Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Please pray for this family

I don't personally know this family, but long story short, this family is very dear to my foster sister and her family. We fostered Christina many years ago but we have kept in touch with her and her family. They sent me this family's blog and asked that I pray and if I would share the story so even more people can be praying.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our tiny little dancer...

This girl cracks me up. I sat down to just give a quick update that her dance recital went well...until she spotted Santa across the stage at the end, but aside from Santa completely bringing her to tears and her just wanting to get the heck outta there, she enjoyed being up on stage. That was a real poorly written run-on sentence. Anyways, as I was posting these pics of her it just made me laugh all over again. This kid makes me want to pull my hair out more than Taylor ever did at this age, yet I'm laughing as I do it. She's just "that kid". She's "that kid" who draws on ANYTHING in sight when she has a writing instrument in her hand. Be it the ground, a wall, our unfinished wooden stool, the couch, her doll, an important receipt, the inside of the pantry door, herself or her leggings. She's "that kid" that I send upstairs to simply go brush her teeth only to find that she dumped out a new bottle of hand soap and filled it with water. She's "that kid" that while I'm in my bathroom drying my hair, she's in my bedroom spraying foot spray on Danny's nightstand and then mixing lotion all over it too. She's also "that kid" that gets a hold of the chilren's tylenol bottle, figures out how to open it, and then pours 3/4 of the bottle on my bedroom carpet. She's "that kid" who sneaks a sucker out of her backpack and thinks that I don't see her with a pillow on her lap as she lays her head on it to get a lick of her sucker that she's hiding between her legs. She is "that kid" that I think is upstairs laughing away playing nicely with her cousin, only to go check on them to see what's so funny and I walk into a room filled with poweder in the air...baby powder. She was jumping up and down with an open bottle of baby powder. She's just "that kid" that is ALWAYS getting in to something and it's SO hard to get mad cause she's just so stinkin cute and hilarious!! It's amazing how much character and expression (and anger) can come out of such a little thing! =) I wish I had a video camera on her 24/7. Love her to pieces.

What's at your back door?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Proud Mommy Moment...

oh my gosh. so funny. at least to our family and maybe close friends. devan is in dance class and monday evening we had her dance rehersal for her performance this upcoming saturday. she LOVED it. LOVED being up on stage. couldn't wait and then wanted to go back on when she was done. her class did SO good. all the girls did awesome. pretty cute for a bunch of 3 year olds.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Just one of those days...

Today was just one of those days that I want to keep Taylor with me forever and never let her go. I got a call from her school today saying that she fell in the mud and needed to be picked up. The look on her face, when I walked into the nurse's office, seeing her sitting on a chair with what looked like the little mat's that you use inside your house when you are potty training your puppy, made me want to cry. She was dressed in one of her cute little sundresses and when she saw me she had tears in her eyes. She was so sad. I asked her what happened and she said she was running on the grass and slipped...right on her butt in a puddle of mud. I asked her if anyone laughed at her and she said no. I was so relieved. I then asked her if anyone helped her and she said no, that her friends just stood there and looked at her. I wish I was there to pick her up. =( Then she had AWANA tonight and it was crazy hat night. We really don't have that many crazy hats laying around our house and my creative ideas were not so creative. So last minute I found a hat of Danny's that I thought was crazy enough. Apparently, compared to some of the other kid's hat, it wasn't considered crazy and some kids felt the need to let Taylor know. It made her sad, but it sounds like she dealt with it pretty well. Days like this make me want to not let her ever leave my side. But I know that it's days like this that are going to make her a stronger, better person.

It's a good thing we are going to the happiest place on earth tomorrow for Dev's birthday... =)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stop and smell the roses...

Those of you who know what our backyard looks like will know why I think it is so funny that I took these pics in our backyard.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Simple Life...

Went camping at El Capitan. Had a blast!!! Was going to tent it, but Clay and Molly insisted we take their RV. Ok twist our arms. We took it, and thank goodness we did cause it rained ALL night one night! Was SO sad to come back home to all the hussle and bussle. As I have complained before I've been having a hard time adjusting to Tay starting school and just the "busy-ness" of life these days. I don't like HAVING to be somewhere at a certain time on a regular basis. I feel like we have lost SO much of our fun family time and being able to just pick up and go wherever we want, whenever we want. So it was nice to be somewhere just hanging out, discovering new things, riding bikes, being at the beach, doin our own thing together as a family!!