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Monday, June 25, 2012

Conversation w/Jack

Today began VBS at our church. It's Jack's first time to attend (he gets to since I'm helping with the 1st & 2nd graders).  He did NOT want to be left.  I finally had to have some one peel him off of me and take him away.  Then, they had to pull a 6th grader that he knows and loves to come help.  He eventually relaxed and had a good time.  :)  Hopefully tomorrow morning will go much smoother! 

I was asking him about how it went and this is what was said: 

M: Did you go to VBS today?
J: Yes.
M: What did you do?
J: I not do anything.
M: Really?  Did you do a puzzle?
J: Yes!  I did! 
M: Did you play?
J: Yes! I did!
M: Did you have fun?
J: Yes! I did!
M: Did you hear a story?
J: Yes! I did!
M: What did the story say?
J: Jesus lub you.
M: Jesus loves you?
J: NOoooo.  Jesus lubs YOU!
M: Oh okay.  Did you hear music?
J: Yes.
M: What did it say?
J: Jesus lub you.
M: Jesus loves you?
J: No!  Jesus. LUBS. YOU!
M: Oh, okay.  Did you know Jesus loves you, too?
J: No, Jesus lubs you.
M: Well Jesus loves Jack, too!
J: He does?! 
M: yes!
J: Yay!
Hahaha!  So cute and sweet!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Cracker Jack!

Just one short month after my sweet mom passed away, we learned that we were pregnant with our 3rd blessing!  That was after almost a year of trying.  This pregnancy was so much more than the usual blessing of a baby.... He was perfect timing.... in a time that was so sad and painful we had this beautiful baby to look forward to.  He was our "one more try for a girl" baby but we were once again relieved and excited to learn that it was another boy.  :)  As usual, this baby wasn't coming on time so we were scheduled to be induced. I truly expected my water to break at home the nigh before as it had the first two times.  But it didn't so we went off to the hospital at our scheduled time and got things started.  My aunt Pam and James were there to hold my hand through it all. It took a while for things to get moving but once they did, it got painful (unbearable even WITH an epidural) and went fast (thank God).  By fast I mean 7 hours instead of 19 or 21. Ha!  But up until the last hour it was slow... then wham bam thank you mam it was time for a baby.  He came in to this world with strong lungs and the chubbiest little face.  He was beautiful.  All 8lbs and 6ozs of him.  We all fell in love instantly.  His big brother were so proud to meet him. 

Over this past year he has really transitioned from a baby into this sweet little boy. His daddy is his best friend.  He loves to pick on Henry and he "helps" with Kash a little too much.  In his eyes, there is nothing more fun than playing barefoot in the dirt or building something with his tools.  He is definitely all boy!   

Happy Birthday Cracker Jack!  We love you!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Baby Steps

I don't have video OR pictures BUT....

Kash just took his




It was totally unexpected.  James and I were jsut standing in the kitchen visiting and there he went.  3 steps.  Plopped down. Stood up and did it again.  He got SO tickled at himself that he had the big open mouthed smile and was laughing so hard he couldn't stand steady enough to do it again.  We tried to get him to do it more but he just couldn't get over the excitement.  It was SO CUTE!  I guess I need to keep my phone handy so I can catch it on video next time.  Even though I currently have 3 video cameras sitting here collecting dust, we have never been good at getting things recorded!  Thankfully I take tons of snapshots though!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Menu Monday 6/4/12

I don't have anything spectactular planned for this week.  In fact, I'm borrowing the Asian Inspired Steak meal from last week's menu. We have baseball 2 or 3 nights this week and I get to work the concession stand one night... and I get to go away for one day on a shopping trip to Frisco.  So... we may not even get to the steak from last week this week. 

If all goes well, this is what we have planned:
Asian Inspired Steak with steamed rice and veggies
Tilapia (cooked in skillet with coconut oil and lemon pepper) with rice and a side salad
Pizza & salad
Grilled hot dogs and chips. 

That's it.  That's our "plan."  :)