Monday, March 30, 2009
We started off Spring Break with a trip to grandma's house. My mom's mom lives in Westminster, SC. We don't get to see her nearly as often as we'd like, so the kids really think it's a treat to go to her house - and spending the night is a big event!
We went to church with grandma on Sunday night and the kids sat through the service like they do it all the time - even though I don't think I've ever kept them in a service with me! Ella Kate fell asleep after about 2 minutes so she couldn't help but be well behaved! Jake did very well and sat through his first Lord's Supper/5th Sunday night singing. He tried to sing with every single person that sang a solo....except he didn't know any of the words! Grandma tried to explain the purpose of the Lord's Supper before we went, but Jake was still upset that "everyone" got grape juice except him!
We spent lots of time playing at grandma's (inside and in the yard!).
Jake was very disturbed by the fact that the girl's room (grandma's) was blue and the room he was supposed to sleep in (and that the other boy grandchildren sleep in) was pink. It just didn't seem right to him. So....good grandma that she is, she made his bed up in blue sheets just to make him feel better! The kids loved having their own room and mom loved not having to sleep with feet in her sides while being pushed off the bed!
Today, we went to visit Papa Baker's grave. Jake was 10 months old when Papa passed away and the only memory he has of him is a picture taken of the 2 of them when Jake was a week old. Needless to say, they have always been confused about who "papa baker" is and where grandma's "daddy" is. I thought it would be very helpful to take them to visit Papa's grave. They totally understood that Papa is now in heaven with Jesus and have been talking about their Papa Baker ever since. I think it really helped them!
They were also thrilled to discover that JESUS was buried at the same place that Papa is!!!! ;)
This monument was in the middle of the graves so they thought that meant that Jesus was underneath it. We reminded them that Jesus rose from his grave and is alive in heaven waiting for us. Now they feel sure that before he rose, he was buried beside papa. :)
We had a great visit with grandma and the kids left her with lots of loving until we see her again!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
What is something mommy always says to you?
Jake - I love you
EK - You love me
What makes mommy happy?
Jake - rubbing your shoulders
EK - cause you love me
What makes mommy sad?
Jake - when I be bad to you
EK - when daddy says ugly stuff to you
What makes your mommy laugh?
Jake - I'm doing something funny
EK - cause I talk to you funny
What was your mommy like as a little girl?
Jake - I don't know
EK - like me
How old is mommy?
Jake - I don't know...21? 25? You're 25 - right mom?
EK - I don't know
How tall is mommy?
Jake - 50 lbs
EK - bigger (shows how tall with hands)
What is mommy's favorite thing to do?
Jake - work on the 'puter
EK - do the 'puter
What does mommy do when you're not around?
Jake - do stuff alone
EK - play
If mom was famous, what would it be for?
Jake - everyone to like you
EK - cause you just be that
What is mom really good at?
Jake - working
EK - doing stuff...writing
What is mom not very good at?
Jake - laundry
EK - playing
What does mom do for a job?
Jake - help church
EK - I don't know
What is mom's favorite food?
Jake - chicken legs
EK - hamburgers
What makes you proud of mom?
Jake - can we finish this Saturday? ....... later in the week - cause I love you
EK - cause I'm proud of you....cause I love you
If mom was a cartoon character, who would she be?
Jake - Aerial
EK - a girl with their hair down
What do you and mom do together?
Jake - lay down and watch your tv
EK - play with cards...a game
How are you and mom the same?
Jake - because we're not
EK - 2 girls
How are you and mom different?
Jake - ????
EK - God made us that way
How do you know mom loves you?
Jake - cause I be good
EK - cause you play with me with my game
What is mom's favorite place to go?
Jake - Zaxby's
EK - Walmart
What does mom like most about dad?
Jake - he looks nice
EK - cause he's your daddy
Wow, the things kids think are true....interesting to say the least. Eye-opening to say the most! Jake apparently thinks I work a lot, Ella Kate really likes card games, and they both know I love the finer things in life - Walmart and Zaxby's! :)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We have had the help of one more super awesome friend this sale, and we are so, so excited to open to the public tomorrow! Come out and see us:
Thursday, March 19 9-1 Free coffee and doughnuts! or 3-8
Friday, March 20 3-8
Saturday, March 21 8-12 Half Off Sale!
We'd love to see you there!
Mention you heard about it on my blog and I'll......be very excited! :)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So I got a little tired of it all and called to tell them I wanted to cancel my account. I am still in my 24 month contract (which I'm not sure how I ended up in) so they said they would transfer me to their "disconnect department". He asked why I wanted to cancel and I told him it was too expensive. He immediately offered me $10 off and I said that wasn't enough. He quickly offered me $10 more. I thought $20 wasn't half bad so I took it and ran! Who knows - I might have gotten more but that had my package down to $33 and that's their "new customer" deal right now.
Just thought there might be some more cheapos out there who might like a better deal. Just tell them you want to cancel, and they'll hand you one!! Anybody know how to get my other bills down now? ;)
Saturday, March 07, 2009
My sweet friends are out right now doing their own chores and celebrating their own family birthdays because they have been helping out a friend and the church they love.
I am so blessed. I am blessed with friends that care so much that they always come when they're called. I am blessed with a husband that cares so much he gives the baths (again) and takes care of the kids until at least 9 every night so that I can get ready for this special day. I am blessed with coworkers who give so much and expect nothing in return. And I am blessed with a wonderful church family who are all anxiously awaiting this day!
Tomorrow our church opens its new facility. It's been a lot of work and I know that I speak for a lot of people when I say that. So many giving people have been hard at work for several weeks now preparing for this day. I don't think any of us anticipated what a job it would be!! We're all going to need a good vacation! ;)
It will all be worth it tomorrow when the children and adults start pouring in the doors and everything is ready for them. There will be problems - no one could anticipate all that would happen - but we are well prepared and it will be wonderful!!
Thank you to each one of you who has given your time and your energy to make this happen! You are appreciated more than words can express!! See you tomorrow!
Monday, March 02, 2009
I promise this is my 78 year old Granny Neal having a snowball fight with Jake!! Jake surprised her with a snowball so she retaliated!!
Our second snowman of the day at Granny Neal's house.
I've been trying to join in on my friend Kim's meme for some time now, but I never seem to be able to come up with a significant lesson. So, in keeping with my last post, I have my lesson from mommyhood. :)
Kids do grow up. Those little bundles do learn to walk and talk and soon are old enough to DROP OFF and LEAVE at school!! It's sad but also amazing....I always thought I would break them or "mess them up" by now!! :) I really did have days when they were babies or very small that I would be so nervous about doing something wrong that I would worry they would be "unfixable" afterwards. Not doing it right was a serious fear of mine - of course, I have that fear with most things I do!
Well guess what....it's pretty hard to do...if you love them and try your very best that is! :) I'm sure I've messed up more than my share, but my babies are 5 1/2 and almost 4 and STILL BREATHING! I passed!! :)
Go to Kim's Blog and join in on her fun!
But seriously, it was big for me but I know it happens every year. Babies go off to school and from then on out, it's just routine. It was hard for me to take them to preschool too. Not because I was parting with them, but because it sounded big....school!
I'm over it now but I'm sure when August comes (and we can't take our annual beach trip in September when rates are so much cheaper and all the crazy kids aren't there), I'll be sitting in my car crying as he is sitting in class missing his mommy. I mean, enjoying himself thoroughly. :)