Saturday, September 29, 2007

Kid say the darnest things....

The kids and I are eating some ham and Lula says: Does dad get to eat pigs butt too?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Note to self:

When venturing in to the crunchy world of cloth diapers invest in a diaper pail:0)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Suzy Homemaker

Don't you just love the Suzy homemaker feel. You know the feeling after putting up food for the winter or after you scrubbed the tub until you could see your reflection in it. It's great isn't it? Well add THIS to the mix and you would have the feeling clear through to your bones, except it's too pretty to wear while cleaning or making a mess in the kitchen. I only have one apron and it isn't anything special so I'm definitely going to try for this giveaway.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

the result

Thanks be to God our sweet baby girl is fine. Her spinal ultrasound results showed that everything is normal, she just has a dimple. She is truly a blessing and I thank the Lord for his mercy.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Kid say the darnest things!

The scene: dinner
Lula: Dad can I ask you something?
Dad: Sure what?
Lula: Why were you talking with food in your mouth?
Dad: Um, Um, that not a good thing to do is it.....
They sat the darnest things don't they?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

They're so warped!

Lula always wants to try new foods, cupcakes, cookies, pizza or whatever, but when I make them she never likes them. Her taste buds are just not used to food outside of our little box, she tries so hard even trying it again a few hours later in hopes that it will taste better the second time around. But you know they are really warped when all the kids beg for chewable vitamin C pills like they're candy. Hubby even suggested we take them to church instead of candy. Poor things;)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Wahl died half way through Biggies haircut. Any suggestions on its replacement? I've had it about three years so I can't complain about it. I think I paid 20 or 30 bucks for it so it's paid for itself many time over. It decide to come back on after it sat for a while but I don't trust it now. At least I had all of the sides done and just had the top to go and not a strip of two out of the back of his head:) So frugal momma/ barber what would you buy?

Giddy Up Cowgirl!!!

Maybe I'm a little bias but aren't they the cutest little things you've ever seen? Thanks Gram for the adorable cowgirl booties!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Waiting Again!

Lu2 had an ultrasound done this morning on a dimple on the end of her spine. She did great and didn't fuss or anything. She squirmed a bit but that's to be expected on a 3 month old baby. The tech said everything looked alright when I asked her but she said we'd have to wait on the Dr. to read the test. ACK -I hate waiting especially on something like this. She thought Friday we would hear the results, Friday seems very far away right now. None of the referring Dr's. were too concerned they just wanted to make sure all was okay but as the momma I worry. Well here's to yet another lesson in patience:0)

Monday, September 10, 2007

The weekend

My weekend was pretty busy and flew by quickly. Friday I cooked and prepared food for the kids and hubby because Lu2 and I ventured northward to a winery and out for dinner for a friends 30th birthday on Saturday. It was lots of fun and definitely some place I will go again. I don't think I'd bring a infant with again at least not with out the hubby, I know the girl only about 13 lbs but she gets heavy when she wont really go to anyone else. I don't know if it was 6 hours in a car with another five hours of holding her but my back was killing me on the ride home. Lu2 did great she slept 3 hours there and 3 hours home so I can't complain. Sunday we had church and then I started the grocery store rounds with Lula, I hit 5 stores to get our food because no one carries everything we need because of the allergy thing. We hit 3 of the five and came home. I crashed on the couch for two hours and made dinner and watched a movie. It doesn't sound like much but it seemed pretty stinkin' busy. Well my house tells all- I need to stay home and clean;) Hope you all had a good weekend and happy Monday. (yeah that's a picture of the winery, isn't it gorgeous?)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Smelling Roses...

Today was the first day of school for us. All went well Racky retained much more than I thought he would of. He only forgot a few sight words but quickly picked them up again. This is how our day went:
1. I read the story of Jonah out of "The Child's Story Bible".
2. Reading, he wrote out the alphabet and then he told me the letter sounds, reviewed the sight word flashcard from last year and then he read me four sentences I wrote out. Tomorrow will get back into his workbook.
3.We then took a break, read some books, and ran some errands. They played outside for a while and then played computer games before lunch.
4. We did the first lesson in Saxon 1.
That's it we're done for the day. I decided to split up the day, reading morning and math in the afternoon, because I tend to rush him and tell him to hurry up about a hundred times in the hour and half of school. Why I do this I don't know. I noticed myself telling the kids to hurry all the time, hurry and put your shoes on, hurry up and finish your food, hurry and use the bathroom and get outside, etc. etc. Why am I in a hurry? I have no idea. Kids like to stop and smell the roses when I just want to get on to the next thing. Their roses are different then mine, they are intriguing squished raisin on the floor of the van when I want them to put their buckles on or an amazing matchbox car that they never play with but when I want them to get outside it becomes an object they must study and examine. Well I am actively trying to stop this bad habit and start smelling the roses, or squished raisins, so they don't grow up and feel like I tried to rush their childhood. The little things only add to a few minutes a day so whats the big deal right? Well I better go I have to hurry up and do something:)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Biggie Turned 3!!

It was Biggie's birthday yesterday, he turned three! Already, I can't believe it! I seem like a year ago max that I was waiting and waiting and waiting some more for him. (He was 16 days late.) He's my big boy now! We didn't do much but go to my family reunion up at my aunt and uncles house. They live on a lake and have sea doo's and all the fun stuff. The kids went fishing off the dock and did some swimming. He got a super hero cape I made for him, a electric toothbrush and a Tonka truck- which he loves! We had gotten him a bike off of Craig's list and a fishing pole before our vacation, so he definitely made out like a bandit. We love you big boy!