Friday, October 31, 2008

My husband rocks Friday

Yes, it's that time again. Now I had to really think hard on this Friday's reasons why my husband rocks, he's had a less than stellar week (JK). My husband rocks moment this week would have to be when my husband surprised me on Wed. after Trinity's volleyball game and took me ring shopping. I've been hassling Vince for sometime now about how I wanted an upgrade, but with the current state of our economy I retracted my request. One thing I've learned in this past ten years of marriage is that his debt is my debt! He let me pick out the ring of my choice, but once we got the overwhelming total that was another story. Vince was still willing to buy it, but I said " I appreciate the thought, but having you is enough!" This man never ceases to amaze me!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This was the cutest picture, I had to blog about it. Ok, that's Kennedy showing off some of her new moves from gymnastics and that adorable little appendage is Kennedy's little cousin, Anaya. Anaya is soooo cute. She loves trying to do whatever her big cousins are doing. Anaya attempted to do a back bend herself, but decided hanging on to Kennedy's hips was way more exciting! You rock Anaya!
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It's our anniversary! (10/24/08)

Today we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. I can't believe it's been ten years already. I can remember the day I walked down the aisle holding my daddy's arm, crying and thinking " I'm about to get married!" That day I made a commitment for the rest of my life. My mother once told me that marriage is the hardest job you will ever have, and boy was she right. Marriage comes with many ups and many downs. You find out many things you thought you knew about yourself and your partner. It can be very hard to put so much trust, love, and dedication into one person. Vince and I have been blessed with many things through this union such as our children and our home. I truly know that God gives us who and what we need, always. Happy anniversary honey, I look forward to many more!
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The King Center (10/23/08)

Today the family packed our things and headed to Atlanta, Georgia. For our first organized field trip, we visited the The King Center. The girls learned a lot about the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Trinity- I did not know that not too long ago black people and white people were segregated. I also learned that Dr. Martin Luther King used some things he learned from Gandhi in India to help him in his fight for equal rights using non-violence.
Kennedy- I learned that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was married, had four kids, and used to bring his wife carnations. Dr. King was brave and died so I can live the way I do now.
This was an awesome experience to share with my entire family.

Kennedy's week in review (10/20- 10/24)

Kennedy had a good week as well. Kennedy is doing really well with her school work. This week she worked on counting by tens, telling time, sight words, and reading words that end in at, ad, an, and ag. Mommy is very proud of her.
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

This week in review

Trinity's week went fairly well. All of the course work was done on time in preparation for our trip to Atlanta. Trinity is learning many new and exciting subjects, here is a break down:

1) In english I am learning about plural and singular nouns like flag and flags.
2) In science I am learning about gravity. Did you know that gravity causes you to be almost weightless in a swimming pool?
3) In Florida history I learned that Father Lewis Cancer was a missionary not an explorer.
4) In bible I read about how Jesus healed that blind man who had a problem with his speech.
5)In literature and creative writing I am reading the book Saved at Sea. In chapter two I read about how lighthouses are made with rocks and sand. Lighthouses warn people when a storm or bad weather is coming.
6) In word building I am perfecting my cursive writing.
7) In social studies I am learning about absolute Paul.
8) In math I am working on simple algebra and division.
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Volleyball days Oct. 22, 2008

Here is a picture of a birthday card that Kennedy made for her volleyball friend Kyia. Kennedy put a lot of love and hard work into this.
Of course, as soon as we got to the court Kennedy had to present Kyia with her creation. Kyia was so surprised and loved the card.
Trinity was up for the big serve. Trin is getting better with getting every serve over the net. Now we are working on digging for the returns! Go Trin!

Here is Kennedy smiling for the camera. Kennedy enjoys smiling even more now that she is missing so many teeth!
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Friday, October 10, 2008

My husband rocks friday

I can think of many reasons why husband rocked this pass week, but I'll only list a couple for the sake of making this a really long posting. Twice this past week my husband had dinner on the table and waiting after a long 12hr shift at work. On one of those days I was also greeted with flowers, just cause! My husband also made sure that the girls got their weekend homework done and he even helped Trinity with her serves and returns outside on the volleyball court. I can't express enough how much I love and appreciate this man. God is definitely in the blessing business and he is a prime example! I love you sweetie!Posted by Picasa

Another tooth!

First, let me say that I am not a fan of looking at or pulling teeth. I know that I am a nurse and I see a lot of things that would gross out the average person, but I don't do teeth! Thankfully kennedy's last tooth came out in a sandwich and this one was pulled by her pal Hannah. I know what you guys are thinking, that I'm going to pull another tooth scandal, but I'm not. I've got a couple of dollars and I'm ready to deliver!

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bear days

Yesterday the girls took part in the National bring your bear to school/work day
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Friday, October 3, 2008

My Husband Rocks Friday

So I was on a fellow homeschooler and blogger's page and something caught my eye...
This is a group of women that celebrate having wonderful husbands. I thought this was a great idea. Now I know it must be love that I am entertaining dedicating a dayof posting about how my husband rocks, especially in those times when I'm fighting back the negative things I want to say! God is good and I'm glad he is teaching me how to "control my flow (my mouth)."
My husband rocks because despite our difference of opinion last night he still made sure that he kissed me goodbye on the forehead before he left for work this morning. Sometimes it's the little things that make such a big impact. I love you "Bakilow."

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Say cheese

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The official "Top Models"

Kennedy and her friend Kiyah
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I know, shame on me!

Ok ,so let me start by saying I know what I did was wrong and I will try hard not to ever do it again. Let's see here where should I start. Yesterday Kennedy lost her third tooth...

She was so excited that the tooth fairy was going to come visit her, that she prepared a special snack for her all by herself....
Kennedy couldn't get in the bed fast enough, so that she could fall asleep before the tooth fairy came. I read Kennedy a story then she handed me the phone to make sure I called the tooth fairy. Well I was really tired you see, so I too fell asleep shortly thereafter. I woke up again at 11:30 p.m. to snatch the tooth and leave a couple of bucks. To my surprise I was fresh out of cash (I have a bad habit of never keeping cash on me, God bless the folks that invented debit cards)! So in my sleepy haze I came up with a grand scheme. I would write a note from the tooth fairy (you know, an IOU) and slip some cash under her pillow on the next night...

And yes that is a crinkled receipt from the kitchen counter!

Anyways, Kennedy woke up this morning and ran straight to me holding the receipt "mama what does this say?" So I read the note to her and she said "oh, ok!" I know, I know. I really should not play on the innocence of a child, but what would you have done in my position?

The funniest part happened later in the afternoon. We were on our way home from guitar practice when Kennedy out of no where says "mama, Trinity has visions!" So I said "What?" Then she said "Last night before I went to sleep Trinity told me the tooth fairy was broke, and she was!"

I wouldn't trade my kids in for anything in the world. And Trinity you better not tell!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008