Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 26, 2009

The debut of the new 'do'

We're all still adjusting to to Tyler's new look around here. Brianna loves to run her hand up and down the back of his head, of course he hates it, and hollers until she stops. I think the hair cut makes him look so much older, that's the part I'm not crazy about! But, I'll let you guys be the judge! Lets recap.

The before:

After:Of course, Sis had to jump in the photo too, proudly showing off her new smile!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Correct me if I'm wrong, but . . . .

if I can do this -

and this - to my little boys hair, I THINK its time for a hair cut! I don't remember the last time he had a hair cut, it's been that long ago. There is certainly a reason. This happy, smiling, easy-going child is reduced to a sobbing, almost-hysterical mess as soon as he is placed into the chair to begin the cut. So today, when the lady asked me, "Do you want it pretty short?", I said yes. And believe me, she meant what she said. I don't think his hair has ever been shorter, but I'm glad. This means we won't have to visit her again for a loooonnnggg time, and that makes this mama very happy! The "after" pictures will be forthcoming!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tuesday evenings

We have a Kid's Club of sorts at our church every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. It's called Awana, there are Bible stories told, Scriptures memorized, games to play and snacks to munch. The kids, ranging in ages from 4 yrs. to 12 yrs. really seem to enjoy this time together to sing and learn about God. I'm responsible for 5 great, rambunctious kids. I must admit, though, that this has been a stretching experience for me. Although I love kids and even do my share of babysitting during the week, I do not feel myself called into Child-Evangelism. Because of this, Tuesdays are often a hurried and stressful day. After saying goodbye to my last daycare child at 4pm, I often feel hurried and rushed to make supper, feed everyone, and get Brianna and I ready to head out the door to Awana. Needless to say, I often do not feel ready to continue to teach children, as I've been doing it all day with the 4 that are in my care.

It was a typical Tuesday a couple weeks ago. I was starting supper and realized that I was missing one key ingredient. I hurriedly put the kids in the car and ran to the grocery store. While in line, the little girl in front of me turned around and I saw that she was a regular at Awana and also in my class. Up to this point, I had been thinking about skipping Awana that night, it had been one of those days! But those thought flew out of my head as soon as she turned, with a huge smile and said, "I have been studying my verses and I'm ready to say them to you tonight!" She is such a good little girl and always does so well, that I just couldn't disappoint her, I was at my class, ready for action that night.

It finally came time for her to say her scripture that she had worked so hard on. She proudly started reciting, "Romance 3:23, For all have sinned and fallen out of shorts of the glory of God. " After trying to conceal my laughter, (I don't know if I was entirely successful!) I realized that a call to Child-Evangelism or not, these kids are in need of guidance and why shouldn't I take an hour-and-a half out of my time to help them? I have my answer.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - (a New Years Diet Nightmare)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas '08

It's hard to believe that a new year is already here. I'd like to say that all the Christmas Decor is down and put away, the house has received a thorough cleaning, the playroom has been purged of all old and unused toys, and the new toys have found their new homes. But lets be a little more realistic here. The Christmas tree is still up, only 1/2 of the decor is down, and Tim is bringing home some large boxes from work so that we can start the toy-purge!
I think we'll be tossing the artificial tree tonight after we remove all the ornaments and beaded-garland from it. It's not that it's old, I think we've had it for 6 yrs. now. It's just that every year when Tim gets it out of the box to put together, he has to spend several hours replacing burn-out lights. This year I think he worked on it for 5 hours! That just doesn't make much sense to me, so out it goes and next year we'll just get a real tree. It's been years since we've had a real tree, I'm sure that my children think that all Christmas trees come from large boxes from Target. Just like my daughter, when asked where milk comes from, answered, "From the milk jug, of course!" A country girl, she is not! :)

Speaking of the princess herself, look who left a plate of cookies for Santa!
And who exclaimed Christmas morning, "Wow, Santa was really hungry!"

Tyler really loved all the ornaments on the tree, he was constantly redecorating!
One of Tyler's favorite gifts, a tool bench and miniature Handy Manny toolsBrianna's favorite, the Tag Leapfrog Reading SystemThere were some major tickle fests!The best part of my Christmas - I am a blessed Mama!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 is here!