Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I guess I can start with this...
I had a dream the other night that I weighed 197 pounds.
Is it all the Christmas cookies I have been inhaling?
I think I have a stomach ache.
Ok, that's all for now. My brain hurts from thinking.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Mariah: Yeah. Are we having a big chicken?
Mom: No, turkey.
Mariah: I'll just call it a big chicken nugget.
Mariah: Mom, when are we going to go to heaven?
Mom: I don't know. What do you think it will be like up there?
Mariah: Snowing, raining, sunshine, summer, Christmas.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
The bottom fell out and they got stuck. Nice try girls.
Added Note: Before you think that I am a bad mom/bad babysitter/bad aunt, the girls were having fun playing in the doll crib so I ran to get my camera. As soon as I got my camera, the bottom fell out of the crib and they started screaming. I decided to capture the moment anyway.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Mom: Well, it can mean a date on a calendar, to go out on a date with someone, or the fruit.
Mariah: It also means "stick"
Mom: Nope, not really.
Mariah's new favorite topic of conversation is Barak Obama and John McCain and I find her talking to herself at random times about these guys. My little politician.
Mariah is learning tons everyday and her latest is learning to write letters and words. We do have labels all over our house that she has created, ie: chair, basket, light, stove, etc. Don't mind the paper and tape all over our house--it does drive me crazy because it looks messy. (Love you Mariah, oh and don't get upset if those signs disappear in a few days).
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
|The other night, Mariah was getting ready for bed and we were in the bathroom, brushing teeth, washing up, etc. The last thing Mariah does before bed is go potty. So, this night was not unlike any other...|
Mariah was done on the potty, but somehow she FELL OVER off the seat and hit her head straight on the tile floor!!
I couldn't help but laugh hysterically. How the heck could THAT happen?
Mariah didn't think it was too funny as she screamed her head off.
So, she got a minor black eye, bumps, and bruises. I guess sometimes that porcelain seat can get the best of us.
I'm still laughing about it.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Her latest addiction is books, books, and more books and either wants to read them by herself or she will hunt me (or Jerry) down, pull on my leg, and give me the cute "read to me" look, until I give in and read to her (not just one book, but multiple books, and she has her favorites).
She has all the animal sounds down and she surprises me each day with new words, the latest are bubble, neigh, and Momo (Elmo)--it is just too darn cute to hear her talk with her soft voice.
Ambria makes me smile. She makes me smile when I see her run to the window, climb on the heater, and look out the window. She makes me smile when she gets all giddy when she gets her pink blankie. She makes me smile when she comes clumsily running to hug my leg when I get home. She makes me smile when she tries on all the shoes in the house and tries to walk in them. She makes me smile when I check on her before I go to bed and she is sound asleep. She just...make me smile.
Thank you, Ambria.
Monday, September 29, 2008
However, Mariah does have a tom-boy side to her as well. She loves to get dirty, play with worms, and hunt for roly-polies .
The other day I went into Mariah's bedroom after she was playing by herself, and this is what I found...
Hmm, Mariah put dresses on her play/plastic bugs. Not in the picture, were bugs in her dollhouse, in all the rooms and sitting at the table.
I guess when all the dirt washes away our little girly-girl appears - here is proof.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I excused myself and I was so proud of her. Later, I asked her why she was reading the Bible and wanted to be alone. She said
"I want to be like daddy."
(True Story. Oh my gosh, my heart just melted!! We are off to a good start with this kid).
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
"I want PINK."
Later, she finds her locker with the same PURPLE name tag and also sees a PINK tag. Her eyes light up, but quickly realizes it is for another girl who is sharing her locker.
"I want PINK."
Second day of school...Mariah has to find her cubby. Yep, it has a PURPLE name tag on it.
"I want PINK."
This might be a long year...
Luckily, the colors did seem to phase her too much and she had a great first week.
Tonight we worked on writing Mariah's name. She did it in the correct order for the first time and she also wrote an "R" for the first time. She was pretty proud of herself. Ok, I was proud too. I think this means she already passed preschool with flying colors.
