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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Today I am thankful for my mom, aka Lee Lee to her grandbabies. It is her birthday today. Happy Birthday Mom!! I wish we were all with you today to celebrate. Anyone who follows this blog and pays attention to the comments knows my Mom. She comments on every single post and always has something funny or sweet to say. She is without a doubt the best Mom in the world. I am not kidding, she is Supermom. She keeps a perfectly clean house, the laundry is ALWAYS done, she cooks, she works in the yard, she plays tennis, she volunteers, etc. Anything you can think of, Lee Lee does it. And the thing that gets me is, she does everything with the biggest smile on her face and the most cheerful attitude. She never expects anyone to thank her for all that she does. She simply loves to take care of people. And she does an unbelievable job. All of the time. Adam and Justin (the two newcomers to our family) always say that Lee Lee is a machine. She just never stops. She is the energizer bunny. When we were all in Little Rock for the golf tournament a few weeks ago, Adam came downstairs to announce that he had put his dirty golf socks in the hamper before his shower. About an hour later he went into his bedroom and was amazed to see that somehow Lee Lee had already washed them and they were neatly folded on his suitcase. That is just how she is. To others it is amazing, to me and my sisters, it is just how our mom is. I could write and write and write about how amazing she is. You will just have to trust me on this. I wish you could all meet her because you would all love her so much. Everyone who knows her loves her. I can't think of a reason in the world why someone wouldn't love to be around her. Mom, thank you for everything. Please know how much we all appreciate what you do for us. I hope that my girls love me as much as I love you someday. That is my number one goal in life. I love you so much. We all do.

It would mean a lot to me if you guys would tell my mom happy birthday in the comments. She loves this blog and she reads every comment, so I thought it would be really cool if we got a whole bunch of comments for her. Thanks ahead of time to those who take a few seconds to do this for me.

The girls and I had a really busy day. We got up and ate breakfast, went to the grocery store, and played with our neighbors all before lunch. Then we ate lunch at a pizza place with Steve, Christy, and Ava. When we got home, Lucy was already asleep for her nap and Annie went straight down. They napped for a while and then we went to a friend's pool this afternoon. I love days like this. I prefer to be on the go and doing fun stuff for the girls. Plus I love it when the days fly by. It is miserably hot here right now. I don't even want to step outside it is so bad. We get to swim with friends in the morning as well. Yeah! Annie always takes a little while to warm up to the pool but then she is a crazy woman in there. She loved the waterfall. Lucy is totally comfortable in her Floaties and LOVES to jump off of the side to me. I really wish we had a pool. Someday.

A birthday video for Lee Lee. She is mostly being totally silly!


A cute video of Annie. She was so serious in the others.


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69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee!! Hope you get a little relaxation in on your big day!

Loved your images today!

--Sherri

Mom said...

OK Kell, I loved all the pics and videos, and am not going to say much because you have left me really emotional and tearing up!! You are the best. I have the best family ever, I am the lucky one to have Papa, my four precious daughters, two son in laws that are awesome, and the four best grand babies ever made by God. So, other than the getting old thing, this has been a super day. Love and kisses to all, Lee Lee

foureverlove said...

Oh how I love reflections pictures! It's my latest fixation. Of course, yours put mine to shame,but I appreciate them for sure. Happy Birthday LeeLee!

Katia Andrea said...

Love your family. Happy Birthday LeeLee! You raised some great kids and we can tell from hearing about you and all the great things and how much this family loves each other!

life with the wisners said...

happy birthday sweet lee lee. you really are FABULOUS. and even though we've never met, i feel like i know you because of how highly your sweet daughter speaks of you. and all of those things that she says about you? WOW! hope you soak all of this up. to love and to be loved. God is good.

love to you, kelly. it's been a while, huh?

Stacy said...

Hi Kelly,
Happy Birthday to LeeLee! Here's to another wonderful year!

I loved the videos. I was having a hard day and they put the biggest smile on my face. You can't not have a happy heart watching those videos of your precious girls.

