Monday, January 26, 2009
It's amazing to me to see the hand of the Lord in our lives, leading us and helping us to grow. When we were considering graduate schools, we hadn't even considered Houston. Who wants to live in Houston? :) But as things unfolded, we knew we were supposed to go to Rice University there in Houston. It was one of the best decisions we've made. The experiences we had, the people we met, and our financial decisions there have made a lasting impact on us and the success that we have today. And I'm just grateful that I was able to meet so many wonderful people there, who have had an impact on us in big and small ways. Thank you!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
"Don't throw that knife at your brother!"
"Don't put that around his neck!"
"You're going to start a fire!"
"Don't drink that. You'll get sick!"
Wow. It must have been quite a day...
The first 3 were said by Alex as he was talking on the phone with his family. What must they have thought? Ahhh...boys!
It wasn't that bad. The knife was a wooden one that goes with a play food set, the next was a ribbon, the next was the boys putting tissues over the light bulb (trying to make shadows on the wall), and the last was a cup of milk from yesterday.
And one other funny thing I just heard:
"Tomorrow is a holiday. Sleep in."
Ha-ha. Wishful thinking.
I think mine is one of those "mommy blogs" to show off the kids (particularly to the grandparents) and get sympathy and encouragement from the other crazy moms out there. Sometimes I post random thoughts, like this one, but usually I just blog about the daily happenings in the life of a mom with young kids. I know...boring.
But I guess behind it all is the need to be connected and acknowledged, and blogging is a means of communication that brings that connection with others that we all need. Whether for venting, for sharing common interests, a creative outlet, or whatever your reason, it's great. Happy blogging! (And I'm looking forward many more boring blogs from the great moms and dads out there.) :)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Nathan turned 5 yesterday - we had a party today. There were 10 kids here including Nathan and Jared. This is the front of the invitation. The theme was apples, with inspiration from the book "Ten Apples Up on Top" by Dr. Seuss. (Nathan loves apples - I had everyone bring an apple instead of a card.)
We played hot potato with an apple. (Jared was excited when the music stopped and he had the apple. "I got it!") We also played sort the apples, using green, red, and yellow apples - who could sort them the fastest, and we set up a cardboard ramp to have apple races.
His new favorite seems to be Transformers.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I decided I better document our 1st experiment with trying to get somewhere on time. (Nathan took this picture for me.)
So here are the pants Owen was going to wear...
They weren't quite excited to take a picture. (I had just told them they couldn't take the Kung Fu panda toys to church.) At least Nathan had a fake smile for me.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Will I survive? Alex has early meetings and sits on the stand during church, so it's just me and the boys. How do I get 3 boys under the age of 5 and myself to church on time? I'll let you know how it goes...