Saturday, January 31, 2009
Today we went to Cracker Barrel for lunch. We had some money leftover on a gift card so we thought we'd use it up! For all five of us to eat it only cost us $13! Not too bad, huh? The kids were well behaved too, and that always makes for a pleasant experience!
We now live in Steeler Nation! Seriously! That's what it is called around here. And with the Superbowl coming up tomorrow, our trip to the store today was quite busy! David would wait with the cart at the end of the aisle, while I squeezed down the aisle between all the carts and got what we needed! It was madness! =) People were busy buying up their Superbowl snacks for tomorrow. Poor David! We don't get the channel for the Superbowl, so he's hoping somebody at church will take pity on him and invite him over after church.
We are slowly adapting to the Pennsylvania culture around here. I forgot that we live within 90 miles of Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog. So that is big news around here. The people on the news call it Groundhog Monday! (Like it ranks up there with Superbowl Sunday!) Kind of cracks me up! Anyway, are you hoping for Phil to see his shadow or not?
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Cole is ready to start school. Well, he thinks that he is! Since he turned 5 he thinks it's time to start schooling. Of course he's done a lot of things at home with me in the past, so he'll be ready when the time for school does start for him. He will be the only kindergartener next year, so I will probably home school him. Yikes! I know that he will do well with his schooling, but when I think of homeschooling Cole, along with being a mom to Logan and a newborn baby, the task does seem daunting. Hopefully he makes it easy on me!
I'll tell you, being the youngest child must make you extra tough. Logan's had two big brothers to deal with for the last couple of years, so he's learned how to take his knocks, and how to give a few too! Logan got hit pretty hard a couple of times. I was waiting for him to wail, but instead he pointed to the offended spot and went up to Dad for a kiss. The kiss made things all better, and he was back to jumping on Dad in a flash.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tonight we were at a restaurant. When Logan was done eating he stood up and his tummy was big and firm! I laughed and said that maybe he had a baby in his tummy. Well, just a while later as we were getting into the van Logan told his dad, "I got a baby in my tummy!" Oops! Maybe I shouldn't have joked about that one.
Each week I get an e-mail from a pregnancy website updating me about the baby's growth that week. It's the highlight of the week for my boys! They love to look at that picture of the baby swimming around in Momma's tummy! Right now the little bean isn't a little bean anymore! The baby measures 5 inches from the crown to the rump! So of course, the boys get a tape measure and we measure to see how big the baby is. Each week Cole thinks it is now big enough to come out! But I keep telling him not quite yet!
These are exciting days! Soon we will get a real look at the baby. That will be very exciting. God has been so good to us.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wow it is coming down today! It's such a pretty snowfall and things are really looking white. It's just gorgeous. That's our neighbor's tree getting covered in snow.
I opened up the window from my den to take a picture of the snow, and lo and behold there was a crane in the creek! I was so surprised, because I hadn't seen him there before. I was also excited because I got a pretty good picture of him. Do you see him there in the water?
After taking a few pictures, I made some noise so I could get a picture of his wings. This was my best shot at that; he's in the bottom left corner of this photo. By the way, if you click on any of the pictures, they will open up in a bigger window.
"Dear Jesus, Thank you for the new baby. Help us be good boys."
It's just precious!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My fourth folder was from December 07. It's a picture of Cole and the graham cracker house he made last Christmas.
Now I'm going to tag Virginia, Alice (get that blog started!), Amy Sue and Suzanne! GO!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
And just so you know I'm not exaggerating, here are some of the shapes of the pieces!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This morning David got up and logged onto the Pennsylvania web site to see if we would get to have a second day off in a row! =) We did not! But it was still a good day here anyway.