Thursday, December 28, 2006

Girl Cheese

Every once in awhile our family indulges in the great American favorite...The grilled cheese sandwich. Apparently Munchkin thinks it is "girl cheese sandwiches" because she thinks Little man has to have "boy cheese sandwiches"! Silly girl!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

PP

Yeah for almost pp in the potty!! Each night Little Man wants to sit on the potty and go poo. Well I turned my back the other night and turned around to a puddle on the floor. Last night he tried again and didn't make quite as big a puddle and even stopped when he realized that he was making a puddle. Maybe fewer diapers are in our future!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

We have had a whirlwind evening tonight! Today was so relaxed when it came time for church we were completely rushed! Our church didn't have services this morning so that people could hang out at home with their families. They did have 3 services tonight though. If there had been childcare we would have gone to the 7 O'Clock but there wasn't so we went to the 5 O'Clock. This was good for us except that we usually eat dinner right around 5ish. So, we either had to eat at 4 or at 7. We thought we would grab something on the way home but DUH! nothing is open on Christmas Eve. We did try the Taco Bell drive through but they were out of Chicken and Beef. Then we tried Mcdonalds by us who had a sign saying they were open until 9pm. They only had 5 people working (which should have been enough..I worked at Burger King and opened by myself) which was not enough people to run the drive through and cook. SO, long story short we came home and I made a skillet meal and some Sister Schubert rolls.

After the kids opened a pair of new jammies each we read a chapter from Charlottes Web, brushed teeth and finally got them into bed. Now Bobby is down the street giving a neighbor a guitar lesson. I just finished baking an Angel Food Cake for our Happy Birthday Jesus cake and I am in the process of baking my moms famous Cornmeal Crescent Rolls. I can't wait to eat them!

Soon I will be stuffing stockings and putting tags on Santa gifts (I am glad Munchkin can't read yet!). Munchkin is really excited about Santa coming! When asked what she wanted Santa to bring by different people she would say "Whatever he wants to bring me, but I hope he doesn't think I want a Bratz doll!" After her friend told her that she had written a letter to Santa she decided she wanted too also. So on her list is a Doodle Monster. Well, thank goodness Santa got her a little one. I know she will be thrilled!

Tomorrow is going to be so much fun. I know the kids are excited about the presents but I hope we are instilling what the real reason for Christmas is in them. Before presents in the morning we will read the Christmas Story out of Luke and talk about Jesus more. Today on the way to the church Munchkin piped up with "The presents are not what is important about Christmas it is about being together and giving to other people!" Could a mama be prouder? I think not!

One other fun thing she said today after jumping around on my bed was "It feels like Jesus is walking around in my heart right now!" She had fallen onto the bed and could feel her heart beating faster. It was so cute!

I pray this Christmas finds you well and happy!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Cooperation


This morning while we were getting ready in the bathroom Munchkin was walking around the edge of the bathtub. We have a big garden tub with a rock wall around it so it was pretty safe. When she would get to the outside area where it was much narrower she would call her brother over and say please hold my hand. He would walk with her along that edge until they got to the wide area again. That just melted my heart. I pray they are best friends and love each other like that for all time!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

9th Anniversary

It is official! Bobby and I have been married 9 years. It is so fun to know someone so well and know that we are going to learn so much more about each other over the next many years together. We were married when I was 23 and he was 22 (only a month away from 23). We started dating when I was 20 and had already been friends for a year in college. It is so cool that we have history at this point. I just love him so much and am so happy that we have 2 beautiful children together, a house, a (gulp) dog and a cat. Plus we both love the Lord and want our house to be built on His foundation.
For our anniversary we went to a new restaurant (new to us anyway) called Nick and Rudys. It is downtown Nashville and has valet parking. I am so used to valet that I forgot to put the parking brake on and almost hit the car behind us. That would have been horrible since we would have had to spend our anniversary money on fixing the much nicer car behind us. Since we would be home late our friends Ron and Angela took care of our kiddos for us overnight. Nick and Rudys was fantastic! I had the filet which was called the Beef Tenderloin and Bobby had Salmon. You know it is a good steak when you barely have to chew it. After we shared dessert we headed off to Opry Mills for some glow golf. Both of us were in black and discovered that we were both incredibly linty! eww! To top off our evening we went and saw Casino Royale. It was definitely worth staying up late for! There were lots of cool stunts without as many cool gadgets.

I love my husband so much and I am so glad we got to spend that evening focused on us and having a really fun date. Hopefully we will get to have more of those this next year...of course next year is our big 10 year reunion. We shall see what that anniversary has in store for us.

How cute are we?


