Monday, July 26, 2010

She's in heaven....

On Sunday before she died on Thursday, baby Kate laid there with her in the hospital bed for an hour! And Memaw gave her a special "faith, hope, love" necklace.

We lost a special part of our family this weekend (July 23, 2010) and we celebrated her life today....Memaw (Mr. Bobby's mother) was a fine christian women (and proud Presbyterian at that), a loving mother and grandmother, a professional cake baker, she loved to listen to her christian music and read the bible. She opinionated and stubborn, quiet, but strong. I was blessed to know her for the last 16 years and have enjoyed hearing stories about her in the years prior to that. She was sooo proud of our new baby girl, her namesake, and wanted to see her every chance she could. I am so glad she was able to meet her. Her best friend told me at the funeral, "Little Kate has a lot to live up to!" Lane and Bo had their first real "funeral experience" with Memaw's death and they handled everything so well. Lots of questions and lots of growth in knowledge of their Savior. After I prayed with them the night she died, Lane said, "She just heard everything you said because she is up there with God!" and tonight when Bo prayed he ended it with "I love you Memaw." They certainly believe she is sitting in heaven with Jesus right now.

Friday, July 23, 2010

XX or XY?

Okay, well for some reason the picture is upside down, but anyway....Lane and Bo have played A LOT together this summer....
If you were given these little power ranger figures, what would you do with them?? Would you bang them together with the "bad guys" so hard that paint chips off and sail them through the air as they attack, and talk to them about their missions to defeat t he "bad guys".......or would you nicely organize them into their families (the mom, dad, son and daughter) and tell the dad to go to the store to get some medicine for the sick little girl who's "throwing up"? These poor power rangers are confused in the Dawson house......Have a great Friday!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My "baby boy' is 5...

Yes, that's what I call him often.."baby boy"...he doesn't even tell me he doesn't like it....because I always tell him to "never leave me" and "always be my baby boy"...he tells me he will. remind me to tell his girlfriend/wife that in about 20 years!! We celebrated with a great party with friends, Jonah and Benjamin, at the Ripley waterpark and with a little family party on this birthday, July 16th. Both were complete with "Ben 10 cakes" designed by Bo...he spent about an hour on the internet looking at Ben 10 cakes...he loves birthday cakes- always the highlight of the party (along with goody bags) for him!

He spent hours designing this little cake... that is his favorite part of birthday parties (&the goody bags)!

Jonah, Bo, and Benjamin....birthdays within a couple of weeks of each other!

Bo and his sisters!

Lots of friends for these 3 boys!

Goggle man!

Bo, What can I will always be my special boy...I really think you look and act like me...not exactly the 'rule follower' your daddy and sister are...a little more daring and adventurous. FULL of energy, a collector (like your friend Jonah, I think that's why you guys like each other so much), you always have a toy in your hand and are always seeking out the next one you need to get from walmart. (I do make you earn them!!) you make me laugh and cry all at the same time! you love mcdonald's happy meals for the toy...cheeseburger with apples (mom's choice) and a sprite. You can take your bath by yourself now(with some supervision of course). you love to do "art projects" and you have just gotten into baseball recently. You love your "cool clothes" (athletic shorts and sleeveless shirts). You are a great swimmer. You also whine a lot and like to "wrestle fight" (which keeps you in trouble). you say you want to be a "wrassle fighter when you grow up"....You will spend the night with your grandparents (or anyone else for that matter..) at the mention of it...never fearful of being away from me (you did not get that from me!) But you do like to come home to your momma and I love it when you kiss's the only time you are actually gentle and kiss me so sweet. You love your sisters so much...although you fight with Lane, you can't stand for her to get in trouble or anyone to be mean to her. You kiss "KK" about 50 times a day and hate it when she cries! I pray you will continue to grow to know Jesus as your friend and savior and that you will always know how much I love you! Momma

PS- for the memory...I got paged in Target today because he got "lost"..I was standing at the Starbucks in the front and he was at the front door and someone took him to the service desk before I could get him....that boy is going to give us more gray hairs than we need!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"A Kid Trip"

The parents in the photos below need a vacation to follow up the "kid trip" we just took! 3 days at a "The Wilderness" waterpark, 2 days exploring the strip at's over! Rob kept reminding me that the kids were having a great time!!

Lane was an awesome "surfer"!!

Bo "surfin"

Lane called this "getting a massage"!

Dad spent a lot of QT with "BK" as he calls her "baby kate"....

Hudson came to swim with us at the hotel...he was lots of fun! The only kid I know who can go down a waterslide and manage not to go under the water when he comes out!

Playing with "KK"

Ripley's Aquarium

Making tube of what mt momma always called "Pure sugar"!!

Ice skating with daddy...

Some memories from the trip....
Somewhere between Jackson and Nashville on the way up, Bo said, "It takes to long to get here!" then on the way back, as we were getting close to Covington, he said "Dad, are we getting back to our world now, or are we still in that other world??" (city!) He loved the bucket that poured thousands of gallons of water on him every few minutes and loved "fighting" the water.
Lane learned how much she likes to listen to music on my Iphone- she kept it much of the time with headphones in her ears...looked like a little 13 year old! She got her hair "braided" with beads by the braid lady at the waterpark. She loved the surfing.
Kate hung with us well, but had had enough by day 4!
I loved riding the waves with the kids in the wavepool and everyone getting baths and going to bed at night!
Rob loved the aquarium and the trolley system up there!! (that's not exactly true..the long story that goes witht he trolley is the fact that we decided to ride the trolley from our hotel (the Doubletree Park Vista...which I highly recommend by the way!) to downtown to get to the Aquarium because parking was we did and on the way back, it poured down rain on us while walking to the trolley stop (from what had been an crazy day at Ober Gatlinburg...I hop they think about renovating soon, I don't think they've changed a thing since the 60's or so when that thing was built!!!). Kate in her stroller was the only one who stayed dry...then we had to wait 45 minutes on the next trolley! Memories...I guess!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pray....and hug your babies...

Little Lettie is not doing well at all. I am mentally drained and so emotional from keeping up with what is going on. All I can do is pray for them and her and covet your prayers. I also gave my babies some extra love tonight.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


After a day at the pool....

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lane- June

Lane's first month of summer has gone like this...Lamb camp, Camp Invention, a week off, then VBS. This child loves to sleep late, so I was surprised she wanted to sign up for those camps, but it was her choice...and she loved every day of it! However now that that is all over, she sleeps till 10 most days. She finished up softball and I have to say I think she should get a "most improved award"! By then end of the season she was running all over the field, tagging people out...she still says she doesn't like it, but I can see deep inside this small spark in her when she is successful at it and she does like it! (I will have to add her camp invention pics later...nicole took them and I need to get them from her!)