Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sentimental Sunday: While running a few errands…

I’ve been blogging for over 6 years. That’s a lot of great and not so great moments documented. I main reason I blog is to remember these times… good and bad. “Sentimental Sunday”, is when I link back and remember posts I’ve written in the last several years.




Originally Posted January 10, 2008. …While there, we happened upon some measuring spoons….

Friday, January 28, 2011

One of the reason my blogging has been down…

We like to say the boys got it for Christmas, but it’s as much as a gift for mom and dad, too.

Plus, I don’t feel too guilty about letting them play considering how “active” they play.

(Please ignore the boys clothes. I told them they had to get dressed before playing and in their haste, Andrew put on AJ’s t-shirt inside out and AJ has his shirt on backward.)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This is Us: Family Photos 2010

Marc and Kelli Art Prize

 

This past year at ArtPrize, we got our pictures taken at a booth, “Faces in Time”. While it was simply a quick snapshot in a small tent and maybe not the most “professional” shot (sunglasses on head and winter coats), I love the way they turned out.

 

 

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sentimental Sunday: Here a Bawk, there a Bawk, everywhere a Bawk-Bawk.

I’ve been blogging for over 6 years. That’s a lot of great and not so great moments documented. I main reason I blog is to remember these times… good and bad. “Sentimental Sunday”, is when I link back and remember posts I’ve written in the last several years.




Originally Posted January 20, 2007.The doctor went up front and rescheduled for us and then we were ushered out a side door rather than walking back our the front. Unclean! Unclean!…

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Um… thanks, Kid.

image My very sweet six year old has started really praying with me before bed.  By that I mean, his own true prayers and not just rote, memorized, or practically repeated prayer.  And most of the time, what he says completely melts my heart. 

Things like:
“Thank you my Mommy is my mommy and my Daddy is my daddy”.  (I can almost hear you “awwe” through the screen).

However, a few times, he surprised me with something funny like:
“Dear Jesus, could you make tomorrow not so sunny.  Maybe a little sunny, but not too sunny that it’s in my eyes”.  (This was last week…. y’know the 84th day without sunshine here in this city.)

But the one that made me scratch my head the most was:
“Dear Jesus, please help Mommy to get her work done really fast so she has more time to clean.” (um….)

…in my defense, I made him do a few more chores than usual that night and he wasn’t real pleased about it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Missing Duckie

THE HUNGRY DUCKLINGAt AJ's preschool, on Fridays, they get to take home a Book Buddy.  It's a book with a corresponding stuffed animal packaged nicely in a little bag.  They do somewhat of a library system, where they check it out on Friday and check it back in on Monday.
AJ loves Book Buddy day.  And often he finds one Book Buddy that he loves and checks it out repeatedly week after week.  Most of the time, he could care less about the book, but LOVES the animal is comes with.

Several weeks ago he brought home Duckie.  Duckie went with the book THE HUNGRY DUCKLING. AJ LOVED Duckie.  We even have a video of Duckie saying Psalm 23 with us. 

However, come Monday, we could not find Duckie anywhere.  Anywhere.  So we went back to school and told the teacher that Duckie was missing, but sure it would turn up by Wednesday.

During the course of the next week, I scoured our house and went through everything I could think of, plus I checked places that I couldn't image it would be trying to find this little duck.  It became personal and I was completely baffled.   Each time I went to preschool I would apologize to the teacher and even asked it I could replace the duck with another duck from the store.  (Apparently they are a special set and not any old duck would do).

AJ's teacher is very sweet and asked us to just to forget about it and not worry about it and then it would just show up.  So we did... or I tried. That missing duck drove me crazy.

But one day, a couple weeks later, sure enough AJ came running up to me with Duckie in his hands yelling, "I found Duckie!, I found Duckie".  Way back in the back part of his undies (clean undies) drawer, was Duckie.  Actually that drawer is pretty deep, so it makes sense that we wouldn't have seen him there.  I don't know how he got there.

The next day, I was working and my friend was dropping AJ off at school. So Duckie got sent to school with a ribbon around his neck and a note explaining where he was hiding.  AJ's teacher thought it was hilarious.

