Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Working Men..

First.. AHHH... These boys surround Grandma while visiting. LITERALLY. J has to have Grandma take care of him while we're there. He can use the potty by himself, but he likes Grandmas attention so he insists she has to help him..(Just the last couple days though she's decided to give him sweets when he goes by himself..LOL I doubt she 'bribed' Dan when he was young..)

The following pictures are out of order. Starting from the last first....

So Grandpa recently decided to remodel his kitchen. Everyone jumped in to help. From the big guy to the littlest guy.. L helped in many ways.. He helped Grandpa move the fridge back..Helped Grandpa remove some stuff from the wall..
D and L helped remove a board from the wall...
J helped carry wood from the kitchen out to the garage..
And watched Daddy as he prepared the new flooring for cutting to fit in the space needed..
And L laid down some of the new flooring..
And J, just looking so cute waiting for his next job..
Daddy and L working together..
Grandpa down there working in some tight corners..
Daddy working hard to get the job done right..

I'll have more in the next couple days or so... It's looking so nice in there..


Friday, February 20, 2009

Flashback Friday...

J April 2006 (nearly 5 months old)

J February 2009 (3 years, 3 months old)..

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

L's Valentine's Day School Party..

L is in First grade...of course from this picture you'd think he was in Preschool!! LOL.. Like many parties, there were SOOOO many sweet treats for these kiddos. They had chocolate chip cookies with frosting b/w and sprinkles on the side of the frosting, 2 cupcakes, jello, pretzels and brownies!! WOW. We told the children only eat what you want and we'll bag up the rest. They all went home with bags of sweet treats and then a candy treat bag. I need to convince one of the boys to go in dentistry, eh?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Emotional J..

Looking through the old Blog posts J's been, happy, giggly, happy, etc.. Now I give you smiley J and then sad J..

While talking with J during his little 'photo' time, I pretended to be sad Mommy. Of course today was opposite day so I wasn't really being 'sad mommy'.. J told me that's not 'Sad'..this is Sad.. and he gave me that look.. He's such a happy boy and obviously an 'expressive' child..

I'll share more later.


Monday, February 09, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

I Praise you, Lord..

In this storm, I will Praise the Lord. Will continue to pray that He takes hold of and touches our hearts during this time. He is an awesome God Who can do what cannot be explained by some and TO many people. He is a God above ALL. He WILL Love us and hold us. Though are hearts are torn, we will Praise You, Lord.

Psalm 121:1-2 (King James Version)

Psalm 121

1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Praise You in this Storm - Casting Crowns - Words by Mark Hall

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

J sledding.... and some of B...

Sledding with big brother..

The other day when all the boys went out to sled ride, J insisted he could only go down the hill will L. Well, L isn't the greatest for steering with little brother on board. ALL of the times they went down together they would steer off to the right and then crash.. And each time I told J go down with someone else. He declined. SO, I told D, to just grab him and carry him to your sled and make him go down with you. So, kicking and screaming J went with Daniel. And then..they went to the bottom. And J was HAPPY.. And they went again and again and again..

I'll post more of J going down by himself later...



Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Remember you can click on these and view them a little larger if you'd like.. Color is wonky..oh well..
Stay warm

Standing on the snow..

From today...

Another from yesterday...


Monday, February 02, 2009

Happy boy again today..


The Little Snowman.. and a snowball thrower..

While waiting for Grandpa and Grandma to arrive yesterday, L spent some time putting together a tiny snowman..

Have a great day..


Sunday, February 01, 2009

More happy J..