Sunday, September 30, 2012

Reflections on Game Day Wear

We've just returned from another rousing Game Day in T-Town, where we spent a couple of hours on the Quad doing what I like to do best...

People Watching.

And there's no shortage of interesting people to watch on a Game Day in T-Town.

However, I'm perplexed by this season's trends that the college gals are rocking.

Apparently the goal is to wear as little clothing as possible.

And the clothing that is worn needs to be as tight as possible.

Or as short as possible.

I could have sworn these gals are forgetting to put their pants on before leaving their dorm/sorority house.

And one lady was wearing what resembled a Kleenex tissue and nothing else.
Did I mention it was raining?
She was either completely clueless or completely brilliant.

And the skirts - tube tops from the Little Girls section, perhaps? - are so short that you would think there would be a TV blurred censor.

Now, granted, I realize I'm getting older.  

And I've had a good-natured giggle at Game Day Wear in the past - my favorite is usually the person who heaps on anything and everything in their wardrobe that's red, crimson, or houndstooth.  Regardless if it matches or coordinates.... like they're getting ready for Battle or something.

But this is an epidemic.  

Put some clothes on ladies!

T-Town has a great tradition of dressing up for the Game - we get it from Coach Bear Bryant, who always looked snazzy for his Games.  

Let's not let the Bear down, ok?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Favorites

I'm taking a cue from a fellow blogger/bestie and doing a Friday Favorites edition.

Mostly because I'm mentally spent by the end of the week and have zilch creativity left.

A co-worker recently clued me in to this fabulous find.
You know I hate to spend a fortune on clothes, and this website proved ah-mazing.
Plus, it's on ebates.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Thanks Ariana!

3.  Pinterest
I know.... I know... but I've gotten some great Fall ideas on there this week.
Proof in Pictures to come!

4.  Fall TV Season Premieres
Even though most of them are DVR'ed to watch at a later time (read: once H goes to bed), it's still nice to see something different on the tube.

Happy Friday y'all!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

17 Months Old

Dear Harrison,

You are 17 months old!  And turning into quite the little man.

You are still in Size 4 diapers, and Size 12-18 Months and 18 Month clothing.  If you're wearing anything that is Sized 12 Month.... there's a cute little belly poking out from it!  Your hair is getting really curly in the back, and although I probably should trim it, I just can't bring myself to do it.  

Segway into... a growing appetite.  Although you're still really picky, you love your Milk, Pediasure, PB&J sandwiches, Goldfish crackers, Muffins, Mac & Cheese, and sometimes if you finish your dinner.... a Chips Ahoy cookie.  You also love pudding, ice cream, breads, rolls, and really any carbs.  Still no veggies or fruits - not even juice - that you're loving.  When you do eat, you usually insist on feeding yourself.  

You are RUNNING everywhere, not just waddling along.  Lucky for us, you also love climbing stairs and are fearless.  

You are still obsessed with Mickey Mouse, Little Einsteins, books, music, ceiling fans, TV remote controls, iPhones, laptops, Cooper, and Abby.  You also recently discovered "swimming" in the bath tub.  

You just started getting in some molars in that mouth of yours, and you're jabbering away with new sounds all the time.  I've likened it to a Teletubbie or an Ewok.  Take your pick.  

Love you bunches!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Big Man on Campus

Someone I know had a ball whilst cheering on the Tide from the Quad on Saturday.

Look at my Big Man on Campus!

He waved and greeted every single person that walked by.

Obviously, it's an Election Year, folks.

The sidewalks were just beacons of adventure.... by running.


Which is a lot easier when you're 2 feet tall.

Not - say - 5'4 and wearing flip flops.

With a huge camera around your neck, trying to capture the memories.

And attempting to weave through enthusiastic Roll Tiders. 

I digress, because quite frankly in this picture there is no crowd.  

Probably because we played a high school team on Saturday.

We loved watching the Millionaire Dollar Band Parade on their way to the Stadium.

We also felt the need to greet every dog we encountered.

This may have caused some mild panic on my part.  

We hydrated.

We spilled hydration all over Daddy.

We almost yanked out Aunt Suz's earring, causing injury to our favorite preggers lady.

But managed to salvage her earlobe, and get a cute picture.

That I will make sure is in her Nursery.


We also gave our own Game Day commentary at the Tent.

And, for the most part, left in one piece.


Let's start all over again this Saturday!

Nobody ever said the Road to 15 would be easy...

Celebrating Cultures Day

Have I mentioned how much I love H's school?

Last Friday was "Celebrating Cultures Day."

Knock me over with a feather.

You know I love that stuff.

Here's H, doin' his thang:

Kid's got rhythm.

Can I bring them all home with me? 

Thursday, September 20, 2012



Long time, no see.

But we're alive, don't you worry.

Here's proof, with some sass from a 17-month-old Pork Chop:

We're really into making as big a mess as possible at dinner these days.

