Welcome to Wade's World where Jeremy and Amy are just the parents, Macy is the B-A-D dog, and our two boys, Jackson and Anderson are the real stars of the show!
We are Christian conservatives who love Jesus, our families, and each other. We live somewhere in the South where we love grits, say "y'all," and know that you never, ever wear white shoes before Easter or after Labor Day no matter what Stacy London and Clinton Kelly say.
Stay tuned for what inevitably lies ahead as Amy blogs about life in Wade's World.
We had such a great weekend! Jeremy's parents came in from Hattiesburg, MS to watch Jackson's baseball game on Friday night, and Jackson ended up making his 6th home run of the season! His team lost the game, but we were so proud of our ball player! Saturday morning Gigi and I got up with the boys and went to pick strawberries, and they were so good! We finished almost 2 full buckets this weekend. Strawberries from Wal-Mart can't compare to strawberries picked right off the bush! Saturday afternoon we headed to go watch the Montgomery Biscuits and see Jackson be the Alfa Honorary Bat Kid of the game. This is his 3rd time, and he always has such a good time. He gets to play catch on the field before the game and throw out the first pitch. He did great and we had a wonderful time at the game. It was so nice getting to spend some quality time with Papa and Gigi, and the boys were in heaven!
Sunday after church the boys and I headed to Kellyn and Jason's lake house and spent the afternoon swimming, boating and tubing. It was the perfect end to a wonderful weekend, and Anderson was so worn out from all the fun that he fell asleep on the ride home with a 1/2 eaten chocolate doughnut in his hands. I call that a success!
Jackson had team pictures and a baseball game last night, and was upset that Jeremy would be out of town and unable to see him play. Before the game he said, "Mom, how about you video me when I'm at bat so Daddy can still get to see me play." I told him that I would be happy to do that, and proceeded to camp out right behind home plate at Jackson's first time at bat.
Imagine my absolute delight when I caught Jackson scoring a home run on video! He hit a line drive to right field and rounded first base easily. He slid into second base and when the other team made an error, he took off running again. I thought for sure that he was going to be tagged out at home, but the catcher fumbled the ball and Jackson made it home. So exciting! Enjoy the video!
So I officially survived my 2nd tax season working at an accounting firm. For a little while yesterday it was questionable if I would actually make it. I was still filing extensions at 4:30, but at 4:55, I called it a day and went to our company's tax party where we enjoyed a few cold drinks (I had a few cold cokes), appetizers, and a beautiful view of the Alabama River.
I plan on being more active with my blogging now that I don't feel like I'm going to die from exhaustion the moment I walk in the door.
Jackson had his first game for this baseball season on this past Tuesday night. He is number 13 for the Phillies, and he did so good! He is alternating between first base and pitching this season, and I'm excited to see what he learns.
During the first game Jackson scored a run at his first at bat, was tagged out making a mad dash for home on his second at bat, and caused me to grow 3 new gray hairs at his third at bat.
The game is tied 11-11. Our team is last at bat, and the bases are loaded with 2 outs. Jackson comes up to bat and gets a strike on his first swing. Second swing he hits a foul ball, so now he has 2 strikes against him. His third and final swing he hits a line drive to first base where the first baseman tipped the ball off his glove and it ended up dropping to the ground as Jackson was running to first. In the mean time, the kid on third made it home, and scored the winning run making the final score of the game 12-11.
Whew....this Mama's heart was pounding so hard, but I was so proud of how he played. We have a super special kiddo, and I'm so grateful to call him mine!
A week of new stuff.
So it seems as though we are almost ready for spring at our house. The boys have new matching Easter shirts and shoes.
I have a new Easter dress.
And a new swimsuit. (We can all agree to pretend that I actually look like this IN the swimsuit, right?)
And I got a GoPro Hero 4 camera! We have been playing around taking videos, and once I figure out exactly what I'm doing I'll share some of our footage. One things for sure....that is one fun piece of equipment!
So we've been super busy around here lately, and I'm once again remiss on posting any pictures. So today I'm doing a plethora of pictures (mostly for the grandmothers). These are pictures from Jackson's last basketball game, Jackson's first school dance, our town's Mardi Gras parade, Jackson and Anderson's first trip to a monster truck show, Jackson's school field trip to Tokyo Japanese restaurant, our trip to the gymnastics meet in Auburn, and Jackson's RA Pinewood Derby race this past Sunday. Enjoy the pics!