Monday, August 30, 2010

More Cashism

So my little man is full of surprises and you never know what is going to come out of his mouth! Here are two of his most recent "episodes". 

We went to church with John last weekend for Powell's Grove's 70th anniversary!  It was a great service and when it was almost over Cash looked at me and said "we need to get on up out of here cause I'm hungry"!!  WHAT!!!  LOL!!!  Thank goodness there was PLENTY of food afterwards!!  In fact of all my years of "5th Sunday" eatings in country churches, that was the most food I have ever seen! EVER and it was SOOO  good!! :D

One afternoon last week I was baking a cake for Master P's birthday and Cash asked me to come outside to play baseball with  him.  I explained that I couldn't and why I couldn't.  Cash looked at me and said "Mama if you don't come outside and play baseball with me, I'm gonna tell Jesus to put me back in your tummy"!  Well okay then!!!!  I have no idea where he comes up with this stuff but he keeps me cracking up! :D


Ella came a couple of weeks ago and stayed with us for a couple of nights.  It is always fun and exhausting seeing them all interacting together.  One of the days we were all in the car and Ella was crying, sweet little Arden kept asking her over and over "what happened Ella", she must have asked her a dozen times and Ella just kept crying until finally Arden had enough and she took her paci out of her mouth and said "HUSH IT ELLA"!! hahahahahahaha.....  I could not stop laughing at my bossy little princess and eventually Ella did hush it! :D 

Ella, Arden and Cash playing in the back of the truck!

This is the "why me Lord" look!!
The next few pictures are of Cash and Ella in the back yard.  I walked outside to find them with the hose pipe turned on and they were soaked from head to toe!!  Of course I got the camera out, it was to cute not to make a memory!! They loved every minute of it and since it was 100 degrees outside STILL I thought it was very appropriate behavior! :D

Does this look fun or what?

And of course I couldn't resist this sweet picture!! I can't wait to break it out when they are teenagers!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spending the Day with my baby girl

Cash and Papa were ready for some "farm time" so Cash has been gone since Sunday.  That means lots of time with just me and Baby Arden!! So sweet and so wild!! I am starting to remember the "terrible two's"! :D  She is very independent, but very girly.  We are having a blast playing with baby dolls, saying our ABC's, counting to 10, learning some colors and wrecking the house.  She pulled a bunch of bowls out earlier and said "mess mama"!! :D  I am so thankful for some one on one time with that sweet busy little girl! :D

Friday, August 13, 2010

Random Funnies

I still have not blogged about our beach trips but I don't want to forget about some funny things that have happened the last few days.

My sweet precious little baby girl has activated! She is WILD and busy and into EVERYTHING!! :~) She is curious, nosy, loud, determined and sweet as pie!! She lets her opinon be known and she loves shoes.  I am not a fan of shoes on in the house, that's the first thing to go when I walk in but she asked me all day "shoes on mommy"! :D She wanted her sandals on.  Today River started barking real loud and Arden yelled even louder "HUSH IT RIVER"! hmmmm wonder where she has heard that before. 

Tonight when I was rocking her to sleep she kept saying "sing mama sing mama" so I did a "set" of songs and every time I finished one she would lean up and clap and say "yah mama"! Sweet girl has no clue her mama can not sing but she still loves me.

So today was a VERY RARE lazy day at the James house.  I never sit still but I didn't feel great so I spent the entire day playing "farmer" with Cash.  Cash ADORES my daddy which of course I do to so this makes me a happy girl.  We just spent a few days on the farm and Cash doesn't care how hot it is, he will ride around in 105 degrees in a farm truck with no ac and smile from ear to ear.  He LOVES it!!  When he isn't on the farm he is playing farm and what this means is that EVERY single dining room chair AND barstool are turned on the backsides and they become "fences" and "tractors" sometimes they get "stuck in the mud" and we have to get another "tractor" aka dining room chair to get them unstuck.  He ties ropes, dog leashes, anything he can get his hands on and makes fences.  All the couch pillows and at least half of the bed pillows become sacks of feed and corn.  The rug becomes the pond and we play and play and play and..........  Finally at one point today I told Cash that I needed to fold some clothes but he could keep playing and I would be back to play with him shortly.  He very matter of factly let me know that he was a farmer and he was not playing he was working!

So, before I continue I must throw in an advisory........Patrick and I do not teach our children to be prejudice.  We try to teach them to love people for what is on the inside and of course Cash and Arden are to young to understand that but we still try.  Something funny happened while we were playing today and it was very random and I still don't know where he came up with this.  What I do know is that he has never heard me or his daddy say this but it did turn out comical.  We were watching "Little House on the Prarie" or "little house on the perry" as Cash calls it, this is his favorite show! A commercial came on and there was a little black girl and Cash said "um Mama I don't think I like black people, I like white people" I told Cash that wasn't nice and that Jesus made all people and He wants us to love everyone.  Cash can get very animated when he talks and today was no exception when he said "ooooh ok well Mama, I need to ask you a question," while moving his eyebrows up and down and talking with his hands he said "is my daddy black or white"?   WHATTTTTTT!!!!!????  I could barely stop laughing long enough to tell him his daddy was white!!! Then he said "am i cracking you up Mama"?  Well YES you are son!  Where did that come from! All i know is that I have laughed every time I have thought about it.  I wonder why he was confused about that! Sorry Patrick! :D  Never a dull moment!

