Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!
Time for some more of PJ today as I promised to do a few weeks to each kid! This is once again when he was four! He had managed to break his foot by jumping off of a JayJay airport toy! Bad mom that I am I took him to the grocery store before I realized he was serious about it being hurt (I did let him ride in the cart).  And I can’t remember for sure but I think he must have gotten his first cast wet and that is why he got a second one, but I sure can’t think of how that happened. I remember at first he wasn’t allowed to walk on it, and he crawled or we carried him everywhere, but after a few or so they let him walk on it! Looking at these pictures it’s strange to think Curly is that age now.
Showing off his first cast!
Trying to look pathetic in his second cast!
(I know this was his second because we still have it!)

  This picture is the same year before the cast I think!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays


This is a great meme by Miz B where you give two random teaser sentences from your current read!

I’ve not done one of these in a bit, in fact I’ve been quite bad at recording my books even in my sidebar….but anyways here I am sharing again =)! This is one I must have read awhile ago, but I can’t remember when and I happened to pick it back up recently. So if you like animals at all and have never read this book I dare you to go pick it up and give it a shot, it’s really quite funny!


All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

My teasers from page 60:

“First, please,’ I called as I looked into the waiting-room. There was an old lady with a cat in cardboard box, two small boys trying to keep hold of a rabbit, and somebody I didn’t recognise at first. Then I remembered-it was Soames.

Now go visit MizB for more Teasers and all the rules !

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

I just love this song! Such a great reminder that our lives are speaking for us! What do you have to say?

Go and visit Amy at Signs, Miracles & Wonders for more TSMSS!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

For the Record

I’m going to try and make this quick so I can actually post it today!

Madeline ~ still loves to read, I finally got her into Anne of Green Gables (I’d been trying to tell her she needed to give it a few chapters for awhile), still has the messiest room of all, still wears her ‘ucky’ shoes even though I’ve bought her new shoes and still has horrible spelling! She is starting to grow up, sometimes she is more emotional, I’m so not ready for all that, but hey I can’t stop time! She likes to help and she likes to boss her brothers around, and she still tells me she wants a little sister!



PJ ~ I’m so excited for him, as he is doing really well in school this year, last year he started the school year off hating to go! So I’m really happy that he likes his teachers and all the experiments they do! He’s always coming home and telling me something good! He also loves his baby brother to death, he always wants to help Baby Boy, give him a hug or read him a book. He still spells better than his sissy and is proud of that fact! He has recently started swimming quite a bit better, he says he can swim as long as he has on goggles and wants to take his swim test at the Y so that he doesn’t have to stay in the shallow water!


Curly ~ Is still curly and loving as can be, he got his feelings hurt and started crying last night when I asked him to not climb all over me because he was hurting me! He is still loving preschool! They do so many fun activities, and amazingly he seems to know a ton of letter sounds all the sudden, he even sounded out cat for me yesterday!  Oh and he can swim w/floaties and goggles!


Baby Boy ~ still likes to turn off the TV (he already broke one) and still likes to eat! He can do several signs finally, he recently started signing poop (yes you read that right) and cookie, but not at the same time thank goodness! He just grabbed the pack of graham crackers from me and went to chill in front of the TV! Better go assist!

Oh and he was wanting to go back in the pool in this picture!



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Walk Down Memory Lane

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!
Okay I’ve missed a few weeks, I’ve been out of the blogging loop since school started back! But I’m back, hopefully!
And now we are going  back to 2005 to check out PJ as a 4 year old! I just found a ton of pictures I wanted to put on here, but for today I’m going to stick to pictures of our trip in the fall to Colorado to visit my Mother in Law!
This is on a playground at the Zoo there!
I love this picture! It’s of him going up or down (I’m not sure) the train thingy (sounds official huh?) that goes down the side of the Royal Gorge.
That’s the train thingy from the bottom!
This was at some big waterfall place (they weren’t in this background though), don’t you just love his pose?
Now go visit the other Erica for more Walks Down Memory Lane!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Not Me Monday

Let's see if I remember how this goes.....It's Monday already and time to spill the beans about how perfect I’m not or am I?  If you want to read about all the other perfect people out there then go visit MckMama and I’m sure you’ll see I’m not alone!

I’m not behind the times at all! I keep all of my blog readers up to date on all the exciting happenings in my life!

I’ve not been meaning to show a shot of Baby Boy wearing his tee  from Honest Baby that I won over at My Organized Chaos for a few weeks now. We don’t get comments every time he wears it out!

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And this little boy surely doesn’t need a haircut! Because if say, his hair was hanging in his eyes, then I’m sure it would have already been cut.

And I’m not finally getting used to this haircut….

               Before                                          After

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I’m not still in need of some pictures of my older kids and of course I don’t still need to take my SD card down to the drug store to see if the pictures made it through the water.

I didn’t get excited when I saw the New Moon trailer on TV tonight!  Why would I get excited about that?  I don’t think I’ll make my hubby take me to see it at the theater, in fact I really don’t think I will,  I’d rather go with someone who wants to see it!

Oh my and I did not get wrapped up reading the Taylor Swift drama tonight either, because I don’t really like her and I didn’t feel bad for her after I read all about it!  I never waste my time reading about celebrities online. I don’t think she’ll recover just fine either!

