Sunday, February 1, 2009
Our house has had some sort of illness since the beginning of November. We have had a few days here and there where we were all feeling well, but overall we have been sick. So, here we are and it is February and Aiden has a fever and a sinus infection.
I say all that to share my frustration and just ask that you pray for God's healing hand on our house. We need some well time with our kiddos. Thank you for your prayers and I hope to update some photographs as soon as I can!
Remember, sometimes Life is just hard and frustrating, but GOD is still God and He is oh so good! I am trying to find serenity in who He is and not focus on the current circumstances. I do however, covet your prayers.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This is part of the baby set she received for Christmas from Memaw & Pepaw K.
Who knows how she even crawled in there...
but she thought it was GREAT!
Alexis in her sweet monkey jammies playing with boxes.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Alexis came popping out of Aiden's room with powder all over her carrying her Roo animal (also covered in powder). I asked her what happened and she said, "diaper change, need powder. ouch!" It took Matt like 35 minutes to sweep all the powder up with the shop vac. :) Oh the memories!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Dylan and Alexis shooting us! Dylan was definitely winning!
Alexis and her gingerbread house! She always uses the 2 fingers and is so dainty! (If that is even how you spell dainty!)
Alexis combing Bradley's hair. This is my oldest nephew. He is 20 and a sophomore at Evansville University. He is going to have a internship with the Cubs minor league team in Daytona, Florida this summer. You Go Boy!!!
Bradley playing Alexis and Aiden. He stayed a night with us and went with us to take Alexis to her first movie. She loved it. Toward the end she was becoming a little restless, but overall it was a success! They love him and sure miss him while he is gone!
Do you ever find it hard to be thankful during the holidays? Sometimes, the running from here to there makes me crazy. This year it was not so bad. Thanksgiving Day the kids and I went to my sister Lara’s. Matt was able to get off work early enough to show up before we ate at 2:00. Needless to say, I was thrilled. The food was incredible. Uncle Mikey made a turkey that was to die for. It was by far the best turkey I have ever eaten. Too bad it was not done until a couple hours after we ate…oops! Luckily, Lara planned for an army and had some backup!
Then we head to the in-laws for what is usually a great time of fellowship! This year…they were sick and did not feel like cooking, so we postponed the dinner until the following Sunday and just spent some time with them. My sister brought them turkey plates so they were able to still have a thanksgiving meal.
Saturday, we spent at my moms, where we had turkey salad and ham and some regular thanksgiving food. It was the best visit we have had in a long time. We were not overtaken by video games in every room. We were able to talk and catch up, and I truly enjoyed myself. It was nice to have almost everyone home! There are some pictures posted that I am sure you will enjoy.
The following Sunday, we watched as Dylan and Alexis decided to shoot everyone in the room with their toy guns. Aunt Misty helped Alexis and Dylan make gingerbread houses! They are so cute. Our STEAK dinners were great as well. The funny part is now we know Alexis and Dylan need their own steaks. We thought we could share, but they are like their daddy’s. And guess what...I got Grandma Humes (my mother-in-law's mom) recipe for corn pudding which is GREEEEAT!
Overall, it was a fabulous Thanksgiving. We really do have so much to be thankful for. Our families are great, most of the time :), our kids are beautiful and healthy, we have a place to live and food to eat, but most of all we have JESUS! I think He becomes even more real after you have children. You realize how much you truly have to depend on Him in every area of your life. How grateful I am that He loves a sinner such as me! We all should be more thankful.
Alexis and Uncle Phil playing the piano at Memaw's house. They were a pair. Singing and playing. She loved to sit on Uncle Phil's lap and let him read books to her as well.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
She enjoyed eating and singing and opening presents. She was excited all day for her party. We kept telling her it did not start until everyone had arrived. When people started coming she knew it was her time to shine! She was fine until she realized that everyone would be watching her.
She loves putting money in her bank, so we had to slow that down or we could have been opening presents until midnight.
Enojoy the lovely pictures.
Her actual birthday was an adventure as well. It started with Aiden having a fever or 102 the night before and with Alexis and I receiving flu shots, then I had to take him to the doctor so I dropped her off at Memaw's for her very first tea party. My mom said that was funny. They ended up with tea on the floor and Alexis dressed up in jewelry, hat and big clothes. Mom has pictures on her phone, which unfortunately do not upload very clearly! I may give them a look.
So, all in all I am thankful that we planned her party for Saturday because we would have had to cancel yesterday.
I am so blessed even when my children are sick. Still running a fever this morning a little, it may help if the little guy would actually swallow any of his medicine. As you pray, remember my kids. Until next time...keep your eyes continually on Jesus and how He continues to bless each and every one of us. Especially in the little things that we so easily overlook.
Alexis really enjoyed the Tinkerbell plates and didn't really eat cake. She liked the ice cream.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Halloween was quite an adventure for us. It all began the Sunday before at Faith Baptist "Trunk or Treat" (which was fabulous). It would have been perfect had they had nicer weather. She was able to see all of her friends and Memaw proudly paraded her around to show everyone what a cute fairy (our version of Tinkerbell) we had.
Then Halloween night we dressed the kids up and headed to Pepaw an Nana's. We had some great pictures taken and started the evening off to our first of 3 church trunk or treats. We don't intend on church hopping to gain all of the candy we can. We were heading out to have a safe enjoyable evening and see some friends along the way. We ate some free food and Alexis was a trip. She didn't care who you were, if you were big you were supposed to put something in her Elmo bucket. She would just walk to anyone and say "treat please" and if they did not listen...it was a louder MORE! Hilarious. We had an incredible evening and as tired as we were and as hard as it was the next morning to brush the glitter out of the fairy's hair. We will do it all again.
Aiden was the Baby Einstein's "Blah" dragon. That probably does not mean anything to anyone, however it does to some family members. When Alexis was little her Nana got her the book of Blah Dragon and it says "blah" over and over again and plays 2 other songs. We were on a trip to their house one time and this little girl played that book song 27 times. It would end...she would start it over. Needless to say, big sister loved the dragon brother!
Hope you all enjoy the following picture posts and remember that it does not matter what day it is we can always use these days to minister to those who do not know Jesus Christ as their Saviour. I say that is what these churches did. Took a pagan holiday and loved on families.
Love God...Love People!
Hope to have birthday party pix up soon!