When you get to be his age a good nap is always important!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This is the view from our side door.
Tyler was outside snow blowing an hour and a half after "the mystery plower" was here (Thanks,by the way).
Just another view.
Picnic anyone ?
The mailman will be happy the path to the house is clear. As long as he comes within the next hour!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
My van is fixed. It gets warm again. With the lovely weather outside, that is a good thing.
The garbage disposal is replaced and working. I guess it was still under warranty. That saved us a few dollars.
Bill has two job offers on the table. He is trying to think logically and figure out which job would be best for the family. I told him to take the one that is going to get him a paycheck first. I know, that's wrong.
I set some Oreos on the dining room table tonight for the boys. I went upstairs to get them and make sure their rooms were clean. When I came downstairs, Isaiah had eaten the filling out of all 6 of the cookies. Crazy kid!!
I am so ready for spring. When I look outside, I have to wonder why I was so set against moving to Texas.
Yesterday, before school, Joshua insisted he was sick and even threw in a few fake coughs. He knows about our playdate and was looking for a way to go with us. They are never too young to try to pull a fast one on mom and dad.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Don't ask me, I don't know what it means either. My friend Julie and I meet weekly at McDonald's (it's not just open to her and I, if you wanna join us feel free even if your kids are in school, out of school, adults, or you have no kids). We get together and have fun getting to know each other in a more personal way. It has been a great way to get her very shy daughter to open up and talk to me. She goes up in the play tubes (?) and calls my name. (If you know her then you know, that is a milestone.)
There is a group of senior citizens that are there every week. They usually keep to themselves but today I am not sure it was coffee they were drinking. I heard them discussing politics and religion. Everyone has an opinion. I personally have learned not to argue either one of those topics, it's not worth it. It's a fight you won't win. I remember when I worked at Rizzi's there was this kid who always had something to say to me about the existence of God. At first I really let him get to me but eventually I had to ignore him. He seemed to have a comeback for everything. Bill told me just pray for him and that was all I could do. I believe what I believe and I have learned I can not impose that on anyone.
Anyway, back to the subject.
Don't let the title of this post throw you off, like it did us. One of the senior ladies got up to get her coffee refill and yelled that back to the table. Not the worst thing she could yell but it just wasn't like them.
So, if you can handle sauna like temperatures, wobbly tables, loud kids, sticky floors, greasy food and other people you should join us. We really do have a good time.
(That is why Bill is a salesman, not me)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
On the plus side, Isaiah has been telling me he has to go potty! Light, I see, light!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Yesterday, when he left for the airport Jacob started crying because he didn't want him to leave. I am such a chain reaction cryer, I had tears in my eyes too. It broke my heart. That boy can be such a handful but other times he is not so bad. He wanted to talk to his dad before bed but his plane didn't land until after bed time so first thing this morning he called his dad. Here, in Ohio, it was before 7 am that would make it before 5 am for Bill. I guess it was time for dad to get up! I am amazed with Jacob's memory. He memorizes phone numbers, he knows how to spell all of our names, remembers so many details of things we have done and places we have been. It is crazy. The only thing he doesn't remember is how to behave if he could get that down we would be in good shape.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
A little shoot around
Friday, January 16, 2009
1. Tyler's basketball team won their first game and I got to see it. Bill usually goes to the games but I wanted to see one before the season ended. Maybe I should have been at all of them and they would have won them all!!!
2. Bill is flying to Colorado next week to hopefully start a job. He has had a few other opportunities lately. Now instead of no options he has a couple.
3. Potty training has come to a screeching halt. I have hit a wall with that boy. I guess it will happen when he is ready.
4. Jacob has been having some behavior issues lately. I am afraid that next year the teacher will probably recommend some medication because I just don't see him making it through the school day. He has self control problems and I don't know how to fix it.