Thanks for sharing. It brightened my day!

Stacy

Mom said...

PS, Lucy looks so pensive in some of the shots. Annie, so happy, of course. Such a shame they didn't have fun at the pool! Lee


PSS--you and Holly ARE the best Moms ever, and I can tell that Mamie and Seashy will be too. Pretty cool.

Gina said...

Happy birthday, Leelee!

Hope you had a beautiful day!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday, Lee Lee! Golly, I continue to be in awe of what an amazing family you are. It's obvious that the gifts you shared with your children are being passed down to the next generation. God sure has a way of blessing those who love Him! This is my all-time favorite blog because it is so filled with JOY!

metaphase said...

Happy birthday, Lee Lee! It's obvious by your daughter's efforts with her own daughters what a great mom you are. May God bless you fully in the next year (as it seems he has in the past ones!)

So the ruffle floaties put me over the edge! Too cute. They put my dollar store floaties for Ava to shame...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee - I can tell what a wonderful mom you are just through Kelly's posts and your comments. Enjoy your day - you have a great family!

Heather

ccorley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEELEE! GREAT PICS KELL! LUCY IS LOOKING SO GROWN UP IN PICTURES LATELY! ANNIE IS JUST SOOO STINKIN CUTE!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous pictures of the girls......Please tell me where you got the water wings or who makes them ... So cute. I love them. I enjoy your blog and love reading it each day.

cydnee said...

Lee Lee, Happy Birthday to you! Anyone can tell from the pictures how much you love your family. Hope your day has been fabulous. Kelly, so sweet what you wrote about your Mom.

LOVE the pictures! Wow!

Shawna said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Becky! I hope you are just loving your birthday video...I know I sure did. Kel, the girls are so darn cute I can hardly stand it! I love seeing Miss Annie so happy and moving all about. Just adorable. And Lucy's hair looked especially darling today. Too cute.

taran4ms@comcast.net said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee! Hope its a good one. I feel like I sort of know you because of how sweet kelly talks about you! Such love!!
Kel- How do you function with such cuteness all day!?!?!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee!

Kelly, I am enjoying these videos!! It's so neat to see their personalities shine through :)

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee aren't Mom's the best?! Hope you ahve a fabulous day :) you deserve it!

Question... how did the name Lee Lee come to be?

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee!! I hope you had a great day!! ~ Kelly, I adore my mom too, so I know what a great feeling it is to have somebody so wonderful in your life.

Yippee said...

Happy birthday Lee Lee !

I always love to read your witty comments.

The Condreys said...

happy birthday miss becky!!!! aka leelee. hope you had a wonderful day! i promise to get perry out to see you soon! love, kathy

Kelli said...

Happy birthday LeeLee! You have such an amazing family!!!

Mom2J&I said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee! You deserve a great day. Kelly is right in that all you have to do is read this blog and the comments to know how wonderful you are.

And i, of course, love today's photos. Lucy is quite the beauty.

Emily said...

*happy birthday kelly's sweet momma!*
kelly, love the reflection picture. so cool!
x
emily

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee, I hope that you had a super great birthday!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee! Your daughters really are a testament to what an amazing mom you are. I can't imagine having FOUR girls that all turned out as beautifully as yours have. They are wonderful and their relationship with each other and with you is no something you see every day. It's really beautiful and would be everything I could ever hope or wish for my own girls. I've always been in awe of how great Kelly is with kids - even before she had her own - although she has a nack - even more so, she had a great roll model.

Great pictures today Kelly! It was too hot to do anything but hit the pool wasn't it?!

Liz

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Lee Lee! I bet she is the one who feels the most blessed!!

I love all the pictures of your girls! The reflections today are just fabulous! I can tell that you are alot like your mom... you pay attention to the really small details and make them amazing!

bringinghomebe said...

Awww! Happy birthday Lee Lee! You must be one fantastic mom to merit a tribute like that one! Hope if was a fabulous day filled with people taking care of you for a change!

