Monday, April 27, 2009

Playing Checkers

Yesterday for church, E looked like she was a little sailor girl! She had on a cute sailor's dress and the matching hat and she looked adorable. Here is a pic I snapped before we left.

Here is a pic I took today of K helping me do laundry. She likes to pull everything out before I can get to it. I think I have pics of C and E doing the same thing. I'll have to see if I can dig them up.

After we went to pick up my husband's car from the shop (the battery died yesterday), we stopped by Java Ranch. C had hot chocolate and E had a bubble gum flavored cream drink, and my husband and I got a coffee drink. We sat there and just enjoyed some time with each other. C, E, and daddy enjoyed playing a game of checkers. C can really understand the rules and how you are supposed to play the game. It amazes me how much knowledge C is picking up so quickly! They just grow so fast! It was a fun time, before we were off to the grocery store.

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Catching Up With Family

Today we were in Emory, TX catching up with Carlton's aunts and uncles. These are Carlton's mom's brothers and sisters. All five were together to visit and catch up for the first time in 17 years. C & E were amazed that Grandma J had brothers and sisters just like they do. I guess when they don't see them often, even if you tell them about them, they just don't get it until they see them.
We had fun getting reaquainted with everyone. There was so much food! It was potluck and I think that everyone brought several dishes each.

C, E, and K had a blast, too. They played with the other kids there, bowled, played horse shoes, and just had a great time. C and E were a little shy when we first got there. C held onto the back of my pants and shirt and hid behind me for the first bit, but livened up shortly.

K took up with her Great Uncle A and let him carry her around and help her "walk" a lot. She just hit it off with him! She also got to sit in the lap and got toted around by some of the other kids.
Carlton played a couple of games of horse shoes, too, and won both of them. I saw him get at least two ringers!

It was fun catching up with everyone!

Have a blessed day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Our Friday

This afternoon, we took a walk around the block. I snapped a picture of the three kiddos with their wheels. C rode his bike, E rode her scooter (at least for a little bit), and K got pushed on the trike. She loves riding around. She has been really fussy-- new tooth, cough, general fussiness-- but did great while we were outside and riding around.

Then, when we got back, C watered our mini-garden for me. He loved doing this, and, of course, I snapped a pic of him. He asked me, "When will it grow things?" I had to explain to him to be patient and that it took a little while to see the 'fruits' of the plant.

We have a busy weekend, so I'm sure there will be lots of pics!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Garden

I have decided to start a small garden. We went to Lowe's the other day and I bought several plants, potting soil, and a planter. We bought banana pepper plants, strawberry plants, tomatoe plants, and a squash plant. Here is a pic of my little garden.

Tonight C & E went to Cici's with Grandma J. They had lots and lots of pizza and topped it off with brownies. They were very excited to have a special night out with Grandma J.

K has begun taking steps! She has taken about five steps, one or two at a time. Watch out, here she comes! K also has another bottom tooth!
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fishing, fishing, fishing!

Here is a pic of E and K in matching pink dresses!

After church today, we went to C's friend, Ian's, birthday party. It was so much fun for the whole family. Hopefully, he had a great birthday! Everyone seemed to have so much fun.

We played at the playground, went fishing, had a cookout (grilled hamburgers and hotdogs), and rode scooters and bikes! It was a little windy, but, overall, a nice day out!

E and K enjoyed the swings. E even got to push me and C got to swing with me.

C loved riding his bike and scooter around with the other boys.

Ian's mom bought bamboo fishing poles for the kids to put together and use. She had corn and hotdogs to use as bait. We caught so many fish (17 to be exact) and 1 crawfish. C and E had so much fun fishing with their daddy!

C even liked to hold the fish and throw them back in when daddy would take them off the hook. He would give them a good fly through the air while throwing them back in!

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

What a Fun Day!

This morning, my husband and I went and picked up C & E from Grandma and Grandpa J's house. They had spent the night with them Friday night. After we picked them up, we went to Lowe's. C & E had a blast looking around the store. They especially liked the section where you could open the doors and windows, the "kitchen" areas that were set up, and the riding lawn mowers. I took a few pics of them.

