Friday, June 19, 2009

Like little drops of .. EVA

My husband has been known to give his sons little spoonfulls of his coffee.  To which he always says, "mmmm.. like little drops of heaven."  One day Jorgito said, "No daddy, it's like little drops of Eva."  Awwwww.. so now that is what we say when we want to describe something that is just heavenly.  ;-)  Thus these photos.. 

She is a ham for her mommy.. 

It is important to keep your babies hydrated. 

Also important to let them fall asleep on their own.. even if means they do it sitting up.  (don't worry she could breathe just fine.  And after the quick photo shoot, I placed her in a much more comfortable position). 

Again with the hydration, babies will pour water from a cup right into their mouth.. and not know how to swallow it correctly.  Note to self: don't give Eva the cup ever again. 

Now for a cute story in pictures. 

Alex found a new "friend," the rock.  He loved this rock.  He liked to play hide and seek with the rock.. 

First, hide the rock in an undisclosed location.. 

Search, discretely for the rock.. 

Really, now, where is that rock?? 

Should be able to get it now for sure.. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

a couple of hairs cut

Yea, so it's about two inches shorter than I was thinking of getting it cut.. but hey.. it's hair, it'll grow back.

It definitely takes some getting used to, but I'm getting used to it.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ode to Jorge Emanuel...

It's 8:35 on June 1oth and we were about 25 minutes away from meeting little Jorge, just four short years ago.  

Oh the excitement in the room.. is it a boy or a girl?  We had outfits for both.  We had decorations for both.. then at 9 p.m that little body popped out and daddy yelled in such excitement: "Its a BOY!"  He truly was surprised and thrilled.  

Jorge, you are a treasure.  You are a wonderful son: very thoughtful, considerate and smart as a whip.  You are a wonderful big brother: you share, you protect and you get mommy diapers for your siblings (you are even good at getting pj's for Alex).  

You love routines and your chore chart.  You love to do Bible Time and are often having to remind mommy that it is, in fact, time to do Bible Time.  You confess your sin when questioned about it and you are tender toward the Law of God.  I am praying that the Law, as it is your tutor, leads you to a relationship with the giver of that law and thus leading you to a life of Grace in our Lord Jesus Christ.  

You amaze me little man at what a delight you are.  God placed you in our family in a specific role and for a specific purpose.  I am so honored to be your mother.  And besides all your protest one day you will thank me that I tell you that you can not marry your brother, that God wants you to marry a godly girl and that in fact, girls are not dangerous.  (yes, my son says girls are dangerous).  

I love you baby ("mommy, I not a baby.  I spiderman").. and one day when you can understand this ode, I know you will appreciate it. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

a sneak peek...

P90X.. One

WEEK 8..

To date: 3 inches lost on my waist and 11 lbs shed.. 

three more weeks to go..

Monday, June 8, 2009

if you still exist..

My readers, that is.  I am not sure that anyone follows this blog anymore.  Alas, I still write.  

Life has been wild.  

-VBS last week.  I taught the 4 year olds.  Nuff said. 

-Alex had a 24 hour hunger strike.  He refused a "no thank you" bite (merely, a bite that my children must take of their food before they are allowed to tell me they don't want any of it).  He didn't eat dinner and then that next a.m before he could have his breakfast, he was offered the bite (of chicken).  He refused.  Onto VBS we went.  He was not allowed anything..not so much as an animal cracker unless he ate his "bite."  He refused.  Lunch.  Nope.  Then dinner.  After three times of offering him the bite.. he caved.  What did he say upon eating the "no thank you bite?"  "mmm.. dis good."  Little stinker.  Then he devoured everything in sight.  

-Jorge turns 4 on Wednesday and his party will be Saturday.  Post on that later. after I get pics. 

Other than that I am just dealing with the typical mother issues.  (um.. read here: sin). God is really dealing with me.  Quite overwhelming.  But good.  

On that note, my kitchen, laundry, kids and crazy busy life is calling.. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

the CAT has my tongue..

I know i've past the week mark on my blogging hiatus.  I promise, there are tons of things that I could blog about but have lacked the time.  

Please don't give up on me.. you small band of loyal readers.  All 9 of you.  ;-)

We have started VBS at church this week and so that is consuming, of course.  We are doing construction (namely, my awesome hubby) on the home.  And life just seems to be quite busy at the moment.  

I promise to blog more later.