Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mother's Day

At least every other day since the ACTUAL Mother's Day, Gracie will pick a random moment to just stop what she's doing and sweetly say, "Happy Muver's (Mother's) Day Mommy." Each time she says it, I can't help but smile and think to myself, "Yes, this IS Mother's Day." Each day I get to be with my children and tuck them into bed with sweet little hugs and a "licky" kiss from her and a sloppy, open-mouthed kiss from him IS indeed Muver's Day. I am SO incredibly blessed to be their Mommy!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Word Cloud Copycat

This is something I saw on Christine's blog and I liked it... so I copied! These are all words the site randomly picked from my blog posts. Kind of cool. If you are interested, you can go to http://www.snapshirts.com/custom.php?sid=uji0n3j7fchdb9ep1a1s5ifgj6 to do one of your own. I need to get taking some new pictures and get them posted. Coming soon! Happy Memorial Day. I hope we will all take time today to thank God for the sacrifices of so many men and women who've fought for our freedom (and that of others). THANK YOU!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prayers needed

Please pray for Steven Curtis Chapman and his entire family. His teenage son accidentally struck Maria (his sister), age 5, today while driving in the family's driveway. She was the youngest daughter. She did not make it. Such heart wrenching tragedy. My heart aches for them. Please remember this family in your prayers... Maria and her Daddy

Leaving on a jetplane...

Random pictures of cuteness...My Princess looking for the perfect spot to build a sand castle. My sleeping Prince Charming (Don't rush to the phone to call Child Services-We only left him there for a moment to take this picture because Harry didn't have a shirt on and did NOT want to be captured on film)

Harrison has a little wooden rocking airplane you can ride on. Gracie likes to sit and rock on it sometimes. Last night she got on and said, "This airplane is ready to go! Here I go! Want to come Mommy?" I asked her where she was going, and she informed me she was going to China to get her a baby. My heart melted!

On a Harrison note... He signs "More" for another bite when he's eating, he covers his eyes with both hands when you say, "Bright lights!", he claps when you say, "Yay!", he shakes his head "No" when you say the word, and he has a gap between his two front teeth that remind me of Sponge Bob!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Harrison's 9 Month Stats

Harrison went for his 9 month checkup last week. He weighs 20 lbs 3 oz and is 30 inches long. He is 90th percentile for length and 63 percentile for weight. He is a BIG boy! He now has 6 teeth too!

Gracie's bedtime prayer

As we are tucking into bed and saying night-night Gracie decides she wants to say a "prayer like Mommy's" She is VERY original... "Dear Lord, Thank you for my window, thank you for my door, thank you for my arm, thank you for my screws and "otherone" tools, thank you for...my ceiling, and thank you for my feet! Jesus, Amen!" When I told her I loved her prayer, she said, "But it was a silly one!" I took the opportunity to explain that we should be thankful for those things because some people don't have a ceiling to keep the rain from falling on them and some people don't have feet to walk with, etc... Hopefully she processed the mini-lesson. I just wanted to share her "Gracie-moment" with my blogger friends because I thought it was cute even though she thought she was being precocious. That's my girl!

Friday, May 9, 2008


Alright, Chickens... Where are you guys? This will be fun, so take a risk and "Pay it Forward!" (Sorry if I sounded too harsh- not trying to harass you, but it REALLY will be fun!)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Pay it Forward...

Lisa at http://www.youngpartyoffive.blogspot.com/ had an invitation to participate in Paying it Forward. I LOVE the idea & want to give it a whirl!!
How does it work? Here are the rules:

I will send a gift (of my choosing!) to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "PIF" exchange, & who make the same pledge on their blog.
The only thing you have to do in return is PAY IT FORWARD - on your own blog. So, if you want a goodie from me & you are willing to do the same on your blog, let me know!
(Note that you will need to give me your snail mail address, which we can work out over private email!!)

PS... Harrison startes crawling tonight!!! Way to go Baby!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Special Things

I saw the idea on Connie's blog (see her link below) and I loved the idea...

(Gracie at Easter -3 and a half)
10 special things about Gracie at 3 and three-quarters years old...
1. She gives awesome hugs.
2. She has the most beautiful (and longest) eyelashes I have ever seen.
3. She loves to help me cook- especially blueberry muffins!
4. She only sucks (at bedtime) on the perimeter of "Blankie" leaving the center dry.
5. Doing "schoolwork" (workbooks with letters and numbers) is her favorite activity.
6. She looks for ANY excuse to put on a Band-aid.
7. She is mostly a Mommy's Girl.
8. She loves to be on the go because she gets bored at home- she especially loves to shop!!
9. "Junk" is her new favorite food group. She says, "Tonight, I just want to eat junk!" (it doesn't
happen, but she gives it a shot!)
10.It is amazing to hear her randomly use big words in the right context. She just blows us away!
(Harrison at 6 months)

10 Special Things about Harrison at 8 months old...
1. He gives breathtaking (and messy) drool-filled wet kisses!
2. His soft hair has TWO symmetrical cowlicks and feels like baby duck fluff.
3. He absolutely LOVES Gerber Puffs and Vanilla Wafers.
4. He is a full-blown thumb sucker...We're talking 90% of the time!
5. He is constantly smiling- people are always commenting on how happy he is (He's making up
for the 8 weeks of Colick!)
6. His teeth are coming in on top with the left front and then skipping to the right Canine.
7. His "Poopy Faces" are red and hilarious! There is NO doubt what he is working on...
8. When he was in the womb, he clung to life inside of me against all odds; surprising even my
doctors after each emergency visit! Praise GOD from whom ALL blessings flow!
9. He can say ball only it sounds like, "Ba!"
10.The dog's ears, Sissy's hair, and his "pee-pee" (Sorry Harrison, but someday you'll appreciate
the details!) are his all-time favorite toys right now!