Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Pray for the poor little guy tonight please. He isn't crying about it hurting anymore but he isn't using that hand for anything either. Specifically pray that the doctor will see what is wrong tomorrow and will be able to make him better. Also, thank God that it was his arm that he hurt and not his head. Even a broken arm would be better than a serous concussion. This could have been so much worse. Praise God for watching out for our poor little guy.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Nathanael continued the story from Luke 3.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Last night, Jason's mom, Mary found a pair of socks in the kitchen trash. They were Jonathan's socks and they didn't have any holes or anything so she brought them to me. I called Jonathan into the room and asked:
Where are your socks
On my feet
He points down, where there are indeed a pair of socks
Where are your other socks
What other socks?
The ones you were wearing earlier
In the trash can
They were yucky
You mean they were dirty?
So you threw them away?
They were yucky.
I could see I was getting no where so I quit asking.
So, next time your socks are dirty put them in the hamper okay?
Off he bounded to think of more mischief.
I don't know where he comes up with so much silliness. I would say it is the age but I don't remember having this much craziness out of the other two when they were almost four. My brother says he loves Jonathan because he has extra personality. Maybe that is it. That is why it took four years to have him when two of the others were proof that birth control doesn't always work and the other one was conceived within a month of going off birth control. Maybe it just takes longer to come up with a kid with this much trouble.... er .... EXTRA PERSONALITY.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Messiah, Messiah, Messiah.
He said this for quite a while before I paid enough attention to respond.
Who is the Messiah?
That is right.
Jesus is the Messiah and he came to save us all from our sin.
What is a sin?
A sin is when you kill or disobey. Now if you hit that is a sin too. If you tear up a mirror, that's a sin too. (Not sure where that one came from)
What happens when you sin?
If you sin you can't go to Heaven but Jesus is the Messiah and he came to save us from our sin so we can go to Heaven.
One little kid has definitely been listening more than we realized.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Why are we leaving Daddy?
Because he has his own car.
Why can't he leave his car here and come home with us?
Because then he wouldn't have a way to get his car home later.
He could wait until I get bigger and get a car and then I would drive my car and leave my car at Del Taco and bring his car home.
Then how would you get your car home?
Hmmmmmm..... (long pause)...... Maybe I could get a car carrier like your Chevron car and I could drive that and put Daddy's car on it and bring it home.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
The other day before Church I got Grace dressed in her pretty dress and put her shoes on and she announced "No shoes. Shoes owie. Owie!" So it was time to get her some bigger dress shoes. I took her to the store and was walking down the shoe aisle. All the little girl dress shoes were not appropriate for our two year old. Grace pointed to a pair of shoes with a half inch heel and loudly proclaimed, "Daddy says No, No." She was so cute. An older lady happened to be browsing nearby and with a sweet smile she told Grace that she had a very smart Daddy.
So what is with the desire to dress our children as miniature adults? Why do they need high heels? What is the point of a two piece swimsuit when there is nothing on the top half to hold it on? Why would I want my child's bottom to say things when I would prefer people not to look at my little one's bottom and think it is cute or especially sexy? Doesn't that just seem like asking for trouble? I am too old fashioned I know. I think I was born in the wrong generation.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
By the way, I wrote this post in pink because even though I can't stand the color now, it was my favorite when I was a little girl.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
When I grow up I am going to be a pilot. The pilot drives the plane and makes it fly in the sky. The pilot makes the plane go up and down. The pilot knows how to make the plane land and keep all the people safe. When I grow up you can be my copilot. the copilot sits next to the pilot. The copilot doesn't do anything but makes sure the pilot isn't lonely. That can be your job.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Remember earlier when I had turned on my video camera just in time to watch Grace fall off a ride at John's Incredible Pizza Company? Well, here is my talent for turning on my camera at just the right (or wrong, depending on how you look at it) time. We were at our friends' house for Thanksgiving and had walked down to one of their neighbor's houses to feed the bull, horse and goat. I took lots of cute pictures but only once did I turn my camera to video and here is what I got.....
Oops. Daddy to the rescue again. Maybe I should leave my video camera off. It doesn't seem to catch Grace at her best.
Friday, November 28, 2008
What exactly is the difference in real and artificial Christmas trees?
Artificial trees are used every year and are man made.
Why do we have an artificial tree?
Because some of us are allergic to real trees. Besides why buy a new tree every year when we can reuse the same tree every year? (The tree we have was in Jason's grandparents house when he was little.)
So why do some people buy real trees?
They like the smell, they just think it is more Christmassy.
Well, that just seems like a waste of God's resources doesn't it?
