Saturday, May 30, 2009

One last brag for the school year....

At the spring band concert in April, Jonathan did so well. He played with the sixth grade beginner band, and then played the rest of the concert with the older kids! Can a mom be more proud?? Here's the award he was presented that night.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Catching Up

This is actually week old news, but I just now got my photos loaded. Many of you remember that we had a tornado on Good Friday of this year. Naturally, some of the children from our area who were affected by the storm are very frightened whenever we have a thunderstorm now. So the school and the TV station put their heads together to help these kids. Matthew was one of the ones invited to a field trip they put together. They got a tour of the TV station, particularly the weather station. It was cool for us grownups to see too. The day before the trip, weather guy Rich Rogers spoke at their school about weather and tornadoes.

Mom's bragging again!

Just had to brag on Jonathan a little. I went to his school on Tuesday to watch him be inducted into the Junior Beta Club. I remember being a member when I was in school. I am so proud of him! Isn't he handsome in his shirt and tie? Way to go, son. Keep up the good work.
Don't you just love the collage feature from Picasa? It's free, ya know.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kris Allen Video

This must be video week on the Ketusky Blog! LOL! Just had to share this video! I'm SO glad that Kris Allen won American Idol! This is awesome. Pause my playlist and listen to him sing at his church in Arizona.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I love that Jonathan got involved with the band this school year. Since October, he has learned so much--how to read music, how to play the trombone. We are so proud of him. Last Saturday, he attended the DeCapo band clinic, an honors band clinic for 6th grade students from all over Aiken County. We are so proud he was chosen to go. Great job, Jonathan! (Pause Playlist to hear video.)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


OH man...has it really been that long since I blogged? Geez! Well what can I say? It has at times been crazy busy.
I just had to share this video clip with you. Pardon the poor camera work and the yelling. I tend to get excited when my little man does well. Pause my Playlist to hear the action!

And one more...of Matthew batting. He has improved so much!!! Way to go Matthew! (Again...pardon the camera work. I tried to trim that first part off, but when I saved it, the trimmed part was still there.)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Sorry I've been a bad blogger lately. Sounds almost like a cliche, but it's true. It has been busy around here. all you moms out there...Hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day today!
Look what pulled up in front of our house yesterday.

Jonathan was invited to a birthday party by a friend of his. A limo picked each kid up at their house, and they all traveled to the Pizza Joint downtown in Augusta. Then they went to a Green Jackets baseball game. Now that's the way to party! He had a blast!
In my next post, I hope to upload some video and news of Jonathan's progress in the band at school. So till next time....enjoy your Sunday.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Birthday Weekend

We had a busy weekend. We celebrated Matthew's 7th birthday, which is actually today (@ 9:50 PM). First, we had to be at the ball park at 11:00 to get the boys' baseball pictures made. It was fun because Jonathan got his coaches and teammates to sign his cast (which is blue and red-his team colors). Then we went home to get the boys changed into cooler clothes, and we left for Toys R Us. Matthew spent the money his grandma gave him, and we bought him a couple of more small things. After that, we headed across the street to eat at McDonalds--where Matthew would eat daily if you'd let him. Then it was off to Adventure Crossing (formerly Funsville). I did take one photo of Matthew in Toys R US with his Geoffrey crown and balloon...but alas, it's on my other camera. But below are the other photos from Saturday's festivities.

Matthew wanted to ride all the rides.

Had no problem spinning around and around.

Isn't he so cute on the merry-go-round?

We ALL loved the go-carts!

HOWEVER...not liking the roller coaster so much. It took a whole lot of persuading to get him on. Notice he does not look happy in this first shot.

But after his dad rode with him, he loved it.

He even asked me to ride with him, and he said the cutest thing. "Moma, I'll protect you. I won't let you fall." Isn't that so sweet?

Then it was home for birthday cupcakes and opening presents. He was exhausted when he went to bed!
Happy Birthday, little man! We love you!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Tewwie!

My baby is turning 7 on Monday...and today we are celebrating by going to Toys R US, McDonalds and Adventure Crossing!

Happy Birthday, sweet boy!