Sunday, September 6, 2015

The First Football Game

 It was hot but I mentally prepared myself to brave the Grove alone with Jett.  Cullen had to help the Soccer team sell programs so I was on my on with the ready to run toddler.  It was pretty warm and I knew Jett would run the whole time so I wore flats and set out to walk the mile from our space to our tent.  

Just as everyone was headed to the game he was just about worn out and we headed to the house.  Game one was a success for the Pollards and the Rebels won.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tutor Tailgate 2015

 Once again we gathered at the Tutor Cabin to kickoff the football season this year.  We enjoyed a tailgate with our friends as we made plans for the coming season of home games.  

 Jett loved running wide open with his friends.  It was a small taste of what the season in the Grove will hold for these babies.  

These babies are going to have so much fun growing up in football tradition.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Playground Afternoons

We are so lucky to live across the street from our church.  We spend many afternoons playing on our church playground.  Jett loves to climb and slide and run his trains through the mulch that covers the ground.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Wayne's 73rd

We celebrated Uncle Wayne's 73rd birthday on August 16th.  Glad to live so close to family and be able to celebrate another year with our family patriarch.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Doniphan Dance Project

My totally awesome friend, Roxie, put on the best show ever with her youth dance troupe.  They were awesome.  She spent all summer rehearsing a group of Tupleo's young talents to perform at the Civic.  There was an outpouring of support and it was a phenomenal evening that almost transported you out of Tupelo for a few hours.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Back to School and Bucket List

School started and on the first day we held an active shooter training.  I volunteered to ride in the helicopter as a critically injured gun shot victim.  It was a gut wrenching experience listening to kids acting injured.  The ride was a chance of a lifetime, but knowing in real life what we would be leaving behind was tough as an administrator.
The Pollards have also taken to carpooling this school year.  The first day we made it to a few miles from town until my morning delightfully chipper personality clashed with Cullen's quiet outlook on the day.  We will continue to work through it.  Happy School Year 2015-2016

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Book Worm

Friday, August 7, 2015

His First Trip

Jett Boy made his first trip to the ER the first Friday night of school.  Just after a run, I came in, sat down on the couch with Jett and Cullen and as we watched TV, surfed the internet, and just relaxed, Jett played on the couch.  He was about to tumble off and Cullen stuck out his arm to stop him.  Jett managed to bounce right back up and into the wall.  He must have hit just right, because with in minutes he was vomiting and trying to fall asleep.  We dressed him and got him to the ER.  A CT scan later we found he was fine, but had most likely suffered a concussion.  I had gone in to principal mode and didn't really let myself get emotional, Cullen made himself sick with worry.  We were allowed to go home and told he'd be fine.  This mama was not okay once we got home, I woke to check on him and have been watching him more closely since.  I hope that is our one and only child hood trip.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DARE Officer of the Year

Our school resource officer, Lynn Webb was selected as the DARE officer of the year.  I was super excited.  I nominated her some time in the Spring and she got it on my birthday this year.  So thankful for her friendship and the work she is doing for our students.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cullen Competes

So this summer after our friend passed away, I got on a health kick, thinking your health is a gift.  I began running with a friend training for a half marathon later in the fall.  One night I came in and told Cullen we had just run the Bodock route, which is popular for being awful and really hard in our town. He asked my time I told him 34 minutes.  He said he could get it in 32 and then he picked a Sunday afternoon to attempt it.  I did follow him and have water for him along the way which I did not have, but he finished under 31 minutes.  Later he made the comment...he was born with runner's legs.