Thursday, November 25, 2010

Our Completed Thankful Tree

What all made it on the tree?:
All the people who love on me
jesus and grandpa
ministry opportunities
Braedon Kaley Garrett and Mommy
daddy's lap
mommy who loves me
movies with buddy Braedon
fingers to chew on
blue bouncy chair that Garret sits in
mommy's lap
CLC groupsd
a good marriage
god and jesus
brother and sister to make me laugh
green markers
my family
corporate and private worship
time off work
fall leaves
how blessed we are with family jobs health and relationship with god
mamas milk
the light blue bear that sings jesus loves me
chicken nuggets
god and jesus
a warm house
glenn and avery
a bed to jump on
the ability to buy food and toys for the less fortunate
god and jesus
pancakes with family
Alaina's hugs
Madison's hugs
gas drops and saline
god and jesus
date with daddy
god and jesus
jesus and grandma
My favorite part was praying through all of these as a family on Thanksgiving Day morning. We also thank God for all the other wonderful gifts made possible through His son Jesus Christ!
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Boys

Love Love Love them!
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Friday, November 19, 2010

(Un)Forgetful Friday

-Braedon and Kaley have actually started wrestling. Sometimes it is cute and funny. Other times not so much.
-The opportunity to start teaching my children that stuff is not that important.
-When hubby says "honey you are a great manager of our home."
-Kaley only wants to cuddle every now and then. This morning was one of those precious moments.
-When Braedon says wow mommy you are doing great.
-Memorial service that was so worshipful and inspiring to live more passionately for Christ.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our Thankful Tree

We have not done this before but I love the idea so much that it will be a tradition starting this year. Each day from now until Thanksgiving day each member of the family will write something they are thankful for on a leaf. Then the leaf is taped to the tree. On Thanksgiving Day we sit down together as a family and read through them. I envision incorporating prayer into it also. Maybe we will draw them one at a time and pray for each one and the person who wrote it. I am looking forward to some spirit filled family time!
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Friday, November 12, 2010

(Un)Forgetful Friday

-The way Kaley looks at her baby brother:

-The way Braedon looks at his baby brother:

-How proud I am of hubby for getting up early enough for a 6 a.m. meeting every Friday morning.
-Braedon wanted to pick up about a dozen crayons and put each one in between his toes to use his feet and put them in the bag.
-Kaley saying "uh huh boo boo" with a spiderman bandaid on her hand...translation "I have a boo boo" in a voice like she really does have a boo boo. Except it is her brother's bandaid that fell off of his boo boo.
-When Braedon's evening preschool teacher at church said to me, "Braedon has quite the imagination. He was trying to use the teeter totter as a catipult."
-Braedon saying "wadgi ga bee dat" unrecognizably fast. At first I thought he was saying "why did you call me that" but then we realized that he was saying "what's it gonna be that" obviously not knowing anything about sentence structure yet.
-Not being able to wait until Sunday to get some Land of a Thousand Hills coffee at the new cafe at our church.
-Kaley saying "mommy" at her bedroom door after she crawled out of her crib for the first time and the shocked look that hubby and I traded.
-When Garrett locks eyes with me and smiles.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Making Cards

We enjoyed making a birthday card for my neice who turns 4 this month. I think they turned out pretty cute. The instructions came from the inside of the construction paper cover. Fold a piece of construction paper in half. In the middle of the folded edge make two straight cuts that are 1 and a half inches apart. Glue your object of choice onto the pop out tab. Glue another paper to make the front and then decorate.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Look Who Turned 2

Our precious baby girl turns two today. We celebrated this past Sunday with just our little family and grandparents via phone and webcam. Kaley got a Dora backpack to replace her diaper bag that we have been carrying to church and other activities. She also got a Care Bear (Share) that is bigger than her. If you haven't seen the video of her trying to put a diaper on it you can see it here. I baked a cake (out of the box) and the kids helped me put sprinkles on it. We sang Happy Birthday, ate cake, and opened presents. Then, Kaley wore her backpack around for the rest of the evening.

It was time change Sunday so she was extremely tired and we had a bit of It's My Party and I Will Cry If I Want To.

Love that face...silly girl!

The next day a card from Grandma and Grandpa Snow came and it had stickers in it. Here she is sticking the stickers in her card.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Diapering a Care Bear

MUTE sound unless you want proof that Little G didn't think this was nearly as amusing as I did.

Kaley got this Care Bear (Share) for her birthday and I saw her trying to diaper it today. Too cute!
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Garrett - 3 months

Here is our handsome, growing baby boy at 3 months. He is a lot more interactive now and smiles all the time. He coos and makes all different kinds of new, super-cute sounds. He loves getting attention from his brother and sister. And they love giving him attention. It has become one of our favorite things to do during Garrett's wake time is to lay him on Braedon's bed and all gather around to talk and play with him.

For comparison purposes, here are links to prior months:
1 month
2 month

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cousin Fun

We had my brother and his daughters over last week. Little Caeser's Pizza has become our dinner of choice when we have little ones for company or just whenever we need something easy for dinner. We crammed four of the kids around this children's table to eat. It was super-cute.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kaley and Sticker Silliness

I have no idea why but Kaley is mostly interested in sticking stickers to her mouth. Then she just walks around with a mound of stickers stuck to her lips. Silly girl!