Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
He also has noticed on of his NEW favorite words "stop sign" with his hand held out! We have been working with T on his shapes by using flash cards after dinner. Octagon is shaped like a "stop sign" T always holds his hand out too!! Well little did we know until we stopped on day at a "stop sign" that C has been paying attention too!!
They are always listening......even to learn.
Have a Good Day!!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Many of you may know that we lost our dog on January 13th to our busy highway in front of our house. Well kids are so resilient- when we sat down to tell him that his best friend abby-dog was in heaven, he cried talked about it a little then instantly said " Let's go get a new dog." Out of the mouth of babes.
We really don't want another dog now- she was so good a sweet. Let alone when I lost our baby in July 2003 that is when we got her. Plus, that was the second time she had been hit by a car.
So we opted for a house pet this time. He keeps asking "can we have a pet?" non-stop!!
We went to the local pet store and here he is....Crab the Fish!
For the time being he is in our kitchen and we talk to him and about him daily. T keeps saying "yep, he is still alive today." I guess he overheard B & me talking about how fish die so quickly.
Monday, April 27, 2009
This weekend was busy. We packed in as much as we could, and had a fun filled weekend!!
The highlight of the weekend by far was saturday when Aunt Donna & Uncle Mark had a horse show- just a few miles down the road from us. T has such an interest in Horses. He begs me to take him to Aunt Donna's so he can see the horses. Not to long ago she bought him a pair of spurs now he says " I am a real Cowboy!" I just bought C his first pair of boots...he is still getting use to them- he walks as if he has dirtied his britches. It is so funny! Here is a picture for proof.
Toward the end of the show Mark offered to give them a ride on the horse. I have never seen a bigger smile on T's face. Well, it is just as big when he sees his daddy drive up from work! He was so happy and he talked about it all day long. Now he IS A REAL COWBOY!!
C got to ride too. This was his most still moment of the day! He is so busy, but he just rode up there like a pro. He talked to Mark in his foreign language.....none of us can understand it yet. He knows what he is saying and he knows what he wants!! Mark said the only thing he could get was TRACTOR!! He does love to say Tractor & Truck!! Those words you can understand clear.
BEST Aunt & Uncle around!!
Not to mention the BEST soon to be first time grandparents!!
What a GREAT day we had at the Horse Show!! This is a great thing for kids to learn how animals are trained and taken care of to show for events. A lot of responsibility lessons learned.
T wants to ride it in the "dirt" next time....the arena. I told him he had to practice like they do and be good enough to ride the horse all by himself- that would be a long time after he goes to kindergarten. I have to speak in school ages for him to understand a long way away! Which I am sad to say will be closer than we can imagine!
When we got home we did yard work..... I'll post that later when I have before & after photos. Note to Self- Don't tell your husband to tear out the box shrubs in the flower bed until you are ready to put something there! He loves to use his tractor to tear things down.....boys and their toys!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Well it is too often these days at my house.
Seems like just the other day my husband & I were discussing HOW different 2 kids from the same mom & dad can be.......OURS??? You could lay T down to sleep he would cry then sleep all night. You lay C down don't hear a peep then all the sudden this blood curdling scream in the middle of the night- the kind that makes you jump 5 feet off your bed!!
When T was little he would sleep 14 hour nights!! I thought those people who told me.." get plenty of rest now, when the baby gets here you won't get any!" They knew nothing.
Then C came along!!! HELLO to NO sleep!! He would sleep maybe 4 hours at the most the first year of his life. Then all the sudden when he was 16 months old he started sleeping all night!! Whoo Hoo!! I thought this was great....then I could not sleep or if I got more than 4-5 hours I was too tired??
My sleeping is so messed up now. Luckily, C has got me straightened back out.....because he once again is not sleeping??? He is up at 12 & 5 or 1 & 6. When we went for his 15 month check-up I got the whole " he really needs to be off the bottle by now." talk. I agree I had T off by one. But, just when he started to sleep all night- Heck NO Man- I ain't changin' nothin'!!!
Plus, You come and tell this red headed kid at night time he can't have his bottle-we'll see who wins??
He had a ear infection last week. I am sure that is why he got started back- plus he has gotten 2 new teeth in the last few days. He has in fact given up on the passy on his own!!! Praise the Lord!! Nothing like seeing a kid going to Kindergarten with at passy, although C might still be on the bottle??
Any advice for getting off the bottle this late in the game?? Or getting him to sleep??
