Wednesday, December 3, 2008

and these are NOT few of her favorite things...

Well now that I did a post on her favorite things how about the things that she dislikes or is absolutely terrified of!

She absolutely hates anything sweet like chocolate, cake, ice cream, etc...
we even tried to give her mini muffins for go!

She is absolutely TERRIFIED of vacuums! She can just see a vacuum and she will either freeze in petrified horror or she will run screaming to her mamaw, pop pop or me. It is sad but so funny at the same time. I don't get it but we try to keep her away from them.

I don't know who this guy is, but I am using it for example...ha! She is not a fan of men. She actually shies away from them and tries to climb off of me so she can get away from them. She of course is a daddy's girl and she loves her pop pop and her uncle Victor, but other men...she is not havin' it! If she is maybe ok with you she will give you high five or knuckles! So cute!

Once again I don't know who these kids are, but need it for example sake...she hate fighting, wrestling, arguing or violence period. If my nephew and I are play fighting, she will get scared and run to give us a hug and try to calm everything down. Even at daycare now if kids are crying or fighting she goes over and gives them hugs. How sweet is that!

This is kind of a love/hate relationship. She loves seeing doggies and everytime she sees a picture of one or sees one out the window, she automatically screams "woof"! But if they get near her she goes a running! She is so timid and shy it is too cute! I could just eat her up.

This is actually one of her favorite things I left off of the list yesterday. She loves this book like none other. She sees cows now and it is "moo moo"! It is a pop up book and pull out tabs so if you have little ones you should try to find it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

And these are a few of her favorite things...

Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

I know what you are thinking. What in the world am I putting a Sound of Music song on a post? I have been asked by a few people to do a post on Maddie's favorite things so I thought why not use this song! Anyway here is a few of them:

She loves bananas! Her Pop pop has gotten her hooked on them.

Yes she is one of them that is fascinated by her daddy will watch them with her too!

She is such a blankie girl! She is absolutely crazy for ALL of them! Hello kitty blanket, Princess blanket, butterfly blanket...I could keep going! She has learned to say mine so every blanket we come into contact with is "mine"!

This would be her breakfast of choice for daycare every day! Her newton minis and her apple juice. I love the juice because it has 40% less sugar than regular apple juice plus flouride water in it which is awesome for them. She loves drinking out of her juice boxes!

Well this is a few of Maddie's favorite things! Hope you enjoy learning some more about one of the sweetest little girls ever!

Monday, November 17, 2008

After careful consideration...

So after thinking and listening to various sources over the past couple of weeks, I have decided to write a follow up to my last post. That post was written in haste and with a lot of passion and heat behind it. Maybe it wasn't the best thing to write, but I will stand by what I said and not back down. With that said I feel I must add what I am about to say. My pastor stood up for his values the Sunday after the election and I was so happy to hear it being preached. A lot of it was hard to hear, but it is biblically sound. As a Christian we are called to pray for and submit to authority. That is what we are called to do and that is what we have been told through God's word. Now we are not called to submit to man, but to the authority of the government. As the bible put it we are to submit to our king. Literally that was talking about a true king of the day or in our day now, our president. Now before you bite my head off in no way am I calling Obama king. I am taking the literal translation of the bible. It was hard to think of and to swallow, but it is true. And if we look at it the bible was talking about the emperor of the time period. A man known to the world as Nero...yep one of the most cruelest and violent leaders ever to rule. Yet God spoke through the bible to tell the Jews to even submit to this man...the man who more than likely burned part of Rome and blamed it on the Jews. They were still to submit to his authority. Unbelievable, but true. So I personally have to realize that though I agree with nothing he believes in, it is my duty as a Christian to pray for him and his decision making. Pray that he turn to God for his decisions and for God to bless our nation and our government. The one warning given to us is to only submit to his authority as long as it means not destroying the authority of God. Once it crosses the line of being blasphemous or corrupt to the holy word of God then we must oppose it. Anyway I just wanted to share this with the few out there who have commented to my last post. So to all who read this...Pray for our government and our president because they need it and we need it as a nation.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I hope this country is still in one piece after Obama is done with it...

I don't know about anyone else out there, but I hope this country is still intact after this election. I don't care if he is charismatic or speaks a good game, he is not for this country! My daughter is the most precious thing to me ever! Yet in Obama's world her life is not important. If her mother had decided to abort her, he would be ok with that. Even if she was 7 or 8 months pregnant! What the crap? How can anyone with morals and values even think that was ok? I am sorry if I offend anyone out there, but I am not going to stand by and let my feelings or values be ignored or unknown. My family means the most to me. We believe in the bible and what the bible preaches. Abortion is a sin and it is murder. Get over it, but it is. Everyone be honest with me. If you don't agree then fine, but let me know why. I am praying for this country because I want my daughter to have a place where she can grow up free and where her values are the same as the country around her. I have been proud of my country many times, but I am not proud of it tonight. Race became the reason to vote and that is wrong. I don't care if you are black, white, blue or yellow. I care about my values and that is how I vote. Anyway I am going to quit ranting now. God bless America...we need it!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pics continued...

