Sunday, May 31, 2009

Just for fun

Everyone knows about my poor phone and the life it has lived. Well a few posts ago I shared the latest problem with it. The first person to respond/comment with the correct answer wins!

Question: What was the latest problem with my phone?

P.S. I am going to take the leap and buy a new phone. My contract is up so I am being offered pretty good deals. I would love your thoughts. What phone do you prefer and why? Thanks for you help!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Here I go again....

It has been a little while since I have rambled.....well, here I go. The other day I was at the doctors office for Paxson's 15 month wellness check (which by the way went very well, he weighed 25.5 lb and 33 3/4 inches long. Tall and lean) and I couldn't help but over hear the phone conversation of the woman sitting next to me. It was evident that something unpleasant had happened earlier in the day.
I was drawn to her words "we will handle it somehow, we just will, we'll figure something out". These words stuck in my mind , I presume because they are words that I have said. Her words were filled with encouragement. I wondered what the situation was, my first thought was finances. I suppose because of the way she spoke. However, I really don't know. I do know that I felt compassion, something drew me to her. I felt compelled to try and help in someway. I could see, feel ,and hear the stress and worry she carried. So without her knowing, I prayed. I did so silently and began small talk with her. She was holding a precious little girl a little younger than Paxson. The little girl was smiling looking at Paxson. Paxson was playing hard to get. I never said anything to her about her conversation or asked any questions. Later I wished that I had, but at the time I didn't know what to say....fear I guess. (But why should I have feared talking....why is it that situations like these easily keep me from being who God wants me to be??) We were still waiting after she came out from seeing the doctor and she stopped by us to say goodbye to Paxson. I smiled again and bragged on her daughter. This situation mystified me throughout the evening. I kept thinking about the woman and what she said. We as women often carry so many burdens and once we become mothers the burdens intensify and multiple tremendously. It is extremely easy to put others before ourselves. I tend to concentrate on supporting, encouraging, and uplifting others far before I ever begin analyzing my thoughts. That is what mommies do! I pray for God's continuous wisdom and support to sustain the strength to be the woman, wife, mom, and friend he created me to be! I pray this for all women & mommies!

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! Psalm 31:24

Friday, May 29, 2009

What's next........Any ideas......

Well summer break has officially kicked off and so far I have tried to plan a few simple fun events each day. Here are a few pics of our adventures. We will see how long it lasts.

Making Fruit K-bobs
Meat & Cheese K-bobs

Punching the sprinkler

Making a special present. A stepping stone. I have really gotten into making gifts rather than buying them. I love hand-made gifts. They can be so personal.

Making smoothies

Bananas, organic choc. & van. yogurt, nutella, natural PB, milk, simple! A great recipe from a friend.

A success!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

First official day of summer break

Great weather, great kids, great day, Amazing God!
The LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11

Riding the tractor!

Picnic for lunch

Pre-Paxson and Post-Paxson

Guess you could say he was curious!

Worn out
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. 1Chronicles 16:9
Thank you God for giving us your eternal love and allowing us to be parents!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A few of my Summer Time Favorites...

Hanging out by the pool

Napping outside

Grilling Out

Eating dinner outside

All in a day!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Parker's Moving on Ceremony

He is growing up...
I can't believe he is going to be 4! I know all moms feel this way about their little ones, but man it is hard to take at times. I love watching them grow and learn but I am not ready for it to happen. (know what I mean????) I am at with peace with them staying this way forever. It is just fine with me that Parker wants to marry Mommy I really don't see any reason why Daddy insists that he understands he can't. LOL (okay I do understand but I think it's so sweet!) We were at a wedding this summer and I simply broke down and started crying.... "I can't believe this will be my little babies someday!" That is thing with little boys they are so close to their mommy's and someday they will take a wife on and that will forever change their lives. I know it is God's plan for men to take a wife but honestly I don't like thinking about it, at least not right now. I want them to stay Mommy's little guys forever! Yet I also know that God is preparing two little girls to grow into beautiful, loving, and Godly women to cherish and spoil my little guys someday!

Parker recieving his dipolma!
Mrs. Canafax the direcector & Mrs. Connel his teacher
All the families have a picnic in the park
before the cermonies!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Portfolios .........with a 16 month old

I am truly not a procrastinator! I am very much a planner and organizer, however I do tend to work best under pressure. Well, I am used to creating and assembling portfolios. I used them for years in Kindergarten so the idea of only having to make 8 seemed so simple. I told myself at the beginning of the year that I was going to stay on top of them. Since I am only teaching part time from 9-12 there was/is absolutely no reason for me to fall behind. I started out so well, organizing each piece art art work with photos and dictation........Well now everything is in big boxes. One big mess. I spent the past few days organizing the boxes and I am currently at the point of inserting photos and labeling activities. I thought this afternoon was my chance to really "dig" in and accomplish a lot. Well wouldn't you know it Paxson woke up 15 minutes after Parker went to sleep so I just kept on trying to work. Make a mental image, imagine scrapbooking with a 16 month old walking around. He constantly stepped on pictures, art work, picked up books and everything fell out. I am sure you can imagine all the help he was. But I knew I would be up all night working if I didn't try to get something done, so I kept working and Paxson kept destroying. I just had to laugh. At the point when the bag of chips were dumped all over the floor, couch, and Lizzie I thought oh well what else really can happen. So he walked around them crunching them up laughing, then he started throwing them laughing more when I said "No". I gave up pretty soon after that. Much later in the evening Casey offered to help. He stayed up with me and cheered me on. With the help of his moral support and my good friend Kendall Jackson we managed to accomplish the task of perfecting 8 preschool portfolios. Next year I WILL stay up with them. LOL

(Sorry for the poor quality photos, they were from my phone and you know all what my phone has been through. I just can't give it up. It stopped working last Tuesday and I was ready to get a new one then I checked it one more time before bed and it came on. Then Saturday it would't let me call out or answer any calls all I could do is text, but Sunday it started working just fine again. I won't give up until it gives up! )

Water Day at SLP

During water day the teachers set up stations for the children to explore. Each station integrates water for a fun end of the year event. My favorites are the paint sponge throwing and the huge slip n slide. Water day is always a big hit with the children and they look forward to it!

Parker & Jacob

Chase & Jaidyen

His buddyJohn

Filling the squirt bottles the fast way

His friend Landon

Anslie painting

Parker & Presley playing

in the sprinkler