Monday, September 12, 2011

My hobby..... Crafting and Sewing!

The picture I made to hang in my bathroom

I made Nash a blanket out of this fabric. I traded him a blanket for his "paci." We are done with pacifers! Yahy!

I made Jon Harris a blanket out of this fabric. -I didn't trade it for a pacifer:)

I have made several frames for myself and other people. This is one of them.

This is the outfit that I made for Nash to wear this Fall

Another fun craft!

I have been crafting and sewing in my free time now days! (When I get free time) I try to do a project a week. I will post my new crafts soon. It has been a GREAT stress reliever for me and makes me so happy!! I hope there is crafting in Heaven!!!lol

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What a weekend!

WOW! What a weekend it has been around the Weaver house! Friday morning I started the day by taking Nash for allergy testing. He stays so congested and it has lead to ear infections, sinus infections, and etc. We have tried everything--even having his adnedoids out. Nothing has been working. It did get better in April when we found out that he was allergic to milk. We cut out milk products and he has done better until about 4 weeks ago. Dr. Levy ( the sweetest doctor ever) decided it was time for enviromental testing. So, Friday at 9 a.m. we started our testing. We did the little scrapes on the forearm but it didn't really take. They had to give him 8 injections! Bless his heart... he did NOT like it at all! But we did find out that he is allergic to dust, mold, and pollen. (Of coarse, he is my child- I have the same problems.) We start allergy shots this week. I know it sounds crazy but I am so relieved. Jon Harris had the same problems and we did allergy shots for 4 years..... It was the best thing I could have ever done for him. He really never gets sick now unless there is a virus. (Knock on wood.... we all know that kids can make liars out of us.) I am a firm believer in allergy shots because I have seen first hand how helpful they have been for Jon Harris and hopefully we will see the same results in Nash.

Well, moving on to Friday night. I had a 31 Gifts party for a friend of mine. Right in the middle of it, Bo comes in to tell me that we have to get to LeBonheur because Jon Harris broke his arm. I left all my guests and Nash at my house. Fortunately, my mom and sister were there to help me. When I got there, I was so worried! All the way there, I pictured just a broken arm.... OH no! It was a BROKEN ARM! He got it good! I walked in the door and he was so so pale. They had started an IV to give him some pain meds. I felt so helpless but I think it really bothered me more than it did him. He was a trooper ! The nurse and doctor asked him on a scale 0-10 (10 being the worst pain) "How bad is your pain?" Jon Harris said "Uummmm... about a 3 1/2." After x-rays, they sedated him and set it. He has a temporary cast for now. We go to Campbell's Clinic sometime tomorrow. Hopefully, he will not have to have pins put in his wrist.

I finally got in bed about 2ish in the morning. JH piled up in the bed with me and Bo-Daddy. I don't think he moved all night! I had to be up at 7 to get ready for class. (I am getting my Early Childhood Certification.) I was in class from 8-3.

I am praying next weekend is more laid back. I did end my Saturday on a great note, though. I got to hang out with some of our friends from Covington. Yahhy! Things this weekend could have been so much worse. I am thanking God for watching over Jon Harris and Nash, praying for the families that lost loved ones 10 years ago today, and praying that God continues to show his grace and mercy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another Funny Jon Harris Story

Friday night, we went to our first Harding football game. We were so excited! We met some friends for supper and then off to the game we went. When we got there, Jon Harris immediately found some of his friends. Of course, other than checking in with me every now and then, that was the last we saw of him.

I noticed later that he and his friend (Cole) were really up to something. I decided that it would be best to go see what was going on. When I went to them, I noticed that they had about 5 or 6 water bottles. They told me that they were selling them. At first, I didn't think much about it but as I started to walk away I started thinking...where did those water bottles come from? I didn't give Jon Harris any money to buy them and I was sure Cole's mom didn't give him the money either. Then as I turned around, someone threw a bottle on the ground. I saw Jon Harris and Cole run over and grab it. I IMMEDIATELY knew where the water they were selling (and already made $4) was coming from. I went up to Jon Harris and asked him about what they were doing. In child-like innocence he said that they were "Recycling." He went on to tell me that they were finding water bottles and filling them up with water and selling them. I said "YUCK, Jon Harris!" Before I could say anything else, he said "But don't worry Mom, we are washing them out first with soap!" I was trying my best not to laugh but I figured that we should tell them to stop.

