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Jayden's going to Living Faith this week!

2010-07-09T05:45:01.220-07:00

Just last week Zion started a new school, Living Faith Preschool. He hasn't decided if he likes it or not so each day Manuel's on pins an needles when it's time to drop him off. This week the boys and girls club is closed so Jayden is going to the school kids program at Zion's school. When Zion heard this he was so excited. Zion: "I'll show you around my school bubba, I'll show you where the bathroom and the water fountain is. K bubba? K?". Monday arrived and Manuel dropped the two off without a hitch. When he arrived to pick them up later that afternoon, Mrs. Sheila, the director called Manuel into her office and said she had a funny story to tell him. Apparently, throughout the day, Zion had been sneaking down to Jayden's room to "check on him" lol. Is that not the sweetest thing.



Jayden's in Little Rock with out us this week.....

2010-07-09T06:04:45.272-07:00

Jayden has been asking to spend a week with my sister and neice in Little Rock since they moved there 3 years ago. Normally we have so much going on in the summer with his sports and our venture see the world that we just don't get around to it. Well, this summer I started trying to fit it his early on and this week Jayden's in Little Rock with Latrice and Miracle. Patrice, Zion, and I took him down last Friday and when we got ready to head home Saturday as we were driving away, Zion screams, "Wait! You forgot bubba!" I continued to drive and explained to him that Jayden would be staying with Miracle a week.
Zion: But I want to stay too.
Me: Zion you can't, you have to keep mommy company.
Zion: But what about bubba?
Me: What about him, Miracle and Angel will keep him company.
Zion: NO who's going to take care of him?
Me: Aunt Trees
Zion: But he's going to die
Me: No Zion, he'll be just fine, he's not going to die. Do you believe that god is everywhere?
Zion: Yes
Me: Well, we'll just pray that god watches over Jayden while we can't see him ok?
Zion: fine

Awwwwwww isn't that baby sweet



Baseball is his middle name baby! You can call me JWhit

2010-07-09T06:10:55.755-07:00

Jayden had a slow start to the baseball season, barely hitting and even being 2nd to the last to bat on the roster. Manuel took him to the batting cages a couple times and he spent an afternoon with his older cousin, Christian, getting pointers and all of a sudden JWhit was born. That child is hitting everything, good solid ground balls. He has been moved up to 2nd in the line up now. He is by far their most consistant hitter. This past week, we had a runner on first, there was not time left on the clock, the game was tied, and we had two outs. It was Jayden's turn to bat. I was about to throw up I was so nervous for him!!!! My baby walked up to the plate without any reservations as calm and relaxed as I've ever seen him in a game and put a hit on that ball so hard that it went all the way to the fence. Once the runner on 1st came home the game was over and they WON! Go JWhit, GO JWhit.......



Call me Jeff

2010-07-09T06:16:17.180-07:00

Sunday the family got together at Bob's house for dinner. While they were finishing up the food, Zion and I walked over to the church playground to play. Zion looked up at me and said:
Zion: Mom, what's my name?
Me: Zion Elijah Whitmore
Zion: Why did you name me that?
Me: Because I think it's an awesome name
Zion: I don't like that name.... from now on call me Jeff!
Me: Jeff?
Zion: Yeah, Jeff, call me Jeff
Me: Ok Jeff

I'm all aout free expression so I thought it was the cutest thing ever so I started calling him Jeff. When we went back to the house as we walked through the door, he announced to everyone that his new name was "Jeff" and that he would not answer to anything else. Let me tell you, he was not kidding, he totally ignored any comment that was directed at Zion and only listened when we called him Jeff....

Kids, got to love em.



Let's Play Ball!

2010-05-05T13:21:46.812-07:00

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Kansas City Royals Game Mid April '10 - Me, the boys, Patrice, William, and Josiah



The Easter Bunny is Coming!

2010-05-05T13:29:13.616-07:00

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March 28,2010 - By Men Look FLY!



A Four Wheeling We Will GO!

2010-05-05T13:37:05.647-07:00

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Manuel FINALLY Got a NEW TOY and the boys got to spend some time on Uncle Dale's Farm. Spring Break on the farm does the heart good.



Zion's 3!

2010-05-05T13:46:16.073-07:00

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Zion had a blast with 40 of his closest friends at Chuck E Cheese!