I haven't forgotten!

Just letting you know that I have not forgotten about my blog. I have recently moved and I don't have a computer right now. I am having to borrow my brother's right now just to do this post. I will be back very soon. But in the meantime here are some pics from moving day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My crazy little girl!

What a little nut I have on my hands! But I cherish her everyday of my life. I just took two days of vacation and had to take her for shots. That was not a fun experience, but at least I had two days of just Maddie and daddy time. I ate it up and she was such a good girl. She ran a little fever and just curled up in my arms and wanted to be loved. I just melted. She could have asked for the moon right then and I would have got it for her. This first picture is one that sticks in my head because it is her to a T!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Senior memories 2.0

Ok well I think so far the last post went over really well. Thanks for all the comments thus far! But Rel really got me thinking of more things I forgot so here is my addendum to the previous post:

Pimp bracelets (Thanks for reminding me Rel!). Man did we think we were hot stuff wearing those things. Passing them around and giving them to people. I know that Rel and Jenn wore some of mine! Yeah! Lol!

Who remembers this! Mozzarellas! Not the American Cafe...but Mozzarellas! We spent quite a few nights there. Or how about working at the school during the summer and going for lunch at Kanpai! Man that was good. Who remembers Mr. Jarrett's oh so glorious class? Thanks to Melissa sitting in from of me, I got such good sleep in that class. Watching one of the best cartoons ever with the girls on our fridays off...SMURFS!!! Being in the best pyschology class with Jenn, Danielle and even Melissa P. How about being the last class to have late arrival or early dismissal? Having control over parking and making sure our crew got the good spaces! There was watching Lilo and Stitch with Melissa, Jen and Dusty. That's right we saw it at the movie theater! Having so much fun at lunch time...buttery rolls, awesome tea, the best hot pockets and those french fries! There was the yellow shirt, an unusual side of Melissa on the internet (can you remember that one!) and long talks on AIM with Allyson over girl troubles! Taking the bold move which was encouraged by friends to ask Rel to the prom and then being shot down! Still love ya Rel! Missing the opportunity to go with Jenn which would have made Junior Prom more fun.

For Tommy and the boys there was ONION and having crushes on a lot of the girls who we could never even talk to! Speaking of onion she never knew did she guys? Remember me showing what to do with an onion! Ishon and Tommy know what I am talking about! There was tackle basketball in my driveway with the guys, Tommy and I just driving to drive and listening to Tim McGraw and Blessid Union! Having Jenn and Mel up to Tommy's house and watching the big football game while I struck out with Tabitha...I got alot of crap from you two about it but I laugh at it now. Driving to Ringgold on the backroad in my brother's miata with Jenn singing "heartbreaker"! Walking in late to American Studies with Tommy and getting that curious look are they a couple! Dang it I hated those looks but at least the girls knew we weren't...right? Lol! Having deep convos with Mel or Rel or Jenn or Lauren or Allyson or Meago or etc etc etc! School shopping with Melissa at Office Max, being so happy when she dumped Matt for such a good guy...that would be you Dusty. Tommy and I being the only sober people in the room but laughing cause it was so funny. Mad Gab with drunk Dusty and Melissa was hillarious. Playing Trivial Pursuit in the dark and Mel and I were the only ones that cared about it. Having fun at New Years at Dusty's when Tommy and Jenn weren't together but still matched like a couple! Stopping by Winn Dixie to bug Melissa while she was working. Same to Jenn at Old Navy.

Well I think I am all done but you never know...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Senior memories...Remember when?

So I lost my senior yearbook when I moved back home. Don't know what in the world happened to it. Ms. Pitts from OHS was kind enough to not charge me and gave me one to have. For Meagan and Lauren...Ms. Pitts was who we knew as Mrs. Stone. Don't know what happened and I didn't ask. Anyways I was super excited and instantly looked at our pictures from yearbook and our senior year. Then I flipped over to our Senior Prophecies, Quotes and Memories. Boy the things I had forgotten about:

Krispy Kreme nights - I remember a certain few of my close friends riding in the back of my truck as we drove through the drive thru to get doughnuts. Oh the looks we got!

Leadership Camp 99' - The car ride up to Columbia, TN with Tommy, Rel and Jenn. We started off great and had a good lunch at the mall in Nashville. No matter what anyone says we even came up with the idea of our senior shirts! Superman equals Seniors - "Don't mess with the S!" It was our idea and Rel, Jenn and Tommy know it too! Anyways somehow we went the wrong way and our trip which was supposed to be 5 hours ended up being 8 hours! Oh how fun...although we did jam out to Summer Girls the whole way. Thats right we rocked the LFO!

