Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A Day in the life of....

Yikes! Almost two weeks since I've posted. And here's why, my life is CRAZY! My kids are CRAZY! My husband, well, he's okay. :-) Here's an example from our day yesterday.

6:30 am Wakeup to the alarm, and then to a little girl in our bed. Although she's very sweet, she's hungry. Curtis sweetly tells me to sleep till Micah gets up.
6:31 am Micah gets up.
10:00 am Head to HEB to buy groceries. Not exactly sure what happened in the three and a half hours before that, but somehow, the kids both got bathed, the kitchen was cleaned, and Micah took a nap.
While driving to HEB Elizabeth informs me that she needs to go potty. Of course, by the time we get to HEB, I have forgotten.
10:30 ish Elizabeth reminds me again that she needs to go potty. I quickly finish the shopping, take her to the restroom, where I realize I have left my wallet in the car. So, I drag both kids out to the car, get the wallet, go back to line, and check out.
10:45 ish Some idiot parks where I need to put the child cart, so I have to find another spot (which of course, wasn't close). By the time I get back, Elizabeth is sobbing and tells me that she has gone potty in her panties. Lovely!
11:15 ish We pick Curtis up for lunch
11:30 Get home, and realize the gallon of milk has leaked all over the back of the van. Call HEB. They will replace it, but we have to go back, and bring the receipt. Like I have time for that?
12:15 take Curtis back to work, and stop at Shakes, which Elizabeth spilled all over herself. Elizabeth also informs me that Micah has thrown up.
12:45 ish Get home and realize the extent of Micah throwing up. It's everywhere! Walk into the house and realize that the dog has torn up a dirty diaper.
12:47 Beat dog.
1:00 Elizabeth sleeps
3:00 Micah sleeps
Some peace! And I actually accomplish some cleaning!

So, there's my life in a nutshell. Exciting!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lindsey, Kenny and the boys

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping our friends before the throne of God. Here's a link to their blog, so you can keep up to date on the latest.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Prayers for a friend

Please pray for this family. They go to our church, and Lindsey and I have gotten close since we are both pregnant. Thank you!

(post written by Dana, Lindsey's sister)
Lindsey is at the Women's Hospital of Texas in Houston right now. On Saturday she started having contractions and went to the hospital in College Station. Sunday the contractions progressed and she was transported to the Hospital in Houston. She will be there indefinitely. Currently her contractions have slowed down and have weakened. Please pray that the doctors will determine which medicine works best to stop the contractions. The babies are 23 weeks. Each additional day this can be delayed is very important. Please pray that she will be able to carry the babies for many more days if not weeks or months. Please keep Lindsey, Kenny, the babies, and the doctors all in your prayers during this difficult time.Thanks,Dana

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Church pic

Our church is finally getting a pictorial directory! The company we went through was amazing, and did a fantastic job with the picture. Here is the pic. that we had taken. Look, everyone looks happy, and it only took 20 minutes (he also did other pics, which we didn't order). The company also sends a complimentary 8x10 of the pictorial pic, which happened to be our favorite!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Smart Micah

We have been signing to Micah for awhile now, but until today, we didn't think he was picking anything up. But tonight, when I asked him if he wanted "more" mashed potatoes, he signed "more!" I was so excited! We clapped, grabbed the cell phone (which was the closest camera) and took pictures. Then, anytime I asked him anything, he would smile and sign "more". He loved getting that positive affirmation!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Church Fall Festival

We've gone back and forth about the whole Halloween thing. And just like everything else, we've decided that it's all in the approach that we take. We've decided that Halloween can be a fun time to dress up, have fun with friends, and of course, get candy! October 31st is also Reformation Day, which our church celebrates. Unfortunately, Elizabeth saw the "scary" side of Halloween this year, when a little boy in a werewolf mask came around the corner at Kroger, came up to the basket where she was sitting, and scared her. Now, every time we go to that Kroger she hold my had and tells me, "I not want to see mean boy, I not want to see mean boy, Mommy hold me!" Thankfully, I was able to not go psycho mommy on this kid. :-)

Elizabeth started yesterday off by calling grandparents and wishing them a, "Happy 'Mation Day!" She and I then spent most of our morning making cookies and brownies, which we took to the fall festival and to Curtis' office. It was a fun day to celebrate God's goodness to our family, a time to bring others a little happiness, and a time to remember God's faithfulness to His church.

Group picture (which she actually stood still for!)
Our sweet bee, Micah
nailing the 95th thesis to a church door
Daddy and Micah
Jumping in the bouncy thing, the best part of the night!