Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Handsome like his Daddy

Look at this handsome little boy.
I see so much of his Daddy in him.
His big blue eyes and sweet smile.
And most of all, his laid back and calm demeanor.  I hope that one day he will also be just as wise, compassionate, brave, and full of integrity as his Daddy.  He has his Daddy's good looks.

Happy Halloween!

So we dressed up as a family.  David just kind of rolled his eyes when I told him what I wanted to do...
Grace was Peter Pan, Faith was Tinkerbell, David was Captain Hook, and Benjamin was the Tick Tock Crock.  Of course, those costumes didn't last longer than the photo before Grace changed into a princess and David put on gym clothes.  We trick or treated down our street and both girls said they were tired and their buckets were too heavy as we came by our house.  Literally, their buckets were overflowing after hitting less than a dozen houses.
So they pulled up their chairs, grabbed a sippy cup, and passed out candy to the multitude of trick-or-treaters.  I've never seen so many kids come by in my life.  We ran out of candy by 8:00 and resorted to passing out the kids candy.  By 9:00 we were completely empty having given out over 20 pounds of candy plus our reserve supply of lollipops used in the event of emergency sugar lows and cranky kids.  But it sure was fun.  I can hardly wait until next year.

Dentist trip

Today Grace and Faith each had a dentist appointment. 
We were encouraged to dress up so we did.
While waiting the girls played video games.
Then the Tooth Fairy came to visit!
She looked for Nemo and Dorie in the fish tank with Grace and Faith.
Grace was excited to be a Tooth Fairy in Training.
Faith was toothpaste.
And Benjamin was a little cavity.  And like a true cavity, he actually ate his tooth that was taped to his shirt...
Then it was time for Grace's exam.
And her cleaning.  Then it was Faith's turn.  Faith wasn't as compliant as Grace so I had to hold her during that exam.  Fortunately, both girls have wonderfully clean teeth, no cavities, and excellent alignment and spacing.  I'm hoping that means no braces in the future...
And then it was time to say farewell.
See you in 6 months, Tooth Fairy!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Oh sweet Internet, how I've missed you!

I can't believe it but I'm finally back online!  After months of waiting, we finally have the internet at home and I couldn't be more pleased.  It's superfast! 
Watch out world, I may have been gone for over 7 months but now I'm back... and I have a lot of catching up to do!  I know I am a bit rusty but soon we should be back into our old rhythm and groove again!  I plan to start with all that happened in March and finish up everything including Halloween.  A lot has happened in the last few months and I can't wait to put my thoughts out there...

Moving to our new house
Benjamin's birth
Faith's 2 year birthday
Grace starting kindergarten
Grace's 5 year birthday
Benjamin rolling over and eating solid foods - he's 5 months old already!
Updating our house
and so much more!

I have truly missed you, my sweet blog, and I hope we are never parted again for such a long time. 
Hugs and kisses.

Pirate Princess Parade

Grace's kindergarten class had another parade today.
It was themed Pirates and Princesses.  Right up Grace's alley.
Even Benjamin was entertained.
Grace walked regally down the sidewalk.
Waving and speaking pleasantly to everyone as she passed by.
Sunch a tiny beautiful princess.
All the kids were pretty fantastic.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Corn maze

Grace went on a field trip today.
To the local corn maze.
And her brother, sister, and I tagged along for the fun of it.
It was gorgeous out and we couldn't wait to enter the maze!
It was so cute watching all those tiny little kindergartens follow through single file.
While I followed behind pushing a great big double stroller with two kids.
These signs made me giggle at first.  Like I could possibly run...
But then my kiddos got hot, tired and hungry and we left the group only to keep running into these signs.  Fun?  Um, not so much.  Finally after 45 minutes I found the exit.  Actually it was the entrance but, hey, we got OUT.  And that was all that mattered to me.
Twenty minutes later I see my darling daughter sauntering out.  Through the correct exit, I might add.  Sad that a bunch of 5 year olds can follow directions better than this 31 year old Momma.  Although they had a map.  I did not.  And while the paths were "supposedly" lableled like the Alabama interstate system, I am convinced they are not.  I-65 did not take me to Mobile and out the exit, I kept ending up in Tuscaloosa which is crazy because the real I-65 goes to Montgomery...
But I digress, next, we headed to the pumpkin patch.
Where each kindergartener selected their very own tiny pumpkin to bring home.
Everyone gathered round for a nice group photo.
And then it was time for the rubber ducky race!
Grace shot her water cannon but alas, her ducky just puddled his way into 3rd place.
Grace and her buddy giggled for a while and acted silly.
Until it was time to shoot corn out the corn cannon.
Then we had time to play.
And it was time fore lunch.    And then I was once again amazed by my little girl.  I was standing by the double stroller with Faith and Benjamin when I heard Grace yell out, "Guys!  We can't eat yet!  We haven't said the blessing!"  I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I worried what other adults would say.  Especially after hearing another child ask, "What's a blessing?"  Then Grace simply responded with, "We have to thank God for our food and blessing us, silly.  You hold your hands like this and close your eyes.  And I'll say the blessing."  And bless her heart and those hearts of all the little children around her because they bowed their heads and listened while she prayed.  And my heart melted and I am so glad that I chose to watch and listen as my little girl planted some seeds in other children's hearts. 
After lunch all the kids received one pink corn seed in a cup with some dirt in it and were told that if they water that corn just a little every day come Thanksgiving they should be able to harvest one, maybe two, ears of sweet corn.  This should be interesting...
And then it was time for us to say farewell to the corn maze.  It's a trip that I will always remember.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Like Father Like Son

Benjamin is like his Daddy is more ways than one...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Baking biscuits

Faith wanted to help me bake biscuits today.
So she made one "all by myselsh" (all by herself).
And just like her Momma, she got flour everywhere.  It's a sign she's going to be a fantastic baker, y'know.

Friday, October 12, 2012

We've been boo'd!

Someone rang our doorbell and disappeared when we answered it.
And there on our doorstep was this package full of Halloween goodies.
We are tickeled to death!
And now we get to Boo our neighbors back.  What fun!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

There's a lizard living in my glove

I went to work in the yard today and something told me to check the inside of my glove before putting it on.
Eek!  Apparently, a lizard decided it was a nice place for a nap.
I would have died of a heart attack if I had put it on my hand and felt something trying to scurry out across my hand.  Note to self:  Bring gardening gloves inside after yard work...

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Benjamin is finally big enough to use his exersaucer.  And he loves it.  Of course, he jumps up and down in it like a trampoline, but as long as he's happy so is his Momma.
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