Monday, October 27, 2008


FOURTEEN . . . what exactly is "14" anyway?
  • 14 is the natural number following 13 and preceding 15.
  • 14 is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2, 7, and 14.
  • 14 is the atomic number of silicon.
  • 14 is the approximate atomic weight of nitrogen.
  • 14 is the minimum age at which one can work in many US states.
  • 14 is the retired number of former baseball player Pete Rose.
  • 14 is the number of days in a fortnight.
  • 14 is the number of points outlined by President Woodrow Wilson for reconstructing a new Europe following World War I.
  • 14 is a common designation for the thirteenth floor in many buildings for superstitious reasons.
  • 14 is the number of lines in a sonnet.

Whoo hoo! What a game! This picture says it all!

So the last time UGA met LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Seth, Troy, Ellee and I went to the game. Seth was wearing his LSU purple and gold while Troy, Ellee and I were wearing our UGA red and black. Besides the fact UGA lost a game they should've won because they were obviously the best team that day, the LSU fans were absolutely unruly, obnoxious and down-right MEAN. That was the day I promised myself I would NEVER return to Death Valley wearing red and black OR purple and gold. Since that day, UGA and LSU have met again several times. LSU has won. UGA has won. But this weekend . . . was different.

It just so happened that we were in Louisiana for Abbie's birthday party. So we decided to take Mason down to Tiger Stadium to watch the Golden Band from Tigerland make their way down the crowded street and into the stadium. We thought Mason would really enjoy the spectacle. We made our way down to the stadium and managed to find a parking space within a mile of the stadium (even though we had to pay $10 for it!). As we made our way through the crowded streets, there was very little red and black to be seen in the sea of purple and gold. And when there was, you knew it. Shouts and taunts of "TIGER BAIT" filled the air. It nearly made me nauseous. But I'll do anything for my Mason.

Seth wasn't wearing a hint of purple or gold, and I wasn't wearing a hint of red or black. The only thing identifying us with either team was Mason's LSU cap. As we saw those faithful Dawg fans, I'd walk close by as if to say, "I'm with you on this one." It made me feel good. So we found a place by the barricade to watch for the band to come down. We watched and watched and watched. For 45 minutes we watched. And then we heard someone say that the band had already come down! Aargh! So we trudged back to the truck and headed to Abbie's birthday party. It wasn't all for naught though. While we were standing and waiting, a young guy walked by holding an LSU football. He saw how adorable our Mason was, and he was standing so patiently trying to get a glimpse of a tiger or a football player . . . he reached out and gave Mason his LSU football! Now that's what I call a classy Tiger fan. I never thought such existed.

Back to Abbie's birthday party . . . it was a pumpkin party, and Abbie had asked everyone to wear their Halloween costumes. Mason was dressed up like a cowboy (although it was like pulling teeth convincing the child to wear the costume for 5 measly minutes so we could get a picture). Abbie was the Pumpkin Princess, of course. And Hannah Kate . . . was a GEORGIA BULLDOG CHEERLEADER!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend Mason, Hannah Kate and I went to the pumpkin patch with Logan and his parents (Seth was working). It was a beautiful autumn day, perfect for a hay ride, picking pumpkins, wandering through a hay maze and enjoying life on the farm.

I think Mason's favorite part about the hayride was actually playing in the hay. He also enjoyed seeing all of the animals along the way, including cows, deer, goats, donkeys and a zedonk. The zedonk was half zebra half donkey. She was brown, and her head looked like a donkey's head, but she had zebra stripes down her body. I later found out she came from Louisiana. Go figure. And then we came to the pumpkin patch.Mason had a really hard time deciding which pumpkin he wanted. He basically grabbed one, dropped it, grabbed another one, dropped it, grabbed yet another one, dropped it . . . until he realized that Logan was heading to the hay maze. So Mason did likewise.They had the best time chasing each other through the maze.

Before we left, we tried getting some more pictures of the kiddies, but you can just imagine how cooperative a 3 year old, 2 year old and 10 month old were! Not very!

We tried and tried, but we never could get Mason and Logan to look at the camera. All they wanted to do was look at each other and laugh. And run. And laugh. And run some more.I tried to get a picture of Mason and Hannah Kate together in the midst of the pumpkins, but that didn't work out either.And this was the best we could do at getting a picture of the three of us together. It's actually pretty good considering . . .

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Upside Down

It doesn't even matter to her how she has it . . . just as long as she has it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Kicks, Too

Now that cooler weather is almost here (we hope!), it was time to Hannah Kate to get her first pair of tennis shoes. Let's just say she isn't as excited about her new kicks as Mason was about his. It's probably also fair to say that one of the main reasons Hannah Kate got a new pair of tennis shoes is because Mama was just dying to use those cute little bells on a pair of shoelaces!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

New Kicks

The other day we went shopping to find a new pair of tennis shoes for Mason. That's not necessarily a noteworthy post except for the fact that he has now graduated from the toddler section of sizes to the kids' section of sizes. He wears a big size 10 or 10 1/2 now. He's so proud of his new tennis shoes.