Friday, July 31, 2009

What’s Going On?

So I’m sitting here singing those lyrics in my head. Let see What’s going on…..

Baby Boy is crying because he wants a marker, that is what all one and a half year olds do, then they stop and come zerbert your legs, perfectly normal toddler activity, then he resumes to saying please with his mouth and both hands because he wants that darn marker. I’m thinking of giving it to him, it is washable and we have paper on the wall for them to write on. I've been loving our giant sticky pad that my Dad gave me forever ago that’s been in hiding. After my white board got broken I thought to hang our giant sticky pad on on the wall in it’s place! Turns out I like it better than the white board for the kids. Well I should really say the kids like it, so I like it! When they finish we don’t have to erase it, we merely pull that paper off and stick it somewhere else. Of course one day the paper will run out and I’ll have to see if I can get another one! Well did I digress or what?

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We cut back our cable and one of the few channels we get is the history channel. So I’m learning all about the Tomahawk and how it could be doubled as a pipe! Things I always wanted to know!

It’s thundering….. again….and I still like it!

The kids went to VBS again this week (yes, different church this one is one we actually attend sometimes), they’ve had a really good time. One thing they really liked about this VBS was they got to be in the class together. It was just my oldest two that went.

Oh, I’ve decided I need to start scrapbooking. I’ve been collecting things all week and am excited! I got a bunch of paper and stickers from freecyclers! You’ve got to love freecycle! Now I just need to order some pictures! If anyone has any must visit scrapbooking sites or any great forums for beginning scrapbooking, please let know!

Yesterday was my birthday! I turned another year older. My sweet friend Lauren brought me a birthday cake and noisemakers over to help me celebrate! And even though my hubby worked late he brought us home dinner from Chili’s, one of his our favorite places to eat!

Of course I didn’t think to stop and take my friends picture till after she left- duh! Do you like Live Writer’s Sepia color?

In case you’d not noticed the link in the sidebar, I opened up an Etsy shop. I’ve not yet sold anything, wanna be my first? I may add some more items or I may wait till something I have up sells! We’ll see.

Also I’m going to having a giveaway sometime in the next few days, so stay tuned for that!

I’m going to try and leave you with a video of Baby Boy dancing! Not sure if this is going to work, if it doesn’t I’ll fix it the ole fashion way in a bit.

~yep it's not uploading probably due to our crummy wireless, I'll connect by hand later and upload.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe


I had the pleasure of reviewing this sweet book by Tish Rabe called The I Believe Bunny.  This is the first book in the start of a new children’s series. In this story a Bunny  comes across a mouse who needs rescuing from a river.  After trying to rescue him without success, the Bunny stops and says a prayer for God to help him and soon after help shows up in the form of friends.  My four and eight year old both listened to me read this book full of rhyming, I would say the book  is aimed for ages 3-6. The copy I have does have paper pages (hard cover) so it wouldn’t be good in young hands. 

I love that this book shows children that they can talk to God and that he can help them. This is a great way to help teach young children about faith in God! Oh and it was short enough that I didn’t lose my children’s attention! I would give this book 5 stars for sure, keeping in mind that it is a young child’s book focused on Christian beliefs.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Praying for Stellan

Prayers for Stellan

Stellan is in desperate need of our prayers at this time, you can visit MckMama's twitter or blog to read details.

"And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5:15-16

"O LORD, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
come to my relief. Psalm 143:1

I also wanted to add that Abby went into the hospital today and is in need of prayers too!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday

I've heard this song before, but I heard it again yesterday on Charity's playlist and wanted to put it on here for all of those who've never heard it. It's one of those songs that make you try to find God in everything! I don't know about you but sometimes I need to be reminded that He is everywhere! When I went to find the song on YouTube I came across this ASL version and wanted to share it because it's beautiful and if my Mom in law is reading she can watch it too!
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." - Psalm 19:1
I also think of Psalm 139, which you can click on if you want to read =)!
Don't forget to go visit Amy at Signs, Miracles & Wonders to see more TSMSS!

By the way the song is "I Saw God Today" by George Strait

Monday, July 20, 2009

Not My Child Monday

In case you haven’t been keeping up with MckMama, she is having a special edition of Not Me Monday this week that involves your child! So it’s time to share all the ‘wonderful’ things my children did or ‘didn’t’ do lately!

I wanted to let the world know that Baby Boy does not have a bruise and a scratch on his eye because he was playing with a light saber and of course a scratch on his chin from who knows what!

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PJ and Curly neither one get out of bed TWENTY times after they go to sleep! Surely the 8 and 4 year old know how to lay down and go to sleep before they just pass out from pure exhaustion!

