Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wow - sorry!

Wow! It has been a while since I have blogged - sorry! I have been sorry busy these days with work, Michael's football, Taekwondo and everything else in between it seems there are not enough hours in a day!
Football season went well, they made it into the playoffs - so that is good, Saturday's game they played a tough team *if* we would have won that one we would have made it into the "super bowl" but they did loose, it was a good game, they held the other team for a while which was good because the first time we played them it was 40 - 7 and the game was called on 3rd quarter.
Saturday's game was 13-0 so it was a little better then 40 and not finishing the whole game.

Here are some pics of Michael playing football! Enjoy!







Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!

This year Michael is playing tackle football! He asked and now he is playing. After much debating with him (because he tends to want to do a sport and then once he starts playing doesn't want to anymore) he decided yes!

He was placed on a team...the Redskins! How ironic is that!? We are from the Redskins territory and we live in the cowboys LOL hahaha

His first practice was a 2 Saturdays ago, which I wasn't able to take him but his uncle said he would! I am grateful for that! Thanks John!

I have taken a few snaps of him practicing!

Last week they worked on the plays so they didn't suit up or anything, just wore a the helmet.
This week they got to practice geared up! Which was very exciting for Michael. He loved being able to run around and hit :)

He said he enjoyed this weeks practice better then last week! We have practice again tomorrow and then Saturday as well.

We also received the game schedule today! His first official game will be on September 12th at 9am!

I will most definitely need to take off work to go to his first one!

Yay! Go Redskins! Go Michael!

This pic is my favorite so far, it is my back drop pic on my computer at work :)




Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Michael's 7th Birthday Party!

On Saturday we had Michael's birthday party it was so much fun! We had the party at Amazing Jakes!

Michael decided that we get the kiddos who were invited to his party gifts as well! That was a big hit and every one enjoyed the gifts that they received (I hope), I also put together little goodie bags for them as well.










Michael had such a wonderful time there with everyone!

Michael is Officially 7!

Hey everyone! Sorry I have not updated in a while, it has been busy for us!

Friday was Michael's 7th birthday he was so happy to be 7, I am guessing 7 IS a big deal!


For his birthday dinner we had a family dinner at the Magic Time Machine, it was so much fun! Money well spent!
We had an awesome waiter (Robin Hood!) he was pretty funny!
We also met some other characters!







It was a blast!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Michael's Writings...

The other day when I picked Michael up from summer camp he had a note book with him. I didn't think anything of it because he always has a notebook with him that he draws in, so it was sitting in my back seat for a week.

Today I picked it up looking for something and opened up to a page of Michael writings...it was several pages of him writing about different topics, and it blew me away what he wrote I thought they were so good and I wanted to share with you all!

I hope you enjoy them as I did and do!

Story 1:

"If I was in the Olympics I would jump hurdles. I would win all the trophies. I will run the fast because I have been working out on Wii games, no Wii Fit. If I win first place I would be very happy. And I win a trophy. I would have 3 trophies. I win a lot of money. I could buy anything I want. Like a school or a school bus or a store or a house or a car or a car store." - Michael D. White


Story 2:

"If I could live in another time period it would be...in the cow boy time. I would go back in time I would ride cows. Mooooo! Then I would go back home. I would miss my mommy and my daddy. I said when I get home I am going to sleep. But I did not know how to get home. But I found a way home but I had to walk 100 miles to get home. 50 miles later I woke up in the western days and could not get back home! So I walked 1000000000000000 miles and was not home and my legs hurt! So I rode a cow so then I could get home faster. But I could not get home. But I wanted to go home."-Michael D. White

Story 3:

"If I was stuck on a island and only had 2 things I would bring I could bring they would be a TV and a teleporter so I could go home. But it did not work so I cant get home and go to sleep. I would look around the place til I can get a way home. So I looked but I did not find a way home. But I did find a boat to sail home so I pushed the boat to the sea." - Michael D. White

Story 4:

"If I lived on a submarine I would bring like 10 things;
1. my DS
2. my computer
3. my mom
4. dad
5. paint for the submarine
6. books
7. something fun
8.
9.
10.



Story 5:
"If I found a hidden treasure I would take it home right away! So I can buy a new house so I can run in the house and play tag in the house and sometimes jump on couches if my dad or mom says yes, they sometimes say no." -Michael D. White

Story 6:
"If I can visit anywhere in the world it would be the ice cream truck to get ice cream. I had $14 but I spent it all on pokemon cards. So my mom had to buy the ice cream it was goooooood! mmmmmmmm! yum yum ice cream even chocolate ice cream is good to eat and vanilla ice cream." - Michael D White



I will scan the writings and put the up a little later on because his spelling of words is so CUTE! I love my lil peanut!

