Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lonnie just turned "old" . . .

We normally do not make a big deal with our birthdays {the kids - yes, but us adults - no!} Thanks {by the way} for everyone that called {and texted} to wish him a Happy Birthday!

When, Lonnie called on his way home from work - I told him to expect a small something.

His small something was a Garmin Nuvi - he hasn't shut up about this thing since they first come out! Talking about getting on my nerves! So, being the good wife that I can be, I got him this stupid thing! This was the look of actual surprise . . . .


Oh, but it gets better - this is the look I got when I told Hudson how much I spent on that joker . . .


Here is the look Carson gave me when I told him I chipped in the few extra bucks to get the one that would say the street names with each turn . . . .


My fav-O-rite look of the night came from Em when I told her that it would talk to us with a foreign accent . . . .


And the look Lawson gave when he found out it was a toy only for Daddy and not for any of the little people that live in our house {sorry, buddy} . . . .


And yes, we sometimes eat with no shirts on - the kids that is! Hey the secret to battling stains is just preventing them!

Happy Birthday, Lonnie! I hope you and your Nuvi have a long and happy friendship!

31 comments:

Always a Southern Girl said...

Hi, Your kids are soo cute! & your hubby sounds just like mine. They love their electronics and gadgets. I'll never understand the obsession. lol! Have a great day, God is good!!

Jodi said...

Love the facial expressions on your kids' faces! Priceless! I feel the same way about clothes and eating...it's always good to prevent stains! Actually, my toddler insists on this. It's not really my choice!

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Love those faces...That was pretty much the same look my husband gave me when I told him how much I paid for my GPS!

Paige said...

Love this post! Hope Lonnie has a Happy Birthday.

Susan D said...

The commentary, then the photos was priceless. Thanks for the great laugh this morning. Blessings, Susan

Sandy Toes said...

I had to laugh with the "no shirt" thing...so true and much easier than Spray and Wash!
-sandy toe

Tracie said...

didn't realize you're a military family too!! HOOAH! and happy birthday to your hubby! and btw.. ADORABLE kiddos!!

Tracie said...

forgot to add.. CONGRATS on ordering your mini!! :D

Kelli said...

We are a "no shirts at the dinner table" kind of family too!! Epecially on Spaghetti Night or anytime syrup is served! Happy {late} Birthday Lonnie!

Jessica said...

Those faces are too funny!!

Cary said...

I know! We were going to get one for my dad for Christmas- he a gadget guy- but they were crazy expensive! Love the pictures of your babes- and completely understand the eating without shirts on...saves time and money when it comes to laundry! Oh, and have I told you how much I love your new blog design! Your banner is fantastic!

Twice as Nice said...

Now that's F-U-N-N-Y!! And the quote Hey the secret to battling stains is just preventing them! Oh, ya got me roaring on that one. Your a HOOT! :o)

JEWEL said...

Love the expressions! Do post when your husband names the Nuvi. Wenamed ours, she's British :-)

bigSIS said...

Wow...those expressions are priceless! Adorable kids =)

I have to say there are a lot of things I didn't think of as a parent when the boys were all lil tykes. going shirtless for spaghetti is one of those unthought-of details. Oh, the spaghetti stains I could've prevented! Oh well. I'll know for when the gr'kids finally come along far, far from now. *lock info in mental file*

Happy Birthday Lonnie!

Rach said...

Ok this was a good one. I'm impressed!! Love the faces. hysterical!!!! {I'm pretty sure I've stolen that word from you and I'm getting on my own nerves with it...by the way...in case you wondered} Jealous of street names Lonnie! Don't make her talk in some crazy language and think you can probably still figure it out when you DONT know where you are going like Stef and I did. LOL!!!

Alex and Jill said...

These faces made me laugh out loud!

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Stesha said...

That was too funny!

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

oh, I love all their expressions! So cute! Hubby is jealous of the gift - wants one now too!

MaryannWilson said...

Happy Birthday Lonnie!! The pics of the kids are classic! I love their sweet little faces. Em is too funny!!

Your kids crack me up!! I hope that ya'll are doing well, miss ya.

Kim said...

Ok... hands down... the picture of Em has to be the funniest picture I have ever seen. She is so cute... all of your kids are!

Swan Family said...

Love those faces!!!!!!!

Robin said...

This post is SO HILARIOUS! I absolutely LOVE all of those funny faces!!

Happy Birthday Lonnie!

Robin

http://alabamaslackermama.blogspot.com/

Laura Beth said...

Hilarious! I laughed out loud as I kept scrolling down. And I'm with ya sister! I hate those automated garmin thingys! My dad has one and everytime I ever go somewhere I want to throw it out the window! You are a good wife, brave, and maybe crazy! :) ha!

Natalie said...

I'm speechless ... that is the funniest post I've ever seen and I want you to email me that picture of Ems so I can put it on my fridge and look at it every day. I'm not kidding.

Happy 'freakin' birhthday, Connie - now why don't you come to Tampa -- there's lots to do here, PINKY SWEAR!

LONNIE said...

Kim is Always up to something! I was so Shocked... and never saw the Garmen Nuvi coming. I had been looking at them forever! But you see... what you may not know is, the very same night we ordered her Netbook for her Birthday! She always has a Trick up her sleeve!

Thanks Kimbo!

Thanks you all for the many Birthday wishes!

Connie~

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

This post is so FUNNY! I love it. Happy Birhtday to Lonnie!

Heather said...

I absolutely loved this post. Those pictures are priceless. Those would be great in one of those multi picture frames!

Something for you on my blog!

joanne said...

So can I just say, Blair and I are sitting here laughing histerically at these adorable expressions!!! Em's is my personal favorite!

Happy Day! -J.

Leigh Ann said...

Since I live with a gadget guy, I can totally understand! Oh, and my kids sometimes go shirtless at dinner time, too! :)

sandee jones said...

Kim - been really busy so I hadn't been checking on you in over a week! But your post on Lonnie's bday and all the pics made my day! SO funny! I love my Garmin and I'm a gadget girl myself....and a Mac snob too. :) Now all you need is a Flip.

Lauren said...

I am crying I am laughing so hard. Emsley is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!