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
After hanging up with her I called my grandma. I have been trying for weeks to convince my grandma that she should come to my house for Thanksgiving and had been unable to convince her. I thought I should call her one last time and see if she wanted to come before we agreed to go to our friends'. When she answered she breathlessly told me "I....can't.... come..... because.....I......can't.......breathe." I of course told her she needed to get to urgent care. I dropped my kids off with another friend, (thank you Briget) and drove to Riverside to take grandma to Kaiser. Grandma's heart was racing, her legs were swollen, her lungs were full, she was a mess. They ended up admitting her to the hospital with congestive heart failure. Then a few hours later they decided she had pneumonia as well.
I posted that message about being home for Thanksgiving, my loving friends invited us over, I called Grandma just to make sure, and all of that ended with us getting Grandma to the hospital when she really needed it. God does indeed work in mysterious ways. We may not understand how he works but I am truly grateful for his working in our lives. Oh, and then I did forget to call Kelly back until this morning. She was even sweet enough to understand why I didn't call her yesterday and is still having us over tomorrow. So we get to have fun with friends after all. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
1. I am thankful Grace's diaper didn't leak even though I left her in her overnight diaper for most of the morning.
2. I am thankful that Matthew didn't cry for too long when he found out he had to write a story today.
3. I am thankful that Jonathan didn't hurt himself when he came in and jumped on me to wake me up this morning and he ended up falling off the bed. Good thing he fell onto the doggie bed!
4. I am thankful that Nathanael will not have this attitude forever.
5. I am thankful that Jason hasn't gotten sick of me yet.
6. I am thankful that Nathanael and Matthew just broke up Jonathan and Grace's fight before I had to deal with it.
7. I am thankful for a blog that I can write whatever I want and no one has to read it if they don't want to.
8. I am thankful for God who loves me even though I am selfish, sinful and have an attitude sometimes.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The center candle never did light. Guess we aren't truly united.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Go to your pictures file.
2. Go to the 4th file.
3. Go to the 4th picture.
4. Post it and tell the story.
5. Tag 4 more people.
I will tag:
Allison at: http://allourmills.com/
Mary at: http://snooksfamily.wordpress.com/
Jolene at: http://jodyyadayada.blogspot.com/
Andrea at: http://danielsdaytoday.blogspot.com/
So here's my picture:
I have only had this computer since April so the fourth folder was this July. The fourth picture was this from a photo shoot I had with Grace in the front yard. Grace in in her 4th of July dress that my friend Ramona made for her. My friend Terry and I made her matching hairbows. Isn't she adorable? The dress was big enough I am hoping it still fits her next year. So quit growing Grace!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Look carefully to see Grace behind the curtains!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
We had such an amazing time. The highlight was parasailing in Cabo San Lucas. Everone loved that, even Nathanael who did not want to do it to begin with. We didn't get off the ship in Ensenada because my friends that have been there say it isn't worth it. Instead, we spent the morning by the pool and spa while everyone else was gone so the kids could get wet and we could be lazy and play games. So much fun. I did miss the toddlers though. I will also enjoy sleeping in my own bed tonight. In fact, I am pretty tired and think I will head off to that bed pretty soon. Goodnight all. See you tomorrow. I mean Buenas noches. Hasta manana.
Monday, November 10, 2008
My mom and Jason's mom are going too. They are sharing the room next to us. Do you think they will keep us up with all of their giggling?
Terry and her kids are going to come stay at our house and watch Jonathan and Grace. I was a little leery of taking two toddlers to Mexico. They should have fun here. They have plans to go on lots of playdates with our mom's group. We plan to hang out around the pool and read a lot. With two toddlers we don't get many chances to just hang out and do nothing special.
They do have internet access on the ship but you pay by the minute so sorry guys. Although I would love to keep everyone posted, you will just have to be in suspense until we get back. Adios Amigos.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Enough of the tangent, sorry. Back to the show. It was so much fun. I am sure I have seen it before but I had forgotten just how fun the story is. Oh, and the music is amazing. The production in Riverside was very professional and just generally excellent. It was their first showing of this particular show so they had minor costume problems such as cowboy hats that kept falling of and wigs slipping slightly but that was easily dealt with. Both of the boys enjoyed it greatly. Nathanael had really not wanted to go but decided finally that he would and he was so glad he changed his mind. I am happy my children are learning to appreciate musicals. It was almost three hours long counting the fifteen or twenty minute intermission but even Matthew, who is always antsy during movies didn't think it was too long. Probably kept his attention since we were in the front row, center aisle, about five feet away from the singing and dancing. See, my perpetually being early can be useful.