Seven is fastly approaching!

So here we are just 6 days away from Michael turning 7! SEVEN! I cant believe that he is going to be seven! It doesnt seem that long ago he was a toddler running around :( Wow when they say time flies it really does!

So I have a party planned for him on the 22nd and he is super excited to be having it, we got a good amount of people going to show. Some didnt RSVP but the ones who mattered did and that is all that matters to us. I just want Michael to have a good 7th birthday party :)

I have decided (and I went back and forth on where to have his party several times) and we will have it at Amazing Jakes!


We have been before and I think it is a cool place and Michael really enjoyed it.
It is 2 floors, when you go in they have an all you can eat pizza buffet with dessert and drinks. The price isnt bad at all. They have rock climbing wall, mini golf (i have a feeling Michael will spend most of his time here), arcade, bumper cars, laser tag, racing cars, a little toddler area with games and some other things. But I really think the kids will have a blast!


My whole concern with my original idea was if it was going to be too hot (which last year it was!) Well apparently Texas doesnt like me because when i plan his bday outside it is so hot the cake melts and when I want to but end up not doing it they are calling for a very lovely weather day UGH!

BUT all and all it just matters to me that Michael has a nice time and a fantastic birthday.

I have not yet ordered his cake which I will do this weekend for sure! He wants a Pokemon cake! HA I looked at one place and they didnt have one Pokemon themed. I would think they would it seems to be popular with the kids.

I will keep you posted for sure on how his party was :)

But Oh my SEVEN!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Football Time Baby!


Saturday my little baby (well not baby anymore, but will always be MY baby) will be going to his first football practice of the season! woot woot!

As many know I have been asked by Michael to play football this year (tackle football that is).

The team they have placed him on is...drum roll please....The....REDSKINS!

Yes how funny is that! In the city of the Dallas Cowboys, Michael will be on the Skins! Not to mention that is our hometown football team!

haha!

He will be getting his football uniform on Saturday I am thinking...if not he will have it soon!

I went out and got him a practice jersey, cup (which I have a very cute and funny story about that), and cleats!

People have told me that football is a lot of money, but since I know how to shop I have not run into that issue!

I got his shoulder pads for $28 and they only were used 6 times, if that they are practically brand new!

Practice jersey was $18, Nike cleats $29...

He will be getting his helmet, playing pants, and playing jersey once it comes in, the coach had to order them, because the kids will have replica uniforms of the Washington Redskins.

I will have a lot of pics :)

I am sad I cant make it to his first practice, but with the help of family I asked Uncle John and he will be taking Michael for me :)

I asked him to take pictures LOL or course why wouldnt I? haha

I am so excited!

Goooo Skins! (michael's team lol)



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Our Baptisim!


I wanted to apologize for not being on here a lot these days, it has been crazy!

2 Sunday's ago Michael and I got baptized! It was wonderful! We shared this moment with family members who are here in Texas with us, members and guests of the church at our church's annual picnic and baptisim! What a fabulous way to celebrate this awesome occasion!

We do wish that our family and friends from Virginia were here to share this momentous event with us but they were in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Michael went first and I followed, When asked when Michael accepted the lord into his heart and accepted him as his savior he got really shy and said he found him while attending church Sunday school, which they ended up saying VBS. But that is okay, he went in and Pastor Jeff baptized him and he just popped right up (the water was COLD!)

After Michael went it was my turn and when asked when I accepted Christ, I told them the story of when Michael was born, I wish I could tell the WHOLE story but I didnt want to hold the others up. :)

When I realized the wonders of our Lord, was through Michael, I always knew there was "God and Jesus" but I never really KNEW what wonderful things were though them.

Michael was born 1 month to the day early, and was very sick, he was diagnosed with Neutropenia. For those who dont know what that is, it is basically is a hematological disorder caused by low white blood cells. Without this he could get sick very easy and if cut or scraped would have a hard time to heal. Him being 1 month early didnt help this at all, it made it even more dangerous for him!
He stayed in the NICU for a while, slowly his white blood cells increased but not enough.
Finally get got it up just enough to be released from the NICU, we still had to take him to the doctors once a week, to have his blood checked, then every 2 weeks after that. They ended up doing a spinal on this little tiny baby of mine, the needle was longer then his whole body! I couldnt stand it and had to stand out in the hallway while his father stayed in with him to assist the doctors in holding him down.

We had talked with the doctor shortly after that and Michael had to get shots administer once a week, twice a week and then worked up to once a month.
They told us that this would most likely be something he would need to do his whole life. It was very upsetting to me!

