Zoom, zoom, zoom!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Zoom, zoom, zoom!
Monday, September 29, 2008
The boys went back inside and came out with a small ninja man and green slimy looking thing to place inside and around their little house. Andrew said that the ninja man was trying to kill the slimy thing and protect his house. Oh, the stories they told while they were building!
I thought it was neat that Andrew decided to make a road from our front door to the twig house. This is the kind of play-time I enjoy most.
In a few years, Abigail will join us and the boys will have to incorporate dolls and such into their manly home. That will be interesting.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Anyway, if you wish to view any beach-trip picture at a larger size, just click on it.
Frustration came easy at times (for all of us, photographer included) but we kept our cool by playing with the safari animals and posing for MORE pictures by Crazy-Mom.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
So, I stuck to my guns and told him that he wasn't going to get any other food until he took one (one!) bite of his lasagna. He refused. When Andrew asked for jello as a small dessert snack, Luke chimed in and asked for one, too. When Abigail got a few bites of yogurt, Luke wanted some, too. Each time, I gently reminded Luke that his plate full of delicious lasagna was still on the kitchen table. And each time, he slumped over, moaning about how he didn't want to eat a bite (one!) of lasagna.
We'll see how hungry he is in the morning. Muffins are on the menu for breakfast (processed and straight from the bag, CC) so I won't be surprised if he scarfs two down in one gulp.
Luke is 100% potty trained. He did it all by himself. I can't take any credit. He won't be three until December. I don't know how it happened as fast as it did.
Abigail has already shown an interest in sitting on the potty. She'll be fifteen months old next week. She laughs when I put her on the potty and gets mad when I take her off.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Finally, after dinner, our family drove one mile to get the best ice-cream in town.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Click here to view a video of Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith together, promoting their UNITED Tour. Below the video you'll see their tour schedule.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Disney has just released the news that they will give a free pass into their Florida or California parks on your birthday in 2009! Click here for more information.
Click here to print a coupon to Michael's for 50% off any one regular priced item. This coupon is good through this Saturday, September 27.
When it came Andrew's turn tonight, he said, "Let's sing the Star Wars song. Let me teach it to you." So, he proceeded to teach me the theme song.
When finished, he turned to me and said, "Do you know it now? Let's sing it like Yoda 'cause he was a good guy."
He's so cute. Andrew, that is....not Yoda.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
HT: Justin Taylor
Every morning we woke at 7 a.m., ate a light breakfast, and then headed to either the ocean and sand or to the amazing pools of our condominium complex. Lunch followed in our room and then a few took naps while others went back to the pool or beach. More water in the late afternoon, right up until dinner time. We brought our own food so we ate all but three meals in the condo. Very little TV was watched, the wireless Internet connection didn't cooperate (I was not disappointed), a lot of books were read (mostly aloud) and funny conversations took place. We also ventured out and rode the race cars and played a mean game of putt-putt golf.
Andrew loves taking pictures so we put him in charge of the waterproof camera one afternoon in the pool.
Then we realized that we should encourage him to share the camera (it wasn't cheap, mind you) so we could capture him in our memory making.
You might be asking, "Where is Jawan in all these pictures?". There was one picture of me that made the roll of film but it was far too embarrassing to post. Let's just say that Andrew took it and my face didn't make it into the picture....other parts of my body did. And the water wasn't at all flattering to these areas. I'm just sayin'......
From noon-3 p.m. this Saturday, 9/27, ToysRUs will be celebrating Geffory the giraffe's birthday. Free gifts will be given each hour to children ages three years and older. Click here for more information.
Click here to print a coupon for 25 free prints at your local Rite Aid Drug Store.
Thanks to Money Saving Mom for this information!
Challies also reviewed this book and his words are definitely (as always) worth reading.
A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery in the 20th century!
An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel.
A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream.
A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.
It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana . . . and an East Texas honky-tonk . . . and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda . . . an upscale New York gallery . . . a downtown dumpster . . . a Texas ranch.
Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I know Holly will be so thankful for her two little clean, neat, tidy girls while reading this post.
I think I'm gonna soon purchase this book: I LOVE DIRT
I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
This Thursday, September 18, you can get a free smoothie coffee drink from Smoothie King between OPEN and 10:30 a.m. Go get you some! Click here for more information.
Our two local stores are located at:
1. Columbus Park Crossing Center on Whittelsey Blvd (near Circuit City)
2. Smith Fitness Center at Ft. Benning
Monday, September 15, 2008
This picture also reminds me of The Rock. Anyone know who I'm talkin' about?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The boys on their daily adventure with Toad. Andrew captures this same frog day after day. We venture into the backyard every afternoon where he pursues the frog(s), plays with him/her for a few hours and then returns him/her to its home when we finally go inside for dinner. I think Toad finally got the picture and made the decision to escape. He was almost successful but the boys cornered him on the front porch.
Once again, we did afternoon play in the backyard sprinkler today but there was no Toad to be found. Hmmmm......