Saturday, March 31, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
- Went to eat lunch with some fellow moms from church
- Cosette played with her friends while we sat and talked
- Cosette came to me, pointed to her ear, and said "Mommy, ball!"
- I thought she was coming down with an ear-ache
- I looked closer
- I realized she had a little silver ball wedged all the way back in her ear
- I showed my friends
- Friends said 'uh-oh!'
- I called the doctor
- I waited for 45 minutes for the doctor to call back
- Doctor said he couldn't do anything about it.
- I went to my mom's house
- Mom and I struggled and struggled to get the little ball out without hurting Cosette's ear
- No luck
- I took her to Daddy at work
- Daddy looked inside her ear and said 'Hummm....I see'
- Daddy laid Cosette down on his legs on her side
- Daddy pulled her ear a little and jiggled her around
- The little ball fell right out onto the floor
- I thanked God once again for what a smart husband I have :)
- And they all lived happily ever after :)
The following pictures have nothing to do with the previous story :)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
- toast and eggs
- grilled cheese and tomato soup
- cereal and fruit
- yogurt and bananas
- store-bought frozen waffles
- crackers and cheese, apple slices
- cottage cheese and fruit, apple-butter bread
In other words, it doesn't have to make sense, and it doesn't even have to be healthy. But, it does have to taste good and be able to make it to the table in 10 minutes or less. That is the rule---Sunday Suppers are relaxing, even for mom :) It's one of the silly things that I look forward to each week.
What are some other things that I anticipate?
- sipping hot coffee and eating cookies after the kids go to bed
- wearing my new 'brand-label' shirt that I found for 3.00 at the thrift shop (my husband loves me for this :)
- fixing a really yummy dinner that everybody enjoys
- hearing one of my piano students play a difficult song through correctly
- date nights with my husband
- hearing a new song in church that's really catchy, and then humming it in my head all week
- seeing Eli play peek-a-boo when he only covers up one eye
- hearing Cosette say grace and praying for everybody's 'ouchies'
Sooo.......what little things do you all anticipate through-out the week? And I'm curious---what does everybody else eat for Sunday Supper? :D
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The picture of Eli needs an explanation, but I couldn't get a caption under it----Mom and I had struggled and struggled to get him to hold still so we could put his pants on. After proclaiming our triumph a little too early, we realized that we had both legs in the same hole :)
Friday, March 16, 2007
"The other day, I found out--Eli, don't drop your cup! "that the prices at this grocery store--" Yes Cosette, you may have more milk. "are actually a lot cheaper than "Eli, Daddy said don't drop your cup" "I originally thought they might be, but I "Cosette, yes, you must eat all of your chicken "still prefer the other store, because the choices are.. "I'm sorry Jaime, I missed some of that. What were you saying?
Fortunately for me, I have a husband who is willing to listen carefully anytime the kids are in bed and the house is actually quiet! I am blessed then to have his full and undivided attention.
I often wonder where I would be without my loving husband who is willing to let me shed a few tears of frustration when necessary!
Thankfully, the stresses and trials of motherhood are also balanced by the many rewards and funny moments. My kids can have me feeling tired and frustrated one moment, and laughing my head off the next. Here are just a few of those moments that have happened around our house lately.....
~Cosette asked me yesterday if we could ---"Make cookies, Mommy! Me, help!" When I asked her what kind of cookies she wanted to make, she replied "Big cookies!" :)
~ The other day Eli didn't want to open up for his food, so I was 'flying' an air-plane spoon to his mouth. Cosette thought the airplane should have Uncle Jesse on it (since he just recently flew in an air-plane) So, we flew 'uncle jesse' right into Eli's mouth. Cosette got a sudden, sad expression on her face and said "Uncle Jesse! Poor uncle jesse! Oh well!" (Fortunately, Uncle Jesse got a big kick out of this :D
~Yesterday was Cosette's Grandpa's birthday. All day long, she sang "Happy Pappy, Happy Pappy', over and over again.
~ The words Cosette uses for 'bug, milk, walk, and work', all sound alike. We have alot of trouble at our house sometimes trying to figure out if she wants to watch the movie about bugs or have a drink of milk!!
So you see, even if I don't always get to finish my thought, the things interrupting it are often-times sweeter :)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
"Where did my Daddy go? I seem to have lost him...."
Sunday, March 11, 2007
I am so very thankful for my mom---so very thankful that she is still with us and doing fine! Please continue to pray for her as she tries to bring to a conclusion all of the heart-related issues she has been dealing with over the past several months. She is confidant that God can heal her in the blink of an eye if He would choose to do so. However, she is willing to go through all of the tests and procedures if that is what it takes. Thank you for your prayers.....we covet them!
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
My husband and I looked at the doctor in surprise. What??
He repeated the question as if it made perfect sense.
I knew he was just going through his 'baby-checkup' list of questions, but honestly, this one seemed a bit off the wall! After all, just what kind of parents did he think we were?
Fast forward a couple of weeks.
I walk into my bedroom, where I had forgotten to shut the door. There sat Elias, in front of my potted lily, happily stuffing his mouth full of the potting soil :(
Talk about a piece of humble pie! That was the same day he decided to unroll an entire roll of toilet paper in my bathroom. And the same day Cosette decided to quietly wake up from her nap and cover herself in desitin. (Fortunately for me, my mom and sister were watching the kids at the time, so they got to clean that one up :)
Anyone reading this right now who doesn't have kids might now begin to wonder if the trouble is worth it. Let me assure you that it is. Even with all the messes to clean up, the tears to dry, and the lessons to teach, it is worth it a million times over. When your little boy wraps his chubby little arms around you and plants a wet sloppy kiss on your cheek, you wonder how you could possibly have it any other way.
So thank God for my children, and bring on the messes!