Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
After burning energy at our friend's house the kids wound down in the evening by watching 'Shark Boy and Lava Girl'. Gotta love the 3D glasses!
On Sunday I took Isaiah, Miriam and Henessy to the beach. (The two Josh's opted to stay home) It was much warmer than I expected and we all had a great time until Miriam got 'clotheslined' by Henessy's leash! She still has a nasty looking burn on her neck and chin but she recovered nicely.
Our crazy family!
I believe Josh is in the middle of telling Isaiah not to ruin the picture. Lol!
Isaiah decorated me with the bows from Grandma's presents!
I could start a trend with this look...
Isaiah reading jokes from his new joke book (these are extremely popular with my kids right now) to his brother and sister.
(Actually it may be a toss-up between that and no school, as they always get their birthday off from school.) Here is Isaiah playing video games with his buddies the morning after his birthday sleepover.
All in all I'd say Isaiah had a great 11th birthday!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I enjoy watching them pull big ole' grubs out of our yard from my scrapbook room window...I am amazed at how many they get!
I finally remembered to ask Kraemer's parents for permission to put his picture on here. So now I can show you how cute my kids are with him!
Kraemer also loves to play with Isaiah's hair!
When Kraemers around Joshua refers to Isaiah as 'the scruffy guy'.
You can see he was very happy playing with Isaiah.
What a cutie!
And just because I think it is so very cute, I had to add this picture of Isaiah carrying the baby in my sling taken last week. Too adorable!
No pictures of Miriam and the baby today but I am sure I will add some soon.
All three munchkins just love having a baby around, it is so sweet!
In other news, Isaiah will turn 11 tomorrow!!
(which would actually be in 45 minutes as I write, yikes!)
He will be having 3 friends over for a sleepover party, which will include pizza, video games and glow-in-the-dark bowling from 9:30 - 11pm!
Sounds like a good 11th birthday party to me!
Oh, that reminds me I still have presents to wrap!
I better get going...
Until next time... blessings on your day!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
As I write Miriam says to Josh, "I'm electric eel woman. You can call me electric woman or eel woman."
Josh: "Can I just call you eew?"
Miriam: "No, you can call me electric woman or eel woman."
Josh: "Ok, eew." (Ornery daddy.)
Here is Miriam the bandit with baby Maia on her hunting giraffe (yes, the giraffe hunts for her and brings her meat to eat - though the giraffe only eats fruits and plants).
Here she is later with a bridle and saddle Isaiah rigged for her. (Take note of the rather eccentric outfit...my girl is definitely a free spirit!)
Here Joshua has set up a bunch of his animals in a epic battle scene, each set of two or three animals has it's own little 'battle story' of what is happening there. (I actually got him on video telling me about them but I lost it somehow when I uploaded my photos, sadly.)
This was my favorite, smaller dragons and dinosaurs attacking the large dragon...I especially like the one on the tail.
Bad guys getting ready to go across. (There are 3 of them, can you find them all?)
There you have a small sampling of the amazing imaginations in our household. I am always entertained (and impressed) by what these guys come up with!
Here is one of my favorite quotes:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Here is Joshua in his cool new goggles
Isaiah in mid-flip! I love this picture, even blurry.
Miriam's running jump off the diving board.
The boys are just about ready for their merit badge fair, finally! We are continuing to enjoy spending more time in the Word as a family (and me on my own). The hours continue to rush by so that the day is gone before I get a fraction of the things done that I would like to do!
I was able to finish a scrapbook page layout that I have been working on for two weeks, well, it's been sitting there half done for two weeks anyway...I haven't actually 'worked on it' much. (-: In the last week I have also enjoyed getting all my packages from the various places where I ordered scrapbooking supplies using Christmas gift certificates and Christmas money - so fun! (Thanks, again, to those responsible!) I can't wait to spend more time in my scrapbook room! Saturday is to be a scrapping day for me while the boys (all 3) are gone, Miriam has a birthday party to attend and will likely be playing with friends much of the day.
So continues our crazy life!
It is crazy, but it is good!
Blessings on your day!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I am so thankful for the many good things this year has already brought. Each day I am reminded of how truly blessed we are and I just thank God that he has seen fit to deal so graciously with us. With each trial and temporary frustration I am just reminded that I need to lean on Him and as I do, I grow and learn and, hopefully, do a little better the next time around. As we swing in to full gear with school and activities I just need to remember to stop - take a breath, and hand it over to Him...and, you know, He just handles it all so much better than I!
Blessings on your day!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
(which is actually the point of the book, we used to have a lot of fun with this book when the kids were smaller...arching like a whale breaching, flapping like a parrot flying, growling like a tiger...but I digress)
Everyone thought she was so cute I had to take pictures and share.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I am very proud!
Josh took some pictures for me...
Look at them go!
Hope you enjoyed your Saturday!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Here is Miriam playing with her new digital pet cat that just came in the mail today (bought with your Amazon gift certificate, Bubba) as we leave the second friends house.
After we got home I took this picture of Isaiah suspending himself from our kitchen doorway.
As I finish tonight she has come and is cleaning herself in my lap. I guess she is my new blogging buddy!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Here are some random pictures of the last day of 2008 and the first day of 2009.
Working on the take-down.
Isaiah gets the upper hand, next to the dog, again.
Miriam and Maia (the baby doll) all set-up for a reading session on the couch.
Isaiah kicking back on the kids lofty reading area. (in a space above our pantry, oven and broom closet - between the kitchen and living room, for those who haven't been to our house and seen it)
Our crazy, cute girl. It was actually pretty dark in the room - being a very stormy and windy day - and she was having fun shining her flashlight around, especially on the dog for some reason.
Miriam's webkinz all lined up on the edge of the reading area. I just thought this was so cute I had to include it.
Miriam on the reading area, about to climb down the white post. (I actually have pictures of her doing that from another day, perhaps I will post some tomorrow.)
Our New Year's day was relaxing and uneventful, other then the roaring wind and rain outside all day long. I was thankful to be feeling better today as I was quite ill yesterday. One important thing we did today was to start our 'reading the Bible in a year' as a family. I am very excited that we are doing this.
In addition, I have decided to follow a plan to read the entire Bible in 90 days. I have started a second blog to record thoughts and experiences related to my Bible reading. You can view that blog here: http://readingthruthebible.blogspot.com/ if you are interested.
May the Lord richly bless you as we embark on this new year!
Bring on 2009!