Bath time is still directly after dinner, just in case you were wondering.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Area Fall Consignment Sales

Raise your hand if you like to save moola......  here's the Area Consignment Sale List for Fall 2012.  If you're not in Alabama, I apologize.  

Renewed Threads Fall Consignment Sale
Alabaster First United Methodist Church
10903 Highway 119, Alabaster
Restore Building
Friday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Kingdom Kids Consignment
Gardendale Mt.Vernon United Methodist
August 19th – August 25th
Open to the Public 21st – 25th

Sale Info

New 2 You Consignment Sale
Church of Cahaba Bend -
Friday, Sept 28th – 9am-7pm
Saturday, Sept 29th – 9am-1pm
Sale Info

Lil Lambs Consignment
Trinity United Methodist -
Open to the Public:  September 7th and 8th
Friday – 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Sale Info

Kids Market and Mom
Old Academy Sports location at Wildwood Shopping Center
Receiving (by Appt)
Tue, Sept. 4th,   9am – 7pm
Wed, Sept. 5th,   9am – 7pm
Regular Receiving:
Sat, Sept. 8th,   7a – 6p
Mon, Sept. 10th,   9a – 6p
Tues, Sept. 11th,   9a – 6p
Wed, Sept. 12th,   9a – 3p
(Clothing items only on the 12th)
Public Sale:
Tue, Oct. 2nd,   9a – 8p
Wed-Fri. Oct. 3rd – 5th   9a – 6p
Sat. Oct. 6th,   9a – 4p
CLOSED Sun. Oct. 7th
Mon-Wed. Oct. 8th – 10th  9a-3p

Kids Wear Plus
Hoover Gallery Shopping Center
Open to the Public: September 17th – September 22nd
Visit Site for new hours
Sale Info

Bargains on the Bluff
Bluff Park United Methodist -
Open to the Public:
Friday, September 14th, 9am – 6pm
Saturday, September 15th, 9am – 2pm

Kids Corner Children’s Consignment
Mountain Chapel UMC
Wednesday, September 19th – 4pm-8pm
Thursday, Thursday September 20th – 9am-12pm (half price sale from 4pm-7pm)
Sale Info

TNT Sale
Riverchase United Methodist
Open to to the Public:
Friday, September 21st 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, September 22nd 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sale Info

Twice Blessed Sale
Garywood Assembly of God
Public Sale:
Sale Info

Twice as Nice Sale
BAMOM – Birmingham Area Mothers of Multiples
Private/Invitation Only Sale:
Friday August 24th
5pm – 9pm
$2 Cover Charge
Open to the public:
Saturday, August 25th
7:30am – 1:00pm
11:00am – 1/2 price sale begins

Sale Info

Mountain Brook:
Sweet Repeats Children’s Consignment
Mountain Brook Community Church
Friday, September 14th
Saturday, September 15th

Oak Mountain:
Giggles and Grace
Asbury United Methodist
Registration begins August 1st
Receiving: September 5th and 6th
Open to the public:
September 8th 8am – 7pm
September 9th – 8am – 1pm

Sale Info

Valley Kids Consignment
900 Woodland Circle, Odenville, AL 35120
Friday, September 14th 9am-7pm
Saturday, September 15th 8am-1pm (50% off day)
Sale Info

Kids Exchange Consignment
August 8th – 12th
Next to Golds Gym in Pelham
Sale Info

Growing Kids
Trussville Methodist Church -
Friday, October 5th 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, October 6th 8:00am – 2:00pm
(Saturday is 50% off many items in sale)
Registration for Consignors begins August 27th for volunteers. August 28th for all others.

Whale of a Sale
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church
Friday, September 14th 9am – 6pm
Most items 1/2 off 4pm – 6pm
Sale Info

Market on the Mountain

Family Life Center, Mountaintop Community Church
Friday, September 7, 2012 (9am-5pm)
Saturday, September 8, 2012 (9am-1pm/ 25% off selected items)
Sale Info

Mommy Smith

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beach Baby

 We had a lovely time celebrating the long Labor Day Weekend in Sandestin, with the fabulous Mr. and Mrs. Mooty as our hosts.

We played on the Beach...

We cheered on the Crimson Tide as they played a high school football team the Michigan Wolverines.
And by play, I mean dominated.  

This little fan was slightly obsessed with always sitting in his pool float, with his Mickey Mouse balloon.
If this is why we won, don't think for one second, I won't pull this float and balloon out for every single game on the Road to 15.

We also found some new, interesting places to nap.

We loved watching and waving to the seagulls with our T.

And spending time with precious friends, like Sweet Dee Mooty.

And being good spots when Mommy wanted family pics on the Beach at sunset.  

Bye Sandestin! 
Thanks for having us - we'll be back next year!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to Reality

We're back from the Beach!

And it was applause-worthy for everyone...

More pics to come - hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!