31 December 2009
30 December 2009
I went shopping yesterday to Ross and Walmart. I ran into my Pastors teenage daughters they were so awesome to help me pick out appropriate items. Then I ran into another friend and her teenage kids who encouraged me to try a new style of pants. New meaning this century probably.
So Luke told me this morning I looked like Kelsey. Kelsey is our 14 year old friend and neighbor. That's a little on the young side for me, I was hoping to just look maybe my age or a few years younger. But I'll take it! Kelsey is a mature 14, and lovely too.
29 December 2009
We were in the dog food aisle looking for "the good stuff" for Fezzik. One of the bags was half the price of all the other dog food. Wow! $13 for a 50lb bag. That will last 3 months. Not bad. Matt was skeptical. Why is only one bag 13 dollars and the rest are 25 or higher? I explained it to him. This bag is mostly ash and grass, but they wouldn't sell it to dogs if it wasn't approved by some organization. The other bags are actually meatish products. Fezzik will love it, plus remember its half the price. So we bought it.
When we got home I saw the picture on the front. Its horse feed.
28 December 2009
27 December 2009
I asked the children, “Who put these away like this?”
Luke piped up and I quote, “I did it yesterday when I was mad because I didn’t want to put the dishes away. I thought I could get away with it but I didn’t.”
As he put the dishes away correctly, I asked him who always sees him, even when I don’t. He replied, “God.” “And who will teach you if I don’t?” I continued. “God” he replied, “Yea. I’ll probably get a disease or somethin.”
Fezzik is a little protective of Abbey. If she is laying on the floor and the boys are being wild, he will lay down right next to her. I think he is shielding her from their running and jumping. Or maybe he is waiting for her to spit up so he can eat it.
26 December 2009
I had just started the job when some friends came over. I left the children - trusting them - to bring in our clothing organization system. That means bring in 12 boxes full of clothes from the garage. Each box is organized by size, type, labeled and the clothes are folded. I told the boys, just put the boxes in the kitchen. Half way through the job I went to check on their work. This is what I found.
There were still 6 boxes in the garage and 12 BAGS to sort through in the living room. Because I had company, I wasn't able to stop the madness. All the other boxes got dumped as well. I wish I had taken a picture of the whole thing. This was a job that was over my head. It took two days to get it under control.
25 December 2009
24 December 2009
23 December 2009
22 December 2009
After she went back out I was finally able to open my eyes and sit up. Of course then Silas and Luke had to run back out and yell “she’s awake she’s awake.” Ah. So back in came my neighbor to a groggy, messy haired and blind (couldn’t find my glasses attached to my shirt) Robin. The neighbor was very gracious.
21 December 2009
18 December 2009
"Mom I just tried to give Gideon a soft blanket and he throwd a temperature about it."
I think he meant "threw a temper tantrum." : )
17 December 2009
15 December 2009
14 December 2009
13 December 2009
What's this Gideon?
I don't know momma.
I'm a sweet boy.
It is a whole bunch of wheat seeds in our 50lb bag of sugar, Gideon. I think you did it.
Me?! no. see how nice I am?
Well, what if I did?
Did you Gideon?
I'm trying to remember...
Thank you Joe!
It worked quite nicely. And no. Giddybug didn't get spanked.
12 December 2009
11 December 2009
10 December 2009
09 December 2009
07 December 2009
06 December 2009
05 December 2009
Josiah came home from school and I quote, “Mom, will you start making my lunch instead of me eating in the cafeteria?” “Um yea. I will. Why?” “The cafeteria is just too good and I’m getting fat.”
Then at dinner Elijah asked me, “Mom, who made the jello?” I told him I did, and he said, in all seriousness, “I didn’t know you had the ability.”
04 December 2009
03 December 2009
I began scooping out blue and found a blue crayon. The crayon continued melting in the scooped out portion.
I decided to continue looking for anything else odd in the soup. I also found a green crayon.
We ate the soup anyway. I'm sure crayons are mostly organic.
02 December 2009
The kids came home from school with a project to make a gingerbread house for the Christmas program. It was going to require candy and graham crackers to make the house. My 3$ wasn't going to cover it.
Later that day I took a walk to get some exercise. I could feel God prompting me to cross the street and stop in a friends house and say hello. The friend is busy and I fought God a little thinking she's not expecting me, she's busy... but I went anyway. She was about to leave for town, but invited me in to see her Christmas tree really quick. On our way back out she said, "Oh! I bet you could do something with this! I've been wondering what to do with it." And right then she handed me a gingerbread house kit with all the candy and graham crackers.
God is faithful and is our provider.