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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Homecoming 2012

It's Homecoming week and all that entails...  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of everyday :(  Each day was different, with a different theme.  Monday was "crazy sock day," Tuesday was Tuesday was "Pajama day,"  Wednesday was "inside out day," Thursday was "tie day,"  and Friday was "Trojan day," or "red and black."  Lyssa of course dressed up for each and every day, and the "picture taking mom" didn't take pictures.  I guess I would call that a blogger fail to not have taken pictures.

Our Homecoming was actually Thursday night because she is a cheerleader for the Pee Wee Football team.  I snapped a few pictures Thursday night, but I was sitting directly in front of them, which made zooming out an impossibility.  I also videoed their "half-time dance."  Although, half-time didn't go nearly as smooth as it normally did.  They are use to two dances and having their names called out and some time between each name.  But not everything is perfect every time, that's life.  I must commend our boys, we are now 3-0 and our defense has given up NO points!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday #3

My Cheerleader
Wordless Wednesday Link-Up #3

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Today with the Tennerys and Dawn's Disaster

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

North Alabama State Fair - It's the Fair Y'all!

It's that time of year again, that's right, it's time for the fair.  Who was excited?  Well, everyone except my husband...  He can't ride rides, he gets sick on a merry-go-round.  He knows I pick on him, and yes, it's picking not being mean and making fun of him.  I know it to be true, even though I've never seen him get sick, he can't even read directions in a car while it's moving without getting nauseated.  Bless him!  Yep, I'm in the South and blessed his heart, are you confused?  "Google it."  Well, that's what my husband tells me all the time, if you have questions, Google knows the answer.

Anyway, back to the fair... I was super excited that we were going with our "extended family," I guess you would call them, our "Besties," is another term for them, the Murrays.  We went Saturday and for the first time that I can remember it wasn't 96 degrees and muddy.  Although it flooded almost the whole city that Monday, the mud was gone by Saturday.  I can't tell you how many shoes I have ruined at the fair over the years, I mean without fail it was always muddy.  And HOT, ok so we are in Alabama, so most people would think we would be use to the humidity here, let me tell you, that's something you DON'T get use to.  This year, big bright beautiful son, a dry ground, and a great breeze.  This was starting out to be a great day.

We arrived and walked Lil' Man up to be measured :( 35 inches, and he would have to be 36 inches to ride things.  A pain in my side, but I figured we would entertain him somewhere.  Bracelets were up to $25 a piece (they were $11 in my day) boy I sure have turned into my parents, talking about "back in my day."  Ha ha.  After spending that much, I sure was planning to get my monies worth!  On to the rides...

Friday, September 21, 2012

My CRAZY husband and His Silliness With the Kinect

This was SO funny (to me) that I just had to share.

This video was filmed the night of our anniversary, that you can read about HERE.  After that silliness, my husband and friend started a game of football on the Kinect.  For those living under a rock that have no idea what a Kinect is, it's Microsoft's answer to Nintendo's Wii.  It plugs into your xbox 360 and you don't have to hold anything, as in no holding onto a controlled like the Wii.  It actually "sees" your body.  Nothing against the Wii as we have that too (although it has been collecting dust since we got the kinect).  They are seen here, playing Kinect Sports, Season 2.
My husband is on the left in the orange Auburn Shirt.  Boo! Roll Tide! :)

The next night when they began to play I sat by on the couch watching thinking there was no reason to have two videos.  Boy was I WRONG!  They were playing a game of tennis (that is on the same disk) and my husband swing his "racket" so hard that he face-planted on the floor.  Bahahahaha!  So I decided to get up and video.  Of course nothing that GREAT would happen with the camera rolling, but it's still funny.
My husband in on the left again in the Garfield "Employee of the month" shirt.

Hope you enjoy!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A World Blogger? Me? Thanks :)

I'd like to thank the Academy... No, but I would like to thank Dawn at Dawn's Disaster for giving me the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

So, here's the deal-e-o:
1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award. 
2. Post 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to 7 other deserving bloggers, letting them know they've been chosen. 
4. Include a logo of the award in your post. 

7 things about me:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Link-Up #2

My son and husband playing football on the kinect
Wordless Wednesday Link-Up #2

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Today with the Tennerys.  A follow is not required, but is appreciated so you can come back and link-up each week, if you are a new follower, please leave a comment so I can follow you back.  You can link-up a Wednesday photograph (with or without words.)  Please link directly to your Wordless Wednesday post, not to your blog's main page.

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Today with the Tennerys
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If you are interested in co-hosting, please e-mail me: Tricia@TodaywiththeTennerys.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

School Picture Day

My "baby girl"  Ellyssa on picture day :)  She was SO excited to wear her tie necklace.
Her hair is still wet from the shower, but was nice and dry for pictures I'm sure.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Link-Up #1

Wordless Wednesday Link-Up #1

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Today with the Tennerys.  A follow is not required, but is appreciated so you can come back and link-up each week, if you are a new follower, please leave a comment so I can follow you back.  You can link-up a Wednesday photograph (with or without words.)  Please link directly to your Wordless Wednesday post, not to your blog's main page.

Please spread the word about this party by displaying my Wordless Wednesday button and linking back to this post (the code is on my sidebar!)

If you are interested in co-hosting, please e-mail me: Tricia@TodaywiththeTennerys.com

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Gerber Generation - Alex

If you have a few minutes, please click my son's picture to be directed to the site to vote for him. And you can vote everyday!

Thanks SO much!


I'm Featured on the Sunday Sip

Today my little blog is featured on the Sunday Sip over at More than Mommies.  I don't think any mom is "just a mom" and they have a great way of showing that there is more to our lives.  To see my feature, click HERE.

