Friday, December 19, 2008

Permalicious!

What Jersey Girl doesn't love a good PERM?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Keely's Christmas Program

Here are a few pix of Keely at her Pre-school Christmas Program....she was an angel! :)






This is Keely with one of her best friends from school and playgroup, Graham!

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Visit with Santa

HO HO HO!!! Happy Holidays to everyone!!!!
We took the girls to see Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday in Jonesborough, Tennessee. GramB and PopPop went with us too and got to share the Christmas excitement! Of course, the kids were probably more excited about the other special friends they got to see at "Santaland", like Mickey and Minnie and Elmo! :)





Sunday, November 30, 2008

FALL!!!!


Well, it has been a while since my last post. The last month has been busy for the Morris family. Ashley and JL had pneumonia and spent about 2 weeks pretty sick, coughing and wheezing. We also have the new company we are trying to build, pre-school, raking leaves, the holidays, etc., etc., etc, etc. It has been crazy!

Most importantly, we need to send UP big hugs to Papaw Jack, JL's granddaddy. We lost Papaw on November 12th. We know he is in a wonderful place now, but we all miss him. Keely says he is up in the clouds with Jesus...and she has her own "little angel". We are so glad she and Laney were able to get to know him and love him!!!!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!! Gobble, Gobble...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Halloween 2008

The happy family before trick or treating began.....



Ariel and a kitty cat (who wouldn't put her hood up so noone knew what she was...)


and all of our special trick or treating friends.....


BOO!!!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Morris Radio

Who needs satellite radio?  

video

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch


We made our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch today. We took the hayride to see the animals and the pumpkin patch. Then, we went on a new family "adventure" thru a Corn Maze! This was quite exciting for the first 15 minutes. Then, after realizing we were completely "lost" in the maze, both girls fell asleep on mommy and daddy and were carried thru the rest of the maze for 45 minutes. NICE!!!! :)




A Visit from the Bowens

Here is Lulu with her new best friend, Joy! She couldn't get enough snuggling with Joy! (which is not like Laney at all! It was cute!) And Keely played all weekend with her new favorite friend, Will. She keeps asking when he is coming back to play!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Snuggle Buggles


CHEEEESSSSE MOMMY!!!
....the girls snuggling together and being sweet right before bedtime! (they know this will usually buy them a few extra minutes before bed!!!)

Game Day!!!

1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4! C-L-E-M-S-O-N ---T-I-G-E-RRRR-S! Fight Tigers, Fight Tigers, Fight, Fight, Fight!




Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First Day of Preschool

First Day of Pre-school for Keely and "Sibling Care" for Laney

(They both had a slightly rough start (double melt-down), but seemed to enjoy it once they gave it a chance!)



(Poor Laney. Her little bookbag has diapers, wipes, extra clothes, lotion, juice, and a snack stuffed inside. It tipped her right over when she tried to wear it!)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A day trip to Blowing Rock


On Saturday, we met GramB and PopPop in Blowing Rock, NC for the day. We walked, ate, shopped, played, ate, fed the fish, watched the ducks, ate, chased a bunny, hiked, ate, danced, ate, and laughed. It was a good day!









































Eastman Youth Race

On Friday, Eastman Road Race had a Youth Run for all the little ones in Kingsport. Keely ran 75 yards (from the orange balloons to the purple balloons) in the 2-3 year old race with her Dada.







Okay, Dada, I am ALL stretched out and ready to run!








Hi Mommy! Hi Lulu! Hi Nannie! Hi Papa Lee! Do you see me? I am running! Cheeeeeeeeeeese! Did you get the picture! I am running fast like Dada! :)








Yep, I've got this running thing all figured out. I could even do it blindfolded! :)






Great Job Keely! We are so proud of you!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Announcement

My Fellow American Children:

I am pleased to announce my candidacy for leader of the free world in charge of all things fun, entertaining, and happy.

You may question my experience, but I am well qualified. Just last weekend, while laying in the backyard looking at stars with Daddy, I found it....the wishing star.

I made my wish.....a 'blue blanky' because that's what I really need. And because I can make things happen, I had the blue blanky by the end of the week.

So, what does this mean? do wishes work? maybe, maybe not, but we're going to see because I made another wish today. This time, for a new swing set....the reaction wasn't quite the same as the 'Blue Blanky' wish, but I'm holding strong.

"What about the existing swing set?" I Love It! But I'd love a new one too!

