Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Be on the lookout Kellie! Your babies are on their way!!
I really hope you like them. Here's a little preview for you...
I think they turned out darling!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the LORD
lack no good thing!
Yes, it's from SEEDS FAMILY WORSHIP and it's Puddin's favorite song! She just loves it! In fact, it's on her newest Puddin Pop Kid! (she has a few) :)
If you don't know about SEEDS... you should! They are AWESOME!! I just love them and we listen to the Courage CD daily. It's music for kids that grownups can like too- I mean really like! All of the songs are straight form scripture, so it's hiding the Word deep in the hearts and it will be with them forever. And , it's really awesome for mommy's who can't remember things anymore either, due to that blasted Baby Brain Syndrome that really NEVER goes away apparently- I'm just sayin.
Anyway, no one asked me to push SEEDS, but be forewarned- if they ever do, I most definitely will!!
Today while driving Puddin to preschool we were jamming along to the courage CD and I realized that I was not the only one singing along. So, I got quiet and listened. It was really a beautiful sound. I could hear my 3 oldest babies from the back seat, the waaaay back seat, singing God's Word! BEAU*TI*FUL!
And since you asked, I'll tell you what they were singing!
They were singing Do Everything In Love 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
And you can hear the song here.
Just hearing my boys sing, "Be on your guard, stand firm, in the faith, be men of courage, be strong, be strong. Do everything in Love, do everything in Love... made my heart all a flutter!
oh- another great thing about SEEDS is that for every CD you order, you get an identical free copy to give away... and plant a SEED!!! I know what the preschool teachers are getting this year!
Oh... my favorite??? Hmmm... #12, or #6 any of them really. As of this very moment the Courage CD is my favorite but they are all great! Go check them out!
While Monkey Do and I hang out in the kitchen and play, usually with Bud and Daisy, these two are usually up to something.
Today, I was informed Monkey See was now her Prince Charming... and then she introduced him... in his unnawe-ah, rain boots and pink Princess Pea crown.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Anyway, As hubby and I were unloading the garage I looked over to see this... Monkey See doing what boys do, playing in the dirt.
Isn't he precious!
I'm so glad I hadn't bought new flowers for this pot yet! Where's Monkey Do, you ask? Why getting his "hat" of course. And for the record, I only half dressed him. He accessorized all by himself. Yes, he is wearing socks and sandals, and yes, the socks do not match. He has the fashion sense of a 90 year old man! (No offense to any 90 year old men reading this!!)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
A super soft and snuggly blanket! I have made these before, but this time I added a little something to it. I added a brown trim all the way around the patchwork, then added the taggies. I LOVE it!
Now I wish I had done Bud and Daisy's blankets like this!
Much like the PPK's you can personalize these as well. This one has a sweet baby's name in the bottom corner and here is his verse...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
My friend, Katie was so sweet to give me this award...especially on a day that I don't think I really deserved it! Katie has a great blog with lots of great decorating ideas. She and her family recently moved to Chicago and she has been completely redoing her house! I love it! She does some really cool stuff too! So if you need some decorating inspiration go visit her blog! She's got some cute kiddos too!!
Anyway, one day last week I got this message from her about getting this award. I was honored but I felt a ton of guilt because just a few hours earlier I was wanting to make this face at a grumpy granny in Hobby Lobby that hurt my feelings! Ha! Aren't I a big baby?! Since Puddin has some great facial expressions I think I'll use her to tell this story. Because, believe me, I was all over the place!
I was in Hob Lob for he umpteenth time last week with the entire crew no less, because I was finishing up our birthday party shopping. Anyway, the kids were GREAT! They had been perfect the entire time... no meltdowns, poopy pants or crying...perfection!
So we get to the checkout lane and this is how I'm feeling...
However, one mean snipey comment made me want to do this.... You see, grumpy Granny was checking out in front of me, with a baby of her own no less. Probably her grand baby if I had to guess. And that sweet little baby was screaming to beat the band. (Looking back now, I guess she was taking out her stress on me.) The baby couldn't have been very old, just a couple of months but she was SCREAMING! So the boys noticed and started to say, "Momma, dat baby cwyyy-in!". I told them I guessed she was hungry or tired but she would be ok. Granny turned around and snapped, "She's not hungry, it's not time for her to eat. She's just WET!"
That was a bit of an over reaction but now, I realized we should not comment on the screaming baby in front of us because Granny was at the end of her rope. I know it can be frustrating when you have an upset baby but, seriously, don't frighten the other children!
So, as my children drew in closer to me I tried to quiet them even though they were only concerned for the still screaming baby in front of them when she turned around and looked at
me US. I mean she eyeballed us up and down.
And then it happened. The same line we hear most places we go, "Are they ALL yours?" (but hers was very snipey!) Most people are nice when they say this, and truly I have only experienced one other person that made me want to make this face at them but that story is for another day!
Anyway, my response, while still smiling? "Yes, they are!"
I also said a few silent prayers for her and that little sweety she had with her. We could all use extra prayers now and then. I have since prayed that God would help me be less defensive when comments like that come my way too.
Monday, April 19, 2010
*** WARNING*** This is a super long post full of sweet and sugary children! Continue at your own risk!
So, my sweet babies had their very first birthday party this weekend! It's hard to believe they are really one year old- except they are actually 13 months old! ha! Yes, the party was a month late. We rescheduled in March due to them being sick and my Nanny passing away. But, what a beautiful day we had to celebrate a beautiful day for our lovies!
These are the homemade invites... The "Milk and Cookies" theme isn't very prevalent in the stores so I had to be creative.
I used card stock and a bowl to make the cookies, then I "eyeballed" the shape for the glass of milk. Vellum gives it that "milky" look.
All of the important info is on the back of the cookie and under the vellum on the glass of milk.
Since our babies don't really have other 1 year old playmates... they play with their brothers and sister and their friends, we opted to have a reunion of sorts.
So, for their birthday, we decided it would be great to invite all of the people who were at their birth or made it less stressful for us by caring their our little ones at home. Everyone except 1 family was able to make it! And what a beautiful day we had to celebrate!
Here is their cake... I loved the way it turned out!!
A close up of the toppers! Aren't they precious?!? I made the cake, but not the toppers- I wish! A friend makes them and I just had to have them for this cake. They were perfect!
Finally- Cousin G sliced it in half!
A big shot of the group. We are also opening presents in front of the birthday book table. This has a book for each of the babies and as our guests arrive or leave they write a message to the babies inside. We do this for each birthday and each child. So when they are all grown up - sniff, sniff- they will have quite a collection of books and memories!