March 28, 2007

Praying for our Kids

I was just looking at someone else's blog and came across this link which is pretty cool. It's about praying for our kids. It gives a suggestion for a prayer for each week of the year. I think it is mostly in relation to sponsoring a child through Compassion, but they are great ideas for us, too. Check it out.

March 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Gracie!

Gracie turned 6 today, so we made her a cake. Well actually the cake was for us, it was a great excuse to make one! She turned her nose up at the cake part (it was a really good Paula Dean banana cake recipe), but she loved the lick of frosting we gave her.

The kids love Gracie...she really is the best dog with them, she puts up with everything! We love her, too, despite all her wierd quirks and the many times she's almost been given away, she does bring us a lot of happy times, too. :-)
Happy Birthday, Gracie!

March 18, 2007

Fun Sunny Day

Carson got a new soccer ball and swim trunks and a swim shirt, he was so excited about it. We'll get a lot of use out of them playing outside.
We went to Skypark to play on the field with the soccer ball and the frisbee and to fly our kite.
Carson and Jason got the kite all put together, it was a good kite flying day, a nice breeze was in the air.
And they got it up!
The playing in the field was more fun for mom and dad, but the kids thought it was much more fun to play at the park in the sand, so we spent most of our time there, which was fun, too!

Peek-a-Boo Livi Lu

Livi has many different nick is Livi Lu, I actually call her Lu a lot, although her middle name is Joy.
She loves to hide things in the closet and she also loves to hide herself there as well. Today her piggy tails stayed in ALL day! Quite amazing. :-)
Here is a list of some of the names she goes by:

Olivia Joy
Livi Lu

I know there are more, maybe I'll have to keep adding to the list as I think of them. :-)

March 16, 2007

Water Baby

Livi loves to play in the water. I remember when Carson was right around her age, maybe a little earlier, he started to love the water, too. Every day she asks for "bup" which means "up" (onto the counter) and then "bup" again, which now means "cup". The weather has been so nice, so every day this week, we've been out in the front of the house on the driveway with the water table and the pool and the's been so much fun. I even get to relax in the sun a bit while they play. And we've gotten to know some of our neighbors better in the process, as they come over after school to play with the kids in the water. It's been great, I'm looking forward to more and more of it this summer. Carson's already starting to get a little tan. :-)
We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Monday with some friends, and we had a great time. We were there for about 4 hours and we were all very tired by the time we headed out. Good thing there was a Starbucks on the way to the car so we could get a little refreshment. :-) Fortunately I remembered to bring the camera (I have blogging in the back of my mind a lot these days) but unfortunately the camera had no batteries in it when I pulled it out to get a picture of the kids, so no photos to show you of our fun day. Maybe next time.
I'm so thankful for this life God's given me. I'm so happy I get to stay home with my precious kids and soak up all these moments when they are young and love to give me hugs and kisses and crawl all over me and just play, play,'s so great. And the sunshine outside has a really great way of making the days even better. And the tulips! Oh spring bulbs, I love them. I got a whole bunch of tulips for the kitchen table at Trader Joes for $5.99, there were 18 orangy/red beautiful tulips in the bunch, and it cheers me to see them.

March 8, 2007

Duck, Duck....Duck!

For the past 3 days we've had this cute clan of ducks coming to visit us! They are very friendly and love to eat just about everything we've tried giving them, except for a bag of old almonds I found in the picky! We've seen this little group of 3 in our neighborhood for about a year. The kids and all the neighbors get a kick out of seeing them come so close!

This white one is really cute!

Livi gets sad when they waddle away, she calls after them, "Dutty, nooo, dutty! Bye bye dutty!"

March 6, 2007

Blue Tongues and the Beach

This is what happens when you eat blue markers! Yuk! She's so fast and sneaky when it comes to snitching nibbles of crayons and markers...good thing they make them non-toxic!

We got to go to the beach on Saturday, the weather was so nice. We sat for a while and played in the sand and water and then got pizza, it was a fun day. It makes me excited for the summer, we plan to spend lots of time at the beach playing. Every time I see the ocean I just can't believe that we get to live's awesome! Thank you, Lord!

March 2, 2007

You Speaka English?

This is a post I saw on a friend's blog, and I thought the test was fun! Here's how I came out. :-)

Your Linguistic Profile:
70% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie
0% Yankee