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2010-01-26T12:50:12.387-08:00

This past weekend, we went to visit Latrice, Miracle, Gerry, and baby Angel. It was a quick trip but good. The boys got the baby bug again and are now bugging me for a baby sister. She is just about the most precious thing I’ve seen in a while. She just has the most amazing heir about her. We also went down to the Alligator Farm in Hot Springs to let Jayden see Alligators and Zion was demanding to see moneys. On the way, we stopped at ‘Brown’s Country Store and Buffett’. It was amazing. As we were going down the line filling our plates, Jayden looked at me and said “I have a feeling I’m going to eat good today, and there’s more to explore.” Drama King! All the way there Zion was chanting “mom, are we going to see alligators, I can’t wait to see MY alligators.” The minute we pulled up to the park and got out, Zion instantly wanted to be situated on my hip because he was afraid. It was just the funniest thing, he couldn’t wait to get there and now he wanted nothing to do with anything that moved! Jayden petted the small gators and was smitten by the arctic fox and mountain lion. As we were leaving Jayden told the attendant, we’ll be back in a couple months, see you then.



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2010-01-26T12:50:40.600-08:00

Today we were supposed to attend an NBA game in Oklahoma City, but Jayden’s basketball game didn’t start until 4:40p and the game in OKC started at 7p. Needless to say we weren’t going to make it so we decided to go to Branson for a few days since it was a long weekend with MLK Day Monday, Jan 18th. We rented a two bedroom cabin that was absolutely fabulous. Jayden and Zion loved it. It has a screened in back porch with a picnic table, a couple rocking chairs and a hot tub! Shortly after we arrived, we decided to run back out to get something to eat, the boys just wanted to order in. They didn’t want to leave. When we finished at the restaurant as we were checking out, the boys noticed a couple of toys they just had to have. Jayden selected a webkin dragon (which he named Flames), Zion picked a guitar (which he called his tar). As the sales clerk was bagging Zion’s guitar, she said “now this is a pretty big bag for such a little guy” Zion replied “yeah, I’m going to take my tar to my ‘other nice house’!” He actually got pretty attached to the place.



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2010-01-26T12:51:06.530-08:00

Today was the premier of the American Idol New Season Premier and Jayden and I watched it. He was so into it. There was a singer who blew the both of us away. We just happened to be recording it and at commercial we played his performance over and over again. Jayden was even trying to mimic the singer. I said to him “I can teach you how to sing that song like that.” He said, ok. So I started teaching him the runs and phrasing and he caught on really quickly. He sounded great. I’m so proud of him that he is taking an interest in something so tender as well as his technical ability to sing. Wow! I called Patrice because he wanted to sing for her and she was the typical proud aunt. Her exact words were, “Maybe I’m just being hormonal, but that’s just about the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard!” That’s by boy!



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2010-01-26T12:51:26.267-08:00

Today my nephews, William and Josiah, started going to Jayden’s school in Fayetteville (a transfer from Rogers Schools). I told Jayden last night that they would start attending his school and today when he was going in from recess, William ran up to him and said “hi”. Jayden said, “hi, now go back to your group so you don’t get lost.” When school was out, Jayden was a little late coming out to the car, so Manuel asked him if he had to stay over for some reason, he said, “no, I just decided to swing by William and Josiah’s classes to make sure they were ok and knew how they were getting home. I just wanted to check on them before I left.” Awwwww, sweet, grown, little boy. I he is really getting a kick out of bossing Josiah and William around since he’s the oldest and all. LOL.



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2010-01-26T12:52:00.049-08:00

Jayden’s cousin, Josh, was up from Ashdown this weekend to bring in the New Year with us. They are about the same age and get along perfectly. Josh also has a cell phone and over the couple days he was here, he and Jayden began texting each other. They are making plans to continue this texting frenzy to stay in touch when Josh goes home. He is a texting fool now. It’s cute.



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2010-01-26T12:52:23.865-08:00

My niece, Angel, was born yesterday. Latrice let Jayden same her Angel. This is the first little baby Zion has seen. He and Jayden are head over heal for her. Zion calls her “my baby”. We stayed at the hospital all day yesterday, (Jayden and Miracle – big sis – spent the night) and first thing this morning as soon as his eyes flew open the first words out of his mouth was “where’s my baby.” The entire time we were getting dressed to go back up to the hospital he was rushing us, anxious to get there. He was able to hold her in short intervals today and he was as happy as a lark. Now he and Jayden both want their OWN baby sister. They will have to go to god on that one.



"I'm in 3rd Grad now"

2009-08-28T06:38:36.467-07:00

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OMG, my baby is in 3rd grade! It seems like it was just yesterday he could barley talk and was still pooping on himself...lol. No seriously, Jayden is 8 and in 3rd grade! Are you kidding me. Needless to say, he's excited, I'm sad, and Manuel is just trying to keep up with the two of us and our emotions about the first day of school.
As usual, Jayden was up bright and early the first day. He dressed in his new digs, laced up his new shoes, strapped on a cool new back pack, and even tried out a new cologne, 'just for the ladies'. That's Manuel's son for sure!



To the beach be go?????

