Friday, April 27, 2007

Our Zoo Trip!

I wanted to share a few photos of our trip to the zoo yesterday. It was a beautiful day that God gave us to enjoy His creations. As some of you may already know, I "hate" the zoo. I am not a big animal person and see no need to walk around and see animals chew their food, throw water from their trunks, and worst of all....the reptile house! With these thoughts in mind, I took my three precious boys to the zoo. Steven and I have been studying God's Plan for different areas of our lives and the world we live in. This week it has been God's Plan for the animals. I was needing to get a few field trips in so I decided I would suck it up and go to the zoo. We had a wonderful time playing at the park before the zoo opened. Hope you enjoy the pictures! The boys had a great time looking at the different animal that were exhibited. When we got to the reptile house, Steven was asking me to go in with them. My answer was NO! I told him if he wanted to go in, I would wait for him at the excit. He decided we could come back later. Whew!!! Got out of it! As we passed the excit, a lady came running out saying, "Where is a zoo keeper? There is a snake loose in their!" Once again the confirmation why I say NO to Reptile Houses! Steven and Carson were able to go in later and survived! It was a great morning and Peyton also enjoyed himself very much. I guess I'll have to try it again some time soon.
Today was a very busy day with Steven's school. We are getting very close to being finished with the school year! Thank the Lord! He has helped us so very much! After a few hours of school, my sitter came to watch the boys while I went to work for a meeting. It was very nice because it was finished early and Larry and I were able to go to Olive Garden for soup and salad! Wonderful! We take advantage of every opportunity we get to have a meal without the boys! It is very important for us as a couple. It was very nice. We were almost finished with our meal, when our sitter called saying that Steven had accidentaly hit Carson across the mouth with a metal baseball bat. She wasn't sure if it needed stitches because it did look like the tooth had come all the way through the lip. Needless to say, it was a quick trip home. After assessing the situation, I called the pediatrician who advised me to put a ice on it and keep it clean and see if it will heal on its own. How does one keep the face of a four year old boy clean? I think he is doing better seeing that he spent most of the afternoon and evening out playing with friends in the yard, street, neighbors yard, down the hill, up the street, get the picture! I'm glad I got some cute pictures of him at the zoo yesterday before the accident.
I also went this evening with my wonderful neighbor, Pat, to pick strawberries! Thought of you Kimber! I am planning on making some freezer jam tomorrow. The Lord willing I'll get everything done that is on my schedule for tomorrow. We have 2 birthday parties we also are planning to attend. Busy day ahead....but should prove to be very fun!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cowboy Theme Day!

Sorry that it has been a while since I've written....I've had a several days of the stomach virus running around my house. Unfortunetly, I don't think it has run its course. I am praying very hard not to get it! It is hard to be sick with a husband and 3 small kids. All you mothers know exactly what I'm talking about. Peyton, my one year old, has had it the worst. I was unable to work one day this weekend because of his illness. He is doing better...or I pray at least! He's good for a couple days and then another round will hit. This is one crazy virus!

Our day today in school was Cowboy Day. To say the least, Steven was soooo excited! Carson is spending the day with Larry at his work. Larry had to travel to NC for a couple jobs so Carson was sooo very excited to spend some one on one time with Daddy. With an arm load of books, his game boy, and three games, he headed to the truck!

I am posting some pictures of Peyton and Steven dressed up in Cowboy clothes and their horses. Steven is trying to look cool at the same time be Mr. Cowboy! He is THE funniest child ever. He can tell stories like none other! (Wonder where he got that from, Papa?) You will notice he has a carpet burn on his head...when people ask him what happened he goes into a 15 minute story never leaving one minor detail out! My good friend, Cyndi, used to love to ask him questions just to hear him talk, and talk, and talk. The Lord has recently paid her back. Her third child and last has the same ability to not leave one detail out of a story and talks non stop all day. She doesn't think its quite as cute anymore! I 'm happy to be the one laughing now!

I am enjoying geating to read about all of your daily lives. As ladies, I feel it is important to connect with other Christian ladies as much as possible. We can encourage each other with our thoughts and ideas. Keep up the good work! It is so nice to see that we have brought so many of our friends into the "fold"! Ha!