Tara said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee!

Emily said...

ps..i just watched the videos and the way annie crawls is hilarious. love her. and lucy has the best laugh.

pss...and as long as i am here, one more happy birthday to leelee:)

HPTeach said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee!

Rach said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee!! What an amazing woman you are and it shows by the love your daughter has for you. Have a great day!

Rach (from Australia!)

raisingpate said...

Happy birthday Lee Lee! What a beautiful, loving family you have.

Anonymous said...

LEELEE IS THE BEST!!! I am so happy to know you. And I can't wait to see you later this week! Happy Birthday!

Lots of love,
Mandy

ourgoldenchild said...

Happy Birthday, LeeLee!!! You do sound like the most amazing mom and grandma! I see your comments on here all the time and I always think about what a loving person you are. Kelly and the girls are lucky to have you.

Marina said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee! I hope that you have a really special day. And please send some of that energy down to Australia- I need it today!
Best wishes, Marina

Chandra said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee!!! You sound like an awesome woman that we could all aspire to be like.

Kelly, that first photo of Annie in front of the waterfall by herself, she looks SO long and grown up. Is she tall for her age? She just looks like such a long little thing.

Lucy is just GORGEOUS in the video of course. Love it.

Sharron said...

I read your blog every night and then go to see what LeeLee has to say. Happy Birthday Lee Lee. This is my favorite blog and I love watching the girls growing before our eyes. But I have to tell you that I think I have the best grand babies so we will have to argue about that some other time. Hope your birthday was very special.

mimi lam said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee, hope you have a very enjoyable, relaxing day, to pamper yourself on this special day, you have raised beautifull, loving, caring daughters,and your grandchildren are fortunate to have a great grandmother, who they can always lean on for love, and support. Lucy and Annie are growing so fast lately, amazing that Lucy is potty trained in 1 week, Annie's standing pose in previous post is just precious.

Shirley H. said...

happy birthday LeeLee~~~

Anonymous said...

happy birthday leelee.....love you so much.... you are a machine and kelly still takes after her dad:)... just kidding hunny! hope you had a great day and i hope someday our girls love us as much as they love you!! lucy would trade us in a second to live at leelee's house:) you raised an amazing daughter and i am thankful to you for her. she is a wonderful mother and wife thanks to you....

dada

The Houser's said...

So Lee Lee tell me your secret to getting all the laundry done while you had four daughters living at home?? I must know:)

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!

Lane Olson said...

Lucy's reflection pictures are beautiful...love them! excited to see you girls today. and happy birthday to Lee Lee.

Jena said...

Happy Birthday to LeeLee-
I have met your Kelly and spent a little time with her. I have lived enough to know that some people are the incredible people they are in spite of their parents, and some people are the incredible people they are because of them.
Kelly is one of the most genuine, caring, sincere, funny and intelligent women I have ever met, and it is very clear that it is because of your influence and guidance(and your husbands too ;).
Blessings to you on your birthday, may God continue to bless you and the work of your hand AND heart.

Anonymous said...

Oh crumb I'm so behind, 44 comments already!

Happy belated Birthday, Lee Lee! While the superwoman image is incredible and I'm amazed by all you seem to do - it's the love I can sense between you and yours that just leaves me in awe! What an amazing legacy you've created by just being you!

I must say the ugly green monster rears his head inside me... as I read all this. But feel blessed to at least get to peek in and get a warm and fuzzy feeling from it! God bless you and yours!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures from today. Could your subjects be any more beautiful? Thanks for sharing them with us and bringing a smile to my mornings!

Happy Wednesday all!
Kristen

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee!!! Hope you had an amazing and relaxing birthday!!

Great pictures today I'm sure LeeLee loved to see those beautiful babies!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee!

I am sure there is no greater gift than having your daughter tell you how much she loves you.

I hope you ate lots of cake and ice cream and celebrated your heart out.

And age is just a number . . . it's what you do with those years that really counts.

