Tuesday, March 30, 2010

hair woes and such

my kids have both recently taken an interest in their hair style.
well, molly has always been into her hair, which is surprising since she wont let me touch it (the reason i chopped it off a few weeks ago), but lately she just wants really random things done to it. and she does it herself, making it even more....random.
then theres colby, who wants his hair flat on his head. he wets his hand and smooths his hair down with the water. it kind of makes him look like a little old man. i think he's rebelling because he knows i like his hair spiked up.
ah well, its not a battle worth fighting. its like the rain boots and red ruby slippers. whos it hurting really. it might hurt them in 10 years when their friends look at these pictures and laugh.....

allen was putting molly to bed the other night and she asked
molly: "whens my birthday?"
allen: "november."
molly: "november? whens november?"
allen: "november is a long way away?
molly: "it is?"
allen: "yes."
molly: "so far you cant even see it. you'd have to drive a car."

love it.

and lastly, i want to share some super exciting news with you!
at the end of may (the 24th thru 31st to be exact) i get to go to israel on a tour of the holy land with beth moore! for those of you that dont know, beth moore is like the christian womens' icon. shes a ladies' bible study rockstar and, well, just a huge role model to me.
a friend of mine works for her, doing her travel itenterary and booking, and she called about a week ago and told us that there was a spot open on the trip.
apparently beth put together this trip as an opportunity to bless her staff and the people that have been faithful volunteers for her ministry. there were 100 spots and not all of them filled up so she i guess allowed some of her staff to invite their friends/family.
so myself and our pastors wife get to see the holy land, led by beth.
i thought it was too expensive and felt weird about us spending the money on just me, but allen knows how incredible the opportunity is and told me i was going!
can you say 'best husband in the world'? love you babe!!
i'll share more details as it gets closer, but yay!! i'm excited!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

its tough being good

i was putting molly to bed last night and was telling her how special she is, and how much i love her. i was saying how blessed i was to see her grow from a baby into a sweet girl, etc, etc. she was loving on me and giving me kisses (something she does not do often), so i was really soaking up the moment.
then without warning she let out this big sigh and said,

"i wish i could be a baby again. i'm tired of being good."

from the mouths of babes....or 'good girls', as it were.

Friday, March 19, 2010


we went to the beach this week over spring break.
it was the senior trip that we usually take at the end of may/start of june, but the youth summer calendar is so full that allen and the 12th grade sunday school teacher decided to move it this year.
it was a bit chilly (we never got in the water. well, i never got in the water), and it rained our first full day there, so we really only had one beach day. it ended up being fine, because pretty much everyone got super sunburned so they wouldnt have needed more beach time anyway.

i was putting colbys swimsuit on him to go down to the beach wednesday morning and he said
colby: "mommy, i'm naked!"
me: "no you're not. you have a swimsuit on."
colby: "well, i'm almost naked!"
me: "well, you're going to have to get over it. you're about to be on the beach in front of a lot of people. it's fine, colby."
colby: "but my nipples are showing! nipples are private just like penises are private. everyone will see my privacy!"
me: "colby, it's ok. you're a boy."
colby: "its ok for boys' nipples to show but not girls'?"
me: "right."
colby: "why?"
me: "i'm not sure. thats a great question."
colby: "is it cause girls' nipples go boom like this?"
(and he thrust his hands outward from his chest)
me: (laughing) "maybe so."

that was it.
we went down to the beach, with all the right parts covered, and enjoyed the water (me from a safe, dry distance).

on a completely unrelated note, here's a video of colby i took about a week ago.
we were eating dinner and he randomly wanted to make a video for daddy to watch when he got home that night.
why he chose to sing a christmas song i have no clue, but listen to the last line, instead of 'don we now our gay apparel.' heeheehee. so cute.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

mixed signals

the other day we (the kids and i) were in the car and colby randomly said
colby: "mommy, if i were the sea, i'd want you to be my fish."
me: "wow, thank you colby. thats very sweet...i think."

i was reflecting on what a precious son i have, sweet, angelic.

then, not 5 minutes later i was singing pretty loudly (thats the only way to do it) along with whatever was on my ipod, and colby started howling.
was he trying to tell me something?

i'm getting mixed signals.