Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I have always loved ice cream myself so it's no wonder that my sweetie does too. We love the Kiddie Cones because they are just the right size and the fact that she gets to say "hahaha mommy, kitties don't eat ice cream" every time we get one! Little does she know that I think her kitty would eat her ice cream if she would just give him the chance!
Here are some pics from this week when she and Cousin Cayman got to spend the afternoon together and just happened to twist my arm until I agreed that it was in fact a GREAT day for ice cream (really what day isn't!)!
I love that she likes to first eat ice cream with her fingers - then poke her fingers thru the cone like she's doing here. What a silly girl!
Then my silly girl wonders why the ice cream is coming out the side.
This was their "silly pose" -
click look below so you can see just how much ice cream is on my girls face - Love it! (anyone know why my pics don't get big when you click on them?) To check out more FFF's go here one of my favorites is my bestest friend Jenelle's
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
My dad brought me some flowers at work, all from their yard of course and they smell SO good. I love lilacs, but they are only around for such a short time that actually getting to enjoy them at my desk is a special treat. I'm glad that when mom and dad tried to pick some they got a whole branch because that meant I got this treat on my desk today, aren't they pretty!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Riley just laughed and laughed, she thought it was quite comical that the potty was purple and even sillier that there was a potty in the yard. "We no use the potty" she was sure of that though.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The challenge for me is going to be tagging seven new people, because while there are at least seven blogs I enjoy reading when I have time, I don't necessarily know these people that well (or at all) but like Jenelle said, I don't think there's a bad luck "curse" or something waiting out there so I'll just tag seven people I like reading about and if they don't want to play that's cool.
Here are the official rules:
1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Random Facts about Rachel
1. I LOVE Jesus with all my heart. I wish I didn't goof up so often, but am so thankful that He picks me up and carries me when I fall or simply can't make it on my own.....this has been known to happen.
2. I like things just so
2. I'm tired a lot, but who isn't, especially if you are a mommy.
3. I like to do things for people, I have a hard time going to an event and not wanting to help.....over committing is a problem of mine too.
4. I really enjoy my toenails being painted red, not sure why, just like them bright.
5. I love it when my daughter, Riley, asks me to hold her hand while she's falling asleep. I love it even more when she wants to interlace our fingers, not just hold hands like old people do!
6. I secretly enjoy Hannah Montana just as much as Riley does most times and am perfectly fine with her watching some tv everyday - not a lot, but a little is fine by me.
7. I found a new love, chocolate rice krispy treats, not like covered in chocolate which could be pretty good, but the kind made with Cocoa Krispies - Yummy!
Friends I'm tagging:
Sarah and I went to high school together but hadn't really kept in touch. Randomly like 7-8 years later we ran into each other at a hotel and have been blogging friends every since. I enjoy her blog and am encouraged by her "today I love" each day.
Barb over at A Chelsea Morning is always a great read, her family has been thru a lot lately, but I love that she always pauses to thank the Lord for getting them thru each step
I had never read this Blog until yesterday, I saw a link and it broke my heart. Don't go unless you have a kleenex, you'll need it! I treasure Angie's strength and wisdom thru it all!
Katie moved to England for work - I enjoy hearing about her days. We went to SBU together and on a couple of mission trips. Always fun to keep in touch, even if it is thru cyberspace.
Jen over at 4tunate has an amazing life - what a blessing Quad boys could be, but what a handful. Check out her cuties when you have a chance, they'll melt your heart with their smiles!
Travis is another high school friend, he doesn't blog all the time, but his boys sure are cute, and I enjoy hearing about the church they are prayerfully starting in TN
Emily over at Chatting at the Sky is cool too
Wow - long post, hope you enjoy and have fun playing the game!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Evan (as well as the rest of the kids) were pretty excited about the Diego cake too - I always think it is funny to see how picky kids are about which piece of cake they want. Then they never eat even half of what you give them.........ahh birthday parties!
I don't really remember what this face was about - but he wasn't happy that's for sure. It was just too cute to leave off though.
After a quick lunch with our friends John & Jenelle & Colter and a mad dash thru Wal-mart it was naptime in the car, followed by a SURPRISE birthday party for my Grandma who just turned 80. I can't believe that we actually pulled it off and no-one spilled the beans, everyone did so good.
Here she is walking in the door, how thankful we are that we didn't give her a heart attack!
It was awesome that nearly all of our family was there - some from like 8 hrs away - some that I hadn't seen in years - some that well had never met our spouses and little ones. I think there was like 79 people or so there so definitely a crowd. We ate a lot, took a lot of pictures and had a good time. Here are some random shots from the night.
