Monday, November 30, 2009

So how behind am I ????

I have so much to show and tell on this post.... and I wish I could put the pics in order somehow... but as I have already fussed about- I CANNOT figure out how to... all you Blogger savvy ones feel free to pass that info along in "Dummy" terms for me!

First and most important- Kensley made it home!! We had a big welcome party for her- we were so glad to see all of them at home and doing well. She has been all over town since they got home- she has visited her school- been to church- been shopping-and she is loving every minute of it!

and as for us.... we have been on the go as usual.... we have had 2 big events (well... they are "big" in our world) The Alabama/Auburn game and Thanksgiving.

We went to our families Thanksgiving things- lots of food and of course good laughs :) We went to Norma's house with all the family and some of our closest friends. We then went to my aunt's house in Winchester to be with my dad's side of the family.... it is so hard to have only 1 day to go to all of our family functions- I wish I could do all of them but then sometimes wish we didn't have to travel all day either.... I am thankful that we have so much family to spend holidays with :)

Friday I got up at 3:45 to do some Black Friday shopping.... MISTAKE... I didn't get anything that was worth missing out on my sleep! I returned home by 9:30 (because my daughter called my cell and said "Momma, when are you coming home... Daddy don't know how to do nothing!" I still have a major Christmas list to knock out in the next 3 weeks (makes me want to gag thinking about it!)
We headed out to Aunt Karen's that afternoon to watch the game we anticipate every year.... Bama VS Auburn.... and Alabama won!! That was a major thing to us! That was an awesome game if I do say so myself... and I am not one who is all in the know on some football! (I should be as much as I am forced to be a fan.. oh I mean how much I love Alabama and I am the wife to their biggest fan...) lol

and Kaylee is still dramatic... Kyle is still wild... and Kaden is still fat.... its all good...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And another thing...


We are so excited! We can't wait to see them all HERE!
I will have pics of the homecoming and will try to be speedy
about getting them on here. 3 posts in one week... how awesome am I!!

Happy Anniversary :)

Yesterday my hubby and I had been married for 8 years :) ( I know.. AWWWWWWW.... I hear all of you) We have had a very wonderful, eventful, childrenful 8 years. I am proud to say I picked him out myself- but I know the Lord had alot to do with! He is so good ( and messy, and crazy, and rotten) I love him more and more each day!

We went out Saturday (14th) to eat and do a little shopping- just had some peaceful time together ( couldn't do near as much shopping as I wanted b/c of his sprained foot/ankle... I am beginning to think that was planned lol) The kiddies stayed with Granna and Granny for a while. Yesterday we went to lunch (with Kaden and Kyle with us... oh yes... we are so romantic ;)- We aren't big spenders for gifts or suchlike- we require monetary things to show each other how much we really do love one another. Like- I take care of his house and kids and He goes to work everyday to provide for me, the kids and the house. It all works just fine!

Ok- now for the real reason you check my blog- The kids are GREAT!
Joe David had a reality shock Saturday because Kaylee wanted him to pick her up over his head- he said OK- and then quickly realized she is much bigger than she used to be and he could BARELY do it. He came into the room almost in tears because he knew that she was growing up so fast (he also said he was going to work out so he could still do it... HA... I will believe that when I see it!!) She is getting so big it is unbelievable! I put an outfit on her to go to a school function and she had on blue jeans with her new black boots. She checked herself out (yes... her daddy's girl!) and looked at me and said "I look like a fashion girl!"

Kyle did get on yellow at school.... we have been surprised that he made it this long... not that he is mean... but OH SO ROWDY! He is a mess- doing this new thing of copying EVERYTHING you say- I think it is funny- Kaylee doesn't appreciate it one bit! He is our little comedian to say the least and he definitly has his PawPaw David's charm!

And Kaden (who will be SEVEN months old tomorrow *tear*) is coming out of shell to say the least! He gets so mad if you walk by and don't pick him up or play with him. ( he is in the exersaucer fussing at Kyle as I type!) He is becoming super attatched to his momma (who can blame him!) and will let anyone hold him as long as he doesn't catch sight of me. He is still trying to cut his top teeth- I am sure his nose will run until sometime around March! He has also decided that certain men scare him to death.... not cool when we did pictures with a male photographer... not cool at all!

Pics are from everything.... and I can't for the life of me figure out how to put them in order on this STUPID new updated blog layout whatever!!!!! It is what it is...

Monday, November 2, 2009

AARRRRR... or whatever Pirates say....

From the little Cantrell pirates.... Happy Halloween! (few days late but who cares!)

We had a blast at Chad and Emily's house. They (along with Em's family) threw her Mom, Lorrell, a big 50th birthday/ Halloween bash. It was so funny! This is the first time I can EVER recall that JD dressed up for Halloween! I know he only did it b/c Scott did- but whatever- it was so fun! We ate (and ate and ate) and took tons of pics and the kids got to go on a hayride around the subdivision to Trick or Treat.

and for the Kensley update... Kaylee finally got to go see her! We checked Kaylee out of school Friday (after her Trick or Treat party) and we went to Birmingham to see the Kelly's. Kaylee was so proud to see Kensley in person- she was so proud to hold her hand and talk to her. She even kicked off her boots and got up in the bed with her and laid with her. (Melissa got pics- we left our camara in the car b/c we're dumbys) Before we made it to the hospital- we realized that Kaylee misunderstood what our visit was- she thought since JD and I had went to Florida to "be with Kensley" that we had actually spent the night with her..... so of course she thought we were all going to spend the night with her in Birmingham (needless to say the tears came when I told her that wasn't how it was going to be! ) When we got in the car- we asked her what she thought about Kensley and she said "I think she is better!" When we left the hospital, we got about 30 miles down the road when I called Melissa and she was hysterically laughing- she said that Kensley was SMILING and trying to laugh at Keelie (Melissa and Dustin's neice) I was thrilled to the point that it didn't matter that we had JUST missed it! I had prayed that the Lord would let her smile and He did !!! They sent us a pic on JD's phone so we could see- it was awesome to say the least. We know the Lord is the one to get all the credit for that child and her awesome recovery. She seems to have some type of improvement DAILY!

I will post more later- we have a wedding this week... therefor.... you guessed it... more pics! I know your so excited you could just pee you pants :)-