Curly did not have something odd on his face today and when I asked him  what it was he didn’t lie and say he had no idea, but then when I realized it was an old horse stamp I have (that I had no clue actually still has some ink on it) he did not proceed to show me where he stamped his leg and his foot.

My boys Never pee on the floor behind the toilet and even in the trashcan in there! Nope, my boys are civilized little  beings who are being raised proper. That would also mean that they never burp at the table or much less that they ever have burping contests! And my daughter Never joins in with them because she is a proper young lady!  Baby Boy wasn’t even making a loud noise the other day that was a mimic of Curly’s loud pretend burp! Nope I would be mortified if all that were true!

And of course this 10 year old girl never makes funny faces when I’m trying to take a serious picture of her, she does not have just a touch or two of her Dad’s silliness! But this isn’t actually a sweet picture because I couldn’t find a good silly one right now.

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Okay, I’m really late with this post, but better late than never =)!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

For the Record

This is were I write down (okay I'm typing) the information that I want to remember about my kids!

Like the fact that Baby Boy can climb on the couch now (with a bit of effort) whenever he feels like it and is currently tottering on the edge (in a sitting position). And that PJ loves to snuggle with his youngest brother and even hold him captive against his will. Oh and Baby Boy can get down properly when he wants to as well.

How about the fact that my now 10 year old, yep I can't believe Sissy is TEN, is begging me for a dwarf hamster, that she wants to buy with her birthday money. I've already said yes, we are waiting on her father to cave in!-Update- She bought her baby Dwarf hamster and is trying to win it's trust so it stops biting her!

Or that I'm taking her to the midnight, opening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tonight, she is so excited about both!-Update - We went and had a good time, she was wide awake when we left at 3AM! It was packed and there were plenty of people dressed up as characters, we even ran into some at WalMart buying candy like we did before the movie. Did I mention we bought a big tub of popcorn that we ate less than 1/2 of! And we ran out of our free refill drink, but for goodness sake who is going to leave a Harry Potter movie to get the refill, not us!

PJ still tells me he'd rather homeschool than go back to public school. Obviously I didn't work him hard enough when we homeschooled. He spends any time he can playing games on his DS, Wii and the computer. He surprised me the other day by finishing a chapter book without me making him (Spiderwick)!

I could add a gazillion more things, but then I'd never finish, so I better stop!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I for one do not love the new NMM Button! And evidently my main column isn’t slightly too small for the new button  that is rectangular, nope my blog wouldn’t have a too small column!

I did not, while driving along by myself, pretend I could sing like Steven Tyler, Scott Weiland or Eddie Vedder! Nope I would never sing very loud with the music turned all the way up while speeding down the interstate, nope not me!

Let’s see what else I didn’t do this week…….Oh I remember, I didn’t run into into someone at the library, say hello and how are you doing, then walk away and try to figure out who that was! Nope not me, I then wouldn’t spend thirty minutes debating if that was a mom of kid’s friend or a lady from Bible study. I wouldn’t still not be sure of such a thing, because I am good with names and faces!

Oh my, and one of the penguins on my TV did not just sing “I’ll make love to you like you want me to,” why in the world would that be in a children’s movie???? I’m not suggesting that you skip Happy Feet and watch  something else if you have young children!

I’m not going to end by letting you know that what you see is only chocolate on Baby Boy, since someone had questioned what was on him!

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And that I didn’t stick him right in the bath instead of grabbing one of these, nope not me! 

Now go and see what all the other Not Me’ers  (that is a word) are doing this week!

Friday, July 3, 2009

I Might Be Crazy

So, I’ve finally realized that I might just be a tiny, touch of crazy! Please don’t say that you already knew that, okay you can say it if you want, I mean I can’t hear you or anything.

You see I married this man who loves to have kids climb all over him! And even though I wanted to tell the kids to settle down the whole time, I did as I was asked and promptly got the camera to get a few shots. You might not be able to tell, but all four of our kids are in this shot!

And did you know that it really dawned on me that I’d lost my mind when he asked me to get a shot of this!

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I really didn’t want to!  You see, the inner-hidden clean freak inside of me was screaming that I need to stick him in the bathtub without a moment’s delay! So see I’m a a bit crazy because instead I got the camera and took a picture!  But only a bit crazy because I told my hubby that he had to grab him to prevent this mess from spreading! And then I did stick him in the tub to satisfy that inner clean freak that no one knew I had!

Oh and one more reason that I might be crazy is that I decided to open up an Etsy store! Because I’ve got nothing better to do and all!  So I’ve only got two things in there at the moment, so don’t get too excited or anything! But if I find the time I’ll be adding more soon! But right now I’ve got to go take care of my fussing toddler who likes to point and grunt like a cave man!