Monday, April 18, 2011

Zoo Atlanta

We made our first trip to the zoo with Ashley, Dayton and Dalton and had a great time.  The kids loved seeing all of the different animals especially Sarah.  I had to remove her from the rhino exhibit as she was heading under the fence to just “pet it”.  I am convinced that she will have some profession that deals with animals – hopefully a vet and not a circus J  We looked at all the zoo had to offer, rode the train, climbed the rock wall, rode the carousel, played on the playground and just plain had fun.  Thanks for the invitation to go to the zoo Ashley we had a great time!









Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt               
We attended the Easter egg hunt at our church on Saturday.  Tyler and Sarah picked out special Easter baskets to take in order to collect the most possible eggs.  They were poised and ready to “hunt” for the eggs.  Sarah’s group was first and she quickly filled her basket with all kinds of pretty eggs.





Here she is showing Tyler her loot and getting a lesson in how to open the eggs the fastest.  He was impressed with her egg hunting ability.  Now we were ready for Tyler’s hunt.  He planned out the best place to start with the least amount of children, the most egg capturing potential and the biggest eggs.  Here is Tyler:





When we were finished with the hunt and walking back to the car we asked Tyler and Sarah what they thought.  Sarah loved it and expressed that by all of the chocolate and other candy crammed into her mouth.  Tyler said that he was disappointed.  When we asked why, he told us that it was not a “hunt” and they should call it an Easter egg pick-up next year.  Apparently, when he says “hunt” he means he wants a hunt.  Maybe next time!





Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Patience

pa·tience

  [pey-shuhns]  Show IPA
–noun
1.
the quality of being patient as the bearing of provocation,annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss oftemper, irritation, or the like.
2.
an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness orannoyance when confronted with delay: to have patiencewith a slow learner.
3.
quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence:to work with patience.
4.
Cards (chiefly British solitaire def. 1 .
5.
Also called patience dock a European dock, Rumexpatientia,  of the buckwheat familywhose leaves are oftenused as a vegetable.
6.
Obsolete leave; permission; sufference.



Whatever the definition, Lord, please grant me more tomorrow.  Thank you.  Amen.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Jean-O


My great aunt, Jean, just turned 88. She is a trooper. When I think about all the things that she has seen in her lifetime, I am truly amazed about how much she has seen. From her parents traveling in a covered wagon, literally, to losing everything to fires and storms to having 7 older brothers and sisters passing on before her it is just amazing to think about all the different things that she has seen and done. Her days are now mostly spent alone with the television and her little dog, Lollie, by her side. She is blind, diabetic, has broken her hip and now has trouble walking for very long, her mind goes in and out sometimes but through it all she keeps on trucking. My Mom is her primary caregiver which is a daily challenge for both of them. I think my Mom's wings will be bigger in heaven for what she does for Jean - that is where she will be rewarded for the daily chores that she does because I know that she doesn't get the praise that she deserves on earth.



For Jean's birthday, we took her out to go shopping for a new bedspread, lunch and the Dollar Store. Yes, simple things seem big when you don't get out much. I think she had a great day and slept well that night!




Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tax Season

Is almost over.  Thank you LORD!  It has been a rough couple of months for me, the kiddos and especially Chad.  He was working Saturdays which is not happening anymore (fingers crossed there are only a few Saturdays left in this season) but he has been working ridiculous hours during the week.  We have stopped having dinners as a family and it is definitely dark when he gets home.  My hat literally goes off to single parents, how in the heck do you do it?  Being the entertainer, caregiver, housekeeper, cook, chauffeur, lawn care, teacher, wife and friend is hectic when you are doing it from 7am to 8pm every day.  I honestly have no clue how single parents keep their heads above water.  Kudos to you all!

The positive of not having Chad home very often is that we realize how important the time that we do have together is and there is a lot less wasted time.  It has made us notice what contributions each member of the family brings to the table and we appreciate each other more.

I am so looking forward to April 21st when the tax deadline has passed and the period for amendments has come and gone.  Easter should be great this year, it is really late and I think that is the perfect planning of God to allow the tax world to enter Easter with a clean slate!

Good Intentions

I have such good intentions with this blog.  I am going to update it regularly, use it to keep everyone updated on the happenings of the Lackey's (if there is anyone out there that cares), jot down funny things the kids are doing as well as milestones that we pass, yadda, yadda.  The reality of it is that I just forget about it and by the time that I have a minute to sit down and write something I inevitably have one hundred other things that I put first.  So, here is my attempt to post something and maybe I will do it more often.  Maybe.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Painted Toes and Feet and Floor

Sarah is obsessed with painting her toenails lately and T has no problem joining in every once in a while.  He likes to paint and he just takes the toe painting as something fun to do which I have no problem with if they can stay quiet while I hold a conference call or two.  He is a great big brother and typically plays along with all of the craziness that Sarah and I do.  One day he will make a lucky lady really happy :)


 Sarah's Painted Toes
 T's Painted Toes
 I told T that I was going to give this to his kindergarten teacher and this was his response!

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