Friday, October 30, 2009

Ladybug day!

This past Sunday was ladybug day. :) We had planned Julia and Evangeline matching but then the girls' little friend Hope came to church wearing hers too!

>And just one more picture with some other "little ladies". :)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Family Pictures Coming Soon!

Next week we are going to have our family pictures done and I am SO excited. :)

A few days ago my friend and I went and looked at locations to do our session. She took some shots of the children while we were scouting out the area. If you'd like to see them go here!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Science Experiment

It's always more fun to do things with friends! So tonight we are packing up our science experiments and are taking them to church. :) We have been studying mountains, volcanoes, and the earth for "science". We are taking earth balls that we (when I say "we" I mean "I" with children watching) made yesterday. ;)

Peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips...a good start eh?

powdered milk, graham cracker crumbs and sesame seeds...

strawberry jelly as the "inner magma"

roll 'em around

chill and then cut through the layers to see the core, inner magma, outer magma and the earth's crust!

Then comes the style...easy! It was actually in the book and quite perfect for a small scale experiment!

8 oz plastic water bottle filled halfway full with baking soda, with foil crinkled around it then covered in a layer of modeling clay.

Vinegar dyed red, ready to make our eruption! :)

I hope to get a few pics of all the little kids participating kids can hardly wait!


So over a year ago I found this store and while I am not a huge silver fan some of this girls stuff makes my mouth water but is just a bit too expensive for me to just purchase for myself! :) Isn't this necklace pretty? If you subscribe to her blog and newsletter there are plenty of specials, sales, and chances to win her things (I haven't won anything yet but it's worth a try!).

A few days ago though I found this store and she has a larger variety of such delicate little things...almost makes me forget that I hardly wear silver, but anyways she is doing a giveaway! All you have to do is let her know what you like and you are entered! Just thought I would share. :)


I have a BAZILLION other things I am supposed to be doing right now so I am being extremely naughty to be blogging but...
yesterday I found a picture of Caleb from when he was about 10 1/2 months old and I wanted to compare it to a picture of Titus at roughly the same age. We have other pictures where they definitely favor each other more...Titus is much more strawberry than Caleb was/is *sniff sniff* maybe one day Lord?! But I think it hilarious that when I look at these two pictures side by side all I see is Charles and Emily. Y'all know my husband and sister in law, what do you think?! :)

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Not Me :)

It has most definitely not been me who recently, whenever my 2 year old asks me for gum, will proceed to take the abc gum out of my mouth and give it to her. I would never do something like that and she of course does not respond, "oh, thank you mommy!" and go happily chewing on her way. :P

It was also most certainly not me that could hardly wait until it was time to decorate previously mentioned 2 year olds birthday cake just because I wanted to eat the leftover m & m's. I would not be that addicted to chocolate!

There are so many other things that I would love to claim that I did not do. I am just so eternally grateful that the Lord loves me despite my weaknesses and encourages me patiently to grow more in him!

A few good laughs can be found over at MckMama's blog. Y'all have a good night! I'm off to make a fondant bow (for a wedding cake I'm doing this week) while the house is quiet! :) I would definitely not stay up til midnight just to be able to do something without 4 youngin's awake...would I?!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mercy is 2!!!

Phew! Nothing like having the power go out while you are in the middle of trying to export/post pictures!!

I'm sorry to have been so delinquent in my blogging, I am trying to iron out a schedule where I have a regular time slot that I do it. :)

My baby girl turned 2 years old today!! I can't believe it! I have such fond memories thinking back on the day she was born. Ahh, sweet. ♥

Well, we had my family over for lunch yesterday and Mercy had birthday cake, boy was she looking forward to that. I was excited when I found pastel sundrops at our health food store (yes I am a crazy organic freak :P) and snatched them right up to make her cake. She loved it and I only caught her up on the piano once eating the sundrops off it before her birthday dinner. ;)

She picked "yellow" candles for her cake...she calls everything yellow. :)

Sitting with daddy

How do I blow out the candles?

Enjoying a leftover cake picnic on the front porch today.


And in no particular order here are some pictures of Mercy over the past couple months that show her little personality. :)

Teaching Julia school last week, she calls her "JuJu" or "Dooleea"

She loves her baby sister ♥

I know this is fuzzy but she and Caleb can be quite a pair! This was them playing with their dinner on the way to church on a Sunday night. :)

She loves to fix Julia's hair...she went and got each of these hairbows out and had me stick them on her headband. ;)

She LOVES to cook and is constantly by my side whenever I do ANY cooking and lately she has decided to try out the swing.

Caleb took this picture one day, I absolutely love it.

She LOVES slides!

She really enjoys Mr. Potato you can tell he turns out rather interesting. :P

I just love her

She enjoyed trips to the beach with her cousin Titus

She LOVES LOVES LOVES to play dress up....normally she has a soldier helmet on but I couldn't find a pic of that. :)

She reads to Julia all the time, I'll have to tell you how this storytime ended some other time, lol.

She loves her big sister Charis

She loves being a big sister

She is constantly working and wants to help with EVERYTHING!!

Working with daddy to put the floors down in the master bedroom

Did I mention the fact she likes to dress up?!

Occasionally we'll get an expression like this though...

Banana chips are a favorite snack

Little Lady

And BOY does she LOVE to sing in church, oh my goodness, she can't pronounce very many words but that doesn't keep her from making a joyful NOISE!! :D
And I had wanted to take outside to get some "I'm 2" pictures but she got in the way of her aunts and uncles doing the patty cake polka on my parents driveway Saturday and got some lovely scrapes and bruises on her face (as you can see) plus it's raining outside so it wouldn't have worked anyway...
Happy Monday from me and Mercy ♥