Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
i think i've missed maybe 3 days of taking a picture so far this year, which i'm super proud of!
this week was odd because i got sick on tuesday all of a sudden. we came home from the park and my stomach started cramping up really bad every 5 or 10 minutes. i felt like i was in labor! this started right after i posted about my leg getting hurt, so yes i felt like i was falling apart right before my eyes!!
i'm much better today, but i went to a couple of drs and was laid out on the couch for about 48 hours. i have crohns disease (was diagnosed in feb '00), so i thought it might be related to that at first, but my gastroenterologist said the pain was too high up in my stomach to be that. at any rate, its gone now and i think i'm pretty much back to normal.
all thats to say, my week got a little thrown off, but i still managed to crank out a picture for each day--except sunday. my sunday picture for this week is actually from last sunday, so it was taken on the right day, just a week too early. :) good enough.
SUNDAY, april 19th
this is a rosebush that was already here when we moved into the house 3 years ago. i do nothing to it other than prune it back right before it gets warm outside each spring and it always blooms beautifully. i have a black thumb. my grandparents thought i might have some luck with a cactus garden one time when i was younger. they died; the cactus, not my grandparents. my grandparents are still very much alive.
for this to have any life in at all after being in my care, or lack thereof, for 3 years is beyond me.
i just enjoy it and take no credit.
MONDAY, april 20th
the super fun sprinkler day. i hurt myself. i'm fine now. you can read about it here.
TUESDAY, april 21st
this is where i spent the better part of my tuesday once the stomach ache kicked in.
WEDNESDAY, april 22nd
hot! and its not even summer yet.
THURSDAY, april 23rd
i had told colby on tuesday that we could learn about tapeworms (long story), and had intended to look some stuff up on the internet, then i got sick, then our internet was down from tuesday evening till today. thursday i was feeling a little bit better, so i took the kids to the library and we checked out a few books on parasites plus a couple of extras. we are now all very educated about all the neat (or not) things that live in and on our bodies.
FRIDAY, april 24th
home all day. we started the morning in my bed reading our library books, then moved to the kitchhen table where we spent the rest of the afternoon coloring and doing sticker books.
SATURDAY, april 25th
a friend of mine invited molly and i to the first baptist church ladies' tea. they had just finished the esther study, so that was their theme, and the little girls were invited to come dressed like princesses. molly had mostly disrobed by the time we took this picture, but she looked adorable!! magic wand. feather boa. she was all decked out!
link up to saras blog for more project 365 pics!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
colby wanted me to come get in the water with them, and after some coaxing, i finally conceded.
then allen says,
my form was better the second time.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
i think we might stay dry for most of the week and get some good outside playtime before the next storm rolls in. april showers bring may flowers, right? and my roses are already blooming!
happy easter!!! of course i have to post easter pictures.
MONDAY, april 13th
we went to our first round rock express game (triple A baseball) of the season monday night. colbys 'girlfriend' becca was there, so he was beyond thrilled. she had just come from soccer practice and looked particularly sporty.
TUESDAY, april 14th
colby talked me into getting a watermelon at the store on monday, but we didnt get around to eating it because we had the ballgame that night. i was going to chop it up for dessert and allen said, "lets just take it out on the deck and slice it up out there." the kids got super messy and went straight into the tub afterwards! it was really fun, though. feels like summers a-comin!
WEDNESDAY, april 15th
THURSDAY, april 16th
colbys best friend evan gave him an ant farm for christmas, but they wont send the ants until its warm enough outside for them to make the trip through the mail. i sent off for them about 3 weeks ago and they came this week, so we were finally able to put his ant farm together! he and molly both have been enamored with it all week long. they'll probably end up right next to our hissing cockroaches. :)
have a blessed week! check out saras blog for other project 365-ers.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
last nights episode was...interesting. i figured they'd use the save on matt if it came to that, but i was also guessing that lil would be going home after her less than stellar performances over the last few weeks.
i'm not a lil fan.
when you get right down to it i'm a danny fan. period.
there are others i like, of course, but lil is not one of them. i've been ready for her to go ever since she butchered martina mcbride in country week (seriously, why do we have to do that every season?).
so i'm anticipating next weeks results show in which, hopefully, we'll say goodbye to lil and either matt or anoop.
for those of you that aren't idol fans, i apologize for this post.
i just cant believe i've never posted about AI on here with me being as big of a fan as i am, so i thought it was time.
the icing on the cake however is that, because of my sick obsession, allen was able to use american idol (in a roundabout way) in a sermon illustration when he preached a couple of weeks ago. he leaned over to me right before he went up to give his message and said, "whatever i say, just go with it." of course i immediately start thinking, 'what is he going to say about me? will i be embarrased? just go with it???' it was a great "story" and an even greater message. the illustration is right at the beginning, but of course you're welcome to listen to the whole thing. ;-)
ok, so for you other AI fans out there, thoughts on this week?? this season? i want to hear them!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
TUESDAY, april 7th
WEDNESDAY, april 8th
THRUSDAY, april 9th my parents showed up thursday evening with water balloons and bubbles. we had so much fun playing outside together! the water balloons didnt work very well; they kept bouncing off of us and busting in the grass. molly loved the bubbles-i was able to get this cute shot of her.
FRIDAY, april 10th friday morning we woke up and headed to mimi and papas house in houston. after mollys nap the kids went on a treasure hunt all through the backyard and even into the neighbors yard and down the street to a couple of houses. mimi and papa went all out for this thing! there was buried (literally-they had to dig it up!) treasure and a plank they walked and jumped off of. mimi even mailed them treasure map t-shirts ahead of time to wear down there. it was incredible. i might post some pictures monday or tuesday, but i'm not sure they'll do it justice, so we'll see. pei wei for dinner friday night, green eggs and ham for breakfast, and an easter egg hunt saturday morning made for a great weekend and kids that did not want to leave.
SATURDAY, april 11th on our way home from houston allen pulled over so i could take a picture of this field. the blubonnets on the way to (and from) houston were indescribably beautiful. this picture does not even begin to capture the color and thickness of them and there were several more like this all up and down hwy 290. it was like God had just covered this acre of land with a bright blue blanket. absolutely gorgeous! i'll have to remember this for next years pictures!!
i pray your easter is blessed and beautiful!!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
here are the blubonnet pictures i got of the kids yesterday.
Monday, April 6, 2009
he's standing in front of the toilet on the rug i just washed this morning with his pants kind of pulled down but not really. he has trouble with the button and between waiting a little to long to go to the restroom and not being able to get them unbottoned fast enough, he soaked himself. so i stripped him down and put everything in the wash-including his shoes and the now twice washed rug.
when we had recovered, if you want to call it that, colby said,"this is just the worst tee-tee day ever for me!"
my question for you that have little ones or have raised kids--especially boys!!-- is how on earth do i get that very small guest bathroom to not smell like pee anymore?
i've actually been meaning to ask for the past few days, but todays incident put the nail in the coffin...or toilet seat as it were. the bathroom stinks. bad. i've tried spraying everything with lysol, scrubbing the floor, air freshener. is there anything i dont know about, or that just works really really well that maybe i havent thought of?
anything? anyone? bueller?
Saturday, April 4, 2009
SUNDAY, Mar 29th
when we got home from church, we were immediately outside playing and stayed there till bedtime. we even ate our dinner outside on the deck.
MONDAY, Mar 30th
molly wore this shirt on monday. my parents got it for her in seattle several months ago, but its been too big until just recently. i think its really cute. hopefully she will potty train soon and wont be able to wear it anymore!!!