November 27, 2008

Turkey Bowl 6

It's an annual tradition for the crazy people in our church to get together at 8 a.m. at a local park to play some flag football. This year, the entire Spaid family joined in.

Looks like Maggie is about to hike, it, doesn't she? Yep, I took that shot. I'm so glad it turned out! Here she is, appeasing Mama, for a shot with the football. Tyler didn't get to play this year, he helped man the video cameras for the highlight reel, but he still got some exercise. It was a chilly morning, so Maggie and her friend Shealy got under some blankets to keep warm.The team that won the "Smedly Cup". Smed is our old youth pastor who started Turkey Bowl in 2002. The cup is in his honor. We love you, Smed (and Janet, and kiddos)!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope that all our famiy and friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day this year. We are headed to Seth, Dixie, and Zayli's house shortly for our big feast. We have so many things to be thankful for, today and every day of our lives, God is so good to us! But it's nice to have a day dedicated to it so we take a moment between Turkey Bowl, and football, and a big dinner, to stop and reflect. Lots of love!

Several Thursdays ago, I helped Maggie and Zayli make hand-turkeys. Maggie did the stickers like a pro, but Mama helped her press her hands and put on the feathers so I could still see her adorable hand-prints. Maggie LOVES to finger/hand paint now, and has made several more iterations of the hand-turkeys.

November 23, 2008

Play-Doh Jewelry

Here's Maggie's play-doh bracelet that I made her. she loved it for about 2 mintues. She ripped it off her arm and decided to make a whale and a fancy band-aid. I'm not sure how the band-aid was fancy, but maggie attests that it was.

November 17, 2008

Back to my regular posting

Hi everyone, I am done with weddings until January. I will try to post a little more regularly.

I Love Autumn

These pictures are from 2 weekends ago, this weekend was cold and rainy, not fun for leaves.
One thing I really love about Nashville is the abundance of maple trees, oak trees, dogwoods, etc. that provide a beautiful scene every fall. Maggie loves to crunch in the leaves, this year she really has had a lot of fun playing in them. Tyler's Indian name is "Dancing with Leaf Blowers".Sittin in the leaves is fun! (Not for Mommy, only Maggie and Daddy. It makes my skin crawl to think about how many bugs are in those leaves) They had so much fun getting buried in leaves!

November 4, 2008

A Little Victory for Mama

See those Froot Loops? Maggie didn't like them. She took one bite, declared them yucky, and asked for Rice Crispies. That is what I like to call a little victory for Mama.

I know, sounds strange coming from the girl who seriously could eat a pound of chocolate a day and not feel sick, and whose favorite cereal growing up was Coco Puffs. But, in the past several years, sickeningly sweet breakfast cereal makes me want to puke in the morning. I need something plain like corn flakes, rice crispies, raisin bran, or multigrain Cheerios in the morning. The quantity of sugar in most cereals is becoming a bigger concern for me also - added bad calories and whatnot.

I am trying really hard to teach Maggie good eating habits so she will stay skinny her whole life and not struggle (Ok, mostly fail) with her weight as she gets older like Mama does. Part of that is not eating a lot of sweets and sugary foods. Sure, she gets a sugar cookie every time we go to a certain grocery store (only 1x a week) and gets M&M's or a sucker as a treat occasionally, but I don't want those bad carbs to be a staple in her diet. So when she turned her nose up at Froot Loops it made my heart jump with gladness that at least I am doing something right for her in that area. Praise God for small victories!