Monday, March 31, 2008

What's bugging you?

You should never have to go to the internet to decipher what exactly your kindergardener has brought home from school. But on today, that did happen. The contraption in this picture (modeled by the artist himself, Dylan) is in fact an ant. To accompany this piece, the children were taught a song which is in the tune of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" but the words are:
"Head, thorax, ab-do-men, ab-do-men.

Head, thorax, ab-do-men, ab-do-men.

Eyes and mouth, antennae too.

Head, thorax, ab-do-men, ab-do-men."

When I asked Dylan why they made ant-hats today, he ever-so-matter-of-factly informed me that it was insect week this week. I should've known...

On a serious note: these kids are learning SO much in kindergarden now. I don't think I learned about insect parts until third or fourth grade. I am so proud of Dylan and his friends for how much they have learned and accomplished this year. Can you believe that they are actually reading?!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Final Four...Finally

Go, tigers, go! For the first time EVER, the University of Memphis has made it past the elite eight. Well, maybe I am exaggerating a little. But the last time the team made it to the final four (1985), they went under the name Memphis State. So, technically I am right, no? Can they go all the way? Well, they definitely have some fans rooting for them in the Godsey home, that's for sure!

Can you see my tatoo mommy?

Can I have another one?

This here is our future basketball player. Wait and see...

GO TIGERS! Watchin' the game... (Elysa slept through most of it)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Who would have ever thought...

Who EVER would have thought that this picture would bring me such joy? That is because my baby boy (Dylan) tied these shoes ALL BY HIMSELF!!! Oh I am so excited. I was beginning to think that we would own stock in velcro shoes and sandals before all of the kids grew up and moved out. But THIS gives me hope that we actually do have the patience to teach shoe-tying to our kids.
And here's the proof that he really DID do it all by himself!
" Loop. Swoop, and Pull" as Adam Sandler says in the movie Big Daddy

Lydia's First Words

Hey guys!
I have just realized just how many words our baby girl can say. So, here is a slide show "tribute" to some of those cute new words. Hope you enjoy!
And by the way, I think she just learned what cheese actually means! Up until now, I think she thought the camera was "cheese". What a stinker...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Groundskeeping With Grandpa

Yesterday, Dylan and Grandpa did a little groundskeeping at Grandmommy and Grandpa's house. But don't think that Grandpa got off with cheap labor. This hired hand has a high asking price--candy (and lots of it), juice and yogos. When you add it all up, they may actually spend more for this handy helper than they would for a contract yardman. However, he does offer some perks such as climbing INTO the trash can to mash down the leaves. I know that no matter how much I pay my yard man, he just won't do that! And one more thing, he's the cutest helper I've ever seen. And that makes it all worth it!

Kinda reminds you of 'Oscar the Grouch', no? Except he's smiling too much--Oscar never smiled

Mr. Sexy Legs

Sorry Thomas, but I had to do this.

These are pictures of my brother. Somehow (and I can't imagine how it could have happened), he got signed up for the "Mr. Sexy Legs" contest when he was on a cruise a couple of weeks ago. He went with several other family members and friends and I can't imagine that any of them signing him up... :o). Nonetheless, being the good sport he is, he went ahead and played along and came in SECOND, (I think). And, of course, I have pictures! (thanks mom--he'll love you for this!)

here we have all of the contestants (Uncle Thomas is on the far right)and here is our second place winner...way to go Uncle T. You should consider getting those sexy legs insured! :) Love you!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Squeezing Buns

Well, this post is not exactly about the kids (as you may have guessed by the title), but it is something I found very interesting. I was searching the net today just passing some time and I came across this tidbit. I don't know if it is true, but I thought I would check it out next time I go to the store. Has anyone else heard about this?

We learn something new every day! If you buy bread, look at the twist-tie at the end of the loaf. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest? You probably "squeeze"for freshness or softness. Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? These days are Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist-tie on the bread.

They are:

The colors go alphabetically by color as shown above. This makes it very easy to remember.(Place a post-it note in your wallet so you will not forget.) Enjoy fresh bread by buying it with the right color when you shop!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Lillies

okay, they're not actual Easter Lillies, but they are pretty enough to be, right? Hope everyone had a lovely Easter!
The Girls: Mommy, Lydia, and Elysa
The Boys: Daddy, Dylan and Bryan (such handsome fellas!)
Dylan and Bryan: Future "We Tote the Note" Car Lot Owners :)

And sweet Lydia--always trying to be like her big brothers...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Egg-stra Busy Day

Today the kids went to two different egg hunts. They racked up on lots of candy, eggs, and balloon critters and I racked up on lots of cute pictures. After the second egg hunt (which was at 3pm) we came home and the ice cream man was coming through the neighborhood so I let the boys make their first "purchase" ever from the ice cream man. Of course, I snapped some pics of that too. We wish everyone a very happy Easter!

Elysa joins in on the fun

Lydia comes back to show how well she did.

All 3 at the first egg hunt of the day.

First Major, Independent Purchase

Friday, March 21, 2008

Five's the number of times a day Bryan asks us if he can have a snack, the number of years that we have been blessed to have Dylan in our lives, the number of burp cloths Lydia steals from Elysa daily so that she can use them to burp her own "Baby", and sadly, it is the number of shots our baby girl got at the doctor's office Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Elysa went to the doctor's office for her 2 month checkup. They stuck her FIVE SEPARATE times! You would think that medicine has come far enough now that they would figure a way to combine some of those evil pokes. Anyhow, despite her being very angry about the torture to her tiny thighs, she did very well. She is a healthy girl and everything looked fine. She is in the 90th percentile for weight (12 lbs 5 oz) and the 50th for her height (23 inches). I have some new pictures of her too, but I'll have to post them a little later.

