Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mom Jeans

If any of you want to go to JCPenny with me to get some of these new jeans, we can stop on the way for a new mini van and then head to WalMart for big ol' white briefs that are a must have with these jeans!! SHEESH!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

So here's what's been up at our house...

Exciting news! Our boy is using the big boy potty. He's now wearing "undies" and loves the Spiderman and Friends that Grammy and Grampy sent. Though he still needs to be reminded to go on the potty, and we've had a few "showers" while learning (training a boy is SO different than training a girl!) we are all really proud of him. These are a few pictures of Matthew doing his Undie Dance. (We now call him Captain Underpants which makes him giggle.)

Is there anything cuter than a tiny heiny in little briefs? I think not...

On to Cadey... She's been preparing for her first ever recital. Though she's been taking ballet and tap, it seems as if her routine is more jazz. Actually, it's just trying to get 8 little girls to all do the same thing at the same time.

Getting ready for the recital has been really crazy. Seems as if the dance school uses all the same rules/policies for all ages of children, and so my 4 year old is subjected to the same stuff as the 16 year olds who are on the dance team. Here's what I mean:
  • Garish Costume $40
  • Mandatory ad sales for program $45 (you either bought it yourself or tried to hawk it!)
  • Pictures $45 for least expensive option
  • Dress Rehearsal, on a Sunday, no parents allowed: 1:30-3:00
  • Video of Recital $45 (no private video cameras or still cameras with flash allowed)
  • Recital Day flowers: $20
  • Recital: Arrive 45 minutes early, then sit through 1 hour of earlier performances, perform for 1 minute 30 seconds, then sit for another 30 minutes. No parents allowed backstage, no early leavers, no late arrivals.
  • Another frustration: Recital is scheduled on Bryan's first day of pre-deployment leave, the day we are to leave for our trip to Florida!!!

Needless to say, I'm not very happy about it all. SHE'S FOUR!! And there ain't no way she'd be confused with a prima ballerina at this point!!

Cadey has not been too excited about the recital, as she doesn't understand why people are looking at her and smiling and laughing. I've tried to explain it all, but we'll see if she actually dances on the day of the BIG SHOW. Next week, the girls will have a dress rehearsal at the dance school that we can video. If I can get a good video of her next week at the dance school, and she doesn't want to dance at the recital, we'll just bag it and head to Florida!

Okay, enough ranting and on to the photos I quickly snapped last weekend while the girls were waiting for their professional photos .

And about an hour after I took this photo, Cadey's fever soared up to 105.7 and we started battling a horrible virus that took over 5 days to get rid of. Her fevers were the scariest part, with the highest being 106. She's still a little congested, but no more fevers! WHEW!

So, watch for video/photos of the recital/dress rehearsal to see what happens!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

This was too awesome not to share...

Okay, so I found something that I really meant to share earlier in the week and just didn't get to it.

A good friend of mine sent this to me and I just loved it. I hope you'll find yourself in it too.

I am a Christian

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin''
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.'

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain..
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.'

When I say . . . 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow

-- Maya Angelou

I've got nothin' for ya!

So some have been asking, "Why haven't you posted recently?" All right, all right, all right, I'll be honest. We're boring. We're lame. WE GOT NOTHIN' FOR YA!

Guess I have to go now and take some pictures of my kids doing stellar things and get back to you all. Know where I can rent a sailboat??? (That one's for you, Laura!) Wink, wink. Or maybe I should figure out something witty and intelligent that makes the world better by just having been published. No pressure here, huh?

Anyway, I'll see what I can come up with and get something Blogged.

Well, don't sit at your computer holding your breath...

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Slumber Bunnies

Last night I went in to check on the kids and found Matthew stretched out, legs crossed, belly bared, arms up, and a plastic spoon stuck on his face! The kid has to have EVERYTHING in his bed when he sleeps!

Then, today, I went into Cadey's room during quiet time and found her asleep in her rocker. How do they sleep in these positions?

I just thought the photos were too cute not to share! They're so stinking cute (when they're asleep!!)

Time "Marches" On...

I just can't believe how quickly time goes. Here's a few photos from the month. We've stayed busy with all the egg hunts, trips to the strawberry patch, school, dance, and all the other fun things that keep us entertained.