Needless to say, last Friday, once again Duckie found his way back home.  Hopefully we keep track of him this time.  At least we know his favorite hiding place.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sentimental Sunday: We will have no naked pizza eating in this house

Sent Sun Graphic_edited-2I’ve been blogging for over 6 years. That’s a lot of great and not so great moments documented. I main reason I blog is to remember these times… good and bad. “Sentimental Sunday”, is when I link back and remember posts I’ve written in the last several years.


Originally Posted January 22, 2006. … We have to put our clothes on before eating hot pizza...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Don’t eat my Chimney!

This was our Sunday afternoon project.  Sunday, January 9th. Over two weeks after Christmas.

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Excuse Andrew’s lack of clothes.  The less clothes the boys can get away with, the better in their mind.

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AJ recently learned how to cross his eyes and now that’s all he does when the camera appears.  I went with it.

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After I finally told Andrew to put some clothes on.   He opted for his robe. Robe = clothes, right?

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Goofy goofy grin.

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Ignore the huge mess in the back.  We were in the midst of taking down Christmas decorations. 

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Home Sweet Home!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lloyd to Legendary!

So.... not too long ago, my hubby took Andrew to a local cheap hair cut place.   I don't know what to call them, since they are clearly not salons and yet not barbershops either.  But you know the places I'm talking about.

In walked Andrew.

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Out walked Lloyd Christmas.

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It's a good thing he is so cute (Andrew, not Jim Carey) because the haircut was hideous!!  And since we didn't have a chance to "fix" for a couple days, we had to do SOMETHING.

Enter Got 2B.

 

With a little help from Daddy, a spray bottle of water, and got2be Spiking Putty, Andrew went from Lloyd to Legendary! (well ok, maybe not, but I couldn't come up with another L word).

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And AJ wanted in on it.

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It at least got2be bought us more time until Daddy was able to buzz Andrew's hair.


I am involved with BzzAgent and received both the Got 2B In Play Spiking Putty and Got 2B in Play Sculpting Paste as part of the campaign. However, the opinions of the products are all my own. Affiliate links included in post.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sentimental Sunday: Things I learned in '04

Sent Sun Graphic_edited-2I’ve been blogging for over 6 years. That’s a lot of great and not so great moments documented. I main reason I blog is to remember these times… good and bad. “Sentimental Sunday”, is when I link back and remember posts I’ve written in the last several years.

 

Originally Posted January 02, 2005.
If you have a new baby…try, try, try NOT to get in the habit of
....

Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Report: Playing Catchup

It's been WAY too long since I posted, I know.  I've heard from you.  And while I know MOST you really only miss getting updates on those beautiful boys of mine, some of you actually want to know what I've been up to.  More specifically what I've been reading. 

Okay, not some of you.... one of you.  You know who you are.

Since I haven't done a book report in a while, I'll start off my new resolve to blog better with a Book Report Catch Up Post.

 

What can say... another great series by Beverly Lewis. 
You really can't go wrong, right?

I know not everyone agrees with me, but I LOVED this series!  This is the 3rd book in the Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games book.  Violent, yes, but very thought provoking with great characters.  My only wish, is that I would have waited until all three books came out and I would have read them back to back rather than to read them as they came out.   The big gaps in time sometimes left minor details fuzzy.  I hate fuzzy details.  But the books were good enough that I want to reread them anyway.

This one surprised me.  I love reading Mr. Grisham... but I knew this wasn't his normal lawyer-y book.  I only picked it up because it had been sitting on my shelf for way too long, I had nothing else to read, and I was leaving on a trip where I knew a book was a must.  However, the main character is a 7 year old boy and I immediately got sucked right in.  It's hard to describe the storyline as there is action and drama and scandal and murder and yet... it's just a story about one boy's summer on a cotton farm.


And that's it.  I've picked up a Clive Cussler book from my parent's house and read a bit here and there, but it hasn't really grabbed me yet.  And for once, I don't have a long list of books I want to read waiting for me.

So what do you suggest?

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