P.S. Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

5 Years and Counting

Well, the girl who vowed never to get married made it to her 5th Anniversary and she's more happy and in love now that she was on her wedding day.  Is that possible?  Well, yes, I would have to say it's very possible.  I never knew true love until I met my husband.  After the first month of dating I knew I wanted to be with him forever.  Not married to him of course, but with him none the less.  See, I grew up in a time that seemed my parents were the only parents still married and happily so.  Numerous friends lived through divorce and it was something I never wanted to do to my children.  Never mind the fact that not being married could make them a little dysfunctional, this mom wasn't thinking that way at all.  Oops!

So, we did things backwards, by that I mean, our daughter is ten and we are celebrating our fifth year being married.  But it's ok, he views divorce the same as I do and we know come high water, we will be screaming at each other in counseling LONG before we call it quits.  So, this is number five, it should be a big one, right?  Well, not in my little, non-throwing of parties world.  Yes, it's BIG in my heart, but not in the budget.

We started the day with taking our Lil Man to his two year check up.  You can read about that HERE.  Then after picking up our daughter from school, I ran to Wal-Mart to get our cake.  Yes, we got a cake, I mean after all, my husband has put up with me for five years, lol.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Find + Follow Fridays {Co-Host}

Guess who is co-hosting... Yours Truly, as in me :)  I'm co-hosting the Find and Follow Friday, hosted by Me + the Moon.  I'm super excited and I'm offering a giveaway too!  Welcome to all the Me+the Moon readers and let's get to linking.

Thanks for joining us! So let's get to it:
1. Follow your hosts. 
They will be #1 and #2 on the list. I try to always follow back, but it's a tad easier for me if you leave a comment letting me know you're new here. :) My co-host this week is Tricia over at Today with the Tennerys! 2. Link up your blog's main page
3. Try to stop by at least 3 blogs and follow ones you love. 
I'm sure they'd love it if you left a comment, as well :)
4. Take a button! 
Sharing is caring :) The more awesome blogs = the more awesome bloggy friends you make.
5. Tweet this hop!
Spread the hop love.

AJ's Two-Year Check-Up

It was time to visit the doctor for Alex's two-year check-up and shots.  :(  But this time he wouldn't know what was coming since this was our first time in the new office.  Wow!  What a different!  We are use to going to a crowded parking lot and searching for a place to park (his office is located right beside the hospital) and then going into a normal size waiting room.  By "normal" I mean if no one is there it's plenty big, but if about six children along with parents are there it can be a bit crowded.

The new building had a huge parking lot, and two very large waiting rooms, one for sick children and one for well children.
playing in new waiting room
Attached to the waiting rooms were playgrounds where you could send your child outside to play while you waited.  Then once called over the intercom, you walked back to a huge circular room that seems like a circus big top.  Then on in the the room where you would wait for a doctor.  It was time for measurements.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: 200 Followers and FREE Ad Space

Ok, yes, I admit it, I have been stalking my own blog.  Why?  Because I had 197 followers when I woke up.  I just really wanted to hit the 200 mark.  It's like such a sweet milestone for my little blog.  I must admit, I started this blog for myself and my family, but wow at the "friendships" I have made.  I mean, some of these bloggers make me look forward to new posts.  I wish I could write like some of them, but I have to settle for what I know and that's me and mine.

I hope everyone of my followers loves reading about the Tennerys and to all my new followers, welcome and hang on to your seats because the things that go on in our household are pretty out there.  :)  To celebrate all of my followers, old and new, I'm offering a 200 x 200 Ad Space FREE for 30 days, along with multimedia shout outs and a chance to guest post.  What do you have to do?  Enter and that's it.  The giveaway will end at 12:01 am on Wednesday, September 12th.  Come back daily to tweet about the giveaway and earn extra entries.  Good Luck and God Bless!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mommy-Brain Mixer {Co-Host}

This week I am co-hosting the Mommy-Brain Mixer over at Two In Diapers.  Cassie, your host, blogs about everything "Mommy", the good, the bad, and the funny.  I am happy to be co-hosting this week and I hope to "meet" some new friends.  

Here is a video that I shot today of my little AJ.  He just turned two and is borderline autistic and non-verbal.  He goes to speech therapy twice a week to learn sign language.  To my delight, he serenaded me this afternoon and I happened to have my iPhone handy and this is what I captured.

Welcome to week 7 of the Mommy-Brain Mixer, ladies!

Last week we had an amazing 108 link-ups! The Mixer is growing like crazy!
If you haven't noticed, one of my favorite things to do here at Two In Diapers is to share stories about motherhood and my littles. One of my favorite things about sharing these stories is your comments with stories of your own children!

Welcome to...

At the Mommy-Brain Mixer, we will be linking up our writings about anything and everything motherhood!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Girls' Day and Full Body Massages

I have been side by side with my son since his birth, two years ago.  I have only been away from him for short amounts of time and only one night.  That one night was on our anniversary and my husband and I stayed at a nearby hotel to relax for the evening, only I didn't sleep a wink, I couldn't relax being away from my lil man for the first time.

I was in need of some relaxation.  Back in February, I purchased two massages at a discount on Tennessee Valley Deals.  Expecting to use them with my husband, we continued to wait to try to find a time that was convenient for us.  That time would be in the summer, when we could leave our children with my parents.  We couldn't leave AJ with my dad without our daughter because he's disabled and can't handle AJ in all of his glory by himself and my mom works from 8-5.  Well, summer came and went and the massages were forgotten about in all the hecticness that is summer.  When school started back, I remembered these massages and then I saw the expiration date: August 31, 2012.  What to do?