Happy Birthday!

Kristi

Sue said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee! Thank you for being such an inspiration for the rest of us moms! You will never know how important it is to have our moms be there for us. Mine is always there for me and I so love her for it!

Have a GREAT day!!!

Sue

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee...I hope you have the best day ever. I love this blog. Next year I am going to blog everyday. I love your picture, always. The girls are beautiful...

theduexduo said...

Happy Birthday, LeeLee! How blessed your family is to have such a caring soul to emulate. And how fortunate you are to grandparent such precious little ones!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday Lee Lee! I hope you had a fantastic day. Your grandbabies are so precious!

I loved the videos of the girls.

Annette

Mab said...

happy birthday Lee Lee!!! I read Kelly's blog all the time and I always love reading the sweet things you leave in the comments. I am best friends with Susan ("Petunia's" mom) and she told me you are just sooooooooooo sweet! I certainly believe it! :)
Have a wonderful, special, awesome birthday!
Arlene in Louisiana

Laurie said...

Happy birthday LeeLee!

Laura H. said...

Happy birthday, LeeLee! ♥

Mer (Lulu's Mommy) said...

Happy Bday, Lee Lee!! I love your family!!!

Amanda and Chris said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee!!!
Your comments always make me smile :)

Ronja said...

Happy Birthday, LeeLee! And again in german: Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch!

Oh, and I especially love that last picture of Lucy!

Nicki said...

Look how loved you are, LeeLee!!! Everyone is wishing you a happy birthday! I know I wished I had a mother just like you. We are so glad you were born.

Kel - addy loves the pool too. Yesterday, though, she thought she was done, took off her floaties and played outside for a few before she went to the side of the pool to play. Apparently she totally forgot she had no floaties on and dove into the pool. SOOO scary for her. I have such a love-hate relationship with those floatie. They are so so dangerous but they also give our kids the chance to have WAY more fun i the pool than they could otherwise.

Olive said...

Happy birthday lee lee! Hope you had a wonderful day.

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday, LeeLee! Kelly always raves about you, both as a mother and grandma and I can certainly understand why:)

Cori said...

Happy birthday to your mom!! I wish I had her energy : )
Such cute videos. Annie is adorable and Lucy has the sweetest voice!!

Susan said...

Happy birthday, Lee Lee! I hope your day has been absolutely fabulous!

I've had the pleasure of meeting you a couple of times, and I have the sneaking suspicion that everything Kelly said about you is true. If nothing else, you LOVE your children and grandchildren. It is just that obvious.

I hope Petunia and I get to see you again soon... maybe the next time you're in Nashville with Kelly and the girls??

Heatheralli said...

If only we could all be like you LeeLee! Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!!

Suzie-A stranger in IA said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Lee Lee!! We enjoy reading your comments that you leave on every post. You do have an amazing family!! While I have never met Kelly or anyone in your family....I just love following your life journey! Have a wonderful summer!!

NeuroMama said...

Happy belated birthday, Lee Lee! I always love reading your comments. Even before your daugther let us all in on what a great mom you are, I could already tell! I hope you had a great day.

MKH said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet momma! How blessed you are! LOVED the video's. Lucy has the sweetest laugh ever! today is my baby girl's b day too, so yes it is a super special day! so excited it is your mom's day too!

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday LeeLee!! You sound like such an amazing lady!! Hope your birthday was a great one :)

KrisJ said...

Somehow I missed a couple days worth of posts! Happy Birthday to LeeLee!! After being a blogger friend for a couple years now I have admired and been envious of your relationship with your mom and dad and inlaws! We as outsiders can see how close and loving your family is and I find it truely amazing! I come from a broken family, I have no relationship with either of my parents and therefore my kids have no grandparents. I love seeing that you guys have this sweet loving happy family! So to LeeLee happy birhtday and God bless you have done an amazing job and I dont know you but you inspire me from afar!

Norah said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! I always love reading about the time you spend with your family!!!