Sunday, July 26, 2009

2 yearold prayers

Samuel's prayer tonight was so precious. It was similar to other nights but I wanted to document some of it so I don't forget the precious 2 year old prayers when we are a few years down the road.

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

Samuel and Ellie

I just wanted to post an update on what the kids are up to so I wouldn't forget.

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

Meal Plan

So I have been trying to get on top of my meal plans, this is the structure I am going to attempt:

Lunch - Sandwich
Dinner - Pasta

Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - Muffin Tin Lunch
Dinner- Pizza

Breakfast - Toast
Lunch - Hotdogs
Dinner - Chicken

Breakfast - Eggs
Lunch- Mac & Cheese
Dinner - Beef

Breakfast- Toast and Smoothies
Dinner - Date Night or Chicken

Breakfast- Pancakes/Crepes/Frenchtoast
Lunch- Soup and Bread
Dinner- Fish

Breakfast- Buiscits/Muffins
Lunch- Lunch with family
Dinner- Leftover Buffet

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Week of Fun!

This has been a really busy week. It started with Zach and I taking the kids down to Lake Connor last weekend. Jamin, Kelsie and the kids joined us on Saturday for a while. It was the first time for us to go camping with just our kids. We had fun. I have to say that it is fun to have more people around the fire at night though. Sunday was our 6th Anniversary. Wow I cannot believe it has been that long. Zach's parents took the kids. (Thank you so much) We went clothes shopping without kids in tow. What a difference. We also tried out the buffet at the Tulalip Casino. We don't gamble but just for kicks and giggles I took 1 dollar and plaid one game while we waited in line. I made $4.90, which made my day and paid for part of our meal. And I had no desire to go plug my winnings in another money eating machine.

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.