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Our Library just recently acquired a new home. It is much more spacious and newer than there former location. Next week there will be a open house for children's story time. This week it was great to just get to see the new place and get back together with friends. They have this carousel horse that the kids love to ride- Glad they kept it. The visit to the Library would not be the same with out a horsey ride!
Do you read to your children if so what is their favorite book? If you don't have Children what do you like to read?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
"Mama" he said with fear in his voice "is he gonna take you to jail for flashing your lights at that truck?" WHAT??? He was right in with what was going on....man they don't miss a thing!
"No, I have my seat belt on and I was not speeding- everything will be okay" I reassured him.
He then asked if he could talk to him. I told him it just depends. *wink* If mama gets a ticket I was thinking!
The trooper came back to my window. As I took off my dark sunglasses and batted my BIG blue eyes....thinking that would help- hey I was desperate!
He told me that he should arrest me- this was a criminal offense! To my surprise flashing your headlights to warn other drivers of another police is Obstructing Government Operations!!
Geez- I had NO CLUE!! Anyway, he had mercy on me and gave me a warning. The eyes worked!! No really I think the two kids in the back seat even though they did not make a peep he knew they needed their mama. Plus not to mention I just honestly told him I the truth. I feel that when you lie you are just digging a grave you cannot climb out of.
*Oh the things that I could have said... " that was my husband in the truck", "I knew that trucker- I work the parking lots", "what have you got those prisons lined with paper- I swear they escape every week.", "yeah right you don't write tickets what do you do out here eat donuts?" wait wait one more... "hey there officer I was flashing my lights at you so I could get you to stop me so I could see you up close- you are one fine lookin' man!!" *
No really, I totally respect anyone in a uniform. No matter how brazen or tough they might come across as- that is there job. For all of the hours they put there life on the line for my life.
Before he walked away I asked him if my son could talk with him. He responded "yes" as he puffed out his chest with pride. Then I rolled down the back window. Seeing the two toddlers sitting in there tightly buckled car seats, he melted. T then took over from there......" Thank You for being our Hero." As the trooper chuckled he said "you're welcome- I am glad you boys have your seat belts on." Then he tapped the side of my car and said "Have a Good Day!"
As I drove off I thanked the Lord for Favor on my part...out loud. I thanked God for mercy and for giving me the right words to say at the right time. I then looked at the piece of paper he gave me- called his name out and asked the Lord to Bless him and protect him and his family for having mercy on me.
Slow it down out there....Have a Good Day....and take my warning don't flash your headlights!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
this could be used against him!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
We had a Fun Day in the MUD!!!
Where Brother goes He follows....
This is a favorite moment of ours- usually I don't get muddy....but today I had no choice. C started to throw it everywhere. As I squatted down to talk to T, I fell in the mud. They thought it was so funny. This was C's first time to stay up most of the time too. He usually falls down or gets stuck in it. You know what that means.....yes, I know he is getting bigger.
One day I will look back at all of my mud puddle jumping pictures and they will turn into driving their 4 wheelers in mud. I know that theses days will pass soon....so why not get muddy while I can. Plus, it helps me burn a few calories. Not to mention when we came in after a warm bath- they took a good nap! That is my moto- wear them out so they will sleep!
T & I had Mud Beards....I must admit my face feels so much smoother!! hahaha
Mud Pie Anyone???
So Glad I am a mother to boys.....if I had girls we would not be doing this!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
It is amazing how night and day two kids can be. T could not even climb on the couch until he was about 18 months. C found out he could climb in a chair- next thing I know he is on the table. He scattered flash cards everywhere and showed that table who was boss!
He is our Climber!! He has even tried to climb into his crib.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Then on our six hour drive to see my parents for Easter, we stopped at a McD's in the lovely toll road in OK. I once again ordered a Hot Fudge Sunday. The girl looked at me and said " Would you like a spoon?" As my jaw dropped to the counter top I said " No, that is okay I will wait until it melts then drink it!" She said "OK" HELLO!!!! or as I like to say "Mc FLY" (those of you back to the future watchers will catch it) This guy in line behind me was laughing uncontrollably and said " you almost did not get one."
One more..... Today I went to our local McD's and ordered this..... ICED Hazelnut Coffee. The lady responded on the intercom "would you like it hot or cold?" Can I get another HELLO???
As I rolled my eyes and bit my tongue I said " Iced Please" Instead of saying "Please make that Iced coffee hot so it can melt the ice" By the way YES the Iced coffee is great at McD's.