Mariah, mom and dad are so proud of you! It is so wonderful to watch you learn and grow right before our eyes. It is a privilege to be your mom and dad. Thank you for being our daughter. You are a blessing. You are loved.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Saturdays are football Saturdays.
A captivated husband.
High fives (hopefully).
U of M has to win otherwise we don't have a happy household, and we like a happy household.
So, Go Blue!!! (for the sake of everyone's happiness in our home).
Added Note Saturday Night: Post Game Update....No good news. This might be a long season.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
speaks to us in our conscience, but
shouts to us in our pains;
it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
Words cannot even describe how much I/we are learning these days, as individuals, as a couple, and for our future. So much has changed, and we are liking the change. We are excited. We are alive. Jerry is taking this time to be still, to say no, and to recharge. I am taking this time to/too...
I know that Jerry is longing to speak, but I overheard a conversation on the phone last week asking him to preach at a citywide service, and he turned it down because he said he doesn't have God's permission yet. Jerry is taking this time seriously. He is being restored. God is working on him. He is under construction. But he will be back.
Jerry has these lyrics on his blog from Over the Rhine "What a beautiful piece of heartache this has all turned out to be" and that it so true.
We are starting to hear again...and we are listening to so much.
...and we are grateful.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
That brings me to my question...
In college, my roommate and I had a discussion about tootsie rolls, you know, those chocolate flavored nougats (we were definitely serious scholars).
Can a Tootsie Roll satisfy a chocolate craving?
Not sure if this is "blog worthy" but it got me thinking when I was eating a few today.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I'm smiling here, but the whole time I am thinking..."I have sand stuck on my feet and it is driving me crazy." Ok, the thought only lasted a second before I started having fun again.
Mariah was absolutely glued to the whole ceremony, as it was her first wedding. She loved every minute of it, but then the princess wasn't such a princess anymore when she figured out she wasn't going to the "party" and had to go home with the sitter.
Mariah and Brianna looking pretty.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So, while her teachers were here, they were talking about how they sing and dance in class and of course Mariah was pumped about that. Randomly, she walks over to me and whispers in my ear...
"Mom, I think I am about ready for karate"
(I just raise my eyebrows as if to say "wow" )
"Because I like to kick and punch"
...Preschool should be interesting...
Sunday, August 10, 2008
So, the other day, we were in the kitchen drying dishes and I dropped a spoon on my toe from counter top level. Umm, yeah, it hurt for real. Jerry started laughing and said "oh, come on, it is just a spoon." So, I said, "you try it."
Ok, so you try it. Drop a spoon at counter top level (vertical position not horizontal) right onto your toes and let me know your exclamation.
(Warning, you might swear, cuss, and/or cry...or laugh when you think of this post and why you are dropping a spoon on purpose on your toe).
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
The cousins were so excited to see each other and Mariah started jumping up and down and squealing as soon as her feet hit the floor this morning (only to get in a fight with Malachi at the beach and say that she "wasn't going to be his friend anymore!" Welcome home, Malachi).
want to be friends with Malachi
We are home now so the girls can take naps before the excitement continues tonight. Grandma is going to take on the task of watching all 8 grandkids so us adults can go out. Good luck with that one. (We love you, Grandma!)
It is great seeing Jon, Sara, and Malachi again. Next time, don't go away for so long!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We are keeping an optimistic outlook on the situation.
And the little one is saying mum (pretty literally) and hasn't given us any clues (we are for certain this was her work).
Added Note: I FOUND IT!! The day after I wrote this post (Wednesday) I continued my search and found the remote behind the tv in the midst of all the cords and wires. Hooray.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
However, last night was a little different. As I backed out of the driveway, I stopped to wave and I saw two little faces in the window, instead of just one. Mariah, being the wonderful big sister that she is (most of the time), picked up Ambria to see out the window. This means that Mariah had to use all of her might to lift Ambria and Mariah had to fore go waving and blowing kisses because she had her hands full--how thoughtful.
It just melted my heart. I love you, girls!!
Check out this link to watch the girls playing and Mariah being a good big sister
Thursday, July 3, 2008
And, at any moment of any day, I can experience one or more of these emotions (huge props to Jerry for putting up with me).
Oh, and thanks for asking.