Words to live by...

From the fullness of His grace we have received one blessing after

Remember who you are and you will walk through life blessed and beautiful

When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things

Children are a gift from God

Never underestimate the power of prayer

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Think outside the BELLY

This photo was taken this morning at my house. My sister-in-law (Vicki) has been meaning to have me do a maternity shoot with her and we've been putting it off (illness, conflicting schedules, etc.). I told her she could call me any time of the day if she thought the baby was on his/her way soon - well she did! She called me around 8am saying her contractions were 15 minutes apart! I told her to come on over and we'd get a few before the baby was out. Approximately 12 hours later Brian and Vicki welcomed a baby GIRL into this world (name to be decided) - CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are glad mom and baby girl are doing well :) We look forward to hearing the name soon!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Cingular commercial anyone?

This was the scene on our counter top tonight. Can you guess the illness? Let's start with bottle #1 - cough medicine for Tim (happy birthday honey!!!). He also was treated with an antibiotic (that wasn't as aesthetically pleasing to the photo) for bronchitis and flu last weekend. Bottle #2 is for Jackson. He has an ear infection...............AGAIN!!!! Fortunately (???) he is NOT a good candidate for tubes at this point. Bottle #3 is an antihistamine for Lucas - he has the flu (aches all over his body and fever - did i mention ALL FOUR boys have had fevers the past few days?!!!). Bottle #4 is ibuprofen for Lucas and Reece to treat the aches and fevers. Bottle #5 is also ibuprofen in infant concentration for Jackson's ear. Praise the LORD I am STILL healthy (am I begging for this illness by composing this blog post at 1:24 in the morning?). Tim is finally back to work after 2 days off last week and I'm tackling germs like it's a full-time job around here!

This was a recent picture I took of Lucas one Sunday afternoon.

Notice the GREEN milk mustache - Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A note on "pillow crumbs"

So over the course of like the past 2 months my boys (Lucas and Reece) have coined the term "pillow crumbs." They say it so randomly that I never really thought anything of it. Well, I finally posed the question a few days ago to Lucas. The conversation went a little like this:
Me: "Lucas what are you saying?"
Lucas: "Pillow crumbs!"
Me: "PILLOW crumbs?!!"
Lucas: "Yes!"
Me: "Well, what are 'pillow crumbs'?"
Lucas: "You know mom, INDIANS and PILLOW crumbs."
Me: Running as fast as I could to record this coined term on paper so I wouldn't forget it (and of course laughing all the way :)

This makes me wonder even more what these children are interpreting from the things they hear...............

A few noteworthy happenings since my last post (sorry all you in blogland who have been patiently waiting......)
1. $3.45 - the price of gas in Allendale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Jackson is now pulling himself up onto whatever he can get his chubby hands onto
3. Jackson is disproportionate according to his 9 mth checkup (95% head, 50% height, and 25% weight)
4. I'm officially a 30-something
5. Reece (strong-willingly) skipped 3 meals in a row yesterday - now that's determination!
6. We made our inaugural visit to the FM Gardens to check out the butterflies (it was very warm with 85% humidity inside!)

I will try to post more regularly again :)