Sunday, July 26, 2009
Samuel:"Dear God, thank you for being a strong and mighty man, thank you for my great destiny. Thank you for mommy and daddy, thank you for God, thank you for my house, thank you for on the road. Thank you for God. Thank you for Ellie, thank you for Gods things. Thank you for obeying. Amen"
I tell Samuel at bedtime that he is a strong and might man of God with a great destiny.
We pray all the time to help Samuel learn how to obey.
We pray to keep daddy safe on the road.
It is so precious to hear him weave these things into his own prayers. So innocent and completely honest and trusting.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Ellianna: She is pulling up on everything. Unfortunatly she has recently taken up biting. I can't seem to find anything that gets her attention enough to stop. She just thinks it is really funny.
She says: dada (this is her most intentional word) bah (ball), hi (her 1st word), woo (woof), duh (duck)
Samuel: He is at a challenging age and yet oh so very precious. I am guessing I will be saying that about every age ahead of us. His newest thing when I ask him to do something he will say "I just don't know about that" or "in a minute". I am expecting imediate obedience so this is an issue we are working on. His mind is always working though.
We were out to dinner yesterday and Samuel and Zach had this conversation:
Samuel: "I need more"
Zach: "May I have more, please!"
Samuel (confused): "I want more"
Zach: "You need to say: May I have more, please"
Samuel (defeated): "I'm full"
I love my kids so much. It is such a blessing to be their mom.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Lunch - Sandwich
Dinner - Pasta
Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - Muffin Tin Lunch
Breakfast - Toast
Lunch - Hotdogs
Dinner - Chicken
Breakfast - Eggs
Lunch- Mac & Cheese
Dinner - Beef
Breakfast- Toast and Smoothies
Dinner - Date Night or Chicken
Lunch- Soup and Bread
Lunch- Lunch with family
Dinner- Leftover Buffet
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monday I had my nieces and we had a semi quiet day at home. This involved about 7 loads of laundry and 2 loads in the dishwasher. The kids got their naps though.
Tuesday we took all the kids to the water slides. Samuel insisted he didn't want to ride the big ones. I kind of forced him. As soon as we got to the bottom he kept yelling "that was so much fun, that was not so bad" but when I asked him if he wanted to go again he said "nope" I made him a couple more times. He fought it all the way up and loved it all the way down. By then his lips were blue so we went to get him warmed up. Ellie went down the baby slides a few times but mostly she crawled around the blanket we had laid out.
I later coerced Samuel into going one more time. This time he wanted to go again and again and again. Unfortunately we didn't apply the sunscreen often enough and everyone but my two babies got fried.
Wednesday we went to the free movie at the mall. My kiddos lasted about 15 minutes so I left my mom with the girls and went sale shopping. I got some great stuff from gymboree. I don't usually like their stuff and they are so expensive. I got 5 shirts and a pair of shorts for $30. I thought that was great, their quality is great. You would almost pay that at the consignment shop for used no brand low quality stuff.
Thursday we went to the Great Vancouver Zoo. We were all still kind of hurting from our burns and the hot sun took it right out of us. I was spraying everyone with sunscreen about every 30 minutes. Now I'm packing ( uh I mean supposed to be packing) to go back down to Lake Connor tomorrow.
Next week I will have to find my house. It was pretty neglected this week.
Friday, June 19, 2009
At the petting Zoo Samuel did really well about not touching the animals faces. He was close enough he might as well have been touching though. He kept saying "Hi, hello, hi, hello" He was getting a little annoyed that the silly goat wouldn't stop eating and look at him.
I just love these pictures of Sammy and the Gorilla. I am always calling him my little monkey so this is so fitting.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Samuel adores his daddy. He always copies him.
They also built the sandbox we have been talking about for a long time. Again it turned out great. Zach does such a great job. He always finds a reason why it didn't turn out. He is way to hard on himself.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
We finally decided we would probably need to get a new dryer. Zach decided to try one last thing. He pulled out the dryer and checked the vent that goes from the dryer to the outside. Long story short, he spent all weekend trying to get that path unplugged. By the end he had pulled out at least 9 gallons of dust and lint. It was plugged solid.
So it has been taking me 60 hours of my dryer running every week to get my laundry done. This morning I did all of our laundry in 4 hours. That is sorted, washed, dried and put away. Amazing. Laundry doesn't have to be a dreaded ordeal.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Dad sneezes down stares.
Samuel: "Buesss you papa, buess you papa" , pause, "buess you papa, buess you papa" .... (repeated for about 5 minutes) then Samuel realizes Amy is in the room. He looks at her for a while and then
Samuel: " Why aunty Mimmy no sweep with Uncle Michael." How do you explain this to a two year old.
Amy: "Because I am sleeping here with you tonight"
Samuel: "I sleep here tonight, mommy and daddy go home, I sleep here allll night. There are lights on outside, lotsa lights outside." And the monologue continues.
It is amazing to me the thoughts that are put together in the mind of a two year old.
Will post more about Christmas next week. Right now I need to go feed the baby.