Friday, October 31, 2008

Why didn't I think of that?

People are so creative! If you still need to bring something fun to a party, try these!
That is sour cream for the spider webs...
Fun Fun
I may try the oreo spiders for Luke's Fall Party which is next friday!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stay tuned...

... A Ladybug and Woody the Cowboy will be making special appearances tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Our Sweety

Oh I can barely stand the cuteness of her and her new hat!
(pardon all the slobber as she is teething)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pray for Stellan!

Love Mckmama's blog! She is an inspiration with kids 3, 2, 1 and one more (Stellan) coming tomorrow. Read about him below:

"MckMuffin is our 36 week old unborn son Stellan- our fourth blessing! He was quite unexpectedly given to us, and even more unexpected was his diagnosis of heart failure: Premature Atrial Contraction at 20 weeks; Supraventricular Tachycardia, hydrops, and intermittent advanced secondary heart block at 23 weeks; and enlargement of the heart at 32 weeks. We were told at 24 weeks that he would surely die. God performed a miracle and MckMuffin is still with us! The doctors are unsure about what will happen to our baby when he is born. But God is not unsure!! We are praying for MckMuffin's full healing, but we know that God is good no matter what He decides."

This guy has touched my heart. I am nervous and Praying for a safe and healthy delivery of this very special boy tomorrow at 9:30am! Check on them by clicking the picture in the left margin over there...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What to "do"

I've begged, I've pleaded, I've encouraged, I've bribed, I've spanked, I've cried...
I bought him Elmo, Bob the Builder, Diego, and Handy Manny Undies... but still no pooping on the potty :(

So I've resorted to patience. Do you think he will just one day do it ? ? ?

Planes and Trains

A new work colleague of Wayne's invited us to come to his son Jack's 3rd birthday party. They had pony rides which you can see in the background... but the highlight for Luke was this teeter totter airplane!
**Note the cute shoes.... thanks Nana ! !

Woo-Whoo!!!...he says this a lot :)

This past saturday they invited us to go to the Norfolk Zoo as they were unveiling their new train! We got to take the first public ride on the train, meet the conductor; then see some animals too.
Mommy: "Do you have to go the bathroom?" Lukey: "No"
Mommy: "Are you sure you don't have to go the bathroom??" Lukey: "No"

Whispering in my ear: "I have to go to the bathroom...", we did make it!

Fun Times.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Heaven at Home

Started reading this excellent book by Ginger Plowman and wanted to share a part with you all...

"The woman sets the ambiance of the home. If mom delights in the role that God has ordained her to fill, she sets the stage for the other family members to do the same.

If mom is uptight and stressed-out over the responsibilites and realities of life, her tension will rub off on the attitudes of her family. If she is neglectful of her everyday duties or negative about the problems that life brings her way, her attitudes will be reflected in the thoughts and actions of her husband and children.

Youch! That passage was very convicting for me... I had gotten to a place of letting anger and bitterness be a part of my thoughts; focusing on the sins and shortfalls of my family, while missing the target totally in my purpose and ignoring my sin. Repentence followed and I have definately been challenged to make my home heavenly and a place my husband and kids will long to be. I definately don't want to be an uptight, worrying mom. I don't want to be negative about my circumstances. I am praying that God changes me in this area as it is a habitual temptation to fall back into for me when things are not going well. I want to glorify Christ as a wife, mom, and keeper of my home.

Is your home heavenly?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Follow Me!

I put bloggers new Follow Me in my side bar.... so all you friends out there follow me and I'll follow you!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Highly advanced...

Now she has been doing this for at least a couple weeks, sitting up! She has excellent control for just 4 months, doesn't she? We did have one face plant while I was trying to take the pics- don't worry we have heavy carpet padding :)

Our Sweet Pea is very interactive and social. If someone says hello to her while we are out... they get the huge happy smiles (like above) and lots of kicks and arm waves. So excited. She is such a joy.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh No, Not Me!

Joining the fun "Not Me Monday" Game... here is a look at my week and the things I most certainly did not do....

I did not take my son to the bathroom for a talk during church worship because he would not sit still and was totally disobeying me. I then did not when we got back to the service let my 3 1/2 year old suck his baby sisters paci on the floor so he would be quiet and I wouldn't lose it.

I do not have a 3 1/2 year old who refuses to poop on the potty... and I did not make him wash his own poopy underwear in the sink 3 times saturday morning.

I was not waiting for a table at a nice restaurant at the Virginia Beach OceanFront, only to look over twenty feet at my son, who had his pants and undies at his ankles, proudly peeing off the band stand where the whole boardwalk could see him. I did not let him finish, feeling mortified while my husband laughed and I wondered if I should just pretend he wasn't mine!

I did not spend quite a bit of time last week thinking about the fact that I will be 30 tomorrow- that is old!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

First Friends

My dear friend Sally just had her first baby... Jaden. Lets see, we have known each other for I would say ten years. Met back in the days of Central Michigan University, when Sal played basketball and I did gymnastics. We both ended up in Virginia in 2001 or so-- and shared an apartment for a couple years before I got married. We hadn't seen each other much since but now she is staying home, so it is great to hang with my Sal. The babies are only one month apart (Sophia older). He is real mellow and hardly ever cries, has the cutest low voice and laughs a lot! She is very wiggly, talks loud, always looking all around. They had fun sharing the toys and seemed curious about the other baby.

Put your vote in my comment if you think Sal needs a blog ! She swore she would never before she had Jaden. But I think she might be reconsidering! (haha Sal)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pigtails and Crewcuts

Luke does not so much like to get his haircut--he says ouch like they are cutting him when they snip :) So when we do get it cut, I found this fun place to take him to. It is bright and colorful; they get to pick a car/train/airplane to sit inside. The wheel turns and it goes up and down, how fun! They even have a tv on the wall playing Toy Story 2! And after they are done he gets a sucker, a prize from the treasure box, and then plays with the trains. Fun Times!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

And Now I Will...

ROLL OVER ! ! ! Yay Sweet Pea, you are the best!