Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Happy early Birthday to my sweethearts!
Friday, March 26, 2010
BRAD.....I took a picture of this one, it wasn't on the disk.Their birthday party is tomorrow eve at my parents. I'm praying I will be in better shape till then!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
* Being outside for most of the day, short sleeves, no jackets!
* Getting a farmer's tan in the middle of March.
* Seeing my bulbs come up, some that i forgot i planted.
* Having the chance to finish up my fall flower bed trimming. Getting the beds ready for new growth.
* Bike rides to the mailbox, and to neighbors. We met our new amish neighbors today. They have 3 young children. AND have a huge greenhouse, which they will be selling flowers from this year! Excited about taking our wagon over and filling it up with annuals. Sorry Ken's Gardens, i will not be visiting you this year.
* Watching the kids play, get dirty, and tuckered out. A good reason for early bedtimes and longer evenings for mommy and daddy.
* The park, throwing stones and splashing in the lake and playing on the playground.
* Our first 2010 visit to Jim Mack's.
* Not having to clean up the toy room all week!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Brad's profound question for the morning "Who needs to toot in heaven?" i love when they ask questions about heaven, but that one we could have done without :) he was very serious though.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Adam is still struggling with this good-bye thing. It sounds silly, but starting to concern me. He woke up at 3:00 the other morning yelling for me, so i went over and he says "can you make sure daddy says bye to me before he leaves for work?" um, Adam it's 3:00 in the morning, go back to sleep. He was at Grandma's the other day and her cable man was there. He said good-bye to him a couple dozen times and he wasn't even leaving! Again, his good-byes are panicky and not a happy thing. I could go on with the awkard situations we've been in lately with this! He's also not sleeping good at night. We put the boys down between 8:30-9 each night, but he lays there awake until 11:00 or later. He's quiet, so maybe it's always been that way, but lately he's been telling us that he can't fall asleep. I'm trying no naps for a couple days, just quiet time. see if that helps him sleep at night. Seems to me a 4 year old shouldn't have trouble sleeping? So we ask for your prayers for Adam, and for me for wisdom to know the best way to help conquer this minor, but concerning thing going on with him. Thank you!
No baby yet! yay! God is good!! This week is more cleaning around the house, and errand running. Next week is the twins 3rd B-day party....THEN if the baby wants to come after that, i'd be fine :) I keep thinking how much longer can i carry a baby when i look like this....No more pregnancy pictures, i promise. I think my brothers read my blog, they don't want to see that!
Have a great week :)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
21 fudge mint cookies (1 1/4 c. finely chopped)
1 T butter, melted
1 quart Vanilla ice cream
2 cups cool whip
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring
Preheat oven to 350. Finely chop cookies, mix with the melted butter and press crumb mixture onto bottom of square baking dish. bake 8 minutes. Cool completely.
Place ice cream in fridge for 20 minutes to soften. Scoop ice cream into mixing bowl, stir until softened and blended. Gently fold in 2 cups cool whip, peppermint extract, and food coloring. Spread ice cream mixture evenly over crust. Cover with foil; freeze several hours.
Before serving you can add extra cool whip to the top. Enjoy!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Rod: Had a very busy winter at the shop, as you can imagine! He had some frustrating times with his employees and their "sick" days, but that goes w/ having your own business. He enjoyed lots of snowmobiling this winter. It's been fun watching him interact with the boys (when he's not exhausted from his day's work!). He thinks of things to do with them that i don't. Like "flashlight time" and "smear the queer".
Adam: Is going through a serious weird time right now i can't even explain it. He gets all panicky when people leave our house, or when he sees someone leave a store we are in. He has to say bye like 5,000 times and gets all worked up about it. Today we ran errands and it was kinda embarrasing. He would say bye to total strangers when he thought they were leaving the store, mcDonalds, daddy's shop, etc. Not just one goodbye, but many! And then he makes everyone else say goodbye and he's practically crying the whole time. It's uncharacteristic of him, he was never very dependent. While they think it's sweet, i'm thinking "what is this boy's problem?" Anyway, we try not to make a big deal about it and hope it goes away soon.
Ben: Was sick this week. It was interesting to see how this progressed. Wednesday he was a perfect angel, on the couch literally the whole day, and didn't make a sound (he had a high fever). Thursday fever was down and he was a BEAR! Today, better but still not himself....He did say a funny on Tuesday after we went to Cabella's. I was practicing books of the Bible with Adam on the way home. So Tuesday night Ben says "do you remember when we went to Lamentations?" oh Ben, he got a little mixed up there. He meant to say Cabella's!
Brad: is Brad. He can be a total goof-ball. And since he hasn't been sick (yet), we've seen it even more. He's the only one entertaining us as of late. He's technically the youngest and the smallest (for now) but he's got the spunk!
That's a taste of our lives lately~~Enjoy a weekend where you don't have to freeze your tush off!~~