Saturday, November 28, 2009
Some of the things that I have wanted to blog about are:
(1) Megan's first soccer season - Jaime was the coach
(2) Megan lost her first tooth
(3) Joshua's third birthday collage
(4) Joshua's third birthday party
Here's hoping I can get to this sooner rather than later!
Monday, September 28, 2009
I did decide it was time for a new look on the blog, since it is officially fall. It doesn't quite feel like fall here in Arkansas. The days have been cooler but the leaves aren't really changing yet. I love fall and all the beautiful color and aromas that comes with this season! I'm hopefully for a very beautiful fall this year!
Hopefully soon I'll have some time to do some new posts about soccer and pumpkins and other fall activities. Until then enjoy the new look!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
This past Sunday (July 5th) my cousin Kristen and I had a party for our two girls together. They were both born the same day, July 3rd. We reserved a room at The Jones Center in Springdale and had a cute little party for the two girls. It was a great day!
(I will post some pictures as soon as I can find where Jaime saved them.)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Lori with her two boys, Caleb (4) and Titus (2), and Baby Ruth #3 (due July 20th).
Titus was always playing in this mud puddle. He loves to get dirty!
Megan and Caleb became instant friends.
We couldn't get Sofia off this rocking horse. She loved it!
We were given some free zoo passes and decided to make the trip to Columbia, SC with all the kids. They had a great time. Joshua is still telling his daddy, multiple times a day, that he saw elephants and lions and monkeys at the zoo.
The kids looking at some fish.
Our best attempt to get a group shot of the kids.
Our two two-year-olds. The temper tantrums were frequent!
Our meals together.
Another attempt at a group shot.
Joshua got a summer buzz cut courtesy of Lori.
The before shot.
After. What a cutie!
Thanks Lori, for letting us come visit. We had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see you in the fall!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Today Sofia (and Bekah too!) turns 11 months old. It's so hard to imagine that she has been with us for 11 months already. It feels so fast but also like she has been around forever. It truely is hard to remember what our family was like before she came along. While she has been the most difficult baby of my three, she is little by little out growing most of those difficulties. She definately has a sweet personality which melts my heart and I adore that about her.
Some stats about Sofia:
She has 7 teeth and #8 is just about to break through.
She loves to lay her head on my shoulder while I hold her for a minute before falling asleep.
She still isn't crawling.
She loves to walk, if someone will hold her hands to help her.
She just learned to wave and clap her hands. (See video below)
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Check out this video Jaime caught of Joshua. The poor boy was so exhausted by the end of the second day.
I didn't believe this could ever really happen until I saw it with my own eyes. The funniest part is what we didn't catch on camera. A few minutes after this video he briefly woke up and tried to take a bite of his breadstick (unsuccessfully, I might add), then fell right back asleep again. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It just kept getting worse and worse!
I'll post some after pictures once it's all done!
The Sparks did a little presentation during the ceremony. Megan's part was reciting John 3:16. She did an excellent job. I wish we had a little video clip of it, but our camera doesn't have sound with the video. For now this picture will have to do!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Here is the recipe if you're interested.
1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
8 large marshmallows
1. Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.
2. Each child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
3. Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
4. Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
5. Make sure all seams are pinched together well. (Otherwise the marshmallow will ooze out of the seams.) Talk about how the tomb was sealed.
6. Bake according to package directions.
7. Cool then break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!
I thought we had pinched the seams of the dough well enough, but we didn't. All the marshmallow had oozed out. Thankfully Megan and I talked about what was going to happen while the rolls were still in the oven. So, when it didn't work quite right she wasn't too disappointed.
I took some pictures but I'm not sure what's going on with my camera. If I can get to the pictures I'll try to add a few to this post. Let me know if you try making the rolls too!
Saturday, April 04, 2009
My birthday fell on a Wednesday this year so we waited until Friday to get out and do something special as a family. After dinner we had fun dipping strawberries, bananas, pretzels, and marshmallows in chocolate.