So when the phone rings at 8 p.m. and the stars are starting to show up in the sky....who do you want there to pick up the phone and make that wish?

I thank you for your vote. God Bless America and Daddy (the pushover). Keely.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Feeding the Ducks


Even the ducks in the lake at Warrior's Path Park weren't crazy about those Gerber pineapple-mango "puffs" for toddlers. But, we sure had fun throwing them out into the water anyway!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Visit From Aunt Les

Last week, we had a short visit from a super close friend of ours from Indiana. Aunt Les was here for 2 days and we felt obligated to show her EVERYTHING that Kingsport has to offer. This made for a busy, but quite fun, visit! First, we started with "Open Gym" at our local gymnastics place. I think that Aunt Les had more fun on the trampoline and in the foam pit than the girls!
Then it was time for some outside playtime (tickling) at Castle Morris....

..followed by a visit to Pals, a popular local hamburger joint, with the BEST sweet tea in the world! (Laney and Keely love their sweet tea...)

After naptime for Lulu, a challenge after all that sweet tea, we were off to Bays Mountain to see some animals. It was the first time ALL the animals were awake and easy to see, including the wolves and the river otters! Then, a stop at Nannie and Papa Lee's house turned into a dinner visit so that Keely could "finish" her nap!

We ended our Tour De Kingsport at Discovery Ice Cream, a cute downtown ice cream shop, where the girls put in a token and get "ice cream from a robot". This place just so happens to have the BEST cake batter ice cream on the planet! Then, we took our ice cream out into the downtown streets for "Bluegrass on Broadway", where the kids showed Aunt Les how to cut a rug! It was so much fun to have such a great friend share some of our favorite places with us! Come back soon, Les! We love you!

.....Of course, that was last week, before Laney got pneumonia! We have since been stuck at home with a very miserable child! Fun times!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Beach Ball Challenge Respsonse.


Dear Nicholson 5:
Our Champion has been chosen.
After a few days (or minutes) of trials, one athlete stood out above others and natural ability prevailed.
Training is expected to begin this week between episodes of barney and chasing the dogs. Training will include balancing on the couch, bouncing on daddy's stomach(hopefully avoiding incidental injury to the old man), jumping over toys, falling off the 'big ball', laughing uncontrollably, and screaming loudly and without reason as often as possible.
To fully prepare for the Beach Ball Challenge, a steady diet of macaroni & cheese, some chicken & french fries, as well as several cups of applie juice a day will complete the needed nutritional requirements.

Since concrete ponds are limited in East TN, we will be utilizing our top secret "Tiger Training" facility.
Team Morris officially accepts the Nicholson Beach Ball Challenge.
We look forward to the competition (no old people allowed),

Coach Keely

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Little Sister's Revenge

"Don't mess with the bull, you'll get the horns"

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Team Whine-O


Well, after a few days solving a slightly major computer metldown and getting the new one set up, we're back.
This is an important week, as we kick off start of training for the St. Jude Marathon.
Back again, is Team Whine-O, now 4 strong and recruiting more. Everyone is welcome. Only requirement is a willingness to suffer and team membership comes with all the whine you can stand.
Since we're in the "Why" phase with Keely, I've find myself asking why more
often. So, why do we do it? In true form to most answers of Keely's questions; "I don't know". It must be the shiny metal at the finish line.
Quote of the day:
"I decided to go for a little run." - Forrest Gump

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Jay!

We made a day trip to Winston-Salem for Jay's (second cousin to Keely and Laney) 4th Birthday Pirate party. Here are a few pictures:

Some new 'boy' toys to play with;

A little Pirate treasure hunt;

Some musical entertainment;

and a picture with Great Grandma Parker (holding the newest great grandchild: Prakash)!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Stude








The Studebaker inspection team made a surprise visit to Papa Lee's shop last night and were pleased with the progress.






Keely wants it to be painted yellow (and pink)and Laney simply wants to drive (and drive fast I'm sure).

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rain Dance

Always make time to play in the rain...

video

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's time to Blog!


Is everybody Happy? OH YEAH!!
Is anybody Blue? OH NO!!
Sixteen Rahs ought to pull us through...
Hey Rah..Rah..Rah, Rah, Rah...
Hey Rah..Rah..Rah, Rah, Rah...
Hey Rah..Rah..Rah, Rah, Rah...HEY RAH!