Friday, May 30, 2008

Where did THIS day come from?

Oh my goodness, is it Friday already? If this is how the summer is gonna be, I'm not ready! This week has FLOWN by. Sheesh!

But I will say that this week has reminded me of summers past. As you know, Markell has spent this week with us. It has been really nice having him here. Jayla just ADORES him. There have been several times that I've walked in a room to see what they are doing, and Jayla is either sitting on his lap, climbing on his back or trying to kiss him. It's so funny! And every so often, I'm having to get on them for running up and down the halls. If Markell looks at Jayla funny, like he's about to "get her", she starts screaming and laughing...LOUDLY!!! So needless to say, I've had to get use to that again. But it's been fun.

As I mentioned, on Monday, Mister M. was home for the holiday and he cooked on the grill. Man, we had that delicious grilled chicken, brats, potato salad and baked beans for 3 days straight. YUMMY!!! On Tuesday, when Mister M. got home from work, he advised us that he'd be working from home for the rest of the week. SWEET!!! I love when he's here.

Also on Tuesday, it was so beautiful here. I think it was about 85 degrees, give or take. So me and the kids went down to the pool. They had a great time.

Markell is so protective of Jayla...he just doesn't want anyone to know that :-). Anytime she'd cough or make ANY noise while they were in the pool, he's quickly go see if she was alright. Jayla is trying to get use to the water getting in her face and SWEARS that she holds her breath under water for HOURS at a time :-). And the couple of times that she'd loose her footing or would go under the water a little bit; Markell was right there. And Jayla would tell me, "Mom, Markell saved my life again!" They are so sweet together.

Earlier that day, I had to run to Hobby Lobby (Yes,I said I HAD to, lol). Every few minutes, I'd hear Jayla say, "Hey Markell, guess what? I need a kiss!" And he'd bend down, give her a kiss then pick her up and carry her for a few minutes. Anyway, I'm gonna cry if I keep going over in my mind (and typing to you guys), how they've just enjoyed eachother so much this week.

Yesterday, Markell went and spent the day with one of his old soccer buddies. They had a great time together. And that was the perfect time for me to wash and braid Jayla's hair. She's so cute :-).Today, we are going to our favorite place to have ice cream. Then I'll get to wash my own hair later on today...ARGH!!!

Anyway, it's been a really fun week here with Markell. I'm gonna miss him when he leaves tomorrow. It's been really cool going into the room where he slept and finding this....

EARLY one morning, Jayla snuck down the hall and jumped in bed with Markell. But that only happened once, as he started locking the door, LOL. Cute nonetheless.

Hey, have any of you ever had these before?

Oh my goodness, you guys...they are SOOO yummy! I got them from Walmart. But now that I may have to change my shopping ways (Thanks, BEM), I had to grab the big bag so they'd last a while, lol. This and the dried fruit and nuts trail mix is the snack of us soccer moms. YUMM-O!

Anyway, I think that's all I've got for today. Do you guys have any big plans for the weekend? I don't think we do. Other than Jayla going to a birthday party on Sunday afternoon. Well, whatever ya'll do, have fun and be careful. Oh, and before I's your FIX!

Take care!


Motherhood for Dummies said...

looks like you all had a fun day

Monogram Queen said...

They are very sweet! How is Markell doing at his other home? Do you think it has worked out for the best? Just asking, hope i'm not being too nosey. I don't know alot of the background on this. Only a bit.

Serendipity said...

What a day! And your weather rocks! I think it's a little bit too hot where I am.

Veroncia said...

Great pics Dawn. I'm glad the Markell had a good time visiting you all and vice versa.

Leah said...

oh dawn, those are just the sweetest stories about J and M! Hope you're having a good weekend!

Jude said...

Aw, I love reading about how sweet these two are together! Can you beleive summer is here? I wish we could hang at the pool together, I need to tell you my weepy tales of kindergarten ending... I gave new meaning to crying mama. :)
You ready to do some picture page swaps?

Lynilu said...

What a good week you had! It's good to see pix of Markell again. He is such a handsome young man. I'm very glad you got to have him stay all week, but I know I'm not as happy as Jayla was!

Is there anything better than family? :)

LuvJones said...

How fuinny Mr. Markell is! Sense of humor indeed...that is great he is protective of Jayla!

I wanted to say thank you for stopping by and posting...I appreciate everyword. It took us I guess you can say 10 years to have my girlfriend...and now she will be a year! Wow time flys!

Have a wonderful and BLESSED day!


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gold said...

Markell and Jayla looked so cute together!He was taking good care of Jayla.I hope Markell is doing good.

Adrienne said...

Awww so glad to see that Markell is doing good!!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, that is just the most wonderful post!!! I am SO glad that you got to spend some time with Markell, and how CUTE is he with Jayla? Oh my goodness. I just loved reading all about it!!