Save A Child's Life

Thursday, December 29, 2011


What a whirlwind! Every year Bama and I promise each other to slow things down and yet that never seems to happen. The girls got way too many toys. Next year the plan is to get a few small items and then a couple of large fun but non-toy items. We'll see how it goes. Pictured here is one of the most disgusting hits that made it's way to our home. Doggie Doo, yep that's the one. We have played it a few thousand times now. It gets cruder every time but the kiddies, they loves it. Only our children, I swear! Play-Doh was another unruly hit a the ponderosa. We are trying to save it for a nice sunny day, for outside play where it can't be careened into the carpet. So as usual everyone got everything their hearts desired, well that was manageable and we are looking forward to 2012 and what will unfold. We hope that all of you had a Merry Christmas or Happy whatever you would like to celebrate!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gee....It's here!

Christmas already? This set of Fields were extremely unprepared. We had no Christmas cards this year, which = frustrated mom! I have run out of time. Finished our last bit of shopping today, so not like me! This year has been overwhelming. My organization button has been broken all year. Hopefully 2012 will be better?

A few weeks ago we had breakfast with Santa, well we had breakfast. Then Santa came through for a hot minute. I did manage a few pictures aside from the mass chaos of spilled juice and milk. That is right, two spills in 30 mins. I was frazzled! The kids had fun and their pancakes were scrumptious.

We have already had the Fields Christmas gathering. Good food, great company and a round of bad gifts via Mom and Daddy Do. So the deal is that we bring a gift for each of our own children to open. Which I think is a great idea cause we can choose something they would like and it's just plain simple! I LOVE simple.....this year K wanted horses with wings to open specifically at Maw Maw Fields Cmas. See K is SUPER specific which makes things simple, well not so much all of the time because she goes into deep affliction if things aren't just right. Okay, Horses with wings, my little pony should, NO! Specific horses with butterfly wings.This little gem below. Extremely hard to get unless you order two weeks in advance, which I did not. Needless to say Mammie saved the day and scored us a few "wind dancers" the day before. Now as you can see by the pic they are fairly cute, just not durable. Before we knew it, wings had been plucked from the poor horses back and we had a sad little girl flung into rage! Daddy Do and I are still hearing about it.

A hadn't mentioned anything that she might want that would be good to open there. So I thought it would be fun to get her a friendship bracelet maker. She like crafty stuff, like me. Here we are walking around chest poked out for the awesome gifts that our children where about to receive and little did we know fail #2 was lurking. The bracelet maker was a bust. It was impossible for a room full of adults to figure out, much less an easily distracted 5 yr. old. OUCH is all I can say. Hopefully there will be better gift luck from here on out!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Addison and I went on our very first K5 field trip. The initial stop on the ride was a fire station. They let us look at all the cool equipment and their living quarters. We learned that even though firemen get all dressed up and may look like scary aliens, that they are really not so scary and are there to help us. Our next stop was the Children's theater in New York City (aka downtown Birmingham). Addison tells us that is where we are every time we go into town that far.

The girls and I also decorated for Fall. It is my second favorite season. Only because (winter)CHRISTmas takes the lead.

By that time Halloween had gotten here and the girls dressed up as Lady Superhero's. Perilling from home to home in search for evil candy to incarcerate and devour.

Well that was most of the month!