Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

lunchtime conversation

Caleb: "Mom I am sooo hungry!"
Mom: "Ok honey; I am making lunch right now"
Mom:" Hmm.... what should I do with this chicken?"
Caleb: "I don't know - Just don't serve it to me!"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nathan Reading

We *love* that Hooked on Phonics kit Grampa Paul bought us when David was young. Nathan is going through it now and, yet again, it's worth its weight in gold.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas program

Yesterday they boys had their annual Christmas program at Oak Grove Church. I think they hate being on stage. Nathan held the star over his face so to not be seen. Caleb did not sing and neither did David. I think Caleb made his eyes blink 300 times. His coping mechanism. I think he figured if he couldn't stick his head in the sand and pretend he was an ostrich, then that was the next best thing. They sure looked cute though.Good times.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Nathan chooses happy

Happy is a choice you make.
I tell my kids this often.  It is advice I frequently need to remember and apply myself.

This morning out of the blue, while making pancakes, Nathan says:
"I don't even have my drivers license yet! But I'm still happy."

Good to know. Since he is four years old and it will be a long time before he gets his drivers license.Glad he is happy.:-)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas tree

This was about 10 minutes after Nathan came up behind Caleb and tried to steady himself on Caleb, who was standing on the loveseat armrest reaching for the top branches. Needless to say the 2 boys both fell right into the tree. Never a dull moment. We picked the pine needles out of Nathan's shirt and head. Caleb shook it off even though he landed on the bottom. The tree wobbled but stayed standing.

Never a dull moment.

Gosh, I wish we would've gotten that on video. We would've won America's Funniest Home Videos for sure.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gingerbread Houses!

I love our local library.  Every year they hold this gingerbread workshop for kids up to 10 years old. Free!

A great family memory and delicious too.

We get a whole plateful of creative adventure and great one on one time with the boys.

I am sad to say that this is Davids last year as he ages out of the event at 10 years old.  Where does the time go?

Once again I hear Pastor Bartz singing: "You're gonna miss this..."

Friday, December 2, 2011

Red Lobster

Our family feasted at the Red Lobster!

We had the boys try:
shrimp scampi
crab legs
deep fried shrimp
and seafood linguini

David, my seafood lover, said more than once:
"This place ROCKS!"

We enjoyed looking at the lobsters while we waited and we enjoyed eating them too!

It was entertaining watching the boys use the crab claw crackers.

Before the end of our meal, we had a women at a nearby table come over.  She told us that she was impressed by the boys' behavior and appreciated sitting next to them.

What a way to make a mom and dad proud.

Good memory......