It wasn't long after we told them to stop selling the water that I saw them up to something AGAIN! They had taken the money from the water and invested it in GUM to sell.....UGH!!!!! I made Jon Harris stop but he still made a dollar. We had a very LONG talk on the way home about business and having a BUSINESS LICENSE to sell things. He told me that he was very sorry. I told him that he was not really in trouble but definitely would be if he did it again. He said, "Man mom, I REALLY thought that we had it made!" All I could do then was laugh. For now, Jon Harris will be putting the dollar he made in the offering plate at church. My dad told me not to get on to him too much because with his brain, he will be a millionaire one day. BUT for now, I just want him to be a kid!

Jon Harris' 9th Birthday

We took Jon Harris to the Kooky Canuck to celebrate his birthday with family. Before we ate, we went for a quick walk by the river.

Happy Birthday, Jon Harris!
I am so proud of the young man you are becoming! Remember we love you!


Mom, Bo-daddy, and Nash

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Okay.... This was our SECOND FIRST DAY of Third grade.

We have discussed putting Jon Harris in Harding for 3 years now. We were planning to wait until at least the Fourth grade but it has seemed like God has better plans in store for JH. We have been lucky to be at an awesome Shelby County School for Kindergarten, First, and Second grades. We have made great memories and some exceptional friends through Macon-Hall. BUT here lately (unfortunately) we have had several bad experiences and we felt pushed to do something drastic like moving or enrolling into private school somehow since little steps were no longer acceptable after everything we'd been through.

The more we talked and prayed, the more God seemed to be "making our paths straight" for Harding as every tiny detail has fallen into place without a hitch. We were able to get enrolled and tested and admitted in a day and we only missed the first day of this school year. JH loves his new class and "the teachers there are amazing" (the first words I heard when I picked him up after his first day). We are excited to have Mrs. Fussell and are looking forward to the start of a great chapter in Jon Harris' education. Go Lions!

Going Away Sleep Over

Friday night, after the Redbirds game, we went to Mandy's house for a sleep over with the kiddos. This was Savannah, Tucker, and Charlie's last weekend here (until they come visit SOON!) We thought a sleep over would be a great way to see them off. The kids had so much fun watching movies and eating popcorn. Earlier in the night, the girls did their hair, make-up, and nails. -I HATED to miss that because if you know me, that is MY FAVORITE!! The next morning, we got up and went to eat doughnuts. THEN came the hard part, saying our "Seeya laters for now." -No goodbyes were allowed!

Jon Harris has said everyday since Monday that he wanted to move to San Antonio. He called and talked to Tucker, Savannah, and Charlie yesterday. This Friday, we are hoping to be able to facetime.

Fun With The Redbirds

We went to the Redbirds game Friday night. All the boys from Jon Harris' Arlington Yankees baseball team got to take the field with the players and stay there for the Star Spangled Banner. It was awesome! Before Jon Harris went out on the field, he said "Mom, I have field fright instead of stage fright." His sense of humor always makes me laugh. I think most of the boys were also nervous but very excited. Coach Ben worked so hard getting everything together and we really appreciate it--it was a great end to a great season!

Nash had a great time, too. I think his favorite part of the night was eating Rah-Rah's cotton candy. Kason looked so cute in his Cardinals hat and t-shirt. He is getting so big! It was a memory we will never forget!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

First Day of Third Grade

Ughhh.... I can't believe Jon Harris is in third grade. How? When??? Where did the time go? He is such a neat kid! I love everyday that I get to spend getting to know the person that God is molding into an OUTSTANDING young man! I am so honored to be your mother, "J Mac."

