Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
it was Legotastic. If you are a party nut like me you can check out more detailed pics on her blog.
Here are a few of my favorite attendeesStacey LOVES to sing Happy Birthday and really belted it out for Ryan.
Happy Birthday Ryan, thanks for another great party!!!
We made these cute glitter houses last Christmas...
and since apparently we love shinny things we thought we'd lend a little glitter to fall as well. I love doing crafts, but prefer to do them chatting with friends just like this. We didn't have anyone to take a group picture, so we went for an old self portrait, they always turn out terrific!
These are my finished projects. I've seen enough crafty blogs to know that these photos are pretty terrible, but in the right setting with the right lighting these would look much more impressive, I'm sure.
This is the groups accomplishments. Lauren thanks for hosting, I know you'll probably be reminded of this night again and again due to the insane amount of glitter we left behind.
Here is wanna-be player #1. Wyatt LOVES to kick things and he does this cute little run in place to ramp up before he kicks. I've tried to catch it on video, but no luck yet. He did it about a million times with this soccer ball.
Wanna-be #2 (Ally)
The fan club. The intensity on their faces in this picture cracks me up, not sure what game they were watching. :)
The Star, #7 getting some action.
Honey and GP on the sidelines with Stacey
Soccer Stud Ryan and his #1 fan
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
A few takeaways from this day: First, I like to think that I am not a yeller, I give Stacey (Daddy) my disapproving look and ask him not to raise his voice to get a reaction etc., but all day I had to resist the urge to yell at the top of my lungs. NO! STOP THAT! GET OFF OF HIM!! It was eye opening. When I do have a voice I think I raise it more than I'd like to admit.
Second, I had just heard another great Building Blocks speaker on Thursday and was ready to hit my restart button and start my day off viewing my role as a mother as the absolute blessing that it is and soaking up every minute with my boys instead of just getting through the day (which I am so often guilty of). But by about 9:00 getting through the day was all I could think about. My sister reminded me that Satan will always try to thwart our best efforts and no doubt I let him get the best of me. Thankfully God's mercies are new every morning and today is another chance for me to put into practice all that God desires of me.
My voice is back today so hopefully my next blog post will have nothing to do with taming the tongue
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
On the way home from Lubbock I asked Stacey III to list three of his favorite things from the weekend. He said:
Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
I can remember vividly buying "Sad Spoon" or really spoons, a set of two wooden spoons bought specifically for discipline. I drew a very simple sad face on mine and Stacey (Dad) drew blood tears and fangs...? Um not trying to scare the children into obeying darling just letting them know it makes us sad when they disobey. Little did I know then just how sad it would make me! Or how difficult discipline would be...there is a reason they can't talk when they're born.
I have looked everywhere for these original sad spoons (don't worry Dad's scary spoon version wasn't ever actually used), but they are no where to be found. This is is no way due to the fact that they have not been used but rather used so much that we can't keep up with them. So lately whatever wooden spoon is available works.
Anyway back to the face lift. This morning I heard Millye Hale, an amazing Christian woman from Watermark who loves God's word and knows it backward and forward speak about Biblical Discipline at Building Blocks. Among a plethora of parenting gems that were taken from her talk I left feeling challenged to know God's word so that my boys will hear it from me and they themselves will know it. And what better place to start than with the teachable moments that involve sad spoon.
So the once sad faced sad spoon is now covered front and back with scripture. Not only is it an encouragement to me in the discouraging moments of discipline that I am being obedient to my Father by loving my children enough to discipline them, but hopefully it will also help me use these verses with the boys and hide them in my heart!!
One verse in particular that was an encouragement to me today was Hebrews 12:11 "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
The other verses finding a home on our sad spoon are:
- Proverbs 13:24
- Proverbs 3:11-12
- Proverbs 29:15
- Ephesians 6:1
- Ephesians 6:4
Here's hoping for the harvest!!!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
1. Sock-less laundry.
2. Backyard baths - a regularly requested occurrence around this house all summer and a Daddy special, oh don't worry we use soap.
3. SWIMMING, and baby Wyatt's undercover brown berry tan line.
4. Pock-a-cles (Popsicles), and the sweet little voice that asks for them.
5. Having absolutely no scheduled activities.
I won't miss...
1. Wearing a swimsuit.
4. Having absolutely no scheduled activities. :)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Of course our little sweater Wyatt was outside about two minutes before he looked like he had just finished a marathon.