Monday, August 9, 2010


We are heading home from Orange Beach as I type and I was just reminded of something funny Cash said a while back! I didn't want to forget again so I decided to go ahead and blog it! Ella came and stayed the day with us a couple of weeks ago because Jason was having surgery on his ankle. Her was having screws removed from a previous surgery. I was enjoying listening to the conversations that take place between 3 year olds and Ella was enjoying telling her version of what Jason was having done. She told Cash that her Daddy was at the doctor because he was having his ankle removed! She went on to tell Cash that if he wanted to go to the doctor he could get his ankle removed. Cash proudly told Ella "no I can't Ella I don't have an ankle"!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

All Things Southern......

I get excited about a lot of things, I am a "joyful" person I like to think.  Since most of my blogging is about my kiddo's I thought I would share something that I read on the blog of another friend, Angela Furr. (I hope you don't mind me "stealing")  Anyways..... I love my Mississippi Magazine!!! I get silly when it arrives in the mailbox, same as my Southern Living magazine. I just love all things southern, food, cool places to travel, unique shopping etc.....  Angela shared this from an issue from last summer that I remember reading.  It's worth sharing! :D  Read on boys...............

15 Ways to Charm Her

Southern Living, July 2009

By Amy Bickers

“Want to impress a Southern girl? Just think “What would my grandfather have done?”

Number one: We still expect you to give up your seat for a lady. On a bus, at a bar, on a train. . . we don’t care where you are. Unless you are at a restaurant and the only lady in sight is the one taking your order, stand up. Now.

On a recent Friday night at a bustling restaurant bar, two friends and I waited for our table to be called. The barstools were occupied so we stood patiently, sipping wine and chatting about the workweek. When a couple nearby stood up, another woman – who had been there less time than we had – swooped in, reaching across us to put her purse on the stool. This isn’t the worst part. It’s what happened next: Her male companion then slid onto the other barstool.

Hang on while I do a geography check. Are we not in the South? If ladies are waiting for a seat and you have a Y chromosome, do you sit down? No, sir. No, you do not.

We know modern life is confusing. The roles of men and women have evolved over the years. As Pink once sang, “Shorty got a job, Shorty got a car, Shorty can pay her own rent.”

But come on, let’s keep some things old-school. My late grandfather- he of the East Texas upbringing, U.S. Navy captain status, and Cary Grant good looks – would never have allowed a woman to stand while he sat. And if you want a Southern woman to love you, neither will you. So, men, here’s a short list of things Southern girls still expect from you.

We still expect you to…

Stand up for a lady. Actually, this doesn’t just involve chairs.

Know that the SEC has the best football TEAMS IN THE NATION. Big 12 fan? Hmm, perhaps you should keep walking.

Kill bugs. Delta Burke as Southern belle Suzanne Sugarbaker on Designing Women said, “. . .Ya know, when men use Women’s Liberation as an excuse not to kill bugs for you. Oh, I just hate that! I don’t care what anybody says, I think the man should have to kill the bug!”

Hold doors open. This goes for elevator doors too.

Fix things or build stuff. I once watched in awe as my stepfather built a front porch on the house he shares with my mother. He knew just what to do, cutting every notch, hammering every nail. The project was complete by sunset.

Wear boots occaisionally. Not the fancy, l-paid-$l,000-for-these kind. We’re talking about slightly mud-crusted, I-could-have-just-come-in-from-the-field boots.

Take off your hat inside.

Grill stuff.

Call us. If you want to ask us out, don’t text and don’t e-mail. Pick up the phone and use your voice.

Stand when we come back to the dinner table. ”Just a little half-stand is enough to make me melt,” my friend Stephanie says.

Pull out chairs. Wait, that’s not all. Scoot them back in before we hit the floor.

Pay the tab on the first few dates. ”If you ask me out, you pay,” Stephanie says. “If I ask you out, you should still pay.” Listen, guys, it’s just simpler this way.

Don’t show up in a wrinkled, untucked shirt. Care about your appearance but not too much. Don’t smell better than we do. Don’t use mousse or gel. You shouldn’t look like you spend more time in front of the mirror than we do.

Never get in bar fights. Patrick Swayze might look cool in Road House, but in reality, bar fights are stupid and embarrassing. You don’t look tough. You look like an idiot.

Know how to mix our favorite cocktail JUST THE WAY WE LIKE IT. Fix your favorite too. Sit down on the porch (it’s okay if you didn’t build it), tell us how your day went, and we’ll tell you about ours.

We’ll leave the long list to the girl who falls in love with you.


So my little Cash man likes being naked! It's hot as who'd a thunk it here so I can't blame him really!! If I could get away with it I would strip down too!  His nakedness doesn't bother me one bit, he's 3.  It seems to "bother" Alese and Patrick a little, Patrick asks what I am going to do when he strips at Kindergarten and I guess I will be okay with it if the girls start throwing money at him! :D he he he.  So yesterday was the hottest day since 1950 something another, at least that is what I was told so Cash got naked immediately after breakfast and stayed that way all day long.  Finally about late afternoon Alese told Cash he needed to go get some underwear on and to that my little comedian said "Alese pretend I have underwear on"!!! hahahahahaha  All I could think was he is full blooded Ard, he comes from a long line of smart a**es!  Never a dull moment!!