Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
.......Back to my mom of the year reference. Well our usual routine is to come home from school and Paxson pretty much goes straight to nap then Parker and I have lunch and play for little bit then he rests and I have a few minutes of "mommy time" before Paxson wakes up. (It would be nice if they both slept at the same time so I could have a little longer to try and get things done but then it takes away from their personal time mommy. I feel it is so important to get good one on one time with each of them daily if possible.) Well since I wasn't feeling well on Monday and Tuesday I laid down to take a nap with Parker. So when we got home from school I explained that mommy didn't feel well and we could just watch a movie instead of playing and even have a picnic and eat lunch in bed. I asked him what he wanted and offered him some choices. He thought for a minute and said he wanted chocolate chip muffins and a Spiderman popsicle. Rather than explain why that might not be a good healthy lunch I simply said sure just grab what you want and lets go lay down. Then on Tuesday we followed the same routine and I told him mommy was still sick and she needed to rest so he looked at me and said "don't worry mommy I will get my own lunch, you go to bed." So I said okay and I went to go lay down. I was very curious to see what he was going to get for lunch. A few minutes later he jumped into bed with a bag of powdered donuts and a V8 Fusion. I just smiled and thought oh well at least he is getting his veggies with the drink. So to conclude why I will not be receiving the mom of the year award... my three year old had muffins and a popsicle and powered donuts and V8 fusion for lunch! Good thing I only felt bad for a few days. :)
Sunday, April 26, 2009
He was so sweet, I texted (how do you spell the past tense of text??)him while they were at dinner and he said how beautiful Haley looked. Haley is such a sweet girl. I am glad Jesse spent Prom with her.
Friday, April 24, 2009
(Not to say our evenings are not priceless, but oh do I remember those times. LOL)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Fotoby DeEdra Photo [E] Motion
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Parker's class preformed 5 Little Flowers.
The anniversary programs are always adorable!
BIG Kodak moments! (I will upload the video soon. )
Kate, Jacob, Parker, Jannick, Presley
"There are clouds in the sky!"
My class (2 year olds) preformed The Little Green Frog
One child decided that it was to overwhelming to go on the stage, and one child hid down low during the song and popped up at the very end!
It can be pretty overwhelming to preform for over 300 people. :)
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
"But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds," declares the LORD.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
They were both fast asleep before I got out of town.
Monday, April 13, 2009
...Short story Pasxon got hurt at the park and has a stress fracture in his left tibia. He is doing very well, he has a very high pain tolerance so it isn't slowing him down to much. Children are so resilient it is amazing to me how quickly they can recover from some things. We are trying to take things a little slow but he is still wanting to do everything he did before. We go in a week for another set of Xrays.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Video of Parker Dribbling (just in case .............press the little triangle to play )
(The quality isn't that great, it is from my phone and it is old and has lived a very abused life...more to come on that story!)
Parker loves playing basketball with his big goal. He has even made shots (all by himself) using a smaller ball. He is so proud! Paxson watches big brother in awww! He plays basketball with the little goal. He gets mad when I lower it to make it easier for him. He screams, then I raise it back to the higher position and he is happy. (Not really sure where his temper came from.....Allen side of the family maybe.... LOL) Paxson has a video playing basketball that I will post shortly!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We agree that for Church, pictures, and other special events that Mommy may help influence his clothes decisions. But as far as for everyday dressing Parker chooses. It has been very interesting. I don't want to lose these opportunities to teach independence and self confidence. Sometimes it can be a little impractical yet, it always brings smiles to my face. I want him to always have pride and feel comfortable being Parker. Every now and then I capture his choices with photos to always remember these special times. Here are a few of his latest choices. Needless to say when we go places other than school where people know us, we provide strangers with many smiles and sounds of laughter. It is very rare for us not to receive a comment/compliment from someone. Can't help but smile!
We often wear goggles, glovies (latex gloves from the Dr. office), motorcycle boots, various masks everywhere we go!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Wow I honestly don't know where to begin. My mind has been filled with possibilities, scenarios, opportunities, trepidations, prospects, and apparition for the past few weeks. I wish I had a box to label and store each thought. Simply pack my thoughts into their coordinating box and put them away. It is all to easy to be single minded and stay focused on on these "stressers". However by doing so I am missing out on experiencing the joys of right here and now. I realize I am not in control but how easy it is for me to forget and try to be in command. Once again I am reminded (by a friend who probably isn't even aware of the power of her influence) I can turn it all over! I can simply pack my thoughts and worries away. JESUS is standing by waiting for me to ask, for me to say I need help. Why is it so easy to get distracted and forget and try to do things all alone? Isn't it an amazing feeling to know that he has a plan. That we are constantly being watched over. He knows what is best for us and all we have have to do is call upon him and he is more than ready and willing to lead us down a paramount path. I pray for guidance, knowledge, and the ability to truly hear his plan!
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:81
"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Luke 11:9-10
Monday, April 6, 2009
They were so bright and easy to make and lots of fun to eat. The boys mostly enjoyed taking them apart. However, I thoroughly enjoyed eating them I ate one of each color.
Cadbury Egg Muffins
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 butter melted and(cooled)
1 tsp. vanilla, 1-2 1/2 milk
12 mini Cadbury eggs
Preheat oven to 350. Line muffins tin.
Large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt
Small mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla until smooth, whisk in milk.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined and not streaks of flour remain. Evenly distribute muffin batter into muffin tin. Place 1 mini Cadburry creme egg in the center of each muffin. Bake 14-16 minutes, until the top of the muffin springs back when lightly pressed and the edges are a light gold. Cool on wire rack.