Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Halloween 2009

I know it's a little late to be posting these pics but still wanted those of you who blog to see our fun weekend.
Trick or Treaters, Caleb and Sadie Bradley with Eli.

Eli flexing his muscles to get ready for his costume!


how could anyone resist these Trick or Treaters??

We made a "candy" stop at Gaga's.

Burt and Christy have been hosting a Halloween party for the past 4 years and costumes are optional. This year Ron and I decided to suprise the kids with our costumes.

Needless to say, this was something NO ONE EXPECTED!
Before the weekend was over, we just had to have another Mammie and Pawpaw moment!


Friday, September 18, 2009

CFC Golf Tournament

The annual TVA Combine Federal Campaign Golf Tournament was held today, September 18 at the Brown Acres Golf Course in Chattanooga. Ron played with his usual team, Hugh Burns, Richard Hodge, and Chris Mantooth. The game was a 4 man select shot game and after 18 holes, they were tied for first place at 17 under. Then due to a scorecard playoff, they came in second place.

Here is the team, Burns, Hodge, Mantooth and Finley. Great retirees team (except for Chris who is still a TVA employee).

And here is the second place trophy.

Proud of his trophy!!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Star Spangled Banner Birthday!!

As we get older, the things we wish for changes dramatically. And it also gets harder to find things which please and yet surprise our spouses on special occasions.
Several months ago, Ron and made the comment that he would like to have a flag pole...yes a flag pole! So when his birthday was approaching, I looked several places and found one.

Here are the pics of the first flag raising.

I must admit, it makes a beautiful addition to our landscape!

Friday, August 28, 2009

What has Eli been up to???

With the excitement of the birth of the twins, we all have tried to spend time with Eli doing various things. He loves the outdoors and so I have tried to put together a small group of pics showing just how much fun he has been having.
First a dip in the Froggy Pool!

Next a trip to Bogan Park with Mammie and Pawpaw for some climbing and feeding the turtles
and fish popcorn.

One afternoon, Nikki and I took Eli and the girls for a picnic. Of course, no picnic would be complete without some time to play in the sand! Later that evening, Josh got to play "Cars" with Eli.

One evening, Josh and Uncle Burt took Eli to a ballgame.

Pawpaw doesn't get to visit as often as I do so this was a special pic. Don't you just love those smiles!!!!

And of course, Eli enjoys sharing his relaxing time with his sisters.

The new pajamas were a big hit.
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
NO...it's Super-ELI.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Another Picasso???

This is a little late but I wanted to document another talent of Eli's. He loves any sport but he also loves being creative (a talent he inherited from his Mama and Mammie).

While waiting on the birth of the girls, I was doing some touch-up painting at Nikki's and Eli decided he wanted to paint also. Nikki let him get creative and he LOVED every minute. This was a creation he gave to PawPaw and it now hangs in PawPaw's garage for everyone to see.

As you can see, he really gets into his painting (notice the yellow belly).

This is the completed painting. He also signed his name in a very creative way.

And for those of you who know me, yes it will end up in his Scrapbook!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

First visit

Last weekend Nikki, Josh and the family came to Chattanooga. Burt and Christy were having a new floor put in their living room/dining room and they wanted to help return the favor for having had help a few years ago when they did the same thing.

Needless to say we were very glad they were here no matter what the reason. Most of the day Saturday the guys worked and the girls watched. Nikki, Christy and I did take the kids to a playground in East Ridge called Pioneer Frontier. Eli had a great time playing. It really is a big playground, well built and with a variety of things for all ages.

Then on Sunday, Nikki and I with the kids went to see Gaga. This makes 12 great-grandchildren.

Here are 4 generations. These days I think that's pretty amazing.

And the girls had to have a nap (Annabel on left and Harper on right, I think).
It's still a little difficult for me to tell them apart sometimes. Especially in pictures.

Love these girls and their big brother too!!!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Training has begun!

Last week while I was helping Nikki with the girls, Eli was practicing his hitting. He loves to play ball and it really shows how much he enjoys his new "Better Batter Baseball" machine.

Mammie just loves watching him play.