Friday, May 20, 2011

Honoring a Sweet Lady

My Granny Baker turned 85 years young Monday, May 16th. On Wednesday, May 18th, she left this Earth to be with the Lord. She was and will always be one of the most influential people in my life. She could give the best advice without you even realizing you were getting advice. She has 9 grand-children and 17 great-grandchildren who adore her.

Granny and her brother, Herbert

Thelma Baker


Granny with her 4 living children 1999
Marty, Judy, Wayne and Marshall

Four Generations 2005


Easter 2008

Deer Camp 2008

Christmas 2008


Baker Family Reunion 2009

Easter 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We love you Granny Baker and you will be missed!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Easter and Other Fun Activities

Harrison turned 11! I probably say this every year, but I can't believe it. Amos took Harrison and few boys to see a movie. Then they came back to the house for pizza and ice cream cake, where a few more friends joined us.

This is Nashes latest bumps and bruises. The goose egg on his head was from a trampoline incident. Nashes head ran into Harrison's elbow. OUCH! The one on his elbow, we have no clue. Nash says, "I ran into a wall.", that is answer whenever he can't remember what happened. Good thing he is tough.

EASTER! We had planned for the whole family (grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, everybody) to have Easter at my mom and dad's cabin on the mountain in Smyrna. The weather had a different plan, so we hid eggs in the house a few times. It was the first time EVER my whole family had not been together on Easter. I was a little sad, but the kids had fun anyway.

Dyeing eggs!
Nash was taking a nap, which was probably a good thing.

We made Easter goodies for our friends and neighbors.

We made these to take to the family Easter. These smore's pops was an idea from my good friend Ang, ours did not turn out looking as good as hers. We ran out of chocolate, so we only covered half the pop in chocolate. They were still yummy.

Hunting Eggs!
He had to wear his rain coat inside, because it is raining outside. Of course, that makes perfect sense.

See the rain out the window, it was pouring!

Heading to Church!

They were waiting for the older kids and being so sweet.

April brought a lot of storms to a lot of people. Thankfully, Russellville did not get hit with them like the surrounding cities and states. We did have a few scary afternoons and nights. Amos was out of town for some of those, so the kids I hid out in the half-bath on a couple of occasions. I have decided we should have taken into account the size of our family and based the size of the half-bath on that. There are 4 quilts, 4 pillows, 4 kids, Uno cards, food, drinks and me (some of the time) in this bathroom.

Dylan graduated from Preschool! She loved MDO (Mother's Day Out) at First Baptist Church in Russellville. She asks me everyday, "Is today a school day?" She already misses it, but is very excited to go to Layla's school (Sequoyah) this fall. I am not sure I am ready:(