Everyone prayed that our baby would pull though and that God would help him. After taking him monthly to get his shots and have his blood checked for his white blood cell counts, one day the doctor goes back to check them and we wait patiently for him to come back not knowing if they had stayed the same, gone down, or gone up. He comes in puzzled look on his face. My heart dropped just waiting for bad news!

But what was said wasnt bad news at all! What he told us was he didnt know HOW but his cell count was normal! and most likely wouldnt need to come back!

Our Michael is strong, healthy young boy and he is 7 years old as of August 21st this year!

I am so thankful that our Lord is here and he does answer prayers and you just have to believe and accept him into your life. He is great! and his greatness surrounds us every day!

I am proud of Michael he memorizes bible verses and loves church! He doesnt love getting up in the mornings but once we get there he loves it and to see him enjoy church and worshiping together is awesome! He is eager to learn and pray and just love God!

So to my son I am very proud of you :) and I thank God each and every day that you are here and are such a joy in my life!



Thursday, July 9, 2009

Baptisim

For a while I have been searching and wanting to find a church and start taking Michael. We were going back in Virginia and I dont know I just never got to one here in Texas. I decided 2 weeks ago I was going, got the kid up and we went to church. I was in the process back home in becoming a member of First Baptist church of Alexandria, and we moved so I didnt get to finish doing that.
Michael loved the children's center and I have enquired about becoming members and getting Michael baptized. Last night he started a class he needs to take to learn about what it means to become a christian and what being baptized means. If they think he is ready and knows the meaning they will baptize him. He went to the first class and loved it! They gave him a bible for his age, and a workbook that he has to work on. His father took him for me since I wasnt able to go because of work schedules.
But I was told that the kids all had to pick out a word from a bag and tell what it means, Michael's word was "sin". From what I was told, all the parents and leaders were very impressed with Michael's answer to it, and even at the end of class went up to Mike and voiced to him how impressed they were and that it was the best answer to that question they ever heard.
What was his answer you ask? He said, "sin is anything that you think, say, or do that breaks God's hear or makes him sad"

I am so excited for him to be liking church so much and want to be reading the Bible and doing his workbooks and devotionals, he told me last night he wanted to be baptized last night, we are setting the date for August 2nd, we can pick the date we want to do the baptizing but the church is having an annual cookout and baptisim and I think we will just do it then.

God is awesome and makes me smile! I am glad I found a church home and so did Michael!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Giveaway: I Wanna’ Make A Splash!




It’s summertime in Texas, which means I’m one HOT mama (literally!) and I could use a great way to cool off … without breaking the bank. My fingers are crossed (oh, the toes, too) that I can snag the North Texas Kids Splashfest fun pack for the whole family.

This awesome giveaway includes four passes to Splashfest, a water-filled family expo at Hawaiian Falls in The Colony, and a rockin’ cabana! Best part(s), well in addition to the total greatness that is free stuff? Radio Disney, 20 family-friendly vendors and Sci-Tech Discovery Center (hello, poolside science for the kiddos? Sweet!) will all be there.Event Details:
North Texas Kids Splashfest
benefiting Sci-Tech Discovery Center?Hawaiian Falls in The Colony
Saturday, July 18
11 am-4 pm
discounted admission tickets available at www.northtexaskids.com

While I’d love to win the golden ticket, I’m a sucker for dishing details—especially when other mamas can benefit. So, here goes. If you, too, would like a chance to soak in the sun, fun and latest in parenting support courtesy of North Texas Kids magazine, simply copy this entry (including headline and the above link to the pub) and repost it on your own mama blog, then shoot the magazine an e-mail at HYPERLINK "mailto:info@northtexaskids.com" info@northtexaskids.com to let them know you’re participating (be sure to include a link to your post).

Next Thursday, a winner will be drawn from the “inbox” and notified via e-mail … it’s that easy!

Good luck ladies, may the “hottest” mama win. ;)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

We Found a Church!

Finally! We have found a church! Michael and I attended First Baptist of Mckinney this past sunday, I liked the service very much and Michael liked the children's ministry too! PLUS! We cant wait until next Sunday to go to service :) After speaking with some members of the church, we have decided to become members! August 2nd the church is having a picnic Batisim service and I am under going planning on attending to get Michael and myself baptised.
Michael will have to go to a New U class this coming Wendnesday to learn about baptisim and accecpting Lord into his life as his savior to decide if he is ready to be baptised.
I cant wait!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Michael's Birthday Plans....

