Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I just heard this song on Pandora the other day (I think it was my sister who bought me the album, so I had heard it before, thanks to her!) and it reminded me how much I like it! Yes, on the one hand it does kind of play into our "you can't tell me x is wrong" culture (though it never denies that the "wild life" is wrong/ bad). More importantly, though, it's a reminder to me as part of the Body of Christ that those in the world are not my true judges, but that He who is my Judge has forgiven me and made me pure. What a sweet thing it is to know we can all wear white when we are united with Him!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
We're Getting Better...
It's hard to be TOO worried about a baby with a stomach bug after he demolishes a cup of tortellini and the lion's share of a mango Fruit Chiller. I think he's perking up, poor little lamb (he was baa-ing on the changing table tonight *shrug*).
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Looks like wading pool re-opening day! Time to find Isaac a swim diaper!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Catching Up, Here 'N' There
So I meant to post this some time ago, but other things tend to get in the way! I mentioned, I believe, Jay's "Clean up! Find Dirt!" comment when we were weeding. Well, we were pulling dead clematis branches off the old oil tank stand that's right next to the house, and Jay modified his mantra to "Clean up! Clean up, guys! Find house!" It made me laugh, anyway.
Yesterday, the kids and I met their uncle at the zoo. I decided to go ahead and buy the family plus plan, which entitles us to a year's worth of visits with any guest, so if you'd like to go, let us know. It also entitles us to free admissions at other zoos and aquariums here, there, and everywhere, so we'll have to keep that in mind when we're traveling!
Job hunts continue. I had a guy say he would call me last week about a job, but I didn't end up hearing from him. Paul found a few jobs to apply to as well (locally), so I'm still hoping that it will work out for me to be home with the kids. Then we can go to the zoo any day we want ;)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Could've Been Worse...
At least Jay only spilled milk and flour on the kitchen floor this morning and not the cake I baked last night for our Bible study tonight!
Friday, March 16, 2007
When a Bo-oyy Loves His Grandfolks...
The grandparents G paid us a visit last night into this morning on their way to visit PFC Uncle Todd over at Ft Bragg. I had mentioned to Jay that he would get to see them soon, and as their arrival impended, he and I went to wait on the front porch. From the time they got out of the car until he had to go to bed, the boy did not stop cackling and running around, dispensing hugs (except for during the eating of the Grandpa G birthday cheesecake). It was very sweet to see how excited he was to spend some time with them.
There was more of the same this morning, so I didn't worry about getting him set up for breakfast before my shower- it was clearly better to play with Gamma and PopPop. Grandpa helped Jay build a railroad track and play with his "Car Peappad" (LeapPad with the Cars module and book). Isaac was pretty happy sitting with Grandma, though there was an "only Mama" moment this morning, and he just couldn't match his elder brother for enthusiasm. I'm not sure any non-2-year-old could!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Cake courtesy of Cathy Plus One and family
Aunt Christy was able to join the festivities
Isaac thought the cake was pretty good until...
"Somebody get this off of me!!!"
(He may have been just a wee bit tired...)
Jay enjoyed spending time with his buddy Jonah and eating his (Jonah's) snacks.
Friday, March 09, 2007
I forgot to mention that Isaac has taken to giving me the sweetest neck hugs with occasional kisses and humming of sweet nothings. He doesn't even always conclude with a hair yank...
Yardwork With Toddlers
I don't know how Jordana does it. I decided to buy some annuals while we were at WalMart: Jay could help pick some out and we'd all spend some time outside while I weeded and planted for the first time in years. Naturally, Jay started out very helpful (Isaac was napping in his car seat, since that 5 minute drive from WalMart was just too much for him). He saw me pulling weeds, and decided he should do the same. "Find dirt!" (I tell you the truth, that's what he said) alternated with "Kwean up! Kwean up, guys!" (seems to be something he learned in Sunday School). It was all very nice. Then he got bored. No problem! Out from the van comes Toby, the old-fashioned brown tram engine, who likes to drive up gutter downspouts and get lost in the daffodils. OK, so some daffodils got trampled, and, yes, the little packs of annuals may have gotten stepped on as well. Big deal!
Escalation, my friends. Toby (don't ya know) feels the need to wander. Down the driveway. Into the street. Into the invisible (to me) back yard. Into the back porch. He and his friend get summoned back to the yard repeatedly. Then, Toby needs to ride in the stroller. Downtown. I think I probably said something like, "No, Jay, you can't take Toby downtown. You need to stay close to Mama." Fast forward two minutes: "Jay, come back in the yard. Where's Toby?" Guess where! Right at Mama's feet. Jay seemed to think that if at least one of them was keeping an eye on me, all would be well.
New Potty Seat
Well, we went to Wally world yesterday morning to procure a slightly roomier potty seat for the big boy. He had a choice between Elmo/Big Bird and fun, exciting white. You can guess which he opted for, particularly if you have heard Jay talk about "Melmo". Melmo is a new friend, whose acquaintance Jay had not made until he received a potty video featuring Elmo from Paul's brother's family at Christmas. Anyway, the new seat accommodates the boy's nethers much better, though we still run into an incompatibility between Jay bending his knees and being far enough back. There was still some splashing going on, I'm afraid. All the same, I think we'll forego the splash guard. From what I've heard, it can be a traumatic accessory.
A Missed Anniversary (Again)
Well, this blog is over three years old. I am still at it, more or less. I can't predict squat for the blog's 4th anniversary, just that things will be different. Hopefully SOMEbody in our household (wherever it may be located) will be bringing home the bacon, and it's likely to be an adult. Blogwise, I expect Jay and Isaac updates to continue, with photographic evidence. That's all I got.
So Isaac said a second word last night: Paul was heading out to class and Isaac sat in his booster chair clenching and unclenching a fist and saying "Ba ba". Yes, it was as cute as it sounds. I enthusiastically praised his verbal skills and he clapped for himself. And there was the inevitable "Jay say 'bye-bye' too!"