Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Video

In honor of Mel, who pours her whole heart into being a good mother.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

It is Mother's Day. I have a love/hate relationship on this day every year. I always feel so inadequate when I hear all the tributes and beautiful words spoken about mothers. I almost feel like a farce. I love this day though because it allows me to really focus on my beautiful family and nothing is more wonderful.
Carson - Is a responsible and conscientious older brother. He wants to do what is right. I am proud of the choices he makes.
Drake - Finds joy in the smallest of things. If you need a smile; talk with Drake for about two seconds. He is delightful.
Brooks - Is one SMART cookie. He really pushes me to be a better mom. I really enjoy our one-on-one moments.
Bowen - Is the glue of the family. Everyone will do anything for him and when it doesn't seem like there is common ground to be found, he provides that. He loves to play and he loves to learn.
Dave - Continues to lead our home with love while accomplishing miraculous amounts of works, church service, school, and fatherhood.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

A copy of the email I just sent:

Hi (teacher's name),

Just this morning poor Carson fractured his Ulna clear through and has a small fracture in his Radius as well. An even bigger bummer is that it is his right arm. His biggest concern is that he has to sit out during P.E. (I didn't laugh when he told me this - but I wanted to) followed by not being able to write and color. Being a mom of four boys I am sure this won't be the last broken bone, but Carson is my guinea pig and so I have no idea what I am doing or what course of action we will need to take for school, etc. Let me know what we need to do.
I will be calling an orthopod first thing Monday so we can get him evaluated and casted. As soon as I know the time I will email you, but for now all I can say is he will be missing some school on Monday.
Lastly, thanks for doing the fun little party at school. That has been a highlight for Carson this holiday season. It was a bit of a rough birthday and Christmas for us. Carson got both the Flu, and Strep over the break. (There's nothing like throwing up at the doctors office on your birthday). He got over his illnesses just in time to break his arm :(.


Melanie Crockett