Sunday, September 28, 2008

Picture Post

OK - short and sweet. Mainly pictures. I have G-O-T to clean my house before tomorrow comes around. It will be Monday and week of month end. So I have got to clean and cook my meals for the week.
These are pictures from the River.You must hold your arms up to pass under a bridge, per LaneBug. He quickly taught this to his friend Tanner who was riding with us.

Swapping potato chips.....(cringe).
Uncle Mark and Ty - Ty is about to wake board. He is very good for a kid his age!We had a lot of good friends come in from Florida who we met at the Moomba Jams we attended this Summer. Here are some snapshots of them.And some funny faces from a certain silly boy!
And last, cool pictures of Josh - he can wake board very good!

And a picture of a super sweet birthday girl!Well, off to take some casseroles out of the oven and fold some clothes!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Weekend Blogger

So I suppose it is evident that I only post on the weekends, huh? I didn't plan it that way but it seems that is when I actually have time.

What's new? A lot of the same with some new sprinkled in there. Work is crazy due to month end rolling around A-G-A-I-N!, 30ish days never move so quickly as in the business sense. Check out these wild turkeys that hang out up at work most mornings now that it has cooled off. They better be careful....they obviously didn't get the memo - we have some country folk (AKA rednecks) working there. I can say this without prejudice whereas I am in that category. Most days....I walk around the office barefooted.

Can I say that it is has been so crazy and absolutely wonderful watching LaneBug break out and form his own little personality this summer? Monty and I were talking the other night and this is one of the subjects we lingered on. Lane has really changed a lot these past few months.

He has sprouted up a bit and certainly showed tons of maturity through the whole tooth debacle. Which by the way, they are still very loose. He has a "concussion" in his tooth sockets. And from what I gathered, the teeth can not tighten back up until the blood recedes back out of the sockets. Nice....Doc always comments on what a good job Bug did in whacking them in the first place. So yes, through all that bad, uncomfortable and clinically "yucky" ordeal, we witnessed a very mature side of Lane that would stand still and listen carefully to specific instructions and follow through. And the down side of that realization is that we are certain he willfully disobeys far too much. (sigh) But back to his, that is so cool.

He physically looks so much like Monty and mostly acts like me. But as Shirley pointed out, he does get shy at times and that is definitely a characteristic of Monty and not me. Can you say "sassy"?? Man on man.....just like myself, he feels the urge to always get the last word in.

And a fairly new but oh so wonderful thing Lane does now - cuddle. That's right. CUDDLE. I love it. He has never, ever been a cuddly child. And compared to a "real" cuddly child he probably isn't still. But he has started just walking up to me and jumping up in my lap and hug on me for a minute or so. I absolutely love these moments. He did this last night at the football game. Of course, he was incredibly tired and was just resting but it was so nice for me to just hold him so close.

Sports. Lane is still into all the different sports - golf, basketbal, baseball, soccer and his favorite is football. Here are some pictures of us at the soccer fields earlier this week. Our neighbor and one of Lane's best friends, Bryson is playing this year.

As soon as the game concluded, Lane had to run out there and kick his ball around a bit. I can't wait until next year! It is not that I personally love soccer (it didn't get popular until after I graduated high school) but I personally love for Lane to be really, really tired. :)

And here are two snapshots of us with Lane. We were eating at "Louie's House" before the football game.

Well, I have got to run. We are meeting Monty and friends at the River later today. This will be our last time skiing until Spring 2009. Gosh, it seems so weird to know this is it. We will take the boat back out for boat rides again but no more water sports. (sniff..sniff) And Lane will be back in town later today for a friend's birthday party. Not just any friend of his girlfriends. Yep....Urs, be sure to tell Chris that Lane has officialy put Ms. Harper on his girlfriend list. She has good company with Elyse, Emma Kate and Sara! My name used to be on the list.....not anymore.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Catching Up, again....

OK - I am pathetic at blogging consistently. Ugh. It is just crazy most weeks to say the least. So here are a lot of random pictures and thoughts.THIS is the girl (note the tiara....) that slapped my baby boy FOR NO REASON at the GA Aquarium last week. Oh man.....Mommy claws came out long and sharp. But I did resist the urge to push her down and slap her Daddy who witnessed the scene too and did NOTHING. What's the old saying - "Never say never" - I won't say my child would never do something like this but I would never smile down at him and walk away without a care after I witnessed it happening. Jeez....I am getting all fired up again thinking about it.
Moving along, LaneBug still "skis behind the mow-mow". Priceless...
And my co-worker, Shannon, has a GREAT sense of humor and found 2 big rubber duckies to float in our waterfall outside of work. They are a hoot and I am so glad she put them out there. LaneBug also appreciates the gesture but for different reasons. He always loved the waterfall - never passed up the chance to put his feet in and play. But now he has the ducks to play with also. We stopped by the office yesterday to grab some things I needed and I had my camera with me. Funny!
And lastly, the locusts skins are all over - LaneBug pulled his wheelbarrow around and snagged all he could find. Here is his loot.

Boys....aren't they the coolest??? I think so!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cutest Picture!

Hey - I know - remarkable of me to post twice in a 12 hour period!
But I took this picture over the weekend and downloaded it late last night. I knew it was a cute picture but didn't know how much so!

This is Bug waiting for his Daddy to finish some chores. He was wanting to play football. Yes, I realize that is a too big baseball helmet he has on.....but Bug says it is a football "hemet" when it is turned around backwards. And believe me....he knows EVERYTHING these days so it must be true! LOL

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pictures from trip

hey ya'll!

Whew - it is good to be home. I think knowing this is our last trip out of town for a while is good too. Don't get me wrong. I love to travel especially with Bug. It is amazing to watch him see and experience new things and places. Atlanta proved to be a great trip. We went to the Braves game and Bug loved it. He played in the Cartoon Network area before the game. I think I could safely say that was his personal favorite!

Lane L-O-V-E-D the baseball area. He also enjoyed dancing on the stage and watching himself on the TV screens above it.

Errr....I VERY dedicated fan (see man dressed in Indian clothes with feathers on his head).One of my new favorite pictures of me and Bug!
The next day we visited Ga Aquarium. It was really, really neat.

The whale slide was hit for boys of ALL ages..... ;)Lane did not feel the love for the stuffed shark though....he just doesn't like the stuffed animal people yet.This is a good picture of the shark swimming over us in the tunnel. Did Lane like it??? Don't know....he never saw it....he was busting a move on the escalator instead.....(see pic below)


More pictures tomorrow. The Johnson family is TIRED still from the trip. We are all going to bed early tonight!! YIPEEE!!!!