Monday, March 26, 2007

Four Amazing Years!!

On March 24, 2003, God blessed us with a beautiful little life. I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone, even though every older and wiser mother tells you it will! Sara is full of life, very bright, and loves to learn new things. She asks a million questions a day--Some that drive me crazy and others that cause me to stop and really think.... "Mommy, How will people in Hell get a drink? Can God touch the sky? What will we do in Heaven because we are going to be there a really long time?!" So often, she is the one teaching me! What an incredible gift we have been given!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Just catching up on some reading. . .

No, Silas is NOT potty trained, and we haven't started yet either. I learned with Sara that I am NOT forcing this issue until I am ready to stay consistent. I have decided that the PARENT has to be ready to potty train the child, as well as the child being ready to potty train. The potty-chair is out, and he sits on it when he wants to, but other than that we are not pushing anything. Actually, my goal is to start this summer. He will be two-and-a-half in May, so right now we are just getting him used to sitting on the potty chair.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Funny Video Blog

I have set up a blog with funny videos. Some are gross also, so I warn you ahead of time.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Scaring Game

Sara always asks Matt to play the "scaring" game with them. In a nutshell, he hides somewhere(in the dark)and they go and find him(without turning the lights on), When they find him he scares them with a big RAHR! This game has now turned into a simple game of hide-and-go-seek, b/c they really DON'T like being scared as much as they thought they did. This picture was taken in the dark when Silas came into his bedroom and discovered Matt. His faces are priceless, so we had to get at least one picture.

For Cousin Sophie

I am well aware that my poor child was being tortured by this picture as you can see by the forced smile. . .BUT, my sister has triplets and every now and then our kiddos end up with the same outfit. So, this is for Sara's cousin's Sophie, who also has this little red and black jumper.

Feety Pajamas!


Saturday, March 03, 2007

Fun Idea for Moms' with Toddlers

I saw this idea in a kids' cookbook. It is quick and easy and Sara loved it! You use refrigerated bread sticks and instead of twisting them like they suggest you separate the twelve pieces and form your kid's name with them. Very cute idea.

February Picnic

The month of February started out with extremely cold temperatures here in Minnesota. One Saturday is got done to -13 with the windchill in the thirties! Since we didn't want to be out a lot with the kids we decided to try to do some fun things inside. I have childhood memories of "living room picnics" with my family and thought it would be a nice break from the routine. Sara and Silas thought it was great!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

My Latest Project

Anyone who knows me knows that I am NO Martha Stewart. . .I have zero creativity and I steal other peoples' ideas and then get help to do them. Anyway, I do scrapbook, (although I am extremely behind) and while I was at a scrapbooking store I found these letters. They are called chipboard letters and they come in plain white and are 8x8. Well, I have needed some "decor" for the one wall in our bedroom and thought it would be fun and very INEXPENSIVE (they were $1.00 each!) to decorate these letters and use them as a monogram on the wall. So, after they sat for months in a bag in my room I finally got around to decorating them. My good friend Beth Stamper was at my house and we did them together (she is the creative one). . . It was a lot of fun and very simple--just the way I like things!

They Just Were NOT Cooperating. . .

But the sweaters are cute!

This second picture was pretty good