Maybe God is just trying to tell me "Thou shalt not eat Hot Fudge Sundays & Hazelnut coffee"
OK- your turn tell me what crazy things you have run into in public places???
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I told him each one would sleep with him and keep him company in his new "big" bed. So, we needed to name them. The first one was easy- he was brown and had a tag that said "Charley". The next one was little and so that one he refers to as the baby puppy. (My husband's best friend's name is Charlie and his wife is Jill.) He named the baby puppy Jill. Then on to the little spotted one. Since he was only 2 at the time, I had to help him along the way. I mentioned that it had spots or patches of different colors. We named him Patches. Last dog that we needed a name for was white and soft- he said she was the mama puppy. I told him "what do you think the best name for a mama puppy would be?" He said "Jesus". I said "Well, OK that is a man's name, but I guess if that is the name you like." He said " Yes because I Love Jesus just like I Love you mama." sniff sniff...."Thank You baby, I know you love me but I want you to love Jesus in heaven MORE than me- OK." I had no other response. He said "OK" with at puzzled look.
Anyway, I told you that to tell you this story.
T with Jesus watching over him and holding Jill & Patches
Do your children have a favorite thing to sleep with?
Monday, April 13, 2009
I was sorting through ALL the Rubbermaid containers of baby boy clothes, getting so sad. As I would pick up an outfit- I would think back to the time when my little babies wore it. Thank Goodness I take a ton of pictures. I have almost a picture of them in all of my "favorite" outfits. Therefore I did not feel bad that they would have a new owner.
I also sorted out some of the clothes for the homeless shelter. As I was looking at all of these clothes, I was thinking " Why am I hanging on to these?" I really don't think I am going to have anymore children? I have left that up to God. But, really I had SO many left over after I put some in a box for our cousin. Why let these sit up in a dirty dusty attic- when there are children in our community with NO clothes or maybe what is just on their back.
Well, that just opened up a whole NEW can of worms- or shall I say Rubbermaid boxes! Maternity Clothes??? I had 8 boxes....no lie.....of Maternity Clothes!!! I had bought some myself, but then as friends would stop having babies.... I would get MORE clothes!!!
Most of them the wrong season for me- but I just hung on to them. I set a Goal. I will try to get 3 out of the 8 boxes. It took me two hours total to get all this done. I did it. I met my goal and now have plenty of empty Rubbermaid boxes. Plus, I called a girl up that we go to church with- she and her hubby are expecting baby # 1 in six weeks. Gave her a few blouses & dresses to get her through.
The 5 bags of Maternity clothes I have to give away will go to the Hannah center- for Abortion Minded Clients who get counseling. They gave me 2 free ultrasounds (to teach others and practice) when I was preggo with C. It is awesome to see that little baby inside of you....even if it looks like an alien at the moment. And the Ministry that it is a blessing to give someone an ultrasound to let them see that God does not make mistakes even if we do sometimes.
Today I felt so good to get things cleaned out. Plus to think of all the people who NEED these things more than me. I don't know HOW my attic was not falling through the ceiling?? With 16 boxes total with clothes just sitting waiting for someone to wear.
I prayed over the clothes after I bagged them all up and asked the Lord to Bless and touch every one's life who comes across these clothes. Then I thanked him for blessing me with the clothes either that had been given to me or that we were blessed to have the money to buy them.
" Give and it will be given unto you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38
P.S. Praise and Worship Music is the BEST for sorting clothes. hahahaha
"But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds," declares the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17
I pray that she has peace, comfort, and understanding. I know God has many plans for her future and has promised her life and more abundantly.
Thank You for All Your Prayers!!
I Love You Heather!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
He is 60!!
You are the best Daddy we could ask for....
Grana thinks you're a neat guy......
We Love you Poppie!!!
What a great man. I think it is great to see him take the grandkids on a tractor ride. The joy you see in both of their eyes a memories to last forever. And Most of ALL there is not a day that goes by that I know he has prayed for us and thought about us. He raised us in church and taught us to trust in the Lord, and lean on him.
He taught us to work hard by example. Having raised two girls he taught us to respect ourselves and not let anyone take advantage of us. He taught us to fish, change oil, & change a tire. He built the house where we were raised with his own two hands.
I can go on and on about my daddy..
I think he is just the BEST EVER!!! I LOVE YOU DADDY....Have a GREAT DAY!!!
(most of the pictures were taken by my friend Denise Waterfield)