Monthly Archives: January 2007

Moody visit


We’ve been in the Birmingham area for a few days and I’m loving every minute of it. Can’t wait til tomorrow when I get some more time with friends. I love friends. They are good. They cook for me, make me feel welcome in their home, laugh with (and at) me, share crazy kid stories with me, sit on the floor with me, stay up late to talk to me, let me sleep in their basement, etc, etc…..great friends are hard to find. God’s blessed me with many.

Here are a few pictures of Andrew with his Boykin pal, Griff. Also, Luke loved walking at the Boykin house on the hardwood foors, barefoot.

As promised


We took Andrew to Chuck-E-Cheese last night in celebration of his potty achievement. He rode almost every ride there and redeemed his game tickets for a tootsie roll. All the characters were there and he had no fear….he just walked straight up to them, waved, and gave out hugs. Chuck-E-Cheese was spotted immediately so we had to snap this picture for the scrapbook.

He did it


He’s two years and nine months old……he finally did it.

ME: “Andrew, what are you doing in the bathroom?”

ANDREW: “Pooping.”

ME: “No way, really (as I open the door)?”

ANDREW: (holding his small potty up so I can see his trophy) “Yep!”

That’s when I started dancing and singing wildly in the hallway, congratulating him on his accomplishment (which he did on his own with no prompting from me). He was a little scared of all my excitment, as well as a little embarrassed, but he was thrilled that I was so happy. We immediately called Daddy to share the good news. We’re taking him to Chuck-E-Cheese’s tomorrow as promised.

Just thought this was funny…..MEN!


Men Are Just Happier People
What do you expect?

Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can be President.
You can never be pregnant.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Wrinkles add character.
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental $100.
New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
You know stuff about tanks. A
five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
You can open all your own jars.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
Everything on your face stays its original color.
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You can play with toys all your life.
One wallet and one pair of shoes — one color for all seasons.
You can “do” your nails with a pocket knife.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier.


The Polar Express


I cannot count how many times I’ve watched the movie The Polar Express. We gave Andrew the DVD for Christmas and it’s all he cares to watch. We have had to limit him to a few minutes of it a day instead of it running non-stop. He’s watching it now while sipping on some juice. I’ve memorized every line of it. I think he has, too. Anyone else’s kid have a favorite movie…memorized it yet?