Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

My Big Girl!

My Baby Lost Her first Tooth!
I can't believe it! My baby Girl! All of these little milestones are starting to add up- She's not a baby anymore. She couldn't wait to call her Papa to tell him- now we wait for the tooth fairy! Being a kid is so magical! I just love it.

Our Snow Day!

It didn't snow much, but it sure was enough for my kids to have a blast!!! you can tell there is barely any snow under their sled but it was enough to get it going... We had a fun morning....We woke up early and got out to play before school... The kids actually put a jacket and boots on over their jammies so they could hurry out the door. Hopefully we will have another snow day before winter is over.... Or we will have to take a road trip. So much fun!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Making Room for Mina!

We have been busy around here making room for Mina! Since our two little ones insist on sleeping in the same room even though they have had their own rooms for years...we decided to let them officially share a room so we could make room for their new baby sister. They are so excited about their new sister and talk about her all day every day. They are full of questions an I love it. They of course wanted to "help" paint their new room and thank goodness they didn't balk at the fact that we really needed them to paint the closet. They worked very hard and were very pleased with themselves and their new room. When we went in to check on them right before we went to bed -we found them sleeping in the same bed!!! The do, of course have their own beds, but this is how we found them. So cute. I know most kids want their own room... but not these two. I love that they are so close.
This week I am having TOO much fun decorating and getting Mina's room ready. I have a feeling it won't be long before she is piled in with these two. I will post a picture of Mina's room soon. It is almost done, and I am loving it... Shabby Chic China style.....if you can imagine...I will be sure to post it!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sunny South Florida

So we packed up the whole crew and headed down to Florida to spend time with our families. My mothers health "scare" turned out to be more serious than we thought, she ended up having triple bypass open heart surgery! Needless to say we spent the majority of our trip back and forth to the hospital. Thankfully she is recovering well. Thank God for modern Medicine, simply amazing. We did squeeze in some family time and the little ones had a blast with all of their cousins. We actually got to spend an afternoon on the beach without the kiddos.

We "thought" we forgot our camera battery charger so I have a unforgivable lack of pictures for our trip. Very unlike me... We found the charger when we were home and unloading the car. What a bummer that I don't have more extended family shots.

Who'd would have thought....that a roll of packing tape meant to throw off what was actually inside of a present would become the biggest hit for all of the kids. First they taped up their big brother and then all of the cousins got into the action.

A bunch of the Cousins went to Build-a-Bear and got to choose their own bear and outfit. Their Christmas present to each other... They had a great time and what great memories for them.

We really have to teach J.C. how to smile without looking like he is in pain.

These kids all get along so great. It is amazing how they just know they are related. They have such a huge bond. I just love it!

How cute is my neice!!! She melts my heart. Never has one child had so much personality. She cracks me up! I love this kid like one of my own.

Christmas Morning

My pride and joy... this is as close as I got to having all three kids looking in the same direction with a somewhat happy face. I guess it is pretty cruel to ask them to sit still a pose for a picture when there are presents to be opened.

J.C. doesn't have the "say cheese" smile perfected, ya think....

The toy of the Year: Webkins.