1.26.2012

Happy 4th Birthday to my silly little monkey Logan John!


This little boy wears life.


He is loud, funny, loving, comedic, and goofy.


He loves fishing, fishing catelogs, fishing poles and, of corse, fish.


He loves troopers and star wars and guns.


He loves power rangers.


He loves football.


He loves to wrestle and tackle.


He loves to pray.


He loves to be with his friends.


He is charmer.


He is a flirt.


He is the class clown.


He steals the hearts of those around him.


He has mine.





Abby was such a great big sister. She helped with the whole party. She was never once jealous or sad that she did not recieve presents. What a sweet girl she is.
The cake Abby and I made for Logan.

It incorporated all his favorite things: fishing, troopers, lizards, and power rangers. and his favorite colors--green and blue.






Cheese!




Heading out to play in the rain before his party.

1.05.2012

Well, after two weeks it is back to work and school. Although it was absolutely wonderful to have time with the Mr. and our kiddos--my two weeks was mostly spent cleaning.

Here's how it went down:

Cleaning round #1--
I'm sitting at the table with the kids when, from the corner of my eye, I think I see something scurry across the baseboard. Oh gag. Is it a mouse? Or worse....a rat? This calls for an immediate trip to Walmart to purchase traps and bleach. Lots of bleach.
We caught three mice.
Our son was intrigued.
"so cute" he said.
"can we keep them?" he asked.
Our ever cautious daughter was terrified of the mouse traps.
"will they get me?" she asked
"can I walk in the room?" she questioned?
My husband disposed of the "cute" little bodies.
Me?
Well, I bleached.
I scrubbed.
I washed.
I bleach again....just to be sure.

Cleaning round #2-

Christmas day.
Wonderful.
Memories made.
Children squealing in delight.
Wrappings everwhere.
Food cooking.
Guests eating.
Kids playing.
Grateful hearts.
Happy family.
Blessed.

The day after Christmas.
Wrappings everywhere.
Toys everywhere.
Shoes.
Ribbons.
Boxes.
Clothing.
Art supplies.
Tree needles.
Lights still twinkling.
The children playing.
The hubby napping.
Me?
I'm stuffing wrappings into bags.
Taking out trash.
Washing cups.
Reorganizing toys and bedrooms.
Hanging up clothes.
Taking down lights.
Packing away manger scenes.
Pack
Wash
Scrub
Fold

Cleaning adventure #3

This one is a dosey.
Itchy head
Memories of the notice sent home from Kindergarten,
"check your child's head--we have lice...."
panic
and confirmation.
we have lice.
OH MY GAG!
Heebie Jeebies.
Go to Walgreens
Spend over $100 on materials
Go to Sprouts
Spend more $ on natural remedies
Shampoo
Comb
Shower
Gag
Tell my girl that it is okay.
And it is.
Then round three begin.
Cleaning.
Scrubbing.
Washing,
Oh.the.laundry!!!
Wash, dry, dry, fold
Wash, dry, dry, fold
and on
and on


I am still astounded at the responsibility that comes with children.
They are so much work.
Worth it of course.
But....boy....for me, this job is not possible without God.
This is when my relationship with Him is just real.
No fancy prayers.
No perfectly carved out quiet time.
Just me begging for strength while picking out lice.
Cannot get more real than that!
And He is always faithful.
He gets me through.