I’m not tired and up way to late for my own good!

I always get plenty of sleep so I can be well rested.

I’m not going to end this post now so I can get some sleep!

Uhm, okay maybe I am! Night Night!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

For the Record

Oh my so much changes so quick!  So posts  by this name are mostly about keeping track of changes, milestones , little things and big things!  (By the way I wrote this on the 5th, but just now added pictures and am posting)

Baby Boy~ tried to sign pee pee today for the first time. Likes to sign poop and say ‘phew wee’ while waving his hand. Is ready to start potty training and waiting for his Mama to get herself in gear (I’m actually trying to find a different potty at one of our consignment shops before I start full out, good excuse huh


).   He also likes to type on my computer when I leave windows open for him to play in! Baby Boy loves books, and brings them to me all the time, he seems to be constantly searching for balls in the books!  He will come and plop himself in my lap for me to read to him. He is just starting to listen to me read some as opposed to continuously flipping pages.  Speaking of balls, he likes to throw all hard objects, calling them balls and launching them, we are working on that.

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Yes, the dog lets him sit on her, for a minute anyways!

Curly~ still loves to snuggle with his Mama, he asked me tonight if he and I could lay  on the couch before bed, he has been very sweet to his little brother lately too. Sharing his marshmallow man he made at school today! He is really liking school, of course who wouldn’t making candy, playing with playdoh, having snack and playing on the playground sounds like fun to me!  He did have a meltdown on the way to school last  Monday because he wanted to stay home with his older brother. He screamed all the way to school and cried when I took him, but he was fine and told me he had a good day when I picked him up. He is learning letter sounds  and  enjoying it, he’s started asking me what different words start with all the time and trying to hear for himself. He is also loving to bring in items for show and tell, they get to bring something for the letter of the week too, so lots of fun there!  One more thing I have to mention is that Curly has taken to calling Baby Boy, Tubs, and I can’t seem to break it, my hubby will call him Tubs as well as other names sometimes and evidently Curly liked the name for his little brother!

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Left~ Curly’s First Day of Preschool

Above~ Sharing Curly’s Marshmallow Man that he made at school!

PJ-  Seems to like school this year, well so far! We  are only in our second week and he missed two days this week for a chicken pox scare, we still don’t know what exactly all those ‘bites’ were, but they are going away!  He is so sweet and sharing with his  youngest brother! He loves to read to Baby Boy and help him out when he needs something! Baby Boy was shoving a book in my face tonight and PJ said “Come here I’ll read to you” and he had him cackling at the Clifford book, I wished I could have grabbed my camera without them noticing!  PJ still likes math and is enjoying science experiments in his AGP class, he still doesn’t like to write at all, still loves video games, the latest he is trying to conquer is Lego Batman on the Wii! PJ and Curly fight and play like two brothers close in age (they are 4 years apart though).  PJ is really quick to help me out if I ask him to anything, except his room of course! He is still my picky eater and may forever be.

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Sissy ~ Is growing up and yet still such a child! She is starting to get a touch emotional, which I’m not ready for one tiny bit! She is so helpful and yet such a mess! She seems to have my tendency for chaos in her room! Her and I really have a good time doing girly things together, including for us, going to the library and talking about books! Because she is the oldest and only girl we try to have lots of girly alone time, just talking, shopping or staying up late watching movies  together. I’m going to miss it when she no longer wants to do these things with me!  She also still likes to come snuggle with me some!

(Can you believe I can’t find any pictures of Sissy since July, I’m going to stop by Walgreens and see if I can recover any pictures from my SD card)

I am so blessed to have my four children (and some days my husband~wink, wink~)! 

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fearless by Max Lucado


I was blessed to receive the book Fearless: Imagine your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado to review (and no, I by no means am obligated to give a good review)! Lucado appeals to a wide range of readers with this book that covers many of the reasons people today live in a constant state of fear and anxiety. There are a wide range of fears covered in Fearless from the fear of the flu, to the fear of our kids not fitting in, to the fear of death or the fear of terrorists. Do we need to be this way? Is there another way? He is constantly giving proof of why we don’t need to fear the big or the small with Jesus as our Saviour! He goes so far as to give us an acronym of steps to help us stop our fear and move on with living a bold and fearless life! Also Lucado does not forget to remind us of the one healthy fear to have!

I have to say, I don’t consider myself to have a tendency towards fear in general. But realistically we are all afraid of certain things, whether minor or major, rational or irrational. If I start thinking I could definitely make a long list of things I fear! I think this book could really help someone who tends to fear excessively, but I too am thinking twice at my ‘worries’ and find myself stopping more often to realize I shouldn’t be worrying so and maybe I'm not even aware of how much I do fear! Part of me wished the book had a bit more structure to be able to reference back to certain parts, but the way it was written made it much more storylike and therefore easy to read for someone like me who tends to prefer some good fiction! If you find yourself drawn toward the title then I’d say make sure you read it, it may be just what you need! And if you think you tend to not ‘fear’ things, you may just take your words back and realize how much time you waste fearing unnecessarily and learn how to let it go! One of my favorite parts of this book were some of the lists of verses, I felt (still feel) like I needed to put up a few of these lists on my walls!

I’d give this book 4 out 5 stars!