Saturday, December 21, 2013

Things You Find When You Leave Your IPad Unattended in the Office

Maybe They Do Listen

I was most proud of Kate this week. I have a piggy bank in my office (Fathers day gift from James Michael) and she cleaned it out. I told her to put it back, but she said "daddy, it's for charity." She wanted to give it to a homeless man she had seen off 280. She said he looked like a farmer (because of his hat) and he did not have a home or a wife. She also snagged a box of cookies from a gift basket we received. We have both items in the car ready for him and as you can see see made a note about where the funds are going.

Her back-up plan if we do not see him is to give the money to "the Army." It took me a minute to figure out which army she was referring to (hint: think red).

A Very Special Christmas Party

The girls and I regularly take our friend James Michael to a monthly support group meeting offered by the Alabama Head Injury Foundation. This year my law practice (Carney Dye, LLC) and my church (Prince of Peace Catholic Church) were honored to help host the groups annual Christmas Party. It was a lot of fun and the participants really appreciated it.

One of the "moms" brought some amazing BBQ nachos (pictured below), which were my personal highlight of the day. We also sang karaoke, but the microphone was dominated by Grace and Kate. We sang a few Christmas Carols, but before long were singing "Call Me Maybe" and "You Don't Know Your Beautiful." I got a very strange look from my friend Lisa when she caught me singing the latter to myself later in the evening.

We ended the event with some bingo, complete with fabulous prizes. Of course it was a little awkward when Grace won the first game and Kate won the last. God or Lady Luck was looking out for me on that last win because we all know you things don't go well when one child takes a prize home and the other does not!

I know that the Carney Family is already looking forward to next year's party.

Art Adventure

The girls and I enjoyed some Christmas festivities as the Birmingham Museum of Art. You cannot beat or turn down a free activity!