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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Joshua's Birthday

Kinda late posting about this, but I wanted to share how we celebrated Joshua's birthday back on January 14th. His birthday came on the heals of us all having the stomach flu, so not much was planned for that day, as we didn't know how everyone would be feeling.
We started out our day at Yeagar's. They have a kids birthday club you can sign up for in the store and they mail you a birthday postcard with a $2 coupon to use in the store. Joshua got two "dinosaur dig" kits with his bday monies and everyone enjoyed getting to play with the toys they have there.
The next stop was to Barnes and Noble where he got a free cupcake in the cafe for being a member of their kids club and he got to pick out one book to be one of his presents from us.
Some of the family started to not feel so hot, so we called it a day and stopped off and got some pizza to bring home and an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen.

Oh mom! Do you have to take my picture! LOL

Some little facts about Joshua:
  • Age: 10
  • Height: just over 5'
  • Weight: just over 100 lbs
  • Shoe size: men's 9
  • Favorite hobby: video games
  • Favorite color: red
  • Future job: chef

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

If you give a mom a muffin....

This little poem was shared in my book study class yesterday, I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it with all of you!

If You Give a Mom a Muffin

If you give a mom a muffin,

She'll want a cup of coffee to go with it.

So she'll pour herself some.

The coffee will get spilled by her three year old.

She'll wipe it up.

Wiping the floor, she will find some dirty socks.

She'll remember she has to do some laundry.

When she puts the laundry in the washer,

She'll trip over some snow boots and bump into the freezer.

Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper for tonight.

She will get out a pound of hamburger.

She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With a Pound of


The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.

She will see the phone bill which is due tomorrow.

She will look for the checkbook.

The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two year old.

She'll smell something funny.

She'll change the two year old.

While she is changing the two year old the phone will ring. (Of course!)

Her five year old will answer it and hang up.

She remembers that she wants to phone a friend to come over for coffee on


Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.

She will pour herself some.

And chances are,

If she has a cup of coffee,

Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

Written by Kathy Fictorie

Based on If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Resolve To....

I'm not usually one to do New Years Resolutions, but often I give myself some goals for each year. Like last year when I decided to learn to knit socks. A year later I've only gotten as far as knitting a tube, but I did teach myself the piano...so I'll let the knitting failure slide, LOL.

Here is what I want to achieve this year in no particular order:
  • Be home more (I am a sAHm after all)
  • Enjoy my kids more
  • Ride my bike more (Josh rides his all over Bham and I feel like such a slacker always just getting into the car)
  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Study my Bible more
  • Find my hubby a good job
  • Blog more
  • Sew myself a dress
  • Laugh more
  • Learn to take joy in the daily things
  • Finish that darn sock!
What about you? Do you make resolutions or give yourself goals for each year?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

One last Advent/Christmas Post

I can't believe I forgot to blog about these days on our Advent scrolls! 
My little helpers
I planned it perfectly that one day we would make Christmas cookies for my parents and then the next day we could go to Stoneyridge, see the live nativity, get hot cocoa and then deliver the cookies to my parents in Lynden. The biggest lesson I learned doing this Advent scroll thing: Check the schedules of the places you want to go first. Just because you want to go there that day doesn't mean they'll be open. 

It's not really on...She's just pretending
Stoneyridge was already closed for the season, so we skipped that Advent activity. But, luckily there was another activity that we could do that day! 
Cookies all ready for Grandma & Grandpa

Movie train at my mom's house
Elizabeth loves to sit in boxes. She is definitely not claustrophobic. She loves small spaces and will fill them with pillows and blankets, then crawls in and gets comfy. 

Taking in the show
Our replacement activity was to go watch my nephew's band at their Christmas Program. It was the first concert for Zaccheaus and the second for Joshua and Gabriel. Having Elizabeth their proved to be challenging and we ended up leaving right after Joseph's group was finished. My favorite song was "Handel's Messiah". The boys' favorite was the Grinch songs.