Friday, April 29, 2011

Little Princess Emma...

If you're going to watch a royal wedding with your MomE....
...you really must dress as a little princess!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rabbit-Girl & Skunk Boy

Emma got this bunny hat for Christmas and fussed if I tried to get her to wear it...all winter long.  But, with the bunnies she's seen around and the cold snap we're experiencing, she decided to wear it...
...on all of our errands today.  Everyone at Walmart thought she was very cute!  Me too!
Lubby...was being grumpy.  His orange shoes (bought many moons ago) finally fit.  He likes orange...but his best friend's favorite color is green...so, he isn't sure he wants to say that he likes orange.  Oui...it was a morning long discussion.  I feel a tiny bit looney. 
As we were packing the kids and stuff into our van...DadE said, "Here's Rabbit-Girl and Skunk-Boy!"  Emma said, "Oooo, I love being Rabbit-Girl!"  And Lubby said, "I don't wanna be a Skunk-Boy!"  You sort of needed to hear him...cuz he said it in his "deep, gruff" little boy voice.  Hilarious!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Calvary in my Kitchen & Cuteness

We have a reminder in our kitchen this week....
I have a few new things planned...stay tuned.  Matzo tomorrow...with discussions about the Passover.  Should be interesting.
Emmer was delighted when I told her she could pick as many "yellow grass flowers" as she wanted.  I said "grass flowers" because the yellow daffodils in the front I'd rather keep out front.  I might let her pick some in a few days...to bring inside.  She'll like that...
Little cute man...showing me his shooter stick...
They had a jolly good time swinging in the hammock together.  She sang and he complained that her flowers smelled funny.  I think dandelions have a funny smell too...but I didn't say so.
I was surprised she didn't try to pick the purple violets...but she said they weren't big and soft like the dandelions.  Well, there you have it...
"See MomE...this is a great shooter stick...did you take a pitcher of it?"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Creative Frugal Funtimes...

So, when traveling with Loverbrains it is important to be creative when planning fun outings in unfamiliar cities...or familiar ones... We enjoy being FRUGAL too!

Yesterday, we went to Bass Pro World and the Mall (entrance= FREE)...They had their picture taken with the Elk...the grizzly bear picture was NOT happening.  Lubby was terrified.
They rode all the "monster trucks"....
They posed with the model children...they were cuter...
They rocked and watched the fish swim...they practiced their counting...FYI:  it's hard to count things that swim around...
They practiced their deer hunting skills...they need practice... (BONUS: small children do not require quarters...they are too little to really play and think the demo is the real thing)
Lubby wanted to take this one home...very shnazee!!
We spun pennies in the cone spinner thingy...These are SO fun...(= 6 cents)
They played on the playground... (about 1 hour)
They made and delivered many no calorie ice cream cones to their MomE.... (~1/2 hour)
They danced to the CD tunes...60s, 70s, and 80s!  Woohoo!
WAY funnier with sunglasses on...hehehe!
We got front row seats to the fish feeding event. (FREE)  We had popcorn and juice (how do you spell e.x.t.o.r.t.i.o.n. = $3)...Future Note to MomE...bring your own snack and water.
The fish are fed live little minnows and worms and shrimp...They leap out of the water...It's WONDERFUL fun...unless you're a minnow, of course.  Poor things...sniff, sniff!
This guy was feeding the fish...He seemed a little embarrassed by all the cheering and laughing...I don't think he thought he'd be SO popular when he applied for a job at Bass Pro World.  Hehehe!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mama's Heart: Who's counting...

Do you know the old Sunday School song..."Twelve men went to spy on Canaan?"  It's based on Numbers 13 and 14...
Twelve men went to spy on Canaan, 
Ten were bad and two were good. 
What did they see when they spied on Canaan? 
Ten were bad and two were good.
Some saw the giants strong and tall
Some saw grapes in clusters fall
Some saw that God was in it all
‘Cause ten were bad and two were good.
My Sweet Boobahs love this song.  With each verse you go a little bit faster....until we're all in a giggling heap.  But, as I titled this post...not really thinking to give it spiritual emphasis.... other than to encourage other Mama's to teach Biblical truths via song...

It occurred to me...Who's counting...God is.  Will He find me seeing the grapes or the giants?  Will I be counted as one who honors God and receives His reward...or will He see my lack of trust and rebellion?

Col. 1:28-29, "Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me."
It's Grace

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blast from the Past!

Grandma and Grandpa had this on their camera...and I begged for it...so here is Christmas 2008-9...  It's amazing how fast they grow!  *sniff, sniff*
video

Monday, April 4, 2011

Grands Packed...

There are times that I worry about the lapses in time between Grands visits.  But, between last week and this weekend...we're Grands Packed around here!  The kids are loving it!!
It's been pretty warm too....So we even went out for Dairy Queen dessert...
We almost froze Grandma and Grandpa...and had to eat our ice cream in the van with the heat on...haha!
Bedtime story time was extra special!!
I might have gotten two hours of sleep at the Teen Sleepover...maybe.  I took a nap...but my brain was still missing major synapse jumps on Sunday!  HA!  But, at least I remembered to take pictures.  It's yet another time I've been thankful that I'm not a procrastinator...I had cleaned and planned meals ahead...so it required minimal brain work later.