Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Are you smarter than a Kindergartener?

Jackson and Darron were working in his Brain Booster book tonight while J was taking a bath.

This is a book I bought thinking we could use it over the summer while school was out.

I am in awe that Jackson could complete the State Riddles page. There were some that even I didn't know. I will admit that "I am not smarter than my Kindergartener"!!!

Here are some of the riddles he was answering. Once you figured out the answer, you had to name the 2 state abbreviations that made up the word.

Hot stuff that flows from a volcano
LAVA ---Louisiana and Virginia

Boats like Noah had
ARKS---Arkansas and Kansas

More than several
MANY---Massachusetts and New York

Seriously....I cannot believe that he knew the state abbreviations. Even when Darron told him the answer to the riddle, he could name the states.

Are you smarter than my Kindergartener?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bye, bye baseball!!!

Today was the last day of baseball for Jackson.

The team played their first game and 9:00am and WON!!!!!
The 2nd game was at 10:15. We lost....but they play hard against the best team in our league. I couldn't be prouder of our boys.

Jackson went 7 for 7 today. He scored 3 times. He had 4 stops with throws to 1st for an out. He almost caught a pop fly but the ball decided it didn't want to stay in his glove.

I am so proud of my little Yankee. What a ball player you have become.

The boys (and coaches) are already talking about Fall Ball. Bat Mommy is going to miss baseball too but I am ready to hang up for t-shirt (and cape) for a few weeks.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy 30th Birthday!!!!!

May 15---My baby brother David's 30th birthday. (not sure how this is possible since I am still only 29)

In honor of your birthday, here are 30 reasons why you are my favorite brother:

1. Mom and Dad told me that I couldn't take you back when you were born
2. You never complained when I made you play dress up---thank goodness for you we found that old suit
3. We always had the most original dog names thanks to you---Chopsticks and Peetee
4. Even though you tried, you never hurt me beyond repair
5. "Underwear Man"
6. You always pretended to be scared of Santa even though it was just me who was afraid so we could camp out on Christmas eve
7. Of all the places you to take me in Miami, you took me to one with underwear hanging from the rafters and a beer pong table
8. Laughter beyond measure
9. Secrets that we will take to the grave
10. A partner who can help me handle BJ and HJ
11. For getting me Dale Jr's autograph even though it wasn't the most professional thing to do
12. Because I knew as much as you love to talk, you would do great things with that talent. I am proud of you.
13. For bringing me lunch at school on the days you breezed in and out of SC
14. WCJB and March Of Dimes walk in honor of Jackson
15. For walking with us this year at the MOD event
16. AND wearing a sticker
17. You are a great Uncle D-Ham---Jackson loves you
18. Keeping your end of a bet when you lose
19. And not rubbing it in too bad when you win
20. For allowing me to be there for you during the death of 2 of your greatest friends
21. For never judging how cluttered my house is
22. Or how I dress my child
23. For thoughtful gifts on my birthday and Christmas
24. and playing along with all the gag gifts through out years
25. Calling me for advice---it means a lot that you trust me that much and value my opinion
26. Memories at IOP that we continue to make
27. For being in my wedding and loving my husband like a brother
28. Babysitting (and not corrupting him too much)
29. For always supporting me and loving me unconditionally
30. Because God made me first and therefore gave me the job of being a big sister to the best little brother in the world.

I love you D-Ham and wish you a life of love and laughter.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Great day to be a Tiger Mommy!!!

So proud of our friends Lucas Glover and Jonathan Byrd. They are playing great golf at the Wells Fargo tournament today.

Jackson and Jonathan at the Masters in April.

I don't have the picture of Jackson and Lucas--when I find it I will post it.

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers. The greatest and toughest job I have ever had is being a mother. I thank God for blessing with the gift of motherhood. Jackson is an amazing gift.

James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift is from above"

I have to thank Jackson's teachers for helping him make a great gift and card.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The beginning of something new

As much as I love Facebook, I need a break.
I love sharing the always humorous and sometimes serious things that are a part of being Meares Mommy. What I don't like is what some people share. Things that rub me the wrong way, things are not meant to be hurtful but are probably taken the wrong way. Therefore, I need a FB break and I am taking one.

I am going to use this blog to continue to share the antics in my life as Meares Mommy. There are days that I think I need a cape. My new Bat Mommy shirt is the closet thing I have.

Family and Friends---please continue to visit this site. I promise to keep posting pictures and Jacksonisms :)