Monday, September 29, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We went to Johnston Pumpkin Farm, which isn't too far from our house, yesterday. We went early evening and were the only visitors there. We mainly went to show Edmond the animals and let him run off some energy. We all had a good time spending quality family time together!! We'll have to go back to "pick pumpkins" another time. I want to try the patch in Mayflower,,,never been to that one but here it's a dandy.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Brunch Buddies

The other night at my birthday dinner Shannon was telling us girls about a fabulous brunch Michaelangelo's has every Sunday. It sounded so good that we decided we'd all meet up and just see how good it was or maybe it was the fact that she mentioned all you care to drink mimosas are included! ;) Anyway we met up with The Wilcox Family, The Ryan Family and The Baker Family this morning and had a wonderful time. The brunch is pretty good too! The kiddos did great and we had a good time eating, drinking and visiting. You can't beat it when you can have breakfast, lunch and dessert all in the same meal!! Let me just mention that I had such a good time I didn't even sample one bite of dessert...guess I'll have to go back and try it again!

The Jones Family...a rare photo op (at least rare in the sense that we're all looking the same way w/ open eyes and smiles)...Edmond's curls are outta control, they're taking over Robbie's forehead
Shannon and Jamie cheesin'
Baby Brendan,,,isn't he a doll!!
An even more rare photo op of me and my hubby and....his eyes are open!

Birthday Dinner

Shannon, Me & Jamie,,,Christi is taking the picture

We've made it a tradition to let the Birthday Girl pick the place to have her birthday meal. As most of you know I am a FAN of Mike's Place so I chose it to celebrate my belated birthday. Me, Shannon, Jamie and Christi have been friends for several years now and we always look forward to getting together. Everyone chips in and gets the birthday girl a gift; most of the time we give a gift card to somewhere fun and special so that the birthday girl will spend it on herself. We don't beat around the bush when asked where the gift or gift card comes from. This year I requested money so I could put it towards a new top to wear to The Eagles concert (earlier post). I wore my new jacket/top to my birthday dinner so the girls could see what I spent my birthday money on. Thanks to a wonderful birthday and for some great food, drinks and many laughs!! Love you girls!!
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4 Wheelin' Fun

Robbie's been telling me that Edmond needs a "riding toy" and since I thought it was a little early for the real thing we settled on this inside toy. It's a Kawasaki and it's battery powered (for noises/sound effects only). It didn't take Edmond long to warm up to it; he could only go backwards for the first hour or two but now he's a pro. He also enjoys pushing it around the house! Robbie said we'd probably been better off to get him the play shopping cart since he has a habit of pushing things. VROOM, VROOM...
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This was taken last weekend after we visited the County Fair to catch a glimpse of the animals. Edmond wasn't too impressed with the pigs, roosters, cows, and goats. I thought he would be so excited since he loves animals; we read about them and watch them on videos and he can imitate a lot of them very well!! We strolled him around and encouraged him to make the sounds along with the animals but he wasn't too interested. Oh well,,,at least we made our appearance and then headed to Pia's for a late Italian supper. I think the bowl of spaghetti was a bigger hit than the fair animals,,,until next year!!
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bobble-Head Brave

I know you've seen those figurines that are a big head on a little body and the head "bobbles" from side to side....well...this particular day I was trying to put Edmond's Braves cap on him and it just wouldn't fit so it's pretty much sitting on the top of his head and I couldn't resist snapping some pics. His daddy and I think he has a reasonable sized head (this comes from the Jones side),,,,you be your own judge...

Future Atlanta Brave!
it fits better when it's backwards...gotta love that expression
water break

"Life In The Fast Lane..."

So,,,my dad and I went to see The Eagles on Tuesday night! This picture was taken right before we left. I can honestly say that it was "THE BEST" concert I have ever been to and I have been to several good ones. They played lots of their well-known songs and several of their new ones. My dad's and my favorite song is "Hotel California" and they played that pretty early on, which was surprising.

This band is so impressive because they played for a solid 2 1/2 hours with only one 20 min break and the only times they weren't playing was when they were switching instruments and introducing the band. I can't say enough good things about this experience!!

On a disappointing note...Robbie was supposed to go with us but he got sick that morning and my mom watched Edmond since Robbie was under the weather. Needless to say we have an extra ticket that wasn't used, so I guess it'll be our souvenir...probably one of the most expensive ones I've ended up with.

Thanks, Dad for a great memory!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Grandparent's Day!!

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being ~Margaret Mead

Happy Grandparent's Day! We are so blessed to have wonderful grandparents and we hope you all have a wonderful day!! We love you!! xoxo
Mammaw, (my grandmother and Edmond's great grandmother)
Memaw Bettie w/ Edmond on Easter
Gran & Grandaddy w/ Edmond on Easter