Thursday, September 30, 2010

Click, Clack, Moo

Today, I took Sophie to the play, Click, Clack, Moo. It was written from the children's storybook, which I had read to her last year. It is a cute story about cows learning to type to have their demands (blankets for the cold weather) met by the Farmer. The troupe did a good job w/ their performances. Afterwards, I took her to lunch at the place of her choice. And, where do you think she wanted to go? McDonald's (yuk!) So, I took her and we had cheeseburgers and she ordered a caramel frappe. I enjoyed my day w/ my favorite 5 year old!

Daddy took a picture of us before we left for the play this morning, since they don't allow photography in the performance.

Nic Getting Hugs

Nic hates when his sisters want to hug him. :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nicky's First Word

Aaron and I were sitting on the couch last night w/ Nic, when all of a sudden he started to say:

All of the kids said "da da" first. It just doesn't seem fair, I mean, I should at least have one say "ma ma" first, right?

Saturday, September 25, 2010


This morning, Silas came out of the bathroom holding himself w/ his hand down his pants. I asked him what was wrong and he told me "My peanuts hurt." I said, "Your peanuts hurt?" and he said, "Yeah, but it's not broken." Good deal!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Chunky Monkey

Nic is now 7 months old. He has two teeth and is doing the army crawl. He sleeps from 8:30 or 9:00 at night until 8:00 the next morning. His favorite activities are crawling after the dog and trying to get the Skip Bo cards when the girls are playing in the floor. He loves to watch Barney w/ his big brother, Silas and his big sister, Sophie. He is the rock star in the family. He is delicious!

Are You Ready For Some Futbol?

Fall soccer season is in full swing. Lizzy's team, the Xtreme, went up a division to U12 Rec Plus. We have a few Saturdays of traveling. They are now the low men on the totem pole, having mostly 10 and 11 year olds playing against teams w/ 12 year olds. So, this will be a learning season for them. They lost their first game and tied their second game. Lizzy scored in the second game, only to have it called off sides and the goal was not counted. Sadie's team, the Wildcats, had their first game this past Saturday and Sadie scored 5 of their 6 goals!! She played almost the entire game, because her teammates were too tired to play :) She is a powerhouse out there! They would love for you to come watch them play sometime!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Never Give Up!

One of my friends on Facebook shared this video today. I loved it and wanted to post it here. It is such an awesome display of a father's love and how much more our heavenly father loves us. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Father's Favorite

Here is Lizzy playing her new piece "My Father's Favorite." She has been working on it all summer. So proud of her!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mother & Son in an interior room

That is the name of this painting.

I found it on one of the Christian blogs I read and it just struck me in such a way that I began to cry. Because, when I saw this painting, I saw me and my 3 three year old son, Silas. If you have ever met Silas, you know that he is a handful (or two handfuls). He can be obstinate, whiny, always breaking something, eating every piece of gum he can get his hands on (14 at one time), or writing on any piece of furniture he can find (his new bed!!!). This was the kind of day I had w/ him yesterday, and, to be honest with you, I couldn't wait for yesterday to be over. I know, I sound like a horrible mother. I FELT like a horrible mother. I yelled, I spanked, I put him in time out, I made him go to bed, and none of it worked. So, I went to bed last night feeling like a failure as a mom and asking God to forgive me and give me strength for tomorrow.

This morning after taking the older kids to piano, I decided to read some of my favorite blogs, hoping to find some encouragement from these wise women. Instead, I found this picture. It convicted me to the very depths of my heart, because I never once picked that little obstinate, headstrong boy up in my arms and looked him square in the face. I never spoke to him w/ a firm, yet loving voice and let him know how much I love him and how I want him to be a good boy. Instead, I . . . well, you know . . .

Thank you Lord for helping me to find this painting, for I will treasure it forever in my heart. It is such a beautiful display of your love being displayed through a mother to her precious little boy. Thank you Lord for my precious little boy!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sophie is 5 today!

The first thing Sophie said to me after realizing that she turned 5 years old today was "Do I have to go to the doctor and get a shot?" Happy Birthday, baby girl!