2009-08-28T06:40:00.498-07:00

This week we went on vacation to Chicago. Manuel is still not wanting to hop on a plane, so we had to pick a location that we had not visited before and was within REASONABLE driving distance so, Chicago was it.We had an absolute blast. The drive was 12 hrs with a few stops in between. Zion is potty training so he decided he wanted to be really on top of it this particular week. It seemed like we had to stop every hour. It got to the point where we just started pulling over to the shoulder and letting him pee outside. Jayden was a trooper, he had his portable DVD player, a few new PSP games, and a back seat of endless snacks. He was either glued to the TV or trying to get to the next level on the 'Pirates of the Caribbean Game'. He only asked "are we there yet?" 24 times each way (every 30 minutes). They both stayed awake THE ENTIRE TIME and fought endlessly. All and all it wasn't a bad ride, considering the alternatives.Once we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised. I hotel was impeccable (the Hyatt), and it DID NOT have a pool (god knew exactly what I needed, because that child of mine (Jayden) would have dragged be down there every night after a full day of sight seeing and I would have been worn slick!). Jayden was a bit disappointed, that is until we discovered 'THE BEACH'! It was like angels started to sing "hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, halleeeeluuuujaaaaaah!We had plans for everyday we were there, but once we laid eyes on the sand and the water and the kids played their hearts out and didn't bother us AT ALL..... the plans went right out the window. Who cares about the Museum of Science and Industry anyways....lol! I much rather had relaxation and peace any day.We proceeded to visit Lincoln Park, Brookfield Zoo, the aquarium, Navy Pier, and several other places (which were all great!) in the morning and then, "TO THE BEACH" every afternoon. It was wonderful! You have no idea how completely uncharacteristic this is of us. We had kicked around the idea of taking a beach vacation but in the so eloquent words of my husband "black people don't go to the beach, we don't need a tan!" That was sort of our position on it, but since it was a tourist attraction, we decided we'd expose the boys to it. Thank god it was at the top of our list. My boys would have died if we hadn't found it until the last day.It got to the point that we were having to bribe them to be good at the other places if they wanted to go to the beach in the afternoon. That sweet little Zion woke up EVERY morning saying "ma, let's go to the beeesh..." Even after we got home, it took him a week to realize that the beeeesh is not 15 minutes away were we live. You can rest assured that our next vacation will be a home on the beach! Everybody wins in beach vacations![...]



To the vet we go

2009-07-28T07:09:47.208-07:00

Yesterday, Manuel took Zipper to the vet. Zipper is almost 100 lbs now and very difficult to handle. Manuel said, on the way to the vet's office Zipper decided he didn't want to sit in the back seat, he wanted to sit in the front between Manuel and his brother, Jack, so he did. Manuel and Jack tried to push him back to the back seat but Zipper did not budge. He said the road all the way to the vet's office with a 100lb dog sitting between them with his tough hanging out. They got to the office and Zipper was so exited to see the other dogs that Manuel was sweating trying to keep him under control until it was their turn to go back. When the attendant came to get them, she warned Manuel that they had just cleaned up after another dog and the floor might be a little damp. Manuel said he opened the door to the examination room and the floor was more than damp it was completely wet. With one hand on the door knob and Zipper in the other, Zipper took off running through the room and with the floor wet Manuel was dragged from the entrance to the exit struggling to keep his balance. Manuel said when he finally got Zipper stopped they were in the surgical section of the clinic and the Drs and techs thought that was the funniest thing they had seen in a while. Manuel, on the other hand, was not amused.



I'm so over the animals

2009-07-28T07:14:24.611-07:00

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We went to the Gentry Drive Thru Suffari and Petting Zoo this past weekend. While we were doing the drive through part Zion was elated! He loved every single one of the animals and just kept asking, "can we get out". Finally a hour later we went to the petting part and Zion was so excited to go until he walked through the gate and realized that he animals were not on leashed or in cages, then of course he was ready to go. Jayen, on the other hand, was the complete opposite. I'm certain he's going to be a vet when he grows up. He was sitting on the ground with the animals and trying to pick them up. He didn't want to leave. We heard that there were baby animals at the top of the hill so we wondered up to see them. Little did we know, there were a couple of baby monkey's just playing around unleashed on the ground. They had diapers on and everything. We walked up and Zion thought the monkey was a toy because it was perfectly still eating a chip or something. Just as Zion leaned down to touch him, the monkey looked up and noticed Zion, Zion of course started screaming and took off running, the money of course thought this was a game and started to chase him. I laughed so hard I couldn't help my poor child. The attendant ran and got the monkey. Jayden on the other hand wanted to hold him.