American Studies - Do I really need to go into this? And yes Rel we will always think you were there with us! Didn't we sneak you along? Thought you were in some pics with us? Lol! I know you have heard it all the time, but you WERE spirit at least! Mrs. Ireland and Coach Akins...some of the teachers who touched our lives when we really didn't know it. I miss being able to talk to them and hear them bicker like a married couple or have Mrs. Ireland stare in awe at...oh who was it...can't remember but whoever it was that was asleep and drooling! Good times...small town projects and the history of Chattanooga! Also something about the confederate cemetery? Allyson help me out with this one! I loved every minute in that class.

New York trip - Horrible Sardi's food, the best pizza ever, chunky bbq sauce and me wearing Jenn's purse in Baltimore where we did have to stop and take a picture on Gay Street! Fudruckers...or was it Fudpuckers? Either way it was one of the coolest places to eat. Amish country which was so-so and foakleys and folexes! Having our room rolled and not even knowing it. Sneaking into Mel and Jenn's room with Mrs. Ireland and Mrs. Ratledge next door! Didn't they come to the door? I remember hiding behind it...maybe I dreamed that. Pictures on the streets of New York with Jenn and Tommy's sunglasses! Also being a trooper and walking 20 something blocks back to the hotel with Mrs. Ireland and the girls! Also the best bus rides we will ever have.

There is PB and OJ, spitting off of bridges, blue underwear, pantyhose shopping and just being "one of the girls guy"! Late night pizza and Barnes and Noble nights. Meagan's parties and watching the cheesiest horror movie over and over...CANDYMAN! I remember picking up my gym clothes and having a nut fall out...Jenn never let me live that down. Watching American Pie at Jenn's and Tommy and I having a stuffed animal wrestling contest with Jenn's teddy bears! Our sayings like "kiss me" or "mine does tricks!" Things I don't remember like the mermaid or jacuzzi doozie! What are those? Don't remember. Anyone remember P.P.H? Had it written down but can't remember. Finally the Irish-Japanese tag team as Tommy and I were dubbed by Mrs. Ireland. Being their for all our Ooltewah girls when they needed us the most was the most important! Sorry I let you girls down...

These are just some that came to mind. If you can remember more let me know. I love to catch up. Hope I get tons of comments...good or bad. Love you all.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Oh how she learns new things everyday...

It amazes me how quickly she takes to doing things just like I do. She loves to stand in the bathroom with me and brush her teeth while I brush mine. She loves her toothbrush and has even learned to fake spit. The downside is it is on the ground since she can't reach the sink, but we will work on that. It is so amazing to watch her grow up. I cannot believe she will be 2 in just a few months. She is still my baby, but she will be a big girl before I know it. What am I saying...she already is! Oh how time flies when you are loving someone with all your heart.

Football season is so close...

I am so pumped that football season is about to begin. College football for that matter. Yes I know that this a blog about my daughter and I, but believe me...she will be a football fan through and through! I think my friends like Rel, Lauren and Meagan can attest that there is nothing wrong with girls loving football! As you can see from below I am a HUGE USC fan. Weird I know since I live in Tennessee, but then again I always hated the whole "you live in Tennessee so you have to root for them!" philosophy. Believe me I don't have to root for them and I don't. Well not normally, but since they are playing UCLA to begin the season...Go Vols (for one time only)! It is hard to find USC stuff around here, but that is what the good old internet is for! When she gets a little older, I cannot wait for Maddie to sport her USC t-shirt along side her daddy. That will be a moment to cherish forever. Her Uncle Victor and cousin Koleton will be proud of her as well. For now she can just look at me when I cheer and laugh at her crazy daddy. But truthfully she loves to copy everything we do so maybe she will cheer right along. Better make sure I watch what I do when they mess up! Lol! Anyways let me know what you think about football and daddy's lil' girl. Am I right or wrong?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Priorities can just hit you in the face...

Sometimes your priorities in life can just creep up on you and other times they can hit you in your face. I read an article today about Steven Curtis Chapman's family and how they are recovering from their tragedy. For those who don't know the story, his son accidently hit his sister with the car he was driving. She died and the loss was just a tragic one for the whole family. It broke my heart when I first heard about it and just made me appreciate every second I have with my little girl. The article I read today was about how they were coping with the loss and how their strength has been lifted by God's grace. I am not too ashamed to admit I teared up when I read it. I dont' know how they did it except to be comforted by God. I would be crushed without my daughter. I worry about her everytime I lose sight of her. I have to trust that she will be taken care of when I can't be around. I guess the reason why I am saying this is to just remind me people to take the time to tell the ones you love exactly that. For the parents, just cherish your babies like I cherish mine. Not trying to preach to anyone, just getting it off of my chest.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Anniversary Party and the little munchkin...

This past weekend we attended an anniversary party for some family friends. It was Maddie's first taste of high society...but she cared more about climbing and cheesing! That's my girl!

Well here goes...

Well I have decided to join the blogging world. I figure it is a good place to catch up with old friends and give my daughter a place to become famous...just joking. But I do want to show her off so people can see my little mini me! It will be great to see how she grows on here. Check back for more.