Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Conversations with the Kid

So, the kids, naturally, are very excited about Christmas, Santa in particular. I've tried to downplay that aspect of the holiday and have been reading books and discussing the role that Jesus plays for us as Christians at Christmas-time. In a nutshell, my message has been that God gave us the very best gift of all -- Jesus.

Okay, that's the background. So this morning while we were driving to school, Chris started talking about Santa.

me: "What does Santa do?"

Chris: "Well, God gives him all the presents and he takes them to people and then they are happy."

me: "What's the very best present of all?"
Clearly a test to see if our talks had sunk in. Sneaky Mom in action.

Chris: "Ka-ra-oke!"

me: "What about Jesus?"

Chris: "Hmmm.... I don't know what he wants for Christmas."

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Love Thomas Edison

See, Aunt Debi? I told you that would be my title!

So, if anyone was wondering why I hadn't posted pictures of the big ice storm yet, it's because we've been out of power since Sunday night. We finally got it back around noon today and while we're extremely blessed to have family around who didn't lose power, t
here's still nothing like being at home with lights and warmth and internet during a storm.

Here's the photographic evidence as usual:

Our poor little tree. Folklore has it that it's survived a lightning strike already, but this ice split it right down the middle. The grass was covered in solid ice yesterday.

It's really very pretty.

Trees in our neighborhood just down the street. Every yard pretty much looks like this.

The cute tree with little red berries in my in-laws yard was taken out. In a weird case of forshadowing, I took this picture of our Christmas tree the night before the power went out. Creepy.

I'll be out of commission again, for the next several days. My Granny passed away Monday morning after a long battle with ALS. I'll be away for her funeral through Saturday.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Go Fish

My new favorite music group:

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am Thankful for all of YOU.

"Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.

Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts."

1 Chronicles 16:8 and 9

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Catch - Up ( Sounds like Ketchup!) Post

BIG thanks to Marie at Memarie lane for these adorable bows. I never win anything usually, but I supposed it was just destiny that Emily own these ones! ;) Thanks again, Marie!!

32 years, baby!
Or as Bobby said, "Oh my gosh, split me in half and you have two people who can drive!"

Green frosting is yummy!

Yesterday Chris' class went on a field trip to the Jasmine Moran's Children Museum. It is SO COOL! So many things to do and it's all hands on. The kids loved it!

Chris in a Model T Ford.

Grocery shopping

Mr. Bones rides the bike with Chris

The firetruck was a big hit with the boys.
Last, but certainly not least , Chris' very favorite room... the court room. Chris LOVED being a judge and ordering me around. Hmmmm, I may have ponder that one for awhile.
There was so much more than I have pictures of. Huge bubble tunnels, a new labyrinth maze around a castle, a water works table, wheelchairs, art stuff, a green screen video. I was impressed. If we could get people to drive an hour, we would totally have Chris' birthday party there.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween Pics

Today Chris had his Harvest Party at school. They were encouraged to dress as farmers, cowboys, and scarecrows. Chris (well, Mommy, actually) chose cowboy. I thought that for the evening, Chris might switch into Spiderman mode, but he wanted to stick with cowboy/sheriff. So here are the pictures from last night.

Chris the Cowboy/Sheriff and Princess Emily

Katie the Cheetah and Connie the Chicken

All the kiddos.


So that's where Emily's chocolate milk disappeared to!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Season's End

Chris trying to "get in there!" in the last game of the soccer season.

Ooops. Second to last game of the season. Good shot of the "tunnel".

Bbbrrrrrrr. Cold Grandma and Emmy.

Cute cake.

About half of the team at the end of season party.

Cute, cute trophies.

Chris with Coach Jacobs. We'll be requesting him next year for sure. He's an AWESOME coach.

The team with their trophies. Go Wildcats!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

HUGE spider web in our tree. It was hard to see it in a picture because the sky was cloudy.

Emily being a ballerina -- she's walking on her toes. The mouth thing is extreme concentration.Satisfied smile on the ballerina's face.

Two moons.

Three soccer players after the games.

Friday, October 12, 2007


We're still here and kicking. (Well, Chris is kicking, due to soccer. The rest of us are still breathing.) The blog break? I have no excuse but boredom.

How about I post some random pictures as a peace offering? Agreed?

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Day of Rest

We had a wonderful long Labor Day weekend. It truly was a weekend of rest and relaxation for us.

Bobby and I were deep in conversation while the kids were "painting". We heard them giggling a little too joyfully and turned to see them looking like this:

Then we decide to try to make Bobby look like a rock star....
His parents just thought that he stuck his finger in a light socket. : )

Lastly, we had a "swimming party" at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Right after he had woken up, Chris started talking about how excited he was about the party. When I told him that it was just the family and we were just swimming, like we always do, he said that he thought we meant a real party with a cake and everything. Oh, and he wanted a swimming pool cake. Well, I had some blue cake decorating spray that I had bought for a birthday and never used, so I figured it might be kinda fun to try to make a cake look like a swimming pool. This is what we ended up with.

Hope you all had a great weekend too!


Chris is a soccer player now!

Emily and I cheered from the sidelines at his first practice.

Look at how tall he is! The kids on the team are 4 and 5 yrs. old -- but several of the ones in this line are in his K-5 class with him.

Hot and sweaty, but very very happy!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

First Day of School

Yesterday was Chris' very first day of Kindergarten! He has Mrs. Smith and she seems wonderful.

Here he is bright and early in his uniform.

And then we got to school and I made him sit at his desk. He was not a happy camper.
He did cry a little when I left but Mrs. Smith came over and hugged on him and whispered in his ear - again, I think she's going to be wonderful!

When I picked Chris up, he was so happy! He gave Mrs. Smith a big hug (which he doesn't do usually - I have to beg him to give me a hug!) and didn't stop talking the whole way home. He had a great day!

Emily's first day of Little Sprouts was last week. This is the picture of her on her first day!
She loves her teacher, "Miss" Sarah!