Thursday, July 22, 2010

The "Hootie Head"...

This child has the most incredible head of hair that I've ever seen. It's full of curls, and totally has a mind of its own! Add to that, the fact that Madison absolutely HATES to have her hair brushed or combed. The result of all of these things together? The Hootie Head!

I recently read a blog post that used the term "hootie in the woodie" to describe "the bed head" or hair that hasn't been combed since getting out of the bed. I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. I immediately thought of Madison, and told myself that "hootie in the woodie" described "Madison's look" on most days.

Her hair is usually uncombed because her mother says "it's just not worth the drama to comb it"! This bothers me greatly, because I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and I like hair neatly combed and fixed...On the occasions that Madison's hair does get "fixed", we think we have the wrong child! When her hair is fixed, you can bet that it won't stay that way for very long!

On the flip side, people spend lots of money tring to achieve curls that Madison has naturally. I know my mother thought everyone should have curls, while my own hair was a straight as a board. As a result, I endured years of those horrible home permanents when I was a child!

Enjoy those cascading curls, Maddie girl. There's not a thing in the world wrong with having the "hootie head", but a little brushing once in a while might be nice.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm Honored To Accept...

I've been awarded a very nice award by a new blogging friend of mine called Caty. Her blog is called "From Ashes To Beauty"(I love her title) and it's located at Thanks so much Caty! I hope my readers will hop over and pay Caty a visit, I was impressed enough on my first visit to want to become a follower!

With this award comes a few rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award to up to at least 4 fellow bloggers who inspire you.

4. Let them know about the award. :-)

Here are my seven things:

1. I am a teacher at heart, but didn't not realize this until my children were all in school, and I became a paraprofessional. I loved my job, and rarely minded going to work. Every day was an adventure! I thoroughly enjoyed the 15 years that I spent assisting the same teacher.

2. Once I left my job as a paraprofessional, I became nanny to twin baby girls for two years. I learned a lot of things that I did not know, despite having already raised 3 children of my own. I learned that "with twins, you need an extra set of arms!"

3. The night that I held my first grandchild in my arms was one of the proudest moments of my entire life. I held her the entire night, while her parents slept!

4. I love blogging more than any other hobby that I have tried. I spend at least two hours blogging every day, except for Sundays. I have written a total of over 700 posts on my two blogs. Amazing, especially considering that ten years ago, I was afraid to even turn a computer on!

5. I am married to a very special man. He's one in a million, always sweet, kind, and considerate. He's also an excellent father and grandfather. He's never too busy...for anything.

6. I have some health issues, among them is fibromyalgia and a rheumatoid arthritis-like condition. I've taken medications for this for over 16 years, with good results. I usually do whatever I want--within reason.

7. I am an avid animal lover--especially cats. In the past, I have rescued 5 shelter dogs, and over 20 cats and kittens. I also rescued a rabbit, and a parakeet. Three of the five dogs have since passed away, and I am "down to" around 15 cats. Our pet food bill continues to be rather large!

Here is my list of bloggers that I am passing this award to:

Number one on my list is Christina @ Christina is my daughter-in-law and she is also very creative and talented with her decorative projects. Check out her blog and see for yourself!

Number two is Nana Diana @ Diana is a grandmother who blogs about her grandchildren, and various other things. Diana loves Starbucks, and has a great sense of humor, too!

Number three is Linda @ Linda writes about her adventures with her husband since their recent retirement. Those two seem to stay pretty busy! I enjoy their fantastic photographs from their travels.

Number four is Rose @ Rose is one of my newest blogging friends. She is mom to five "dogie babies"(gotta' love my fellow animal lover) and she writes about various things in her life--sort of like I do on my other blog. I enjoy Rose's blog very much.

Congratulations, guys! You deserve this award very much!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Busy Time...

It's a busy time in MiMi's "neck of the woods" these days. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done...

This week brings a second session of VBS for Madison. She's attending classes at night at her cousin Cade's church. (Poor Cade missed out on VBS this year because he's too young.)

Last night was interesting, Cade was with Maddie's parents, while Maddie was with Cade's mom at VBS--they did a little "switcheroo" with the children.

Maddie was so excited about going to VBS that she must have asked her mother fifteen times within 30 minutes "Is it time to go to VBS yet?" I think that Maddie is going to really enjoy those two mornings of pre-school this fall--once she gets up and gets there...

The week of VBS will be cut a little short for Maddie and for Cade's family because toward the end of the week it will be time for our "annual family vacation". We're all looking forward to some rest and relaxation in those north Georgia mountains...Fun, fun, fun!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cade's Corner...

This little space in my living room is probably Cade's favorite place in the house. Three baskets of toys are located behind this little end table, and he absolutely loves pulling the little shelf of the end table in and out. It's a hidden shelf that pulls out to hold your drink. Sometimes Cade gets carried away pulling the little shelf in and out--then he gets into trouble.
Cade absolutely loves that framed picture that sits on the end table. It's a photograph of his daddy, along with his Uncle Brad, and Uncle Clint. None of the men smoke, but all are sharing a cigar in the photograph, in honor of Brad's newly earned college degree.
Cade constantly points to the people in the photograph, and names who they are, especially his "Daadee". Last night I asked him who was the ugly man in the photograph, and after a minute he replied "Brad" in his tiny baby voice. We all laughed! I then asked him who was the prettiest man in the photograph, and he quietly replied "Kint". Too funny!