Thursday, February 28, 2008

Life, with vacation plans

We bought plane tickets tonight for a little Mickey time in May. Woo Hoo!
We are going for 5 days to Disneyland and we are staying at the Grand Californian, which is a Craftsman-style hotel in Disney's California Adventure. I am SOOOOO excited! Just had to share before I go to bed.

Life, with music

The Boy is LOVING his Kindermusik class. There are kids his age to run around, sing, and dance with. He especially loves story time when they read "Shiny Dinah" and he gets to echo "Choo, choo. Choo, Choo. Dinah, Dinah, Dinah, Dinah. Shoo, shoo, shoo, shoo. Shine-a, shine-a, shine-a". It is adorable.

We have ordered a cake for the family party this weekend. It (hopefully) will look something like this:

I hope that it tastes as good as it looks!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Life, on the mend

The Boy is doing a lot better. He still is having headaches from time to time, especially after a good cry or coughing spell.

We are on the countdown for his birthday. We are having both a family party and a friends party this weekend for this special occasion. He is growing up so fast!

We went out of town this past weekend and had a great time. We took the doggies to the Dog Park for a couple of hours and they had a great time. I also had a little shopping time where I was able to spend my Christmas gift certificate. I got:


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I also was able to pick up the last of my Christmas gifts from my dad. He had one of my many Disney artworks framed for me. It has become a Christmas tradition to have something framed, which I love. Thanks, Daddy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Life, listening to The Boy

Tonight, for the first time, I laughed out loud at The Boy's bedtime. For tonight, was the first time the "stall" was employed. It went a little something like this:

Me: Goodnight, I love you.
TB: Night, love you.
(Door starts to close)
TB: Mama?
(Open door)
Me: Yes?
TB: mumble, mumble, night.
Me: Goodnight, I love you.
(Door starts to close)
TB: Mama?
(Open Door)
Me: Yes?
TB: mumble, mumble, mumble, night
Me; Goodnight, I love you
(Door starts to close)
TB: Mama?

Now this continued a couple more times. I know that I should not entertain this behavior, but it was so so funny to hear. To realize that he is growing up so fast. I love that kid!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Life, in my arms

In My Arms - Plumb

your baby blues
so full of wonder
your curley cues
your contageous smile
and as i watch
you start to grow up
all I can do is hold you tight

knowing clouds will raise up
storms will race in
but you will be safe in my arms
rains will pour down
waves will crash all around
but you will be safe in my arms

story books full of fairy tales
kings and queens and the bluest skies
My heart is torn just in knowing
you'll someday see the truth from lies

knowing clouds will raise up
storms will race in
but you will be safe in my arms
rains will pour down
waves will crash all around
but you will be safe in my arms

Castles they might crumble
dreams may not come true
but you are never all alone
because I will always
always love you

clouds will raise up
storms will race in
but you will be safe in my arms
rains will pour down
waves will crash all around
but you will be safe in my arms

Life, with a head injury

My poor boy, it is hard to be a kid.

Yesterday, while having a tantrum at the playground, The Boy fell smack-dab on the back of his head from about 3 feet onto the cement. A mother's worst nightmare.

We rushed to the ER, and had about a 2 hour wait. He did pretty well in the beginning, but about an hour into the wait, he started grabbing his head and yelling "Owie, owie". It was heartbreaking. The ER doc came in, and was there for about 5 minutes. He checked his eyes and ears for blood, did not find any, Praise God! He was discharged to home with instructions to keep an eye on him and make sure that if anything changed, to bring him straight back to the ER.

He is just fine and dandy today. I just love him so much and hate him having any pain. As a parent, you want to save your kiddos from all the pain in the world, but it is not possible.

The Boy is almost 2, have I mentioned that? Here is a little slide show featuring The Boy. Enjoy!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Life, whew!

Wow! A busy week has passed by. I had something almost everyday, and if there was not something, I was trying to keep the house clean. Here is a little rundown:

Monday: Work at FMGH
Tuesday: Grocery shopping, Watch Miss C.
Wednesday: Bible Study
Thursday: Kindermusik, Shopping for Daddy-Daughter dance decor
Friday: Clean house for YA night, Young adults.
Saturday: Work at FMGH, Decorate for dance, Help with dance festivities.
Sunday: Church!

This weeks's schedule seems pretty relaxing compared to last week. We do have Valentine's day this week to look forward to. We are also going to a concert(TobyMac, Jeremy Camp, and Matthew West) on Saturday with a stop by The Cheesecake Factory on the way, Yum!

<----- Key Lime Cheesecake, sooooooo good!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Life, in 1 Corinthians 13

I have decided to try an experiment. For the next week, I want to be extra vigilant in living a "1 Corinthians 13" life. Especially verses 4-7:

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Just think how much better our relationships, whether it be with your husband or wife, or just those you encounter day to day, could be if we thought about and followed through with these verses.

I found a new blog today: and I am really looking forward to the lessons that the author is teaching. Mrs. Fussypants, if you read this, thank you!

Life, as a "working" mom

Every so often I am asked to return to help out at my previous workplace for a couple of days to cover vacations, surgeries, and the like. It is actually a nice little break from the world of The Boy. I like the adult interaction, and to fill my mind with things other than diapers and sippy cups, even if it is just to help lance a boil or make patent payments.

It makes coming home to a boy who has had a break from The Mom super sweet. I mean, I can't be away from this face for very long...