Way too much time has pasted since I last wrote here. I definitely need to do a better job at keeping up with Korry and her world. Since entering Kindergarten, 4+ months ago (is that possible), she has really been coming up with some doozies! She has become quite the jingle queen. Her latest is the Farmer’s Insurance commerial……”We are Farmers. Bum Ba da bum bum bum bum bum” Subway…Eat Fresh and her first jingle, “Jack FM….Playing What We Want”. Too much tv or too much time in the van, not sure which.
After spending 8 days with her Dad over Christmas break, we watched the Disney Frozen Christmas Parade together Jan. 3rd. Trey Songz was a performer and all of a sudden she said, “Oh, I just can’t watch! He’s too handsome! I can’t see him cause he’s too handsome. I might marry him. Is he still on the screen!” WAIT. A. MINUTE!! How old are you and what did you do to my 6-year-old?!?
We may be locking her up for the next 12 years, sans tv and radio!
We spent the month of July going back and forth (and back and forth and back) to Mississippi. We spent the 3rd – the 7th there to celebrate Bryce’s 1st Birthday. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.
the box speaks for itself
Poppa and the crew
He loves balls!
Chillin’ with his Elmo remote
Not a happy boy
Typical pose for Pukcy
Never lets Daddy out of his sight.
Holding him peacefully.
Waiting out the rain to watch fireworks
Holding Bryce and he’s not liking it.
We spend a TON of time at the ballpark this summer. Both boys played ball with Blake on a traveling team. Korry always found a friend for the day/evening. She was particuarly fond of the games in Greenup because they were held in the park with a playground. (She would tells us that she didn’t want to go to Logan’s games because they were boring and made her sleepy! Half of Logan’s games were in Greenup at the park, however she associated Logan with the ballfield in Toledo w/ out a playground.)
So one evening at Blake’s game she was tagging along with some older (10-12 yr old) girls and wanted to play on the far swings. I said that this would be ok because I could still see her from a distance. Some time after I let her go we see the girls walking back with her. I didn’t think anything of it thinking she was going to the bathroom, until they got closer and we heard her crying and screaming. Jared jumped down from the bleachers and ran to her. The closer we got to her we saw her mouth was bleeding quite a bit. She had gotten the skin (which she has access of and we were told by the dentist that she may have to have surgery to remove) by her gum caught in a swing. She was pretending she was an animal (imagine that!) and was “biting” the swing chains! She also acquired a nasty bruiser on her cheek for a few days.
We finally got the bleeding to stop and I called the dentist to make sure she was ok. The girls w/ her when it happend felt horrible. The bought her soda and icecream from the concession stand to give her something cold to put on it. I think she learned her lesson! But, before the night was over she was back playing at the park – just not THOSE swings!
November 2nd was the day we celebrated Korry’s 5th birthday with 42 friends and family with a Disney princess theme. The party was originally scheduled to be outside but with rain that morning and a not so pleasing wind, it was moved inside. After opening presents, eating cake, and loading bowls with chili and cheesedip, we moved the party outside around the firepit as planned. We got her Octonaut gifts. She also came away with a TON of fun girly things!
All of this fun and she still has to celebrate with her Dad. And her actual birthday isn’t until Monday! What a special little girl that I’m so blessed to have in my life the past 5 years!
This year began Korry’s 2nd round of swimming lessons. After running around like crazy last summer (mostly due to the wedding) and making trips to Effingham for both swimming and music lessons (which she was too old for this year), I decided to stay in Shelbyville. Korry’s first week of lessons was June 17-21.
She has been around the water since she was 7 mo. and has never been afraid. However, she will NOT put her face in the water. This first week was successful and she could do everything she was asked including blowing bubbles, but still no face in the water. So, the next week and a week in July I put her in private lessons (each lesson 30 minutes).
During this 2nd week of private lessons I decided that maybe goggles would help. I noticed that most of the other kids were wearing them and made the decision to jump on the bandwagon. (I honestly was ready to try anything to attack this issue.) So I found these “cat goggles” at Wal-Mart and as they say the rest is history. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.
This proved to be a memorable summer in regards to her swimming abilities and honestly I cried a couple of times out of joy! By the end of June she was “paddling” the short length of the pool in 5′ water and I couldn’t have been more pleased. She would jump off of the edge and “swim” to the other side several times a day. She spent most of her time in 5′ water just floating around.
By the end of July she could float on her back by herself!! We did have tears at the beginning and still don’t want anything to do with the diving board, but we are 4 and Mama is very proud of her little Catfish!
it seems like we started our summer quite early this year; last day of school was May 17th.
Last Day of Preschool
June was a typical summer month for this family of 5. Blake was playing Legion ball which consisted of 5-6 nights a week of traveling double headers. Logan also played Legion ball yet his games were only on Wednesday’s alternating between Toledo and Greenup (more traveling). At least that was what the schedule assigned. The numerous nights of rain/storms had other plans. We either played all week or had 4 days off and waited for make-ups.
Shelbyville library had programs on Wednesday mornings and we managed to attend a few sessions this year. The Reptile Man was a huge hit!
Helping Korry hold an alligator
Korry holding a snake
We also spent a lot (but not enough due to all the stinkin rain and cold temps) of time at the Shelbyville Family Aquatic Center. Korry played with a lot of friends there – especially the Pullen’s. She also took swimming lessons but I’ll save that for another post.
We ate at Texas Roadhouse for Father’s Day. A late celebration after we picked Korry up from celebrating with her Dad.
We ended the month celebrating our first anniversary. Since we had a ballgame and all 3 kiddos on the 30th Jared surprised me the week before with a day on the lake on a jet ski. Although the water was VERY rough, it was a memorable day. The one thing that I wanted to do on our honeymoon is finally check off the list on this important day (one week early!).
Nothing like going back to write this post a week before the next year starts. Korry’s first year at Lil Lambs For Jesus was very memorable. She had a fantastic year complete with a memory book to reflect back on. Her promotion/graduation was May 17th. Her dad even made the trip to see her preform. I’ll let the pics and video share the story.
*Typical Korry didn’t want to stand on stage and participate. After a year of dealing with this and threatening her with everything I could think of I finally moved to the front row and told her to get up there because her dad drove a long way and I will NOT be happy with her. Finally the results I knew she could deliver……………………………..
How the evening started
Ms. Kara and Ms. Nicki