Friday, April 11, 2008
On Monday, we went to a game, then of course had to go grab some dinner because who can last from 4:30 until 8:30 without eating dinner, not us that's for sure. We got back just in time for the lightning to start.......now this was odd since we literally live about 3 minutes from the school and on the radio everything was fine as we pulled out of the driveway, but either way we had a good 45 minutes of playing and singing in the car waiting for the lightning to pass, just in time for the rain and hail to start, but thankfully they did finish the game (finally) and......our boys won - yeah for them!!!
This is a great pic of Riley "giving her babies the love" as we waited in the car. I'm not sure if I should be bothered by the fact that sometimes she'll say "fight fight fight" and have her babies clapping hands.......just exactly what that means I'm not sure, but giving them "love" is actually adorable and sweet and happens way more thankfully.
This is what was going on while we were waiting - I tried to get the hail, but you can only do so much thru the windshield.
I think my favorite part of the evening was when the big stadium lights came on and Riley wanted to know if Chad had turned on the lights. Now the funny part of this is Chad is a good friend of ours (who Riley of course adores because he is a boy) and takes care of opening and locking up our church. Well in Riley's precious two-year-old mind this means that Chad must surely turn on the lights everywhere we go.......back to the story. When Donis told Riley that she had actually turned on the lights. Riley paused, looked up, and said "did you climb up there?" What a cutie, she did get to go and see the "1-2-3 BIG switches" that Donis used, but I loved her logic, she was sure that Donis had climbed up to the tippy top of the giant poles. I love this stage we are in!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Riley with her prize at Chuck E Cheese on Saturday - this is the one I sent in
Giving her babies "the love" while waiting on the rain (and hail) to stop at the baseball game on Monday.
Wow - does Riley love Chuck E Cheese! Until Saturday, she had only been one time, yep one time in her whole life, but she was hooked immediately. 'She loves the pizza, she loves the games, she LOVES pulling the tickets off, she loves the kids, and she loves the Big Gray Mouse - she loves it all, just ask her.
Needless to say - it was a pretty good day. Riley only took a 20 min nap that afternoon which meant we had a fun evening, but the rest of it was great!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
You know how when you don't feel 100% well and then you look outside and its a dreary day how you suddenly feel a little bit worse. Kind of like you might be able to justify staying at home, in bed, and doing nothing productive the whole day. Hopefully someone out there can understand because that's how I've felt most of the week and it kind of makes me feel like a wimp. I am at work though and I'm making it.
So I have another sinus infection, for those of you who know me you know this is nothing new it seems like I have a new one every week these days, but I think I'm kinda bummed about it this time. I just wish I knew why after around 26 years of being healthy, why the last year and a half I've had so much trouble with my sinuses. Nothing changed that I can think of, they've found nothing that I'm allergic too, but well.........I'm just in a wimp out mode. I DON'T WANT THIS ANYMORE! I don't want to be sick, I don't want to take medicine, I don't want to go to the doctor who sticks a big scope up my nose all the time, and well I want to be well again, have I said that enough, I want to be well!
Now don't get me wrong, I'm so VERY thankful that I have not been diagnosed with something really scary, like cancer, which makes me feel blessed beyond belief, but I'm still just having one of those days when I need to vent, or whine, or just be a baby.
So......if you wanna say a prayer for me that would be great - I know that I'm going thru this time for a reason and that the reason is hard to see until you are completely through, or at least that is how it usually goes. I'm thankful that someday down the road I will be able to understand and help someone else who is going through a difficult time too........I just feel like I've learned enough to help already (sorry Lord, I know You know best). So, I'm appreciating prayers for patience and sorry again for whining.
PS: My doctor did say this week that he thought I might outgrow this at some point (which sounds kinda funny since I am 27 years old) but that was exciting and definitely something to look forward to!
PPS - This may not be a picture of me.......but it sure shows how I feel today
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Here is her loot from that hunt, she was proud of her goodies!!!
Then, if you can believe it, she got more goodies at Grandma's later that afternoon........and was even a big helper with putting her new DORA scooter together. I love that it has two wheels in the back for balance!!
Of course Mommy & Daddy had to get her some treats too - Chocolate bunny before and after shots
Now the real meaning of Easter was by far the most important part of the day......I am so proud at what our little princess understands and that she wants to tell everyone around what she learns each week in Sunday School. Jesus is definitely the reason for this Season too!!