Monday, October 30, 2006

The cutest thing!

This morning after I got back from walking the dog 2 miles everyone was up. I sat down on the floor to change Little Mans diaper and he put his hands on my face. I said "ooh! your fingers are cold! Mommys face is hot!" He said "Hot!!" and started blowing on my face! It was so sweet!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

We'll get back to Vacation in a moment...

This is what happens when my children get really quiet. I was in on the computer, Bobby was on the couch...maybe also on the laptop. Our children were right behind him in the dining room.... See the couch? That is where Bobby was. I guess that means they were REALLY quiet! Yes, that would be wood glue on our nice hardwood floors! Thanks for asking!


Little Man is not thrilled to have glue on his fingers! That was a punishment in itself for him.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Vacation Day 2

Our second day in California was spent touring Apple Hill in Camino, CA. We started off at Abels Acres where we had a potty break for the kiddos, visited a couple of vendors, ran down to the pumpkin patch and my sister Kim picked up a Chocolate caramel Apple. The next farm we visited included a fish pond, pony rides, and The Fudge Factory. I can't remember the name of this ranch but (Mom, a little help?) we spent the bulk of our time there. As soon as we got there mom picked up some apple donuts to share and this is where I got my Chocolate caramel Apple. I am convinced mine was better than Kims since the caramel was made right there on the premises. Papa paid for all four of the kids to have pony rides. Bobby walked next to Little Man who was none to happy at first but once he got used to being on the pony did ok. Munchkin LOVED the ride and it was a really long ride. The kids all laughed when we had to stop for a horsey potty break. While we were here we came upon a box of macintosh apples. Bobby said "The people who buy these apples pay twice as much and get a superiority complex from eating them..." He and I got a good laugh out of it!

Kim really wanted to find a letterbox at one of the farms so we went to that one next. I think it was Plubells if I am not mistaken. We couldn't find the box but that did not deter us from looking for another one on our way out of Apple Hill. Once we got to Placerville we thought we would try and find 2 more boxes. The first one a girl came out and asked if we needed a hint since she saw us poking around outside her store. The second one was not there. We concluded the evening by having pizza at Round Table! Yum! Bobby and I miss good pizza! Maybe someday there will be a Round Table in the Tennessee area.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Vacation Day 1 Letterboxing

Much of our time was spent stamping into the logbooks. It was difficult to sit because there were so many sticker things. We managed though. This is Kim and Ally stamping in.



Cousin in a pink hat.


A baby rattlesnake we saw while on our adventure.

Me and Munchkin taking a little break on a rock. There was a pretty steep drop off so she held my hand the whole time we hiked in this area. She was such a trooper and never complained.

Munchkin says check out my dirty face!

Oh yeah! And my dirty bum! :)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

What is God doing in your life this week?

Or How have you seen God at work this week? These are a couple of questions our connect group facilitator Craig asks us often at church. There are some weeks that I hesitate to answer that question for fear of what others will think or for fear that I didn't really see God at work. (There is a great discussion going on about fear over at AddisonRd). I think there are a lot of weeks that I don't look for what God is doing. I wonder if I fear giving myself completely over to God because of what I will have to give up or let go of to serve Him. I know I am a Christian I know why I believe what I believe and I want my children to know Him too. But, there are so many things that come up that I ask why me? Why do I have to face another challenge in my life? Why do my children have to face challenges and have to experience pain?

I think the answer to the questions usually tend to be my child prayed out loud willingly and openly, we had a fantastic conversation about people not being allowed to pray in public in other countries, I got to have lunch with my friend that does not go to church and have a conversation that didn't have to be all about church, I got to have lunch with friends that love the Lord and have kids the same age and are going through similar things, I got to see my son learn how to climb into the car by himself.

I know I am blessed beyond measure, I know it! I have a Christian husband that loves me, I have 2 beautiful children that obey at least some of the time :), I get to stay home with my kids, and I have Christian friends that I adore. But, how have I seen God move? I guess I want to see something miraculous. Am I a doubting Thomas for this or am I just in a rut spiritually? I don't know...I think I will go read my Bible and pray on it....

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Google Search

This are some of the google searches that have led to my site:
Pampered Chef Sarah Oakes
how to get vaseline out of carpet
amy hawkins extreme home makeover
arbonne shake recipes (by far the most popular)
reasons to love a housewife

It is just funny to me the people that come to my blog because of those items up there. I will have to edit this list the next time I get a funny google hit.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fishy Funeral

About a year and a half ago we went to the carnival. Munchkin and I won 3 fish. The first two, Toady and Mr. Scaley, died within a couple of days. The third fish, Fluffy, went to meet her maker last night. Munchkin feeds the fish most of the time and she knows only to put a pinch in the bowl. Yesterday she asked if she could feed Fluffy and of course we said yes. Apparently she needed us to remind her that she only got a pinch because she dumped half the container of food in the dish. Bobby cleaned the bowl out maybe an hour later and Fluffy was fine. When I got back from my meeting though she was laying on the bottom of the bowl and you could see the food in her stomach. We waited until this morning to have her funeral so Munchkin could see what happens when you feed fish too much food.

We took Fluffy to the bathroom in a cup and Munchkin said "Fluffy, you were a good fish and I am sorry for feeding you too much food!" Then she dumped her in the potty and both the kids waved while saying "Bye Fluffy" as she swirled away. I half expected her to come back up so I am glad it only took one flush!

Munchkin didn't seem too broken up about it until I asked her to tell someone this morning at therapy what happened. Then she looked pretty sad. I have never been a big fan of fish so I wasn't heartbroken but Bobby surprised me. He was the one who cleaned her bowl and I think he will miss her.

In a funny coincidence my friend Joy posted about carnival fish today too!



Sunday, October 01, 2006

Bite me!

There is nothing funnier than hearing your 2 year old say "Bite me!" Well, actually there probably is. This is not a phrase that we say in our house but Little Man has started saying it about Kelsey. Kelsey will lick Little Mans hands and he will say "Bite me!" With a big grin on his face. Then he will say "Bite you!" and pretend to bite your leg or whatever is close and make chomping noises. Who knew a 2 year old could be so entertaining?

On a different note...Munchkin has a fever tonight. Not my happy place especially after hanging out with some friends and their 18 day old baby today. I had to call and let them know that she has a fever and told them how sorry we were. She wasn't sick earlier today so who knows..maybe she picked it up in the nursery this morning. I am taking her to the dr in the morning.