Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Why Toys Stay on the Floor

Mischievous Grin

Now you seeWhy toys stay on the floor!!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Waiting for Grandmother

Waiting on Grandmother. (Look at the purse!)

Still waiting. We was going to eat with grandmother.
Waving hi at Grandmother

Nursery Friends

This is only part of the group. They are so sweet!
Emma and Brooke eating crackers.

Emma is tired.

Caden and Brooke sharing a book.

Emma is missing her mommy. (She really was. Her mommy and daddy was on vacation)

Brooke, Emma, and Jordan.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Brooke's babysitter

I left Brooke with her babysitter today. (HER DADDY) My mom and Kevin is the only people who I have left Brooke with. I know, I need to get her used to other people.
I had to take Courtney to the Dentist, so Kevin kept Brooke. He was going to the gas company to order gas for this winter. He calls me and ask "What did you feed this child?" I said "Oh no, What is wrong." Kevin goes into this long story about Brooke into everything and he can't get dressed. I started laughing . I told him that I deal with this stuff everyday. He started telling me some of the things she was doing. She got in the bathroom and was playing with something that she did not need. Kevin took that from her. She then started getting in the drawers. Kevin told her to stay out of the drawers. Brooke pouts. Kevin goes into the bedroom for a minute. He then goes back to the bathroom and Brooke has opened the powder and is standing there pouring it on her legs watching it fall. LOL Kevin cleans that mess up and tells her to get out of the bathroom. He continues to get dressed. He thinks Brooke is to quite so he goes to the kitchen and she is in the cabinets opening up the drawers. He finally was able to get dressed. I think it is funny, because I go through this everyday. Can you understand why homeschooling is hard?
Brooke is so different than Courtney. Courtney was never into stuff. She played and enjoyed her toys. Brooke don't care much for toys. She wants to explore and play with boxes, shoes, tape, lotion, powder, or anything else interesting.
We also took Brooke for three shots this afternoon. I hope and pray that it don't mess her up. The past few shots she has had, has been bad. She had terrible side effects. (FEVER being the main thing and ill as a hornet.)

A Mother's Prayer

Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray,
For life's been anything but calm
Since You called me to be a mom--
Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with wooden blocks,
Cooking, cleaning, finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose,
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
Wiping tears and giving hugs,
A stack of last week's mail to read--
So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord,Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your grace,
I see then, in my small one's face,
That you have blessed me all the while --
And I stoop to kiss that Precious smile.
author unknown

My last few post have been about moms. The reason why is Kevin and I started talking about how special moms are. When Children are sick, sleepy, hurt, or just need comfort, they say mommy. (most of the time)
With Kevin working at the hospital he gets to see the other side of this. This week he had two older patients that was about to die. Who did they call out to???
Mommy!! It is amazing how older people who are sick revert back to childhood. You don't hear them say daddy. They say mommy. Daddies are special people also, but there is just something about a mommy.
There is nothing quite magical as a mothers love. I know it has been a wonderful thing for me. There was a time in life that I did not think I would get to be a mommy. I am so thankful for the two beautiful, healthy, girls that God has blessed me with. I found the prayer above and could not help but get tears. It is so true. I know myself that my house used to be spotless. I mean I did not care who dropped by for a surprise visit. I always had the dishes and clothes caught up. Now there is toys everywhere, and it seems like I never have the clothes caught up. I will think they are caught up, but turn around and find something else that needs to be washed. I am thankful for all of these though. I am thankful for the toys on the floor, the clothes to wash, the dishes to wash, and for two beautiful girls to tuck in at night. I am also thankful for a wonderful husband and daddy, that I think is pretty special.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

If you give a Mom a Muffin

Does this sound familiar???

If you give a mom a muffin, She'll want a cup of coffee to go with it. So she'll pour herself some.The coffee will get spilled by her three year old. She'll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find some dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do some laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, She'll trip over some snow boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper for tonight. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With a Pound ofHamburger.) The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill which is due tomorrow. She will look for the checkbook. The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two year old .She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two year old. While she is changing the two year old the phone will ring. (Of course!) Her five year old will answer it and hang up. She remembers that she wants to phone a friend to come over for coffee onFriday. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. She will pour herself some. And chances are, If she has a cup of coffee, Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it. Written by Kathy FictorieBased on If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Before I was a Mom

"Before I was a Mom I made and ate hot meals.I had unstained clothing. I had quiet conversations on the phone. Before I was a Mom I slept as late as I wanted. And never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday. Before I was Mom I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to lullabies. Before I was a Mom I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers. Before I was a Mom I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts, my body and all my feelings. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a Mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important. Before I was a Mom I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was OK. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much............before I was a Mom....

