What's a pirate party w/out the ship?!.slide. The pool going alittle crazy!
Is he giving me the stink eye!? Mac in Colton Man's pool
C'mon Ry, don't just laugh at it!
Swing Hannah!
Go Mary...
LOL...Melissa looks determined!
{watch out, kids}
Way to go, Kai...ya did it again!
.cake. .presents.
He just LOVES some Transformers...good thing cause he acquired atleast 5 new ones yesterday!
OH! You thought this toy was for Ryan?!
Winding down after the party...Davis & Ry playing his new DSi games!
Two parties in back to back weekends...this Mama is pooped! Honestly, I'm glad we are done w/Birthdays till Sept. [when I get hit with 2 more!] LOL Ryan informed me last night he had a GREAT day [while begging me to open, "just one more Transformer?!"] thanks to everyone who came! And of course our fabulous neighbors...who, once again...were an AMAZING help! You guys are the BEST!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Field Day w/the Ry Guy

Every year the kids school has a field day! This is Ryan's first year, obviously...but that didn't stop him from doing a super job! He's such a little jock! LOL The events were totally silly and just plain fun...which I think he had plenty of!
Run, run, run...then {POP} the balloon! Popsicles, already?!
ok...snack time!
Next game:
I remember these when we actually used cans...
Spiiiiiiiiin... ...then RUN!
LOL This was hilarious! It was gorgeous out...alittle warm, but summer is quickly approaching and it's only gonna get worse! So we enjoyed the fabulous weather...and then called it an afternoon!
It's 'hump day'...yay! Hope everyone is enjoying their week...