Monday, June 30, 2008

A fun day and things that you never thought you would have to say....

Aunt Mandy has been dying to go to the St. Louis Science Center. And Uncle Steve won't take we piled into the van and went there ourselves!

We had a lot of fun. And did alot of walking. Allison's little legs were getting very tired. But that is OK. We all needed the workout.

Katie liked just about everything. Emily was especially fond of the rocks and fossils that she could watch them dust on and and clean. Emily loves anything that involves rocks, fossils, and dinosaur bones. And Allison...well...Allison loved the dinosaur.

This isn't your average, everyday dinosaur. I am not sure what kind it is, but it is life-size. And it had just killed a 3-horned something that lay beside it. And they acted alive. This one roared and moved. And the dying one moaned and breathed. And was bleeding.

She loved it. Everytime we would pass it, she would say "Hi, dinosaur..." like she was making sure he knew that she was his friend.

And this falls under things that you never knew you would say to your child, before you actually had the children.

Emily was singing. Loudly. About the planets. And the solar system. I wasn't paying much attention until Katie pointed out what planet that Emily was focusing on. may have guessed it. Uranus.

Emily just learned what an "anus" is. And is very intrigued by this word. And what began as a song about Uranus evolved into a song about your anus, my anus, our anus....

So...I had to say..."We shouldn't sing songs about an anus." And I kept a straight face.

Parenting...the weirdest job you will ever do!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

God is Good.

He answers prayers.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Prayers and Positive thoughts....

It has been a rough week. But we shall persevere.

Our house is old. We know that. And old houses need new things.

Right now. It is a sewer line.

And we need it in a bad way.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy resolution to this mess (and I mean MESS).

I am ready to get on with the rest of our lives and this mess is ruling our lives right now.

Girls are healthy. Jobs are going well. Just this mess is rocking our little, old home.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summertime is upon us!!!

Well....summertime is here, at our house, for sure!

The girls are out back, with a friend, having a water balloon fight. Allison has sidewalk chalk all over her bottom (a diaper-free, big girl panty wearing bottom....yay!!!)

I love this time of year, when there is no schedule...only things that you want to get to...eventually.

I would love to add a photo...but the camera dock is dead. And it is the only way to charge my camera. Seriously. I already checked with Kodak. And the funds are not there right now, to get a new dock. So...the camera sits. I have a disposable on hand, just in case of something extraordinary....but today is just ordinary. And that is great!!!

Eric and I are on a purge and simplify kick right now. And it is SOOO needed!

I am hoping to do a scrapbooking RAK this summer. Get some of my loved, but no longer needed scrapbooking stuff a new home.

Eric's mom got some good news this week, regarding her health. And for that, we are so thankful.

Can't think of much else right now. But we are all here. Where we shall stay....
Because gas is $4.19/gallon. Unbelievable.