Luke's 5th Birthday

Luke started his birthday out right with some pancakes.

Pappy, Grandee, and Baba Dee gave him a driver and he was so excited!  He immediately went out to practice.  He has a great swing, BTW.

We had a little party for him up at Serendipity Sweets.  All the kids were treated to an ice cream cone and they enjoyed running around and playing by the fountain.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

I decided to take the kids to Alabama Jubilee in Decatur on Memorial Day weekend.  Ron was on call and had to stay in Birmingham.  I remembered thinking I was either brave or stupid...I'd find out which one afterward.  Ended up being a combination of both.

We got there at 5 and quickly found a shady spot to eat our dinner.  By 5:45, we made our way over to the line to ride the tethered balloons.  (The rides were starting at 6:30.)  After waiting in line 2 hours, we finally climbed aboard for a 3 minute ride.  The kids were GREAT!  They played with other kids nearby in line and didn't fuss much at all.

By 8:30 we were stopping at a gas station for a little snack and bathroom break before heading home.  Then I realized I had locked my keys in the car.  These are the faces of my sweet kids patiently waiting for AAA to come rescue us.  But wait...after 20 minutes of waiting I found my keys in an obscure pocket in my new pants.  We pulled in to the driveway around 10:30 and were so glad to be home.

Laney's Ballet Recital

This post is long overdue.  Laney's recital was almost 2 months ago.  She did such a good job.  We laughed about how she constantly had her eyes on us just to make sure we were watching.  B and the ladies from Membership came to watch, along with Grandee and Pappy, me and Ron, and Jennifer and the cousins.