Thursday, May 27, 2010

What a MOMENT!!!

Never have I been a POISON fan, or a Bret Michaels even...until RECENTLY. I have watched Michaels on the Celebrity Apprentice and followed his illnesses in the news. And last night when he performed with Casey James in the IDOL finale...THAT WAS THE BIGGEST MOMENT THE SHOW HAS HAD IN A LONG! TIME!!!
It almost brought tears to my eyes... Just a few days ago he was barely walking onto the stage at the Apprentice finale and now this. This was just awesome!!! I told Matt earlier in the show that it would be AWESOME if they brought Bret Michaels on...and a few minutes later...THERE HE WAS.

For those who know me well, may think this is a little crazy for me to be so wild over this...BUT I AM all about big moments in history. THIS, MY FRIENDS, is a BIG MOMENT in ENTERTAINMENT history! The comeback of BRET MICHAELS after such adversity...AND it's pretty neat!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Busy weekend...

Saturday morning my dad came to get Allie to "bum" around Athens for a while so I could get some work done. They had a good time until Allie threw a fit in Wal-Mart. Daddy said that she got mad because he wouldn't buy "10" birthday cards that she had picked out for Aunt Shelly. Then it was on to Kinley's 2nd birthday party. They were our neighbors when we lived on Gill Crest. It was fun catching up with the old neighborhood.
The birthday girl is in the middle.
Aidan and Allie enjoying some refreshing Capri-Suns on such a hot day.

After a short nap and a "temper-tantrum" it was off to Mama and Daddy's to celebrate Aunt Shelly's 24th birthday with a steak dinner. Here's Allie handing off the present.

Then on Sunday after a busy day of playing with cousin William at MawMaw and PawPaw's and the evening church service it was off to celebrate cousin Bailey's graduation from Ardmore High School. What a weekend?!?
I'm just throwing this one in here for fun. While Williams was staying with MawMaw and PawPaw, Aidan and Allie visited too...Looks like the Popsicles were a hit!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Impromptu Night O' Fun!

At sort of the last minute last night Aunt Shelly called wanting us to go out to eat. So, we ended up going to Logan's and then on to the Big City Athens Carnival!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Looks can be deceiving...

Looks all sweet and innocent doesn't she?!?
...until she gets the "tiger hold" on you. This little princess (enter sarcasm here), has been a little PILL lately. She has been throwing some "DEMON CHILD" fits lately. Just the other day, she got mad at me for something, who remembers what, and took her claws to my neck and face, literally leaving marks on me. She has been throwing books off shelves, slamming doors, knocking things over and beating me up!!! I thought I would have like, 14 years, before I REALLY had to deal with this nonsense. Anyway, she has gotten several spankings, talking to's, threats and whatever else might work...not sure if I am making progress but somebody PLEASE tell me this stage ends before it gets worse again. I need a break from this before the teen years get here. At least at that age I expect the DIVA fits.

On a lighter note...My mother called the other day and told me to ask Allie what she put in Nannie's mouth that day.

Allie's response, "A booger."

Why? I asked. "It's funny," she said. :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Festivities

Cheesin' before heading to Jim and Erica's for the Lovell Mother's Day Celebration...

Drawing on the sidewalk

Ava and Aidan spreading the love around.
Allie cheesin' with Mom when she really didn't want to.
Photo op with Daddy.
Allie playing on with her bike during the Wales Mother's Day festivities.

Homespun Fun

Friday Allie and I went Homespun. We had a good time and enjoyed some good treats.

Oops I did it again!

Forgive the cheesy Britney reference above but it fit the post. It was time to wash the blankets again.

Hard to sneek "wash time" by this little girl.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy "Mudders" Day!

Sooo happy to be this little girl's Mommy!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The wheels on the bus...

...go 'round and 'round. During "Story Time" at the Elkmont Depot today an Elkmont Bus Driver brought his bus by for the little ones to tour and learn about. Believe it or not this is the bus that I would ride if I were 25 years younger and still lived with my parents. I know this is not the SAME bus I used to ride but it does go by my parents house and it is BUS #66, which, if I am not mistaken was my old bus # as well...
Here's Allie and Kaylee.
After the bus tour the kiddos came back in to do more fun stuff including making a card for Mother's Day. How sweet is this???

Saturday, May 1, 2010


For those of you reading this who knew me as a child will probably say I am "paying for it," (my raisin') after reading this post. Yes, this is Allie...and YES she is crying at Build-A-Bear as she is watching...

THIS! Poor lady. She was stuffing and sewing as fast as she could to get this bear stuffed so Allie would be DONE with this traumatic experience. Everything was fine at Build-A-Bear until she started seeing the animals being stuffed and go scared and kept saying "I want to go bye-bye."
Well we finally got our bear who she named "Allie Lovell B." I don't know what it is with Allie Lovell B, but she says it a lot. So, when she was asked what she wanted to name her bear...that's what she said.

Here she is...
Still traumatized!

Having explained the experience, I will now get to why we went to Build-A-Bear. It was to celebrate Dylan and Kaylee Carter's birthday! Don't get me wrong, WE HAD A BLAST, aside from the few minutes the bears were being stuffed. We are thankful we got to experience this with wonderful friends!

Here's some pics from the night...
William and Allie. Allie even gave William a kiss on the lips but I didn't catch it on camera.
Cousins...Allie, William and Emma.

Allie with "Allie Lovell B."

THE BIRTHDAY KIDDOS! Happy Birthday Dylan and Kaylee.

This picture is funny because her name tag says Kansas. It's funny because her name is Kynsley and she either told the "Name Tag Lady" her name was Kansas or that's what the "Name Tag Lady" thought she said...either way...FUNNY!