Friday, December 14, 2007

We're in FULL swing now!

Happy Friday everyone.

Ok, I've got a few things I'd like to cover with you all today. So I'll wait here for a minute while ya'll go grab a drink and some chips or something........

Alrighty, ya'll ready? Let's get started, shall we?

First things first, how bout the Friday Flower Fix?
Pretty, huh? You know I love me some Tulips...and they're red, for Christmas :-).

Next, I have a cute Jayla story to tell you. Earlier this week, Jayla and I were on our way to school and she asked about Santa. She wanted to know if Santa was "really REAL". Ok, now I'm in a pickle. Do I tell her the truth or do I let her believe that he does exist? Well, for those of you who know Jayla, you know that the latter ain't gonna work, lol. So I decided to take an easy way out and ask her what SHE thinks. She proceeds to tell me that several of her classmates think that he's real, but she doesn't. I asked her why and she says (very matter of fact like), "Mom, I KNOW there's no such person as Santa! No body has THAT much money to buy THAT many plane tickets to fly THAT many ONE night!" It was kind of a "DUH!" moment for me. She IS her daddy's daughter...very analytical and very much a thinker. We get to the school and it's almost her turn to get out. She gives me a kiss and tells me not to worry...that she won't tell her friends that Santa's not real. Then she says,"Besides, people can believe what they wanna believe...they're only KIDS!" lol This little girl is TOO much!

Speaking of Jayla, you may remember a few weeks ago, me, her daddy and her Grandma had lunch with her on her birthday (also Grandparents/Special Friends Day). Well, we got the picture back yesterday. Check it out.... hubby and I stuck with our tradition and went Christmas shopping. Of course our first stop was to CFA for breakfast. I just love that place. Can you tell? lol Then we headed on over to Toys R Us. I love that store! We had our version of Jayla's Christmas list (see her version below). This is THE most domesticated little girl I've ever known. Gotta love it!

This is page 1. Would you like a translation? What? You don't speak Jayla?? :-) Ok, this page says that she wants: a vacuum cleaner, coffee maker, mailbox and another vacuum cleaner :-). See, I told you she's a very "domesticated" little girl.
On page 2, again, she asks for a vacuum cleaner (ALRIGHT...we get it already, sheesh!), a mailbox (again) and a laptop. (HA...she's more likely to get the multiple vacuum cleaners and mailboxes!) :-D

We found everything on the list and even a few more things. As we browsed the store, we came across this. Oh my guys, this thing is HUGE! She's almost as tall as Jayla and probably weighs about the same. Needless to say, we decided against it. We were a little concerned that we might have to feed her! lol

Tonight, hubby and I are going out to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. We're going to our favorite place. We've been going here for our anniversary for the past 6 years. LOVE IT!!! If you're ever in Atlanta and you enjoy yourself some good ole meat, THIS is the place to go. I highly recommend it. It's a little pricey, but VERY worth it. Jayla told her teachers that it was me and her daddy's anniversary today (actually, it's not until Monday, the 17th). And she told them that we've been married 90 years!!! :-) we look great, don't we? LOL

So, what do you guys have planned for the weekend? Something fun and festive, I'm SURE! Whatever you've got planned, I hope you have a great time and that you get some good ole fashioned family time in there.

Well, I think that's all I've got for now. I need to go chill out for a bit before my hot date with my hot husband. Have a great night!


Lynilu said...

LOL! about Jayla's Santa story! She is a pip! And that picture is adorable. I love that she was just a simple little girl for that moment. No posing, just joy for being with Gramma. So dear! I have some misty tears in my eyes over that one. :')

gold said...

HA HA HA HAAHA THAT JAYLA IS TO MUCH!!!Love the picture of her and Grandmother.
My dd loves Dora Dora too.I love the Christmas list your dd made.
Have a great weekend!

jacki j. said...

I love that Jayla story and the picture and her lists!

Tulips are my favorite flower... you do know we are the same person, right?? LOL.

I'm going to talk to my hubby about this Wednesday, and I'll be in touch!

Cheryl Wray said...

I have VERY believing children. Delaney--who is 11--believed until she was at least 9 and think kinda "somewhat" believed last year. McKenna was the same way, holding on until she was almost 10. And now, of course, we ALL believe because Sydney does. It's great to have a little one around because it keeps it going. (And the girls all know that they ONLY get things from Santa on Christmas morning IF they say they believe! :-)

I LOVE Jayla's letters to Santa!!!!!!! Wonderful!!!

And your anniversary plans sound WONDERFUL!! I went to that restaurant link, and oh my gosh!!!! that looks so fantastic!!! Hope you had a great time!!!

Gretchen said...

90 years, huh? You do look good! Love Jayla's perspective on life and the Santa story. Thanks for sharing.

Jude said...

love her list. that is so sweet!! I hope she can keep the Santa secret better than Lincoln!!

patti_cake said...

I love Jayla's point of view. She's a very practical child! Happy Belated Anniversary Dawn and Marque!

LOVE the pic of her and her Granny. Awwww... I just heart old people!