Special "K" aka Kason

Kason is growing so fast! I can't believe that he is almost 3 months. He is so precious! He is smiling, laughing, and trying to roll over. He wants to talk to you so bad when you talk to him. Oh Yea! He is loving his thumb right now. It is the sweetest thing to see him smacking on it!

He is such a joy and blessing in our lives. I LOVE being an aunt!

Jon Harris' New Friend

This is Jon Harris' new friend.... I am kidding. He can't stand this thing but has to wear it for at least the next year along with braces. I have to crank this thing once a day until he has more space in his mouth. He should get his braces in the next couple of weeks. I can't believe he is old enough for braces. My baby is growing so fast! Oh, he would be so embarrassed that I called him a baby on the computer! But any mother understands that our kids will always be our babies no matter how big or old they are!
I LOVE YOU, Jon Harris!

Goodbyes Are So Darn Hard

The kids- June 2011

Left to right: Charlie, Jon Harris, Mary Catherine holding Nash, Aubrey, Lainey, Tucker

Bottom: Savannah and Madison

Such Special Friends

Jon Harris and Savannah



I have been in tears since we found out that some of our closest friends are moving to San Antonio. We have been honored to get to spend time with the Stantons since Jon Harris and Savannah were in Kindergarten. Jon Harris and Savannah have had a special friendship and bond that I can't even explain. They are so sweet together and love each other so much!

Courtney (Savannah's mom) is one of those friends that are few and far between. We have been raising our kids together for 3 years. That doesn't sound like a very long time but it feels like we have been together forever! Danny, Courtney, Savannah, Tucker, and Charlie have touched our lives forever. They will be missed but never forgotten. We are already planning a trip to see them in July 2012. Our friendship will continue to grow thanks to Facetime, Skype, and cars.:) I am sure the kids will be on their ipods a whole lot facetiming each other!

To the Stantons: We love you guys! You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

church camp

All four of the Weaver crew got to go to church camp this summer. What a blessing! It was awesome! There was no "family time" but it was great to see Jon Harris having so much fun with new friends that he has made. Bo was a sixth grade counselor. I got to see him at meals and sometimes in between. As for me and Nash, we were in the Craft House. He stayed with me most of the time unless I was crafting with the kiddos in the afternoons. I had a BLAST! I got to know more people in my church family and made connections with a few girls in my cabin that have forever left a stamp on my heart. Nash was so funny and had fun... but the poor thing did not get much sleep which meant that I didn't get much sleep. The last night of camp, my hero mother-in-law, came to save me. Needless to say, I slept the entire last night at camp and Nash slept 12 hours at my in-law's house. I wish I had more pictures to show but I only have a couple and none of Jon Harris because I could not get him to slow down enough for pictures. Jon Harris said that it was the best week of his life!

Here were a couple of highlights of the week:

  • Watching Jon Harris making new friends

  • Jon Harris got an "Entrepreneurship Award" for selling a baked item to the person that made it. He can be very persuasive! ( He gets his saleman tactics from his Papa and Uncle Ryan)

  • Watching the children and youth that were baptized.... I got chill bumps everytime.

  • Seeing Jon Harris get on the stage in front of everyone and doing the "Robot." He is a dancing machine!

  • Going for walks with Nash in his wagon

  • Nash acting silly.... Everyone laughs when I ask him what he calls his daddy. He sticks his lips out and says "Booooouwa."

  • The Snack Shack

  • Late night craft making with the girls in our cabin


  • Last but not least, seeing how God works in all of our lives especially all the kids and youth that were there.

Bellevue's 4th of July Celebration

We enjoyed a night of great music, great company, and FIREWORKS! I look foward to this night all year. I am so thankful that Bellevue offers a wonderful night of Christian based family fun!

My favorite picture....Isn't this sweet? Jon Harris is the best big brother. He is always like this with Nash, so sweet and patient!

Bo and Jon Harris watching the fireworks

Nash watching the fireworks

I love this picture! Nash was trying to pull Rah-Rah in his wagon!

My Boys...

My other sweet boy..... "Special K"

We found out that Nash LOVES corndogs!