Sunday, March 30, 2008
Roman took his basket full of candy and stuck it in the cupboard for safe keeping. We are always finding things in strange places - he has a tendancy to hoard and stash.
Hmmm...someone seems to have figured out that someone else was trying to hide something. Maybe because the someone else is sitting in front of the hiding place?
Roman had to go the bathroom, and Lincoln was able seize the moment and get the goods!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Don't they look like little rappers or something?
Roman spent the day looking far and wide for more candy.
Deacon holding a clue and finding his basket. Good thing it had lollipops in it.
Lincoln got two new pacifiers in his basket. He spent they day carrying his original and his 2 new ones around.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Please vote on my poll as many times as you want.
On a side note, I read a blog- http://thepioneerwoman.com/ faithfully. Now, this woman lives on a ranch. My poor husband has been hearing lots of ranch related stories and trivia and he really wants a ranch and a horse. Or even just a big dog and an acre. But he is in optics. And he lives in the suburbs. And he is a geek. So this parody is here to make him feel better and is no way a slam to country folks. Or to people with garage door openers. So to the man who refuses to be defined by what he does or where he lives- enjoy! (you should listen to Country Man first so the catchy tune will be playing through your mind as you read my lyrics)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
As I was starting to blog, Deacon came in and handed me my current novel and said, "I thought I should bring this to you because Roman was licking the pages."
That reminds me of a song that is very similar to our life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yakW10rgKX0
Which reminds me of a game that I am not very good at. Did you ever play the game where someone sings a song and they get to a word and they stop. The next person has to think of a song that has the same word in it that the former person had stopped at. So if you follow the above link you will hear the word "quick" (in the context of a quick shower). Pretend I am singing that song and stop there. Can you think of another song with the word "quick" in it? The song that I can think of will be the subject of tomorrow's Poll and post. Aren't you excited to play this game with me?!
Monday, March 17, 2008
I am currently listening to The Da Vinci Code on my ipod. I realize I am a few years behind, forgive me - it is only recently that I have ventured back into the adult fiction world. I don't think that the book is well written but it has led to some interesting discussions with Noah. The best part of the discussions is that they do not have anything to do with the best kind of baby food combinations and how to scrape applesauce off of the floor. It reminds me of the old days.
Deacon came home from AWANA on Wednesday and gave us a very detailed and descriptive account of the escapades of Paul and Silas. Thanks Cubbie leaders for helping us teach him about the Bible! He always has a lot to say about Teacher Patti (who tells them what happens to them if they are naughty), Teacher Jere (who told them how to play a game- ships across the ocean, maybe?), Teacher Liz (who is back from Peru I was informed), Teacher Karen (who signs his book) and of course Mike (the fireman and the leader for the really fast new girl), Jenni (who does the puppet shows) and Angela (Brianna's mom).
I actually published my last post this morning, but it is dated Sunday because that is when I wrote it. Because the date is yesterday I feel free to write again today. You guys do know about the rule that says a stay at home mom is only allowed to blog once a day or else she appears to be overly desperate for adult company, don't you? Oh, I forgot, I work tonight so I will be surrounded by adults- adults who end up in the ICU after a night of St. Paddy's Day partying. I like you all better.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
"Did you notice that I am savoring this Crystal Lite?" Julie said with a mischevious grin.
"Now you are just mocking me" Noah chuckled and gave her a playful pat as she walked by. "Bob thought it might take me a solid 30-45 min to set it up [our brand new Wii!]".
"Oh, Noah, you are so good at stuff like that, I am sure it will take no time at all" Julie looked up at him adoringly as she left the room to check her email. A minute later she was back.
"Now I am mad, Noah! Our triathalon run this year has been shortened to an 8K!" Julie sounded very frusterated.
"Really?! Did they shorten the swim too?"
Julie shot him a withering glance, "I don't even want to do it anymore. We should find a new one." (following this came a lengthy discussions about olympic triathalons, word definitions and pros and cons of tris and swims and length conversions. All of that is too boring for my inspirational story.)
"Oh Noah, even your popcorn is a work of art." she smiled at him and they went down the stairs together to watch Spot with the rascals Deacon and Roman.
To be continued...
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Noah and I were just talking about and looking at photos of what the other 2 were doing at Lincoln's age. We can't wait for a little bit warmer weather so we can get him in a swing!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
1. Lots of buckets, shovels and other odd assortment of sand toys for mere cents.
2. shelf to hold my telephone for mere dollars
3. shelf to hold my stuff for even less mere dollars
4. large Muck, Scoop, Lofty and Roley for $1 each!
5. entertainment center (Noah wasn't too happy with having to haul it, but turned out to be a good buy)
6. Entire bag of little plastic balls- perfect for family dodge ball- for $1
7. Bob the Builder pajamas- he started wearing them at 2 and I think they will fit him until he is 7
8. a lot of adorable, tiny pink clothes that I haven't gotten to use!
9. Giant plastic boat for the back yard
10. Knights and castle for $2 (Karla found it, not me)
How about any of you? Any good finds?
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
The following is a list of what Deacon believes should be on everyone's cakes for 2008:
Tia Erica- porcupine following a dinosaur OR a porcupine looking at dinosaur fossils (when asked, "WHY?!" all we got was, "I think she likes dinosaurs."
Peter- a guitar (I guess that one makes some sense)
Grandpa Rog- a purple chair (when asked about this one it is because Gpa Rog sits on a purple chair to work on the computer and they all sit on the purple chair to play games)
Genna- pictures of Elise, Peter and Genna (because they all live at Gpa Chris and Gma Debbies??!!)
Gma Debbie- Bob the Builder (who doesn't love Bob?)
Lincoln- Thomas the Tank Engine (typical baby brother gets everyone else's favorite stuff imposed on him)
Mommy- pony for 2008, a swan for 2009 (he is always suggesting I get the girly toys in toy catalogs for myself)
Karla- horse (I have no idea...as far as I know Karla, although certainly not opposed to horses, does not have a any sort of fondness for them)
Gma Pam- a picture of herself (we could go a lot of ways with that one!)
Grandpa Chris- a Christmas Tree in front of him (Gpa Chris) sitting on the couch (fond Christmas memories?)
Elise- a cupcake (when asked why, Deacon said, "I know that she loves them")
Roman- Bob the Builder (of course)
Daddy- James in 2008 and for 2009 a guy standing on a chair playing a guitar (who can know the mind of a 4 year old)
Deacon- swan/the guys that spiderman fights/ heroes (ok, I get the heroes and the bad guy, but where is this swan thing coming from?!)
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Last night the younger boys were sleeping so Deacon and I were having some one on one time. Noah was attending a funeral and Deacon had a lot more questions about Heaven. He wanted to know if there were bad dreams in Heaven and what we would do in Heaven. I told him there would be no crying in Heaven and he said, "Well what is Jesus going to do about it if someone DOES cry?" I told him that Jesus comforts us and drys our tears away. These questions went on and on and then we moved on to Hell. He wanted to know what state Hell was in and if it was in the dirt. Then he said, "Well, I think that the state we live in now is kind of like Hell because we can have bad dreams here".Our prayer is that he always looks foward with anticipation to being in Heaven with God and that he stays concerned about being in a Godless environment and that he always seeks comfort from Jesus, the One who wipes our tears away.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
First, Roman puts Lightening McQueen in his shirt
See the words "Tony Hawk" on his shirt. The poor kid has worn this shirt for 2 days and I never noticed the signiture in all of its advertising glory. I finally noticed it when I was reviewing pictures on the computer. I like to think it was because I was so busy looking at his cute little face and listening to (and answering) his many questions...