"Rock a bye baby"

2009-07-28T06:05:16.920-07:00

We were in Walmart the other day and Jayden of course wanted to buy a toy. We went to the toy section and I decided to buy Zion a toy. I walked up and down the isle looking for something I thought he'd like to play with. As we walked down the hall he screamed "go back momma, go back" I said what is it Zion, you want something. I turned around and started to walk back, I was thinking to my self... this is all girl stuff, what could he have possibly seen that he wants, and to my surprise, he was reaching for a baby doll! Oh, my goodness, what am I going to do???? I can't have a little boy walking around with a baby, so I called Manuel and said "we're in Walmart and Zion wants a doll, what do you think?"
Manuel: "is it a boy or a girl?"
Me: " it can be either"
Manuel: "I'm ok with him getting a boy"
Me: "you don't think a girl would be better"
Manuel: "absolutely not"
Me: "really"
Manuel: "and make sure it's blue"
LOL! MEN!
I select a doll with blue clothes (a boy) and we headed to the check out. I looked down to see Zion rocking the baby and singing "rocka by baby in the tee top" over and over again. He was so excited about his baby, but a few days later that thing was no where to be found and he could care less. I don't think we have anything to worry about......lol....



Ice Cream for almost everyone

2009-07-28T06:16:52.385-07:00

Today we took our normal Sunday afternoon nap and when we got up we decided to go for a bike ride on a trail up the street from the house. We had lots of time to spare so we stopped by the park and let the kids play a few minutes and then proceeded on our ride. When it was all said and done we were on the trail for a couple of hours. As we were loading the bikes back on the truck, Jayden asked if we could go get ice cream. While in the drive through at Braums I noticed that Zion was hungry so I told Manuel not to get him any ice cream to get him a burger instead. Manuel placed the order and we sat at the window, the cashier passed Jayden's ice cream out and the the bag with Zion's hamburger out. As Manuel began to drive away, Zion threw his hands int he air and said "Oh, my goodness, she forgot to give me my i ceam!"



"What the heck???"

2009-07-28T05:36:41.330-07:00

Zion is really coming up with some doozies here lately. He new favorite terms include "What the heck", "Oh my goodness", "Get off me dude", "Whatever dude"! Where does he get this stuff.



"I had it first"

2009-07-28T05:41:38.277-07:00

Jayden and Zion were riding with me in the back seat and of course they were arguing about everything under the sun. Jayden loves to agitate Zion so he took his toy and Zion began to scream, "I had it furst, momma, Janen took my toy and I had it furst!" Jayden thought it was the funniest thing so he wouldn't give it back. My boys!



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2010-01-26T12:53:24.355-08:00

Zion got his first hair cut on Feb 5, 2008 and has been in love with haircuts every since. I can’t stop by the shop to get something from Manuel and Zion see him cutting someone’s hair without him throwing an absolute fit to get his hair cut. Yesterday, Zion had a Dr’s appointment. Manuel was taking him and he needed to run by the shop to get something. When they pulled into the parking lot, Zion cheered “I get to get a haircut, tank you daddy, oh tank you.” Manuel tried to explain that they had an appointment to get to and he didn’t have time to cut his hair, but what’s an appointment to a two year old. Knowing that Zion could care less, Manuel began distracting him as they walked in, he quickly grabbed his phone charger and was out the door in a few minutes. He got Zion buckled into his car seat and was on the road again. Just as they began to exit the parking lot, Zion started to scream, “daddy, I left my hair cut, I left my hair cut daddy. Let’s go back.”



"I left my hair cut"

2009-07-28T07:37:01.943-07:00

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Yesterday, Zion had a doctors appointment and Manuel had a hair cut to do a hour before so he took him with him to do the hair cut. By the way, Zion absolutely loves getting hair cuts. When the arrived at the shop, he excitedly exclaimed "dad, i gettin a hair cut??" Manuel said, "no, I have to do a client hair cut." This did not go over well with Zion and he began to have a tantrum so Manuel reluctantly agreed, "I'll cut your hair when I finish up with Mr. Frank." Zion said "o ta." Manuel cut Mr. Frank's hair and Zion found something that occupied his attention, as soon as Manuel was done, he grabbed Zion and said, "come on we've got to go so we won't be late." Zion said "o ta", took Manuel's hand and walked out to the car. As they were driving a way, Zion said "o, wait daddy, I forgot my hair cut!" Needless to say, Manuel had to deal with screaming all the way to the doctor's office.



Oatmeal Cream Pies

2009-07-28T06:10:27.675-07:00

Zion has really started to know what he wants and is skilled at throwing a fit for it. He woke up yesterday and said, "I want cream pie". I said, "not until after you eat something" and of course the sparks started to fly. I let him lay in the middle of the floor and scream until I finished making his breakfast. Once his eggs, bacon, and Malt O Meal were done, I placed them on his high chair top along with the cream pie and said. "you can have it once you eat your breakfast." That child stuffed that food in his mouth until he began to gag! It was so sad, he wanted that cream pie.