Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Update...with pictures!

Sorry for the lack of blogs...I keep forgetting my camera and then not wanting to post about things that I don't have pictures to illustrate.  Here are a few I shot off to give ya'll an update...

Scruffy had an infection and was feeling ill.  We took her to the vet and got her $$meds...and now she is feeling frisky and her ole puppy self.  She is also hungry ALL.THE.TIME.  See?  This is her adorable cocked head sayin'..."Feed me."
Emmer-bean writes and writes...and colors some more.  When she's not doing that, she's playing ponies in her new castle upstairs!
Lubby...I cannot get a picture of him with his eyes open today.  Yup, we are definitely related!  He has a new race track...that I'm making him keep in his room...cuz he's shooting cars under all the furniture.
His new and cool cars (and not enough car carrier space) means that I live a treacherous life!
These four are in the top running, right now.  The ice cream truck was accidentally left at Grandma's house...and oh, the reunion was adorable.  His long lost friend hardly ever leaves his fingers...except to be set on the coffee table.  Grrr...WHY?  Why does it have to be the focal point of the room is where they want to set their junk and toys??
Well, at least it's cute junk...that says that I'm a MomE and loving it...right??

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Comfort & Crafting...

Despite the recent lull in blogging activity...we are all quite well.  Lubby found a Star Wars robe...so we are all cozy, cute and comfortable now!!
Emma has shown great interest in crafting...so, after seeing this idea on Toddler Approved, I thought we'd give it a try.  She had a great time coming up with a list of things she loves/is thankful for re: her teacher Ms. Rausch!  Hehehe..."She's beautiful, like a sunset!" "She gives hugs during center time" "Her voice is kind"...I LOVE IT!!
I think Ms. Rausch will too!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Letter I...for...

INSPIRATION...my new friend made this awesome castle in her living room!
...It's amazing...even has a mirror, clock and curtains on rods!  Too cool!!
The girls enjoyed time in this little cottage...Vividly using their IMAGINATIONS!
The boys used their imaginations too...but more along the man eating dinosaurs line of thought.  The girls didn't appreciate their contributions!  HAHAHA!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Read to me!

Read to me
by Jane Yolen 

Read to me riddles and read to me rhymes 
Read to me stories of magical times 
Read to me tales about castles and kings 
Read to me stories of fabulous things
Read to me pirates and read to me knights
Read to me dragons and dragon-book fights
Read to me spaceships and cowboys and then
When you are finished- please read them again.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Perfect Timing...

Lately, I've been holding on with my fingernails around here.  It is great to be reminded that God's timing is perfect...even in the form of packages from Great Grams and Grand Aunt Cindy!!
Stickers and Silly songs and books came one day....and more books and games came the next!  WOW!
We played quite the rousing game of Zingo tonight.  EVERYONE really got into it!!
It's sort of like BINGO but with tiles.  It's good practice for our word recognition, etc.
I was surprised...they were pretty kind to each other throughout!
Lucky Ducky girl won a lot.  She must get that from her DadE!  He usually skunks us all when he's playing.
It took Lubby a long time to finally win...and when he did FINALLY...it was a double ZINGO!
And God's blessings kept right on coming today.  The HighFive Magazine came today...so they snuggled up tonight and read together....
...all snugly...
...and sweet!
God is good to us!  Thanks to those of you who've sent us goodies to get us through...We feel your love...and God has used you to lift me up!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Evangelistic Opportunities!

And yes, I'm going to answer the burning question I've been asked multiple times this weekend.
Your kids go trick or treating?
My kids do go trick or treating. After some prayer and consideration we decided that it would be effectively slamming the door on any evangelistic attempts with our neighbors to turn off our lights and pretend we aren't home. We pass out candy bags and tracks (cute ones)...and we get to know our neighbors.

We've even had some great conversations. Some were shocked we let the kids go, too...they said, "Aren't you religious?" That was a great opportunity to say that we aren't religious...we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...and "please, let me tell you what that means."

 We've built friendships...and they come to us with their prayer requests...cuz they know we pray...and that we believe in prayer. How neat is that? It makes me soooo happy that I open my mouth and ask how they are...and take the time to listen to their problems...and tell them about the power of prayer in my life because of my ALL POWERFUL GOD.

I do have opportunities to express my concerns with Halloween (evil, Satan, scary, etc.) but I have countless more opportunities to share about Jesus Christ. Remember, it's like I said last week...

When talking with sinners the issue is not their present sin but their need of a Savior!

~Reposted from 2009