Monday, November 15, 2010

Mr. Chatterbox

Conversations with Luke this week:

I was sitting in the den, while Luke was in the kitchen doing something...all of the sudden I hear a big crash and followed by a thousand little crashes. (I was sure he'd gotten into his Daddy's Nerds stash and spilled them all over the floor.)

As soon as the crashes cease, he comes running into the den, jumps into the chair and grins from ear to ear.

I turn to him and say, "Luke Sparks, WHAT was that?!?"

He looks around for a second and replies, "A dream".

Trying desperately to hold back the giggles, I reply,
"that huge crash was just a dream?".

Luke simply responds, "yes".

Well, what do you say to that?

After inspecting the kitchen, I find that he'd tried to sneak a few skittles and spilled the whole container full of them on the floor.

Sunday morning Ryan was dressing Luke for church, and I hear Ryan telling Luke that he's going to be wearing a "wife beater" undershirt.

Luke then comes into our room with a big smile on his face, opens part of his button down shirt to reveal the undershirt and exclaims, "Look Mommy, I have a beef...
a beef whiter on today!"

I think I much prefer the term "beef whiter" to "wife beater", who came up with such a name anyways?

One of the local radio stations starting playing Christmas music today!

On the way to lunch, the Grinch song came on the radio and as he often does, Luke asks me,
"What's this song about?".

I told him it was a song about the Grinch
that's from the Grinch movie.

He asks, "Is he the green man?".

I tell him yes, the Grinch is the green man.

To which he responds, "he looks just like a lobster...
and a frog".

Friday, November 12, 2010

Veteran's Day

We spent Veteran's Day in downtown Birmingham
visiting the new Railroad Park and
watching the Veteran's Day Parade.

Aubrey in her red, white, & blue

Cousin Parker passed down to us these
very patriotic shoes, but apparently they are a narrow
& Aubrey has double wide feet right now :)
So, I tried my best to stuff her feet in them for a few pictures, but after a few minutes she'd had enough of them squishing her feet and she took them off herself.

Luke & the big kids entertained themselves
by picking up pebbles,
tossing them in the pond,
and watching the ripples.
Aubrey loved the slide
She went down it at least 50 times.

While we waited for the parade to start,
Luke enjoyed some cotton candy

Luke loved the parade!

He saw soldiers, boy scouts, all kinds of cars, trucks, motorcycles, trains and even fire trucks.

Clapping for the soldiers
We were so glad Aunt Kathleen was able
to join us for the day!

Aubrey kept herself entertained during the parade by playing with a bottle of hand sanitizer for an hour!
Right as this train was passing us, it shot off some sort of cannon thing and scared us and the kids to death! After several minutes of crying, we assured the kids
that it was friendly fire :)
Happy Veteran's Day!

We want to thank all of our troops for the many
sacrifices they make for our country.

We are forever grateful for all they have
and will do to keep America safe.

A special thank you to our friends, the Carters;
Brent is currently trying to make his way home
from his second tour of duty in Iraq.

It takes a very brave and courageous man to be a soldier and an even braver woman to be an army wife.
Brent, Kerri, Mason & Sadie, we pray that your family is reunited very soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Cowboy & A Ballerina

Last night we went to our church's Trunk & Treat.

Luke was a cowboy

Aubrey was a Ballerina/Princess

Evidently, cowboys & ballerinas don't mix well,
because this is the face I got every time
I tried to get a picture of them together.

We took the kids to a few trunks to get some treats.

Our friends, the Callahans, had the best themed trunk
Mary and her donkey in the stable
awaiting baby Jesus' arrival.

After the first few trunks, Luke & Aubrey were pretty much done, all they wanted to do was eat the candy.

Aubrey chowing down on some sweet tarts
Happy Halloween!