Monday, February 21, 2011

Shopping for "Kicks"

Jackson is a typical 2 year old boy. He wears his shoes out and in a hurry! It was my turn to take Jackson shopping for shoes. Sounds easy, right? Well it's easy unless you create a shoe monster. Yup, that's my son.... he is a diva when it comes to his shoes. We went into Hibbett this afternoon and I asked the sales man to show us all of the little boy's shoes that he had available in a size 9. The salesman aka Sales Kid brought us 5 pairs of shoes. I took one of each shoe out of the box and asked Jackson to pick the one that he liked the most. He stood there with his hand on his hip tapping his foot for about 2 minutes.... however it seemed like an eternity! Woo Hoo! He picked a shoe that he liked and a bonus for me, it was on sale. That almost never happens! I hear this will only get worse as he gets older... Man is there an errand girl that will pick him up and take him shoe shopping?

Not bad for $19 huh?

Jackson saying, "Mom, take a picture of my new shoes"

My Son, the Shoe Diva!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Beautiful Day at the Park!

It seems like alot of my posts have been about the weather lately. Today was a beautiful sunny day in Arkanas. We met some friends at a local park to enjoy the sunshine. Abbi was a great babysitter as always. She took Jackson and his friend Acelyn to the stream at the park to throw rocks and look for crawdads. The kids had a great time... they played on the swings, slides, and jungle gym... Here are a few pictures from our day at the park.

Jackson being a Sweet Boy with Kovny Haney.

My Adorable Kiddos

Peek-A-Boo Abbi

Peek-A-Boo Jackson

Sledding on a Snow Day!

I know I have had it said it before but we got record amounts of snow in Arkansas and have 8 snow days on record. We were feeling like caged animals, so we headed to the nearest hill for an afternoon of sledding.
Abbi getting ready to hit the hills.....
There she goes.....

Jackson and I posing for the camera while Abbi sleds.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


This has been a crazy winter for us in Arkansas. We have had 8 snow days and it's only February. Last week we got about 8 inches of snow on top of 2 inches of ice causing 4 snow days. We had a fairly nice weekend allowing some of the ice and snow to melt but early this morning all "heck" broke loose. It started snowing in the wee hours of the morning and didn't stop until about 3 this afternoon. We got about 20 inches of snow, needless to say our town is pretty much shut down. There is light at the end of the tunnel... the groundhog says we will have an early spring and it's supposed to be close to 60 degrees this weekend. Here are some pictures of our crazy weather. Stay warm!

This is my house and a picture that I took looking out the front door.

Jackson walking in the only path that he could see over, the tire marks in the street.


Abbi fell at the neighbors house.

Brandon trying to dig us out.