Sunday, April 29, 2012

Attack of the tree

Friday night after finishing supper, my mother said Elijah had ran into a tree.  Now the only tree on the side of the yard she was looking at was my tulip tree.April 2012 094

So I imagined that he had just ran into the leaves or something.  Really did not take it seriously until I heard him scream and Doug and Mom jump up and run out the door.  Needless to say when I looked I saw something like this (this is a re-enactment.  I did not stop to grab the camera!).April 2012 095

He was actually in the tree further.  I could see head and arms on one side and feet on the other and he was not touching the ground at all.  He was screaming really loud and all I could imagine was him being impaled by a tree limb.  I nearly knocked my mom down trying to get to him.  He was fine.  A bruised toe, several scrapes and bruises.  The tree was fine too.  This mommy though aged a few years in those few minutes.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lowe's Creative Ideas

For the last year or so I have been getting the Lowe's magazine.  They have some really great ideas, but honestly way over my head.  I am not real good at following directions and tend to cut corners.  Not good for the crafty things!  LOL. This month had an outdoor car play area and Elijah was very intrigued with it, so using what we had we made our version.  All we had to buy was the pea gravel, we picked that over the mulch.  We added a waterfall.  We have a pond, tunnel, parking pad, sand pit and the road.  Looking forward to many hour of fun.

Think I might try the outdoor chalkboard for Sarah next....stay tuned.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Baby Boy

I was getting ready for our yard sale and little boy was helping!  I love this boy so much!  I have the best family.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Just Like A Rock Star!!!

Today I took Sarah to see her favorite band, The Fresh Beat Band, in concert.  She LOVES this group.  She knows all their songs and can sing the main parts to all of them.  She did not understand prior to seeing them what we were doing.  When we got to the venue she saw a poster and ran up to it so excited.April 2012 014  She immediately started dancing and singing.April 2012 015  Our seats were right up front to one side, but good seats.  Sarah was in shock when they came on stage.  She did not move for an entire song.April 2012 020  Finally she got up and danced and sang right along with them.April 2012 034April 2012 021She was very upset when it was over.April 2012 056 But wait there was more, mommy got the backstage party passes!!!!!She loved playing with all the musical stuff.April 2012 060April 2012 061But the best part was meeting the band.  She gave all of them a big hug.April 2012 063What a priceless memory.  I am so excited we had this opportunity. 

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Today we got 6 chicks, so by fall we will have fresh eggs.  Elijah loves them, Sarah will touch them with 1 finger, and Isaac is no longer allowed near them. LOL. He tried to squeeze one I was holding.  He does seem to like them and giggles when he sees them. They are in a box in the garage for the next 6-8 weeks and then will go to the coup in the backyard. 

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Happenings

On Saturday the kids went to an Easter Egg Hunt with friends.  They had a lot of fun and found many eggs.  Elijah found the golden egg for the first time.  He was very excited.

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Saturday afternoon, Sarah went to an egg hunt with her Sunday School friends.



Then we came home and colored eggs and had our own egg hunt and grilled out for supper.

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This morning the Easter bunny came and we went to early Church and had breakfast at Church.  Then we went to Sunday School and the Adult Choir Musical.  After all that we came home and took a nap!  The kids are now playing with all their new stuff.

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We had a wonderful Easter.  Hope you did too!

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Thursday, April 5, 2012


Elijah and Sarah have started playing baseball.  Elijah is doing great and really liking it.  Sarah, well..... is doing OK.  Sometimes she likes to play and other times pitches a fit and throws her glove and pushes the coach.  Not sure how this is going to workout. She is not the only one pitching fits and refusing to wear their glove, so maybe it is an age thing.  We will see. 

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Easter Egg Hunts

Today Elijah had his egg hunt at school. Sarah did not have one since several kids are on special diets.  She got to hunt eggs at the library. We will go to an egg hunt on Sat. morning for all the kids and the Sarah and Isaac have one at church.

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Concrete Parking Pad

Last week we had our driveway scraped and regraveled.  In addition to that, we had the parking area concreted. The kids are loving riding their bikes.  Sarah loved all the workers and had them wrapped around her little finger by the time they finished. 

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Isaac's sure steps

Today Isaac got his orthodics. They make his legs look so big.  He loves to walk in them, but not crawl.  They are so little!  Here are a few pictures.

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