Monday, February 25, 2008

what shall we name him?

"well, actually, since the snowman is a her, we should name her 'frost-la.' i wonder how old she is though because i am MUCH bigger than she is."

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

a few of my favorite things


jeneva's top ten favorites:

1. eat food and talk about important stuff
2. say "hi" to babies
3. get haircuts
4. make dinner with mama
5. eat grapefruit and then drink the juice
6. sing lots and lots and lots of songs
7. play in leaf piles and hide
8. play with madeline, jack, corene, ava, the other ava, miles, avery, andy, sophia...
9. make snow forts with papa and throw snow balls at people
10. make crafts and write my name

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

wanna cuddle?


I love this outfit. It is simple. Without distractions. No cartoons. No subliminal messages telling us that Jude should be an 'all-star' or the 'mvp' or be a part of the 'puppy pound.' I like simple. It's refreshing. Now, if only they could invent a diaper without a cartoon show running across the panel...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

tuesday morning walk at the bog


jeneva and steve are headed to the 'quaking bog.' it's one of our favorite places to explore winter or summer at theo wirth park. this winter is dragging on entirely too long in my opinion. i'm glad they can enjoy some of it! i'll just stay inside and take a nice hot shower and drink some coffee.

i love my bath...


i love the bubbles, i love playing with jude's camoflauge rubber duckie, i love staying in the tub until my skin gets all wrinkly, i love the way my hair feels when it swirls in the water, i love singing at the top of my lungs because my ears are under water and i can't hear how loud i really am, i like the shark bath toys that expand and get really big, i like to pretend i am a mermaid. i tell my mom and dad i don't EVER want to take a bath and i pout all the way to the tub, but once i'm there, it's hard to get me out!

Monday, February 11, 2008

a couple of mixed up quotes

just a few things jeneva has said recently:

"When the boys come over they hout and sholler too much!"
"Are you happy that I didn't cuss and fry when it was time to leave?"

I hope you are able to figure out what she meant to say or this post will sound rather odd.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

where's jude?

jeneva stuck two of her dolls by jude. either he's happy because he has girls on either side of him or because he realized he's not the smallest anymore.

"mama piggy"


a favorite of mine created by jeneva age 4.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

guilty...


A week ago I was upstairs with Jude. Jeneva was downstairs 'playing.' Or so I thought. I came down the stairs to find my favorite and most lush plant destroyed. This is what's left of it. Not so lush anymore. The leaves were one by one plucked off and then torn in to multiple pieces. She made a very nice little path through the dining room and in to the living room. I'm still not sure of the motive behind this. I was not a happy or even very proud mom at this point. I am very thankful though that the Lord gave me the self control to exhibit grace to my four year old. Everything in me was screaming "what were you thinking!" I calmly (with a red face) asked her to pick up each and every piece and go to her room for some time to think about what she just did. I do not always react this way in situations such as this. A week later we are still nursing our beloved plant back to health and will continue to do so until she is back in full bloom.

ladies craft night


My dear friend Jenna has been hosting "ladies craft nights" monthly. A few weeks ago we made aprons like the one I am 'sporting' in the picture (obviously taken by the four year old in our house). Today I am wearing it. Quite handy those pockets are! I have way too many crafty/artistic friends. It puts me to shame, but it's fun!

i love brown!


I got them dressed today not even realizing that they matched. Now that's worthy of a picture. So cute!

monday's go like...


this: Joshua and Levi come over to play while their parent's go to work. Having 3 four year olds in the house is a blast! Levi's prayer at dinner last week was: "Dear God, THANK YOU that Jeneva likes to play with me ALL the time....(long pause)....Well, is anyone ELSE gonna pray?"