Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Little Leverage

I am just keeping this pictures so that I can show his future girlfriends.  I am such a sweeeeeet mom.

Flooding 2011

We have had a lot of rain lately.  I mean a lot of rain.  Monday I had to go get the kids early from school because all the roads were flooding. The boys wanted to go see the flooding right past our house but I was a little nervous by the time we got to the house and wasn't willing to take them.    I don't do well driving when there is water coming up to the bottom of my doors.   The boys thought all the water was totally coooooool.  When Tim got home from work he took the boys down the road just a little ways.  He is just a cool dad like that unlike their mother.  These pictures were taken literally about and eighth of a mile from my front porch.  You could stand on my porch and see the water.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Noah - GT

This year Noah was invited to be in Gifted and Talented.  Tim and I were both in GT in high school which really meant you made good grades and your parents were willing to pay for you to go on a trip once a year.  I don't actually remember having to do any work for it.  OOOOOHHHH how things have changed.

Our family, and I do mean the whole family, has had to spend more time on homework for GT than all other classes put together.

The latest homework was that Noah had to do a country report.  He chose Australia.

Tim and Noah putting his board together.  It was my job to use the cricket to cut out the letters for the board.

The final product.  This represents many hours of work.

They had a international family night that the whole family went to.  Each child's family made something to eat from the country that their child's report was on.  We made mango moose.  It was okay.

The children dressed up and did a three minute oral presentation of their country.

As we drove up I think Tim's exact words were  "This is for the nerds right?"  And I was thinking we really don't belong here.  We are cool,  Right?  Or have we totally fooled ourselves.

Anyway we are glad we got the project completed and on to the next project.  I am really hoping that Noah doesn't want to do this next year.  His comment to me about not doing it next year was "mom, I really, really, reeeeeeally want to do it just next year because we will actually get to take a trip". 
Like son like parents.  lol

Monday, April 11, 2011

Underwear is Fun to Wear

Ti has no interest whatsoever in learning to use the pottie.  We are trying to make underwear a big deal.  He is not so much seeing it.  Tonight after his bath he decided he wanted to wear underwear for a little while.  I am proud to say that he wore them about 5 minutes and he didn't have an accident.  woohoo that is better than the last time.

I have been a bad blogger and I really don't see it improving much.  I feel like I am running every minute of the day that I am not asleep. We have finished all of our fostering classes.  We are just waiting on our home study now.  They are thinking by the end of May we should have a placement.  We are hard at work getting everything ready in our home.

We are turning my office into the bedroom.  I have the PINK paint bought, PINK bedding and the white bed is ready to be put up.  We aren't going to know what to do with all the pink in this house.  I think it is all going to be super cute.  I hope she feels loved while she is with us.  We are totally okay with adopting but we must go into it with the mindset that this child will be going home and we are just taking care of her while her parents get things straightened out.  We are trying to prepare our own kids also.  They know that this child will probably go back to live with her family and will be with us just for a while. 

The other night after seeing something on the news about children being taken into foster care Tim and I started talking about our future child.  It made me think about the child God has planned for us.  It made me pray for her protection right now.  It is amazing how God starts preparing your heart for what he has in store for your family before it is even set into motion.

There are a few things that we are going to have to change such as the above picture.  Once we have a guest in the house the boys will need to start wearing more clothes.  So no more underwear pictures for us. 

Update....My dad is home and doing well.  He is still in some pain from the surgery but we have high hopes that this will go away soon.  Please continue to pray for his complete healing.

Well I have to get up early for work in the morning so to all a good night.