Daddy and Dylan's Day

Yesterday, Daddy and Dylan went to the Children's Museum for the day. They had a great time. Dylan danced at the "club", drove a firetruck, was a dentist for a day, flew an airplane, climbed a skyscraper, played computers, went to the grocery store, and flew a hot air balloon, among other things. I hate that I missed seeing him having so much fun, but David did get some great pictures.

Dylan in the cockpit.

Dylan at the "club".

Our little firefighter.

And just for Grandpa...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Road to Recovery

Well, Bryan is feeling much better and he is looking better too. Today was his first day back to school and apparently the strep virus has been lurking around that daycare for some time. Bryan is not the first in his class to come down with the bug.

Anyhow, yesterday as I was off from work and spending time with my boys. We all went to go see "Horton Hears a Who" at the movie theatre. It was an okay movie--not one of my favorites in the line of animated movies. But the boys were both really into it. I got a pic of them watching the credits (I did not want to flash in the middle of the movie so I had to wait until the end) but they still were in a trance. Dylan knew he was being photographed--thus the smirk on his face. :)

Here they are:

And to end today, I bring you an alternative to our daily's a Dylanism!

Dylanism of the day: "Tomato Watch"--an alert issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable that a 'tomato' or funnel cloud could form. This came up tonight after watching our local news (of which Dylan, 5, is a big fan). Memphis and Shelby County was under a "tomato watch" for most of the night.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Seeing Green

Today, Dylan received his testing results. And as we expected, Dylan was promoted to "Green Belt". This means that he is now officially able to spar. And for our local fans, save the date--April 26th--Dylan will be participating in his next tournament right here in Memphis on that day. More info to come as the time gets closer (location, time, cost, etc.) But for now, here are some pics of Dylan with his new belt (just in time for St. Patty's day!)

So proud!

And what better than to end today's post with another great "Bryanism"...

Bryanism of the day: Today, I took the boys with me to get my eyebrows done. While I was in the chair with my eyes closed, I heard Bryan call out, "Mommy, something smells like poop!" (Yes, he said poop) Being at a one sense disadvantage (with my eyes closed) I could not imagine why I heard so many people laughing at his comment. But then the girl who was waxing my brows explained to him (after she caught her breath from laughing) that it was not poop he was smelling, but instead it was the perm that the lady NEXT TO ME was having washed out of her hair! Thank goodness she had a lovely sense of humor.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


That's Spanish for "Poor Little Thing." And if you have seen Bryan lately, you would know EXACTLY what I am talking about. The poor guy came down with a fever Friday night accompanied by a rash on his face. After several hours the fever went away, but not the rash. Today, two days later, he woke up and was COVERED with the rash. It was spreading. So, today we took him to the doctor's office and after being completely up in the air about the cause of the rash, the doctor decided to do a CBC and a strep culture. Would you believe that the rash is a break-out from the STREP virus!!! He has strep. Not to worry--since he has been fever free for two days, he is no longer contagious and he is on antibiotics to get the rest cleared up.

Feel better sweet boy. Mommy just loves you to pieces! I'm sorry you are not feeling well...

Bryanism of the day: "grow up"--something that you do when you don't feel well. It is usually very messy if you don't make it to the toilet in time. Used in a sentence: "Mommy, I don't feel well. I think I am about to grow up." (Yes, he really did use this very sentence. Even when he is sick he's still a hoot!)

Highlights in Sports

Friday was so nice outside. We took the kids out to play in the most awesome weather and HAD to share some of the funniest pictures with you! In these pictures, Dylan (after begging to play football with daddy) is running FROM the football! I was laughing so hard. He was having a blast, even though he NEVER caught the ball--not even once!And Bryan decided to get a little "batting practice" in. Problem was...we did not have a bat! But that did not stop him. Here are pics of Bryan hitting the ball using his arm as a bat. As funny as it is--he decided to do this on his own which shows great judgement in improvising! :-) He's just so determined...And Lydia showed Dylan that if he ever DID catch the football, he could score a touchdown and then do the following dance in the end zone...And once again...sweet Elysa was just enjoying being outside. She'll be up and moving soon enough! But in the meantime, here is a picture of her just being my sweet baby.
This has been your Friday night sports highlights--brought to you by the Godsey's. Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Buddies from Birth

Today Lydia visited Kaylie, her closest friend--well, her only friend so far. :) They were born exactly 7 days apart and Shanda (Kaylie's mom) and I just love, love, love getting them together and taking some pictures. Despite Lydia being in an extremely skiddish mood that day, we were able to get some cute photos of them playing together. Thanks Shanda for sending me these cute, cute, cute pics of our girls!

Kaylie was SO super sweet. She just loved on Lydia, giving her hugs and sharing her toys with her.

Aren't they just adorable???

Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a

Yes...we had a really late snow this year and a very early Easter on the way making for quite an unusual March! Nonetheless, we all enjoyed the white stuff which debuted on Friday causing the schools to close, the grocery stores to be madhouses, and all the other stuff that is to be expected when a flurry is predicted in Memphis! But hey...who's complaining. :) This was Elysa's first snow (not that she'll ever remember), and Lydia's first snow to be able to play in. And the boys, well, the boys have seen one or two snow days in their lifetime, but it is truly a once-a-year event and they were loving every minute of it. Thanks again for stopping by!