Monday, July 14, 2008

TIme for a Change

So, a friend of ours was showing us some of the cool things that come with having a Wordpress blog. I had no desire to change cause really I thought it would be sooooo much work. Well, last night I decided to see how hard it would be just for fun. They had my blog name available, so that was easy. Then I went to import my blog and it was soooooooo easy. Like, click on a button and within 10minutes all my post had been imported. At this point I'm thinking "Why Not?" SO, we've moved. I'm going to try Wordpress out for a bit and see how it goes. Come visit us at I won't be deleting my blogger just yet. If you have any tips for wordpress I would love to hear about it. Or if you have any negatives, I would like to know those as well. See you over there :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The big 3-0

Sarah and Lucy share the same birthday. It seemed appropriate to have Sarah and her husband, Charlie, over to celebrate with us. We even lit a candle and sang to her :) We lived across the street from each other growing up and our parents still live in those houses. She has always been a good friend. Sarah- We hope you had a superb birthday!!!! We love you bunches and look forward to many more celebrations.
I couldn't resist throwing in an old picture. My options were limited, I only have 3 scanned in from our childhood. Gotta love the puff paint shirt :)

Happy 1st Birthday, Lucy!

It was one year ago today that we welcomed our baby girl Lucy into the world. We celebrated today with a little party. There was pizza and cupcakes and lots of great presents. Honestly, I'm a little tired, so I will just post a few pictures for now and post another time with more pictures and more details. Thanks to everyone that joined us in celebrating lil Lu Lu's first be continued :)

She is so about to be walking!! She can walk, but not "full time" just yet.

lady bug and butterfly cupcakes

I'm thinking she liked the cupcake :)

Eli liked them, too, a lot.Lucy was sharing her last bite of cupcake with Eli. so sweet....or maybe she was tempting him with it......I'll go with sharing it :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

belated bday

My birthday was a couple weeks back and I started to blog about it and had no pictures! :( I was sad about that, but it was such a great day. Why post today about it? Well, my mom was out of town on my birthday, so today she treated me to a day of shopping as my present from her and before we left I made sure to take a picture. My Mema came with us. Rewind to my actual bday......I woke up to Eli telling me he had gone to get doughnuts and kolaches (I love ham & cheese kolaches from Shipley). It was about 8:45! I got to sleep in!! That was nice. Then while we were having breakfast my beautiful, thoughtful husband brought me a bday card. In it was instructions to be ready by 10am. He had arranged for me to spend the day with one of my best friends, Whitney, and gave me some spending money. We went shopping and to a movie. What a treat for him to take off so I could have a day off. We came back to my house around dinner time and Nathan had prepared a yummy dinner and had invited Whit, Peter and their boys to join us. While I was out shopping, and what not, the kids that I keep on Wed had delivered flowers to my house. Since I wasn't there to see them Nathan got the video camera out and got them on tape singing with the flowers. After dinner we had a yummy cheesecake, courtesy of Bekah and she also sent a funny card. He had also packed up toys and put them in the attic for me. That is something I had been meaning to do for some time now. It was a great day. So, there it is on record: How I spent my 28th birthday. I should also mention that I got several sweet cards, phone calls and gifts. Thank you to everybody for being so thoughtful. I felt very loved.
Since we were all there and taking a picture we decided to get a 4 generation one, too.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Muddy Waters

So if you have kept up with our blog you know that we have a muddy spot in our front yard that kids are attracted to. It is where our tire goes EVERY time we back out making a rut and then the neighbors sprinkler water runs straight to it every day making it muddy ALL the time. Well, yesterday it was especially muddy due to the heavy rain. I keep 3 extra kiddos on Wed. We originally went out to have a water balloon fight, but I realized real quick that I should have been more prepared and filled the balloons up earlier. It took like 15-20 minutes to get about 15 full of water and tie them off. About the time that our 45second water fight ended (seriously that fast, the balloons busted so easy) they discovered how much deeper the mud hole was due to the rain. At first I told them they could play, but not to dump it on each other, ya know, trying to keep the muddiness to a minimum. Then after a little conversing with my mother in law we decided that there was enough time for them to really get after it and take a bath before their mom pulled up. It was a wild last hour of the day, but boy was it worth it!!! They had a blast. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

the erff

Eli made a scroll thingy at church on Sunday. Later that day he was showing it to me and told me it was a picture of "the erff (earth) and sea" As we were playing that night he started talking about the "erff" again. I'm not sure where this came from, but I love hearing him say earth. Such a sweetie.......a rough and tuff boy, but still mommy's sweetie.

this morning

This morning came about 4 to 5 hours too early for me. Eli started calling out "MOOOMMMMYYYY!" around 6:30ish. I had gone to bed way too late, so even though it wasn't much earlier than usual, it was because I hadn't slept long enough. So, I get up and lucky for me Eli is in a great mood and is putting up with his very slugish mommy. Then Lucy gets up and I give her some food and sit down to check my email (my computer is in the kitchen) Lucy starts to belly laugh, so I turn around to see what's going on and Eli has pulled a chair up in front of hers and is being silly to make her laugh. It was such a beautiful moment. He has really started to interact really well with Lucy. He still has many moments that he pushes, hits, trips, bumps, snatches, etc., BUT he is adding more moments like this a little at a time. I pray that they will be good buddies and play well together as Lucy gets bigger.