Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Asher had a date with three of his little girlfriends (ages ranging from 2 weeks to 4 years old!!!) We met my friend Sarah and three of her girls at storytime yesterday morning. It was a lot of fun. Asher and I had never been without Lynzi, but we really enjoyed our time together! Then we had a drive-thru lunch date on the way home! Asher and I really enjoyed this time together since Lynzi has been in summer school. It was quite an adjustment for him at first, since he's never not had Lynzi to play with! I didn't think about it that Lynzi had 3 years of practice playing alone, so she's really good at it. But after 20 minutes or so...Asher is ready to play with somebody, so needless to say we've done a lot of playing together the last few weeks! It was a good glimpse at what life without Lynzi will be like once she starts school in the fall. We did miss having her around all day, but we enjoyed our Mommy/Asher time. Here are a few pictures from storytime (none of them are great [again] b/c he was on the go from station to station they had set up, so i had to snap while he was sitting still in the "car wash" for a minute!) His friend is Gabrielle. One of the books they read was about a car wash, so they had a "car wash" set up made out of cardboard with streamers hanging down for the brushes and bubbles for soap and a box of cars and trucks for washing!!! This was their favorite station...
Posted by Laci at 1:47 PM
Today was the last day of Lynzi's summer school and she is not happy that it's over! She L-O-V-E-D every minute of summer school and she is so ready to start "real/official" kindergarten! She already misses her teacher (and it's only been over for an hour and 1/2!) She started praying a few nights ago that Mrs. Doyle would be her teacher when kindergarten starts in August! We really loved her and she LOVED Lynzi too...so we're all hoping that we get her in the fall!
Posted by Laci at 1:22 PM
Monday, June 21, 2010
Here are a few pics of my sweet little man at 28 months old...2 1/2 is creeping up on us scarily fast! Everyone keeps telling me how big boy he is starting to look (and I don't like hearing it one bit!!!) But he's just as precious and HILARIOUS as ever!!! Love this boy...
Posted by Laci at 1:15 PM
We had a great Father's Day spoiling the sweet daddy that God blessed my babies with...and being thankful for their precious PawPaw, Poppy and great grandpas too!!! We are so grateful for the phenomenal men that God put into our lives...such an incredible blessing!
My little family woke up to the smell of freshly baked banana bread and all mosied out of bed and into the kitchen for a slice before getting ready for church. Then we headed to church for an amazing sermon about "The Blessed Man". It was wonderful and they gave each man a huge beef jerky stick! They also had steak giveaways in church...hilarious, but what man doesn't want steak!?!?
Speaking of steak, I think we joined about 94% of the American population in grilling steaks yesterday for lunch, along with corn on the cob, homemade sweet potato fries and fresh strawberry pie! That put everyone to sleep while I cleaned up and got to my 3rd round of cooking for the day. I was in charge of snack for life group yesterday, so I made a veggie pizza (crescent rolls covered with cream cheese/ranch mixture and piled high with fresh veggies...yum) and another batch of banana bread.
After everyone's naps...we gave Daddy his Father's Day presents! I printed and framed each of the kid's pictures for his office and we also got him a nice watch
Then we headed out to Life Group and had a great time of fellowship and studying the book "Crazy Love"! We are all really enjoying this book!!!
Here are the only pics I took yesterday. None of them are fabulous, but at least I got something! Nobody is even smiling in the daddy/kids pic...but we were short on time, so I just went with it! And Asher's pic is super blurry, but since I'm posting Lynzi's...I'll post his too! He's still cute...blurry or not! :)
Posted by Laci at 9:47 AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Isaiah 64:8 "Yet, oh Lord, You are our father. We are the clay, You are the potter. We are all the work of Your hand." (NIV)
Remember that modeling clay that was on our Kindergarten school suppy list that was in a box with four different colored rectangular molds, hard as a rock and covered with that crinkly plastic wrap??? And as an excited Kindergartner, we couldn't wait to get our hands on all of our cool new school supplies, then FINALLY we got to open that box of modeling clay and we were surprised (because up to that point, we're used to gooey and soft play-dough) and slightly disappointed at how hard it was and impossible to use. But once we held it in our little kindergarten-sized hands for a while, it started getting soft and usable and we could create our very best and coolest kindergarten creation!
When we fully turn ourselves over to God (the potter), we are hard like modeling clay. He holds us in the palm of His hand and warms us up while He gets ready to use us. Once we're pliable enough, he begins to form us and make us into what He wants us to be. Sometimes He'll have to stretch us and it might hurt a little, but in the end we'll be a beautiful creation designed by God (worth more than anything to Him!)
Thank you, Lord, for taking the time to hold us and make and mold us into Your perfect creation...(and warming us up and comforting us before you begin to stretch us)!
Just a little thought He placed in my heart...
Posted by Laci at 6:08 AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Lynzi lost baby tooth #2 tonight (well, technically it's already tomorrow...so i should say yesterday evening.) It was literally hanging by a string and she did not want us to touch it. Ryan tugged on it a little bit a few days ago and she said it hurt, so she has been very skittish about us getting close to it since then! This evening we were playing in the backyard and she sat on the hammock with me and I saw it just dangling around when she smiled at me, so I asked her to just let me feel it. She very calmly agreed, as long as I wouldn't twist it...i barely put my finger on it and gently wiggled it once and it came out without her even knowing it! She had to ask, "Did it come out?!?!" So I'm expecting a visit from the tooth fairy anytime now! Here are a few pics of...I can't say her missing teeth b/c she already had half grown adult teeth coming in behind the baby teeth (how weird is that for a 5 year old to have adult teeth...what?!?!) Anyways...
...and BIG ASHER NEWS...he sat on the potty and went tee tee this evening before his bath!!! YAY for Asher. I just casually told him to sit on the potty before he got in, like normal. But normally, he gets up before he really goes. But he actually went this time and we were so happy! I scooped him up and we did a potty dance and got a potty treat (m&m)!!! He's gone potty before, but lately he's been so disinterested...hopefully this will get him motivated. Even sister got a potty treat b/c she's been encouraging him to go. I've even found her hoisting him up on the big potty a few times...such a helpful big sister (either that or she just really wants her candy....hehe!) Either way works for me, as long as he is going. He has been completely uninterested in pull ups or big boy undies. Every morning I tell him to go get his undies and he says, "Noooo....biper(diaper)!" Then I'll tell him to get his pull up and even show him the cars on them and talk them up real exciting-like....."NOOOOO....biper!" (with 'biper' in hand!) We'll see how tomorrow goes....
Also, as a sidenote...I've noticed that a lot of people question the word "tee tee". I've come to the conclusion that possibly it is a Texas word??? Let me know if you aren't from Texas and you are familiar with it. Just wondering...
And you'll probably notice the lack of Asher pics lately! He is so hard to catch on camera right now. He's too fast and he knows when I want his picture and that's when he darts! I'm still chasing him though and I'll catch him and get a great one SOON! :)
Posted by Laci at 11:42 PM