Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ANNA'S First Riding Lesson!!

What a natural!!! Anna had her first riding lesson today. The horse she rode was named Rio. Anna learned how to make Rio go, turn, and stop. She learned how to sit up straight on Rio's back. She also learned how to make Rio trot!! She let out a little yell when Rio started trotting, but the scared look soon turned into a big smile:) I think horses just may be in our future.

LUKE...Future Rodeo Champ!

LUKE couldn't let his big sister outdo him. He had to show everyone that he could ride just as well as Anna....even if it was on a horse swing! He does try to do everything big sister does. Maybe it's because he is only 2 inches shorter and only 6 pounds lighter than her. He enjoys chasing her around....probably just so he can get close enough to get a handful of that beautiful hair of hers! All kidding aside...he loves her and his Bubba so much and he is learning so much from both of them.
I really want to know where he learned to throw so well! Today he threw my cell phone into the pool....yes, that's the 3rd new one in a year. John Mark thinks Verizon won't let me have anymore! I must clarify that only 1 of the (swimming) phones is Luke's fault. The other two were completely my went swimming in Dr. Pepper and one went swimming in Sprite. Cell phones do not like to go swimming!!!

More Summer Fun!!!

JOHN MARK has had a ton of fun this summer. He attended FFA Leadership Camp at Camp Couchdale, close to Hot Springs. He just returned home from Camp Aldersgate where he spent a week at Med Camp for kids with heart or kidney conditions. He had a blast! He brought home towels in the 'to be washed' bag.....does this mean he actually took a shower, or is he learning how to keep mom happy? Let's make it look like I used the towels! The guys in the picture
were counselors and campers from Camp Aldersgate..John Mark in the white Camp shirt.

He is also staying busy on the farm with his show animals, Rocky the goat, and Miss Piggy, the pig. We've just acquired another show pig, Mr. Hammy.
John Mark works at the Hardware Store one day a week....when Jerry can talk him into it and he can fit it into his busy schedule. He says he's ready to retire like PawPaw!!!

John Mark will start summer band practice next week. Where did this summer go?

Sunday, July 11, 2010


WOW! How time flies...and flies, and flies!!! Can't believe it has been 2 years since last post. Oh, so much to do and so little time. We've been so busy making memories that I forget to share them. My youngest two just had birthdays. Luke turned 4 on July 3rd and Anna turned 6 on July 9th. Luke had a really fun carnival party, complete with games, popcorn, cupcakes, and even a carnival ride (to see all of the farm animals). We can't have a party for Luke without the animals. Anna had a swim party at Mawmaw and Pawpaw's house with many of her friends attending. We enjoyed the pool (especially the slide), a pool cake, and an unplanned trip to the barn to see the animals. Yes, Anna loves the farm too! Birthdays, for these two anyway, seem to come around way too often. I know I can't keep them little forever but these days with them are just so sweet. I love these years of sweet innocence.

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