Friday, August 18, 2006

Discovery toys

I like most of Discovery Toys products. I have the Giant Peg Board.
Brooke loves to play with it. We sort her colors. I also only get it out at certain times. Many times when I am cooking or something I will get it out so it is something different for her. Tonight was one of those nights. Tonight was also a night that gave me a terrible scare.
Brooke was busy in the floor, playing with her peg board. I would give her a color and then wash dishes or load some clothes in the wash. I had came back in the kitchen and Brooke made this weird sound. I looked at her and she had a round peg in her mouth and she looked to have a grin on her face. I told her to get the peg out of her mouth. She just looked at me. I said "Brooke get that out of your mouth now"
She put her hand up to take it out, but it would not budge. Tears was pouring down her cheek. I grabbed the peg and pulled. It was stuck. I was starting to get very nervous. I was not worried about her swallowing it, because I think it would be to big. My concern was, she was not breathing good. I jerked the peg again and it would not come out. I was starting to panic. I thought I need to call 911. I could not get my finger in her mouth to get a good grip, because the peg was closed around her mouth. It was almost like a suction cup. I finally pulled very hard and was able to get it loose. Brooke took a deep breath and cried. I hugged her and told her it was O.K. I have to say it was scary. You would not think a little peg could cause this, but it did. I still don't know how it happened. It is like her mouth put a suction around the peg and it was not going to turn loose. I really do like the Discovery toy peg board, but I will use more caution the next time Brooke plays with it. If anybody else has a peg board, be careful if you have little ones.

Pretty Girl

Pretty girl

What a pose!!

Get ready, Get Set, GO!!!

Beautiful girl.
Brooke has long legs like her daddy.

A day at the school picnic

Daddy and his girls
Mommy and Brooke

Courtney (Look at that snake braid!!!)

Brooke taking it easy! Daddy is tired.

Courtney taking a pose.


Kabrina,Erica, Courtney, and Erin

Jerod, Logan, Blake, Breanna, Courtney, and Brooke

Sadie and Brooke

Caden -n- Brooke

Brooke and Daniel

I love that song about a friends a friend forever. That is a great song. We went to the school picnic yesterday and got to be with many of our friends. With me homeschooling I have had many people concerned about Courtney and the social part. That is not a problem. We are blessed with friends. Courtney and Brooke both have many friends. Here is some pictures of some of their friends.

A long Day.

Boats waiting
Brooke and Caden waiting.

Brooke looking at the helicopter.

A bug we found during the wait.

Courtney and some friends waiting

Brooke tired and ready to go home.

What is Courtney doing with all these boys? She is taller than all of them.

The bridge
London Bridges FALLING DOWN!!

I am really behind on my posting. Wednesday we went to see the bridge being blown up. I hated this bridge. It was way to small. I can reme,ber many times riding in the middle of the lane so people would not pass me. The new bridge is so nice. I packed some picnic stuff and off we went to see the bridge get blown up. This was suppose to happen at 11:00. When we found out it was going to be a delay we decided to leave. There was a problem. We was stuck. I could not get out where I had parked. The people who was leaving was at a stand still. No cars was moving. We had to stay. I was glad I brought some food. We even had enough to share with some people who did not bring anything. There was many people at this event. Many of our friends was there. Courtney had fun with all her little friends. Brooke had a O.K time. She was way past her nap, so she was a little fussy. I have to say it was not worth waiting 4 and half hours to see. Courtney had fun, so I guess that was worth it.
More on the bridge

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Mommy and Girls

"Tea, Anybody??? "

Bedtime story.

These pictures was done several months old. I forgot about them. As much as I had to pay for them, you would think I would not have forgot them. I thought they turned out pretty good. Brooke was tired of pictures and did not want anymore taken. (You can tell in the second picture)

Piggy Tails

Something is funny.

Mommy being silly

"Cheese" Look at my pig tails

Chocolate Gravy

Enjoying her gravy.


If you have never had chocolate gravy and biscuits, you don't know what you are missing. I don't mean just any chocolate gravy. (Kevin's gravy) Kevin fixes the best chocolate gravy I have ever had. When Courtney was a baby we would fix it for breakfast and Courtney loved it. She was hooked day one. Brooke was a little different. She did not want the gravy. She loved the biscuit, but not the gravy. Every other Sunday Morning Kevin will fix this for breakfast, while I iron clothes and get the children ready for church. I used to fix it, but mine never turned out like Kevin's. Courtney wants her daddy to fix it instead of me, because his taste better.
Brooke would eat her biscuit while we ate biscuit and gravy. I would give her some gravy, but she just never seemed to like it. One day she started eating it and has not stopped. Brooke loves chocolate gravy now. She also has started sitting at the table with us and she loves that. She used to always sit in her high chair beside me at the table. We bought her a booster seat and she don't like the high chair anymore.
We have not had chocolate gravy for a couple of weeks, so Kevin decided to fix it this morning. Brooke loved it. You can tell by her face how much she loved it. Of course she wanted to feed herself so that is why her face is such a mess.