Bobby would like for me to point out the sign saysThe Rat Pack Alive an Well

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Some funny phrases from our Munchkin

"Mommy, my leg wrist hurts!"
"Excercise is good for you because it makes you grow big and strong just like fruits and vegetables!"
When asked what a certain noise was "That was pass and gass!"
While standing outside her brothers room yelling down the stairs "I can't sleep while he is screaming!"

Monday, December 11, 2006

Cookies

It is the time of year when I love to bake! Tonight I have a cookie swap with my MOPS group. I am making a really yummy recipe with blueberries, cranberries, white and chocolate chips in it. They smell really good. Unfortunately the recipe said it made 9 dozen cookies...I think those must be about the size of a penny because it only made 5 dozen. I need 6 dozen for my swap so I had to make another 1/2 batch to finish it off. It feels good to make something from scratch and have it turn into something so delectable!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Busy

This coming week I think will be one of the busiest this year. Thankfully this weekend has been fairly low key. Naps are being taken, Munchkin is out flying with her daddy and I am about to embark on a cookie baking frenzy. We have something every night next week. It is not even all Christmas stuff it is just the way the week falls.
Monday I have my MOPS cookie swap (hence the cookie baking frenzy), Tuesday I have a Pampered Chef open house, Wednesday is our 9th anniversary and our kiddos are spending the night at a friends (Thanks Angela!), Thursday is my once a month Pokeeno game (much fun and laughter will be had, and I think Friday I will be home. Bobby has been gracious enough to work around me this week in the craziness.

I know all of the different nights will be fun for different reasons but I am looking forward to Wednesday the most. Bobby and I get to take a moment out for us and celebrate 9 years of marriage. I think we are going to check out Nick and Rudys downtown and then who knows. We are such bar hoppers (kidding!) maybe we will do that...maybe I will check to see if any local bands are playing that we know though.

Hopefully we will get out on Saturday or sometime this week to get our tree. We have only had one a few years that we have been married because we have traveled so much. This year it didn't work out for us to go anywhere so it will be nice to have one. Now, my hubby grew up in Oregon where they went and cut one down every year. I remember cutting trees down too so it would be nice to have that tradition with our kiddos. Sometime in the future though. The last couple of times we have picked ours up at Lowes. That may happen again this year. I can't wait to get all decorated.

We went to a little Christmas party this morning and Munchkin sang Jingle Bells for about 150 people. She was so dang cute!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Peer Pressure

at age 4? After swimming today we went and hung out at Mcdonalds with some friends. The little girl is about 9 months older than Munchkin and the boy is 6 months older. I am not sure if we are almost to the point of boys have cooties or what but Munchkin was not nice to the little boy. The reason she was not nice is because her girl friend was mad at him for scaring her. The two of them kind of ganged up and wouldn't hang out with him. This is not the first time this has happened. She has done this with other girls too and we have talked about it. On our way home we had a long discussion about loving other people. We talked about how she would feel if her two friends ganged up on her and told her that they weren't going to be friends with her anymore. She looked sad and said that it wouldn't feel very nice. Also, we talked about how God must feel when we are not loving toward other people and how sad He is when we act like that. Now she is in her room drawing a picture that we can mail to the little boy as an apology. Hopefully the next time in a situation like that she will think about how God would feel and how she would feel if she acted like that. It kind of scares me for the future. She is 4 now how on earth is she going to be when she is 14? Can I go hide in a hole?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Irrational Fear

So, I have this irrational fear of cranes. No, not the bird, the giant metal monstrosities on construction sites. It is not totally unfounded. When I lived in California there was a woman that was driving in San Francisco with her baby in the car, in a freak accident a crane fell from the top of the building smashing her car and killing both of them. I don't know if it happened around the time I was starting to drive or what but it has bothered me since then.

We have been going to Easter Seals here in Tennessee for a little over a year. They just got bought out by Vanderbilt and it looks like we will be having Little Mans sessions at Vanderbilt Hospital now. This in and of itself is not terrible. It might be a little more difficult in terms of traffic but we will have the same therapist who is fantastic. The problem is that there is a lot of construction in the area and there are several cranes that we have to drive right by. It just freaks me out...all of the giant loads they are moving look like they could fall at any second. Of course, my children think it is the coolest thing ever. Hopefully we can drive down there and I won't pass my neurosis on to my kids.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Windy

The wind blew part of our fence down last night and part of our neighbors trim off. Needless to say we didn't sleep all that well.




Little Man was a good helper while Bobby nailed the fence back together.Our neighbors trim looks like it got peeled back over the top of the house.



Our next door neighbors little Christmas tree blew over.So far it looks like just our fence fell over. Hopefully there wasn't too much other damage from the winds. It was 70 degrees here yesterday and it snowed this morning.