Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jesus Loves Me

My kids are not morning people. I tried to sing "Jesus Loves Me" to them while they ate breakfast and this is the response I got. Stinkers. Maybe I will sing it to them when they are in jr high and have friends over. I bet they will like it then.

Mother's Day Out

These little toddlers started MDO today! I was so excited for them because I knew they would have fun and I could catch up on lots of stuff. The kids and I say thanks to Granddaddy!

When I took them to their class it was so fun. They have sweet teachers and knew all the kids. There were NO TEARS! I didn't expect to be a little sad. They are getting so big. When I picked them up Drew was still asleep on the floor. The teacher said that Charis fussed at nap time and they they held hands for awhile and she fell asleep. Sometimes they surprise me, they really do love each other despite all the fighting. I am thankful they have each other and I always pray they keep a close bond.

I found lunch boxes on Etsy and my mom bought them the matching backpacks to start "school". They were so cute and Charis like to wear her's even though it is bigger than my baby.

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Work of Art

Last week we had some friends over for a painting party. The kids painted canvases and then they went slip n' sliding to get the paint off. It was fun to hang out together. I am sure my kids had fun and I know I enjoyed the girl time. I hung the masterpieces in the play room .

Scalp 'Em

I can say that because I am an American Indian and I was a Keller Indian. ;)

Today we went to get Drew's hair TRIMMED. I told the nice lady to trim around his ears and the back but I am letting the top grow. What she heard was "he is going to join the Army tomorrow and needs a military cut".

He is cute. But, I wanted to keep him looking little a little longer. He did great though. The hair "stylist" took a very long time and he sat in the chair on his own even when she used the shaver thing.
Stephen also got a military cut that took seriously like 30 minutes for a man cut. Ugh. We were there an hour for boy cuts, and they were getting their hair cut by 2 different people. Stephen likes to tell people that he gets his hair cut at Hair Wizards because he thinks it is funny and reminds him of Napolean Dynamite. I think our trip today ended his fascination with Hair Wizards.

Friday, August 19, 2011

For Sale

A friend of mine decided he needed a Bronco, like a Ford one. He bought one on ebay. He lives in Bedford, TX and the Bronco lived in Alabama. So my friend drove 22 hours to Alabama and back to get the Bronco.
The Bronco is really big. My friend didn't know it was that big when he bought it. The fact that it had a lift kit and giant tires didn't clue him in. I guess in his love he overlooked those details. So my friend is selling his new Bronco because he works in Dallas and doesn't want to drive it to Dallas everyday.
If you are in the market for a 1996 Ford Bronco let me know. It is in great condition. It is a fun vehicle, especially if you hunt. I don't, but you may.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Decorate my pad

I need help. I am turning to the internets because I am sure all my friends and family are sick of me asking what to do with my windows. Oh wait! Only my friends and family read this blog. Oh well, help me people!

Granddaddy enclosed our patio last Christmas to make a playroom for the babies. It has been a HUGE blessing for them and us. They love it and I love having a place for the toys. The only issue is that I am left with a design malfunction.
These windows used to look out to a patio and now I want to cover them so people don't see my messy playroom when they walk in. I have tried lots of ideas...
- bamboo blinds (too expensive because they have to be lined and custom)
- sheers (mixed feelings)
- white wood blinds (the rest of my house has them but, I have had various people tell me different things)
- Roman fabric shades

I need to cover 4 windows and a door and I need to not break the bank. Okay, please let me know what to do or nominate me for a HGTV show.

Monday, August 1, 2011

I am a cheerleader

The only reason I share this is that this blog is for us to look back and remember as the kids grow. Part of that journey is what Stephen and I learn as parents in the process. I am not trying to get all "preachy", this is for me to remember as I look back.

I was reading Phil 4:8 this morning.
"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."
We had a great sermon yesterday on contentment and so I was thinking about how this verse ties to that sermon and then God brought my family, namely Drew and Charis, to mind.

As a parent I am keenly aware of my children's weaknesses because I spend all day trying to teach them and train them to obey and be kind. Sadly, I probably am more aware of their struggles than my own. I pray about their character all the time. I know God loves them more than I do and is in control so that gives me peace. This verse today hit me though. I need to dwell on their God given strengths and be an encourager. I am already their biggest fan but, I want them to look in my face and see love, acceptance, and joy. I will continue to discipline and train but, I trust God with them and to speak to them. I will dwell on this...

and not this...