Friday, January 30, 2009

Family Friday...

This winter is the first time Emma has really enjoyed playing in the snow. Before, we'd bundle her all up, stick her in the snow...and she'd just stand there and cry. This year she trudged everywhere...it was great!!!
She thinks shoveling is super cool...but "hard work." Hopefully, she keeps that attitude and can be sent out to shovel the cool driveway when she's older!

Poor Caleb was sick and stayed inside with MomE! He has a never ending cold, I think.
They made a fort and threw snowballs at MomE as she took pictures from the slightly opened window. DadE was threatened severely about the consequences should he throw one into the house! HA...he missed!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snowy Extra Blog


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I do have rules about "only one blog, per blog, per day" but since Darren is stuck home and we got some cutesy footage of Emma "helping" shovel the driveway this morning...here is an impromtu surprise for you!

For those of you living in truly snowy places (Colorado, New York, etc.) I apologize for the excitement about our Hoosier foot...but this is ALOT of snow for us!! Funtimes in Indiana!

Wordless Wednesday...




Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tube Tuesday!

Another little known musical love of mine is The Carpenters. Yes, I own their complete works! Here's another one I sing and dance to with my sweet boobahs!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Painting Palooza!

I just introduced Emma to water color paints! She is in love!! She tells everyone she talks to about what she's had painted on her for the day! I think I'm going to make some of her numerous paintings into stationary!
Caleb fell and hit his nose, again! Poor baby!! He likes painting too...even though his is just cornstarch and water!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Funtimes!

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The kids were dancing to Bongo Bird...one of those tunes that sticks in MomE's brain for days and days! They did look pretty cute though. They were being super silly...but got a bit more serious when they realized I broke out the video. Figures! Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tube Tuesday!

A while back I said I could sing all the words to Anne Murray's, "A Love Song." It is on our Easy Listening DVR station...and they play the same songs almost every day. I know I must have heard it growing up too. I usually grab a child (now they fight over this) and dance with them. I sing the words...and now Emma sort of sings along..."Iiii, gunna sings you a wuv song..." I was shocked to realize that many people didn't even know who Anne Murray was...so here is the song...


Monday, January 19, 2009

A Different Monday...


Different--duet by Mollye Rees and Jamie Slocum

I have had the right
To stand and fight
But it would have still been wrong
I've had the chance to prove
A hurtful truth
I had to let it go and just move on

'Cause there's a gift called grace
That's captured my life
Though the way of the world
is power and pride.

Chorus:
I want to be different, Jesus
Just like You
I want to be tender with mercy
Guiding all I do
So when others talk about me
Let it be because
I am different
Let the difference be love

Let me have the kind
Of heart that shines
The light that shows You're real
And where hope is dim
And fear sets in
Will you use me Lord to help and heal

I don't want wealth or fame
To define the life I live
Oh let me be known
For what I give

Chorus

Everyday is a chance to serve You
By caring for someone else
I will make the choice to surrender
And not live for myself

Chorus

Friday, January 16, 2009

Family Friday...

Just taking an opportunity to give you a peek into our family times! Here is Super Daddy...with Super Emmer and little man! I tried to get it on video...but Emma saw me and wouldn't fly anymore!
Here is a Daddysaur...if you look closely you can see it has many little parts...Emma and Caleb parts! Daddysaurs growl, snatch you up and eat you...GROWL! Then, there are lots of little giggles that come from its tummy! Watch out...
So, get yourself a pizza and a funny movie and enjoy a Friday family night at your house too!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Stripedly Gorgeous!

My little girly is so cute...I made her some striped baby legs...to go with her striped turtleneck and striped hello kitty socks! I love her red juice smile too! I could just squeeze her stuffings out...but I won't...cuz I can't catch her!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tube Tuesday!

A...B....C....Scripture!

2009 has begun and MomE made some resolutions for the kids too! We are going to start working on memorizing verses again! If they can memorize songs...they can memorize verses! So, here we go again! As some of you might recall...I tried this when Emma turned two...and it didn't work well!

So, I'm going to put a picture with each letter...and see how we do. I'll share them with ya'll too!

A....
Isaiah 53:6,
"ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY."

B...
Ephesians 4:32,
"BE KIND ONE TO ANOTHER."

C...
Ephesians 6:1,
"CHILDREN OBEY YOUR PARENTS, FOR THIS IS RIGHT."


Friday, January 9, 2009

Jammies...yeah!

The kids got new jammies from Nana and Papa in the mail. They were so excited that they insisted on putting them on right away! Caleb was a bit confused by this proposition but quickly got over it! Aren't they cuties?...Awwww!




They were so excited when I tried to get a picture from the staircase...they laughed and screeched...and this was the best one...They looked up very briefly!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Coo Me, Peez!

Teaching my kids manners is always a treat---especially those meals they scream through! HA! Emma seems to really enjoy manners and routine right now. She's even getting into keeping her napkin on her lap and elbows off the table. Caleb, however, thinks all this attention makes for a great game...as I'm sure you can tell by his hammy expression!
He very nicely says, "Tank Ooo" and "Uv Ooo"
--that's thank you and love you for those who don't speak toddlerese well.
We decided he was ready to say "Excuse me, please" instead of just demanding, "Down!" It amazes us how rotten he is about this...and there has been a lot of suppressed laughter around these parts. He goes through the whole gamut...his cutest smile, a sweet "tank ooo", a few "downs", and then finally...."A Coo Me, Peez!"

His sister is most helpful. She tells him to hold her hand for prayer, to close his eyes (he usually sits there grinning), "shhhhhh", and "Say, Amen Cawub!" So helpful!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cutest Fireman Award!

My little man gets the Cutest Fireman Award!! In my very unprejudice opinion he makes the best sound effects and rides the cutest truck! I'll try to catch this on video for ya'll soon!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Marriage Monday....Humor....

January's Marriage Monday topic is, "Humor of Christian Marriage."


I actually talked to Darren about being stumped on this one. I know we laugh a lot together...but for some reason it seemed hard to put down in words. We decided that it was built on trust. We trust each other...enough to be total dorks together and enjoy it!


We often laugh about how he's added to my vocabulary since we married...with words like viscous coming out in normal conversation! Caleb's nose is just running like crazy...nasty, viscous, green stuff! I've also developed enjoyment in his TV watching style; the "witty, sarcastic" comments he adds to shows and commercials. Although, he knows it annoys me when I'm watching "Pride and Prejudice," for example! That's probably why he made me coupons for my birthday...with one being for chick movies watched without the witty, sarcastic comments! He knows me well!




Our children have greatly increased the humor in our marriage. Not that we laugh AT them, of course! SNort...hahaha! Noooo, we hold our napkins up in front of our faces...or quickly turn around or leave the room! HA! We enjoy listening to beginning speech, the funny things that come out, and the cute things they pretend! We delight in them.


Here are two funny examples...Darren is always looking for scientific stuff to teach them...so he was showing them how to roll stuff down the angled plane....and they remembered that it looked like the slide outdoors and viola you have an indoor slide! Very cute! Just this morning we got a chuckle out of Caleb helping his Daddy shave! Awww...hehehe!


Humor is important in marriage. We'd be angry and crying without it...and who wants that!? We try to not take everything too seriously and enjoy the humor where we can!