Monday, March 28, 2011

Been A While

Time is just flying by. This guy was at the zoo. They really are country looking aren't they. I think they have very complex feather patterns. 

All I can say is "IT'S ENROLLMENT TIME" around here and the ladies are all in a twitter. Did they get in, where did they get it, what are you going to do? Those are the questions dominating the conversation. Of course I was there until about a week ago, although I knew the school we were going to just not if they where letting us pick the class for the fall. It is a great dilemma, tears are spilled and much heart ache is experienced over such an important decision. All for the child going into Kindergarten. We are so out of whack that we now totally freak out over where you 5 year old will learn his letters. Well let me take that back, your 5 yr old should really already know their letters, maybe it should be a freak out over where they learn to read, or how about waiting to freak about when they learn to drive. Wow there are so many things to freak out about when it comes to our kids. I know we all want the best for them and for them to be strong and healthy and happy. I hope all you mommies out there freaking out about where you baby is going, I hope you all realize this too shall pass, they can eventually switch over to the Pre-School you really want them in and then they can truly begin to compete !!!  

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Same Old Face

I know I post alot of pictures of her but she is always so willing. I'm thinking maybe I should go for the more challenging subjects like Ryan but he just gets mad at me and makes awful ugly faces. Anyway I'll write more about our Spring Break fun later but now I'm just feeling so bad for not having kept up with things so here they are.

Really she didn't know that I brought a dress for her out to the country, after all usually they don't bathe or even change their clothes the whole time we are there. As a matter of fact I know they didn't bathe and I'm thinking there were very few wardrobe changes the whole week.

There is freedom in the fresh air and the lack of responsibilities. 

I will morn the loss of the pink boots when they go. Hopefully they will be replaced with something as fabulous !

Monday, March 14, 2011

I Heart Faces - Sun Flare

The theme this week at I Heart Faces is SunFlare, which I love and am always working on capturing. Sometimes it works out well and other times not so great. I think the key is the time of day. Anyway here is my entry.  It's almost totally SOOC except there was one little spot on her lip from the sparkles.

Summer is coming quickly, I can't wait for those warm, not hot, days out by the pool, not ours we don't have one. That's the best to me, just feeling all warm and cozy and the kids being happy. Cantaloup and watermelon and ice pops. 

Take a look at some of the other entries over at I Heart Faces. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Did I Say That ?

I found part of a project that was never finished the other day. I must admit that I was rather sad I didn't stick with it but the timing wasn't right. Anyway here is what the paper said:

It's just a blip on someone's radar but what a difference it can make, that smile or hello. What a difference I can make if I walk around shinning in Gods glory. If I believe myself secure in Him I radiate His love. What an impact we can have on each other just by loving, caring and reaching out. Do I do enough, do I fulfill my obligation. Do I love enough to fulfill my obligation. Am I willing to sacrifice to fulfill that obligation given to me? When will I know, I know now that I don't do those things that I should, I am fallen and only by His grace am I saved. So are we really just a blip or are we so much more? God knows us and has chosen us to be so much more. It's a challenge to live in a world where there are so many ugly pulls ones we never even recognize as ugly or pulls. Can I change enough? What do I want my children to see, a changed woman, someone at peace and secure with their beliefs? How do I get there? I think we are all so much more that blips on someone's radar, we are life changers.

So since the time I actually wrote that we went over James 3 at church which I believe is a passage about taming the tongue .  It was such a great lesson to teach the kids, we only had to wait a few minutes for a teaching opportunity to come up !

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Belly Laugh

My goal is to get great at taking pictures of bubbles. It's a really tricky thing but they are just so cool I can almost not stand it. 

I have been spending alot of time just hanging out with the kids. I know we should be doing that always but there is ALWAYS something going on. 

Anyway yesterday I took the kids to the park, no one meeting us or with no hope of friends other than each other. I even refrained from taking the camera ! It was so much fun, they played tag and the truth is that while Ryan can run Dylan really can't. I mean she can run but she's just not fast at all, add in the hysterical laughter that comes with chasing someone and it's like watching a girl trying to wade through molasses.  But I must admit it was absolutely hysterical and if someone had been there for me to talk to or someone for the kids to play with that moment wouldn't have happened and I would have missed it. 


The other belly laugh the kids provided me with happened today after school. Ryan really has a routine, just like his dad, that when he comes home from school he immediately goes to the bathroom and sometimes 1/2 hour later I find myself calling for him to get out of the bathroom. Mind you he does this without closing the door, he doesn't want to be totally isolated from what's going on. So today Dylan decided she was going to "GET" him, he's always getting her. She snuck up to the open door, he couldn't see around the corner, and she screamed "BOO". Luckily he was already sitting on the potty or he might have pooooed his pants. I was in the kitchen but I heard the whole thing. Immediately after she "GOT" him she came running "MOM I GOT HIM MOM I GOT HIM". It sent me into hysterics. My stomach muscles hurt so bad, wowowowow. I new these kids were good for something. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Heart Faces - Anything But A Face

The I Heart Faces challenge this week is "Anything But A Face" and at first I was thinking about actual body parts and what might be interesting like little toes or feet. Then we were at the park and this happened. I new the angle would be unusual but I had no idea I would love it this much. So here is my entry :


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