Michael's Birthday is right around the corner and Im scrambling around trying to make this a good one for him! He will be seven years old! I am really big on birthday parties, it may be that I didnt have any growing up, and it is something I may or may not have missed out on when I was younger, who knows, but if it is something I missed out on, I do not want Michael to miss out on the celebration of his birth and him coming into this world and changing my life for the better. This year I think I am going to do another pool party theme. This time it will be at our apartment complex, which will be of no cost to us which is a plus! I did find this very awesome place called G2U.com and it basically is a truck, or trailer type thing that comes to you and they open it up and the kids can go inside and play video games, inside they have hooked up PS3 systems, or Xbox I am not sure which, and outside opens up and they can play Wii outside too, so it has the ability to serve many kids at one time. The rental of this will be the same amount it would be to hold it at some indoor kids party place so I am cool with that and the price. I have had some questions on how the kids can do both, swim and play games, easy! The games will be there only for 1 hour in time, and the kids can either play or swim, and the ones who want to swim first will simply have to wait until they are dry to go inside and play or can play on the Wii's on the outside. Or if some kids who are not into video games want they can swim instead.
I am planning on buying wrist bands to help the G2U staff identify who is with the party and who is not, because I do not want to pay for wandering kids to play the games I rented for Michael's party.
Food options were going to be either Pizza or cookout foods, and I am leaning more towards the cookout foods!
The pool has a part where they are tables and a grill that we can use to cook the food on.
I am going to be serving hotdogs and hamburgers which I will pick up at Sam's club. Also with the help of Michael's grandmother some YUMMY Mac and Cheese that she makes! I will also have chips and drinks to go along with the burgers and hotdogs.
I think this will be an awesome party and I hope that all my planning will work out in the end and everyone will have a wonderful time!
I have already (yes, I already sent out) the evites so that everyone can save the date because with it being summer and a few days from the start of a new school year, I want people to plan ahead to come so that Michael has a great 7th birthday!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

our First 5k :)



Yes, Michael and I ran (I mean walked, and sorta ran some) our first 5k ever! well mine, I am sure Michael has done it before back home with my sister Jackie or something. It was fun and I am trying to plan for my next one for sure! Michael had made it which is what I was afraid of him whining and wanting to stop a lot.
We were joined by friends, Brandi, and her son D, and Jamie and her little girl Julia :)


The kids got to rub elbows with CHUCK E CHEESE!


Then got to clown around with some clowns :)
I am so proud of everyone for making it and not stopping, the kids did have rests, mainly to wait for us to catch up LOL
After the race, we went with our friend Brandi and her lil man D to have some Ihop! We had a nice little breakfeast (actually mine was big but worth it!)

Soon after we ate, the boys decided that they wanted to head to the park. So we did, until the ice cream man came, so we then headed to Braum's so the moms could enjoy a LOW calories ice cream :)
While eating cream the talk of swimming came up, and yes we went swimming, it was the perfect excuse to buy a new swim suit for me :) hahaha
Swimming our other friends Beth, her husband and their kids, met us there :)
Brandie, Michael, D and I ended up needing to leave because in the words of Michael, "Mommy I am cold and hungry and I feel like I am poor" So off we went to have some dinner at Souper Salad, which I have never been there before and I liked it! I got the most awesome salad, some pizza, and some mac n cheese, I attempted to do a baked potatoe, but I didnt like the taste of it.


I was BEAT by the time I got home, and crashed very soon after getting Michael from his cousin's house. Legs hurt LOL but not bad as I thought they would.



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Look at our New Picture! I love it!

I just have to share this! While out at the Taste of Addison they had a booth doing old timey pics! I never have had this done before and wanted to try it! It was only $20! Check it out! I love it and Michael looks priceless in it!

Mother's Day :)

Hoping all the mommas out there had a nice one, I did and didnt! Of course I was doing house work alll day with no help what so ever! I cooked dinner, washed clothes, mopped, vacumed the carpets and some more stuff...I was exhausted! But dinner was GREAT! I got a phone! Not sure if it was planned to be given to me on Mother's day or it just happened that way, but I love my new phone! It is purple! (sorry the pic is a little blurry!)
I got wonderful things from Michael that he made! And a painted pot with a flower growAdd Imageing in it! It is currently sitting on my desk and I love it!





My cooked dinner was fantastic! I am glad I opted to make my own dinner at home, vs going out and spending (wasting) money.
I sent my wonderful mommy a basket of flowers and perfume which she should be getting shortly!
I couldnt send it when I wanted to because the perfume place had to order more since it is no longer being made, it is discontinued, but I dont think that my mom will mind it is late since she IS getting it and should be there soon!
We had Mike's mom stop by and pick up her gift and she shared the wonderful dinner I made :)
She said it was good.
I got to bed early! which was great! I loved it!

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