Then, we moved on to the book store. After the book store, we headed home. On the way to the house, I saw several garage sale signs. I decided I would stop at one to take C and E to. When C found out that I had went to a few last Saturday without him, he was not too happy with me. I decided to try to make amends. And we found something! I bought a box of tin cookie cutters with all different shapes in it and also a cookie press was in the box. The cookie press looks old and has several tips and shapes with it. Not sure if I'll use it, but we'll see. The cookie cutters are for play doh! So, when we got home, out came the cutters and the doh!

While they played with play doh, my husband trimmed his Bonzai tree. He got the tree for his birthday last August, and it has been doing well until recently. So, we decided to trim off all the dead portions on it to see if that helps. It looks a little bear now, but healthier. We'll see how it fairs.

While at Lowe's we bought a bird feeder to hang in our back yard, so my husband got out the ladder (after we determined that neither C or I could reach it when Carlton held us up) to hang it up. Here is a picture of our bird feeder! Happy eating, birdies!

C and E climbed up the ladder too!

And here is K zooming in her swing!

Have a blessed day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tired Of Being Sick!

I am so tired of being sick! Yes, I am sick again. I had a stomach bug last week and now I have strep throat. E has strep, as well. We are both on antibiotics and praying that noone else catches it from us.

I haven't felt like getting on the computer to post for a bit, so I thought I would just put up a few pics I have taken over the past several days. (Mostly Monday and Tuesday, before I got sick.)
K found some Easter candy that she enjoyed so much!

When C and E go outside in the backyard to play, K will go to the back door, pull up to it, stand on her tippy toes so she can see out, and then stand there a long time so she can watch them playing.

K loves C and E so much, and they love her, too!

K decided she wanted a whole corn dog, all for herself!

Doesn't E look so studious?

This is C at Barn School. He is working so hard on his math!
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a great Easter day!

We went to church this morning (and every Sunday morning, for that matter) to celebrate the ressurection of our Lord! Isn't it awesome and wondrous what Jesus did for us? I feel so blessed and priveleged to be able to worship this Easter morning!

Here is some pictures of us all dressed up in our Easter finery!

The children sang two Easter songs to us this morning during church and C and E did such an awesome job. This was E's first time to sing on stage at church. She did wonderful!

After church, they had an Easter Egg hunt for the kiddos. They hid the eggs in a section of the parking lot, due to the muddy grass. At least the rain slacked and then held off during the egg hunt.

Then, it was on to Grandpa and Grandma J's house. We had lamb for our Easter dinner with all the trimmings. After lunch, we dyed Easter eggs. This has become a tradition to do on Easter Sunday at G & G's house.

Then, I hid them in the house. The yard was a little muddy, so we didn't venture out for this egg hunt. I think this makes C and E's fifth Easter egg hunt for this year!

K sure does love her eggs! She holds onto them for quite a while and, you can tell, has to make a concious decision to let one go if she wants to pick up something else.

I took tons of pictures today. Check the slideshow or my Picasa albums if you are interested in seeing the rest of our pictures from Easter day!

We had a great Easter! Have a blessed day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Outside Time

This afternoon we went outside to play. It was so pretty this afternoon and knowing the rain is coming tonight and tomorrow, we decided to let them let off some energy by playing outside some.

They rode their bikes and scooters.

Even mommy rode C's scooter around a little. C was none too pleased by this. He had went inside to get a drink and I took it for a short ride.

E does not quite understand the concept of pedaling yet. She has a bicycle and wants to ride it so badly. She talked us into pushing her a little and she gets going, but then she just stops.

She concentrates so hard.

Then she sits down to pout about it when she can't do it and we will no longer push her.

Then, while I was inside, daddy took these pics of C up in a tree.

Then with C holding K up in the tree. I was assured this was with daddy standing very closely and within reaching distance.

Then C and daddy played acorn ball. C had a small stick and daddy would toss an acorn up at him while he tried to hit it!

K also enjoyed playing outside. She even thought she was a squirrel and tried to eat a few acorns.

We had a fun afternoon!

Have a blessed day and a great Easter!