Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cardboard Testimonies

Here is a very powerful video that was shown at church today. I cried through the whole thing. It's amazing what God can do with our broken lives!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Buzz

This morning I decided it was time for the traditional summer buzz cut. Ethan's hair was getting pretty shabby so I pulled out the clippers!


The first cut:

Doesn't he look thrilled??:


But I wasn't all "mean mommy" today...before the haircut I let them finger paint with shaving cream on the table (thanks to Cherri for the idea!). Don't tell daddy...

Annabeth didn't quite understand the meaning of "Keep it on the table"...
Drawing a happy face:

Writing his name:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

C.S. Lewis Quote

"You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." -C.S. Lewis

A Hug For You

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

World's Greatest Invention: The Cherry Pitter

Okay, so maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration...but only a bit. I ran across this handy-dandy little gadget in That Kitchen Shop a few months ago and, while I was quite skeptical about whether it would work (I assumed it would squish the cherries and make a huge mess) I bought it anyway hoping for the best. Cherries are my favorite fruit but I tire of ripping out the pits, one after the other, so that I can share them with the kids. They eat them quicker than I can tear them apart! So, the other day I bought a big bag of cherries and pulled out my little cherry pitter to give it a whirl. Um, can we say amazing?? This thing pushes those little pits out with no problems! It worked beautifully. I did an entire bowl full in about a minute and a favorite summertime treat has now become poppable! Genius. :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bubble Babies

Today it was all about bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! With Brandon being out of town on business, Patti came to stay with me last night and she bought the kids some bubbles to play with. They, of course, LOVE bubbles, so that's how we occupied ourselves for the entire afternoon! :)

(This is the only clear shot I got of Grammi blowing bubbles with them! For some reason the rest of them were all blurry):

I sat outside and read my bible in the sunshine while the kids blew bubble after bubble and played with our little neighbor girl. It was a nice, relaxing day. In fact, the week has gone surpisingly smooth...but we're all ready for Brandon to get home tomorrow!! I can't wait to see his handsome face! :)