5. Joshua has decided to ban napping from his schedule. They take to long is what he says.
6. We have tickets to the Cavs game tonight. That is very exciting. The not so exciting part is the temperature outside is -4 (not wind chill). Can you say brrrrrrrrr? I guess thermals are going to be a part of my outfit tonight!!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I recently joined Facebook to keep in touch with my cousin and have reconnected with a few others that I used to work with. I really haven't spent much time updating my page (it's not always easy to find computer time). It is really easy to find someone. I like the fact that they ask you if you know someone before they let them see your page. I have a few more friends that I want to catch up with. Like I said in the last post, I am really grateful for all of the people in my life. Good friends are hard to come by.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I have also been very overwhelmed by emotion of a different kind. I know that I have mentioned that after we lost Mandy, Bill lost his job. He has been looking, sending out resumes, going on interviews, etc. But it is tough out there. That is about where my emotions come in. I am overwhelmed because we have so many great people in our lives who have really been there for us in our time our time of need. We are blessed to be a part of a church that truly cares about its people and show Gods love in so many ways. One of the job opportunities Bill had may require moving to Texas. I told him this morning that I can't even think about moving. I am at a time in my life where I wouldn't want to move to a strange place and start all over. I have never been so broken but at the same time felt so much love by those I call friends. I want to say thank you to all of you for everything you have done, you have no idea how you have touched my life.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Isaiah chewing on his jacket.
Some angel making...
I guess the swing set can still be used...
but the pool will have to wait.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Here are a few "mishaps" that have happened lately:
...Isaiah made up a new coffee flavor. He got into the cupboard and got chicken bouillon cubes and put them in the coffee grinder. Look for that flavor the next time you buy coffee.
...This morning I asked Isaiah to put the laundry from the hamper into a basket so I can take it downstairs. He takes the clothes out of the hamper and piles them into the dog bed. I asked him where the dog is and he starts to move the pile of clothes and says "There her is!!"
...I took our tree down and stuffed inside the branches I found puzzle pieces, parts to a batman action figure, a lid to a trinket box, 2 key chains (one came off my new shoes and the other a picture of Bill and I in Memphis), some socks and a dishcloth.
...Yesterday, for lunch, I gave the kids leftover tortellini. I left the container on the counter because I was planning to have it (I usually eat after they go down for a nap, I need the quiet time). We were in the living room watching a TV show I told them they could finish after lunch before I laid them down. Isaiah went into the kitchen, he was only gone a second, he put the tortellini container on the floor. Long story short, the dog had a great lunch.
Isaiah really isn't a monster he is just busy. When you ask him what he is doing he will tell you "me busy" and he usually is...busy getting into something he shouldn't.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Wouldn't it be nice to live life like a child again...when your biggest concern is wondering how the Grinch could eat a raw onion? My kids sometimes drive me absolutely crazy but other times they really put life into perspective. I think we should live our lives through a childs eyes. They worry about nothing. They just know and trust that someone bigger is going to take care of them and always provide. I think it would be great to live life like that again. I can't remember the last time I had a conversation with someone and talked about "nothing".
Friday, January 2, 2009
This one belongs to Isaiah.
This one is Joshua's.
Here is Jacob's.
And last but not least, here is Bill's masterpiece. Bet you didn't know his hidden talent!!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Last night, we decided to let the kids stay up. I never thought they would make it. We played a few games and put on a movie. I thought for sure that would put them to sleep (it works for me, just ask my husband). The night went pretty well except for Isaiah throwing up. He has an ear infection and the doctor put him on an antibiotic that he refuses to take without a fight. After a wrestling match and getting most of it down, he goes in the living room and throws it all up. What a waste of my energy! We also thought that letting them stay up 4 hours late would also mean they would sleep in 4 hours...HA HA HA! They slept in one hour later making it 7 o'clock not 6.
Anyway, I really am not pessimistic about the new year. I hope the year brings healing for us from the struggles of 2008. I know that great things will happen and I truly wish you a great 2009.