Every good and perfect gift comes from above. James 1:17

Monday, October 27, 2008

Delta State Fall Festival

Tonight we went to Sherrod's second Fall Festival at Delta State. The sororities set up little games for the kids to play but of course Sherrod wasn't interested. All of the girls had on their Halloween costumes and everything was so cute. Sherrod just wandered around for a few minutes then got sleepy so he and his daddy went on home so I could stay and help clean up. This year Sherrod is Daniel Boone for Halloween. We got lucky and got a couple of pictures with his coonskin hat on before he yanked it off. Hopefully I will be able to get better pictures Friday when we go Trick-or-Treating!

This is Shanta, one of Sherrod's teachers. He followed her around too. She's so sweet and he adores her!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sandbox, Chocolate-Covered Pretzels & A Hayride with Friends

This past weekend we all went down to the farm with a weekend full of family, friends and fun. Sherrod, Drake and Landry played in the sandbox all day on Saturday and also on Sunday when all of our guests arrived for a hayride put on by my parents. Some of the kids wore their Halloween costumes.

It took 2 baths to get all the sand off of him...not to mention he was using the shovel as a spoon and eating the sand! I never could get a picture of him doing it, but he was actually chewing on it. Yuck!

Sherrod's aunt Lauren ("La La") was making chocolate and white-chocolate covered pretzels for Landry's class on Monday. Drake and Landry were helping, so of course Sherrod had to put his 2 cents in.

Did I mention we had to have a bath after this too??? You would think we would actually do something that didn't involve dirt or a mess!

My parents invited a bunch of people out to the farm for the hayride on Sunday afternoon. My dad ("Poppa") drove the tractor pulling two trailors full of hay. After about a 30 minute ride it was time to eat! The kids played and ate hotdogs, chips and lots of sweets!

As you can tell by the pictures, Sherrod was only interested in riding on the tractor with Poppa. He was exhausted after all of the festivities. He slept the whole way home!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Toddler Room School Pictures

I'm not real sure what he's doing in some of these, but please take a vote on which picture you think I should order!

School Boy

I left to go out of town for a couple days this week, and of course Sherrod had his school pictures. I took him a few days ago to get a haircut so he wouldn't have crazy hair in the pictures. Russell was in charge of getting him dressed cute, sending a change of clothes for after the pictures, making sure his hair was brushed, and all of those other things that moms have to do! He sent the change of clothes in Sherrod's little camouflage backpack. Take a look and see how well daddy did!!!

He looks like a 5 year old little boy. I can't believe how big he's getting! I'll post the actual school pictures when I get them.

Sherrod's "Girlfriend"

Sherrod's first friend was Caroline Fioranelli. There is about a week and a half difference in their age. She lives down the street from us and he calls her "Ca-Kine." When we go for a stroll, he knows exactly which house is hers and starts saying her name over and over. It's the sweetest thing! She loves his stroller, so we picked one up for her one weekend while we were in Jackson. She was begging to get in the stroller and he was wanting out, so we just put her in the stroller with him...in his lap!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sherrod's First Trip to the Fair

After a fun-filled weekend full of deer hunting, it was time for the fair!!! Sunday afternoon the whole family went to the state fair. This was Sherrod's first visit to the fair. He did a lot of "people watching" which is what I like to do...besides eat!
Sherrod loved seeing the animals. We walked around all of the cows and he said "moo" probably a million times. We also fed some goats, which he called dogs. That was probably the highlight of the fair for him.
Sherrod's cousin, Drake, was running around like a wild child wanting to ride all of the rides multiple times. Drake's little sister, Landry, was a little bit sketchy about all of it so she did the rides that Sherrod did.
First, Sherrod and I went down the big yellow slide. I hiked all the way up the steps with all 26 pounds of him in one arm and the rug for the slide in the other. He rode down the slide in my lap, and Russell said his expression never changed. Lots of stairs...very little excitement!!!

After all of the excitement on the big yellow slide, Landry wanted me to take her on the "ponies." Sherrod, Landry and I rode the carousel together. Still, no change in expression for Sherrod. Landry, however, loved it!

Sherrod's blank face again...

Sherrod rode the last ride, the elephants, with his daddy. Drake and Landry wanted to ride too, so they hopped in one of the elephants and Russell and Sherrod got in another one. By this time, it was dark and Sherrod was exhausted! He didn't know whether to go to sleep while riding or cry. So, his head bobbed and every now and then when they came around you would catch him fussing. Poor little guy!

After the elephant ride, we came straight home. Sherrod got a quick, but much needed bath and then he went right to bed. We were all so sleepy!