Monday, March 29, 2010

i get to see this every day

you have my permission to be jealous
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

To Ali's future husband

Just a few notes:
We love you and are praying for you
She likes to wake up slowly. Breakfast in bed will probably be a big hit with her.
If you are lucky enough to have her smiling at you every day you better not blow it by making her cry.
She loves flowers, especially pink ones.
When she's sick she just wants someone to talk to her and take care of her. She doesn't ask for much so please do your best when she does ask.
Bathtime is her favorite, think bubblebath as gifts.
She loves to laugh so work on your sense of humor and comedic timing.
Encourage her to call her mom

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Monday, February 15, 2010

valentine's day

sure signs it's valentine's day:

**caleb gave ali a kiss**

**i woke up and put on pink socks**

**roses had to be picked out of ali's mouth**

**the stickers on my hands and face were hearts**

**a "true love" balloon followed me around pet smart**

Friday, February 12, 2010


Caleb is at that fun singing-on-his-own stage. So I hear a lot of sings coming from him at various times. Here's a list of the most popular:
The pirates who don't do anything
Micky mouse clubhouse theme
We are rough (pirate chant)
Old mcdonald had a farm
You are my sunshine
Arg arg arg (another pirate chant)
Fuzzy and blue
The sword of the Lord
He's got the whole world in his hand

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bedtime stalling techniques by Caleb

•I need ice cubes in my water bottle
•Sing me another song please (especially works if he asks for "He's got the whole world in His hands" cuz it's long!)
•Don't leave me alone please
•Snuggle me
•I need talk to you Monmy!

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Friday, February 5, 2010


We are so busy right now. So busy. Or, I should say, Troy is so busy and I'm busy trying not to go crazy or let him drown in his busy-ness. Here's what he typical weekdays look like for him:
Monday: work, go to class, come home late and do some homework
Tuesday: work, help get kids to bed, homework while I go to community group
Wednesday: same as Monday
Thursday: work, help get kids to bed, homework or group project meeting
Friday: work, help with kids, DATE NIGHT
Saturday/sunday: fun with family except for homework during naps, get kids to bed, one night of friends and one night of homework

Yikes! But we are halfway done with the quarter and after this one, having one class next quarter wil probably seem like a breeze!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

spelling vs reading

rumor has it that good readers are good spellers. that is not true for me. i love to read and read a lot, but i am a horrendous speller. i think the disconnected started when i was very young. my parents tell the story of when i was 3 or so and would get into the playpen with my sister, Hanell, to read to her. we had a book that had animal pictures in it. i always used to read the letters and then the word. "P-U-P-P-Y... DOG!"
i'm afraid caleb will have the same issue. the other day, we were playing with stamps. he has a stamp from gram that says HUGS that we were using. and he was reading it to me, "H-U-G-S... SNUGGLES!"
i love that boy!