Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Family fun day!

We were so excited about another family fun day that our church put on. The kids have fun in the bouncers & Beau & I love playing volleyball. Our team got 2nd place again this year. 
 Our volleyball team had me, Beau, Shannon, Jeff I., Kyle, & Jim Andrews.

 My worn out baby boy!!
Good times! Thanks to my friend Cora & The Lee's for helping watch Pax while I played ;)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Beau's 33rd birthday!

I am so thankful for the life of Beau Ames! 
 Beau & uncle Danny ran to get us something to eat & we had these Darth Vader masks on. He loved it!
 Darth Vader Paxton!
 Happy birthday to the best husband & daddy!!

 Piper had all her home made things for him!! 


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Go Raiders!!!

What an exciting day for the Ames' family as well as the Wilson family.
For two days Beau  & I had been keeping up with the draft to see where Tyler was going to go. I don't think anyone would have expected him to go so late. Friday night my uncle Danny, aunt Jane, & mom came up for Beau's birthday. They took us out to eat. I told them about Tyler & I kept checking to see if he was drafted...Nope.. We couldn't believe it. 
Saturday we went to Walmart. Beau didn't want to go. He & my uncle Danny were headed to the tools & automotive. Beau was looking at the sporting good section when Tyler Wilson walked up the isle with 2 people with him. Beau tried to contain himself. Beau loves him & has been rooting for him for a long time. We loved watching him in highschool & although I'm not a razorback fan I always rooted for him. Beau said Tyler looked a little down. He started talking to him & asked him if he had been drafted. He said no & that he was getting some golf balls to go hit. Beau called me so I could take a picture. I walked around the corner & Tyler introduced himself & shook my hand. He was very nice. I got my phone to take a picture & his phone started ringing. I kinda hesitated then hurried to take the picture. Tyler reached in his pocket to grab his phone (as seen in this picture) & waited a second for me to snap the picture. He then showed us his phone. It had Oakland, California on it. It took me a second to realize what was going on. Then I just couldn't believe it. Tyler was being drafted! Beau got the first high five. He high fived us & the guys that were with him. My uncle Danny came around the corner & heard the conversation. You could tell how Tyler's mood just changed & he was so excited! It was SO neat!
It was also in the newspaper. It read "someone in Greenwood has a cellphone picture of Tyler reaching in his pocket receiving his phone call to be drafted."
{Of all places to be when being drafted....Walmart}
A moment we will NEVER forget!!!
All of this on my husband's birthday!!!!!
Go Raiders!!!!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Even though she's tough, stubborn, & athletic....

...she's still a princess...
The other day Piper wanted to fix my hair like Fancy Nancy fixes her mom's hair. It was so cute!
 She was designing clothes & she was a movie star. Then she had her Fancy Nancy set up. 
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:29-31

Friday, April 26, 2013


Another year of T-ball has started for Piper! She was excited to play. I can already tell how she has improved. 
 Paxton was ready to cheer his sissy on!

 Way to go Piper!!
 Paxton loves all the attention. Him and sweet London!
One night we had the option of forfeiting because it was cold. No we don't want to forfeit!!! I don't think anyone realized how cold it really was. It was COLD!!!  My poor Piper came to me crying half way through the game because she was freezing! It was awful!  Every inning I would try & warm her hands up & I convinced her to tough it out by promising her some hot chocolate. She got knocked off first base her last bat & it hurt her. She started crying. Beau was standing right beside her. He loved on her then put her back on the base. She was so tough. I'm tellin ya, I would have had a hard time playing like that. Proud of all the girls!!

 Paxton actually stayed warm that evening. Ms. London held him & let him chew on her hoodie string. He was happy happy happy!!
My little batter! Her hitting has improved! This was her 3rd game. She played so great this night. She got someone out, she stopped several balls. She had some hard ones hit to her too & still stopped them. She made it home 4 times. She said this was the funnest game she's ever played. It was so fun watching how she has improved & you could tell she had fun!!
For a while Piper would want to hang on to her helmet & it would slow her down. We told her not to worry about it so it comes off about everytime.
 I love my little Pink Panther! Go #11!!!!!!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Kings & Queens concert

Beau & I had been wanting to go to this concert. Manic Drive, Seventh Day Slumber, Group 1 Crew, & Audio Adrenaline. It's hard when we don't have family here to babysit & it's sometimes really hard to pay a babysitter plus go out on a date. We were on our way to play put put & decided to make a pit stop to see Group 1 Crew & Seventh Day Slumber at Lifeway. Beau really wanted to go to the concert after this & we decided it would be for his birthday. So we called our handy dandy babysitter to make sure she would be available. She was! We love her!
Blanca's hair is absolutely beautiful! Piper even said "mom her hair was beautiful!" Paxton thought so to b/c as you can see he is pulling her hair in this picture. We were all laughing. They talked to the kids & were so sweet! She told us that she is pregnant with her first little boy. Her husband plays the drums for them. Manwell's hair is awesome too he just had it put back here.
 The guys from Seventh Day Slumber were so nice too. They all told Piper how cute her name was & the lead singer (2nd from the left) made a comment on how Paxton was going to be a little football player. :)
I think Paxton was thinking in this picture that none of them have hair pretty enough to pull like Blanca's.
 I love when miss Jessica is babysitting & I see pictures of the kids! She is a great babysitter & Piper gets SO excited when she is coming!

 Beau & I were very impressed with Manic Drive! We LOVED them & we didn't realize how good they were. We also didn't realize how young they were. Or that they were brothers from Canada. I wish I had a better picture because Beau & I thought the one that plays the guitar looked just like a younger Robert Downey Jr.
They were our 2nd favorite!
 Seventh Day Slumber was our least favorite but we still LOVED them!

 One of the best parts of the night was when they got done the bass player came on & wanted to sing a song to his girlfriend for her birthday. He said he had never sang to her. He started singing & I told Beau "Oh my goodness, he's going to propose!! He said "no way!" They drug her on stage & sure enough when the song was over he pulled out a box & proposed. She said yes! It was SO sweet! His voice is beautiful by the way!!
Our first favorite was Group 1 Crew! They were as awesome as their hair & Blanca was rocking that baby bump!

 Beau LOVES Kevin Max! He played for DC Talk back in the day. He was excited because it was his first time to see him. 
We love Audio Adrenaline but they were our 3rd favorite! Kevin even played some old school DC talk!

 We loved running into friends there!

 I was excited Manwell replied to my tweet!!
What an awesome night!!!!!!!