Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Buried Treasure

I haven't blogged in a while and it has absolutely nothing to do with my lack of things to post! The holidays have just been so darn busy that I can't seem to take the time to sit a the computer. Kind of a nice problems to have. God has really answered prayer, as I have been asking Him to make me more of a doer vs. a looker. This year I actually made most of our Christmas gifts and finally made the boys stockings! Hooray!

Anyway, I have been meaning to post this for two weeks now. The other day was a beautiful Texas Fall day and the boys and I decided to play outside. We were swinging and running and sliding in the backyard and suddenly we became pirates protecting a buried treasure on the high-seas. Below is a pic of the buried booty.

Then a few days later, as I am doing the dishes and the boys are playing in Jude's room, I hear this from Jude,"Liam, just come here! Come here and let me get it. You have an oogie in your nose. Hang on! I can get it!" Liam is wailing, as he HATES having his nose wiped. I am thinking all is normal until I go into Jude's room and see that Jude has his finger so far up Liam's little nose that I am quite sure he is poking Liam's brain! It was VERY hard not to fall on the floor laughing but I managed and was able to thank Jude for his help and politely ask him to remove his finger from his brother's nose!

Gosh, what an incredible journey God has me on!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Brrrr...it's cold!

Oh my gosh...it snowed in Texas before it snowed in Iowa! We woke up one morning last week to our usual alarm clock - Jude breathing in my face saying, "I'm hungry, but I need to go pee first. Okay?" So, I slowly rolled out of bed and then I hear, "Mom, it's snowing outside! Does that mean it's Christmas?" He wishes! Geeze that kid can't wait to get his gifts! Can we for just one minute focus on the reason for Christmas? Hello??? Our King and Savior! As much as I try, he doesn't get it. Then I remember, he's four and it will come. I just can't give up! Oh gosh, I digress. Sorry.
Liam wakes up and immediately focuses outside and says, "oohhhhhh!!!" They were so cute watching each snowflake fall to the ground!

Then, in typical Texas fashion, the sun came out and within two to three days we were back in the 70's. Time to put on the glasses!

On another note, I almost wet my pants laughing so hard at Adam the other night! He shaved his beard into a lovely mustache. I bet him $100 that he wouldn't wear the "stache" to church. his reply was, "who cares, it's our money anyway!" Ever so practical! Anyway, when Adam plays with his hair he does this funny thing with his bangs and this rolled look is the end result. So stinkin' funny I had to take pictures. As you can see, he wasn't amused!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

More White Rock Play Date Fun

Below are a few more images taken from our fun Sunday at the lake. And here are a few more quips from the boys:

Liam said his first sentence last night: "Night Night Moon!" but it came out as "Nigh Nigh Noon" So sweet!

Jude has formed a rock band. Their name is "Rock Stars in Harmony" and Jude plays the "kuitar." Oh, and last night he formed a new band "Cool Dudes in Harmony!" Where do they get this stuff?
So big!
Adam was rockin' this thing up and down while the boys giggled uncontrollably.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jude Makes Me Laugh

Yesterday was a long day because Liam took one nap that was interrupted by a poop (lovely) and Dad had an event to attend. This left Mom to take care of both boys at dinner time and make sure they were both in bed by 7:00 before my accountability group came over. Although the day was a challenge, Jude lightened my mood with these zingers...

In the car on the way to Super Target (it's raining and cold)
Jude: Mom, do you know what the little sprinkles are?
Mom: What?
Jude: They're the rain's poopie!

At home while having dinner - Liam is piling Ranch dressing on his chicken nugget and sucking it off leaving the nugget intact and soggy.
Jude: Do you know why he loves Ranch so much?
Mom: Why?
Jude: Because he's a Ranchmaholic!

Oh, I thank the good Lord for the innocence of kids and the gift of laughter.