Monday, September 24, 2007

Ricky and the Ugly Dog Collection....

Yesterday was one of those days when it seemed as if every time I turned around Ricky was underfoot! It must have been the good Lord's way of reminding me I owed Ricky a post on my blog. :)

So here he is in all of his cup stacking glory, along with little brother Matthew (as Superman) and best buddy Dylan. My DH yelled about me letting the boys "waste" all of the cups, but he got them FREE at a rummage sale, and then proceeded to leave them on the front porch for a week. I didn't really think he was that attached to them! Even if he was, the time the boys spent stacking, re stacking, and working together was worth the grump or two. Look how sweet they look working together!

The Ugly Dog Collection....

Here are a few pictures of my ugly dogs that I am unwillingly collecting lately due to the car accident my MIL and her sister were in. They are both still in the hospital, and have several months of rehabilitation ahead of them. God forgive me, but I was hoping that our own DD (dear dog...not daughter) would soon be romping in the fields of Heaven...alas now I have two MORE dogs in my house! Thankfully the weather has been cooperating, and they have spent a lot of time out of doors. Puck, the ugliest of them all is actually beginning to endear himself to me! Matthew calls Puck "Punk" and seems to think we are going to keep him "foweva". I don' think that will come to pass...but I supposed stranger things have happened! Puck is pictured first, then Conrad. Please pray for swift recovery for my MIL and her sister!
God is good. All the time.

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Wheels On the Bus...

Okay...I just had to share this. I am so proud of my little man, and he was so proud of this project! He couldn't wait to open up his backpack to show me his "fanasee buss". I thought he was telling me it was a "fancy" bus, but then his teacher told me it was his FANTASY bus. He is the driver (I know the picture is blurry) and the passengers are all the people he would pick up if he drove the bus! He did all of the painting, cutting, and pasting all by himself!
I was going to take some pics of Ricky today, but then he crashed his bike into the wagon, and the wagon into the fence, and knocked it off the posts...did I mention that I have DOGS at my house right now!? Needless to say, when we were done fixing the fence, and rounding up dogs, I was no longer in the mood to photograph him! Aye....his post will come.

God is good. All the time.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hospitals, School, and Cupcake Theives!


What an unpredictable start to the school year! My DH and two of my boys Matthew and Noah were in a terrible car accident last week! Poor Noah, he had gone up with Brian to work on Grandma's cabin drywalling, mudding, and the like, and as a reward for his hard work, Brian was going to take him to Mackinaw Island at the end of the week. Noah was really looking forward to seeing the bridge, the ferry ride, seeing the fort, and eating fudge...however on the way they were struck by another car and poor Noah ended up in the hospital with a lacerated spleen instead. Thankfully Brian and Matthew were bumped and bruised, but otherwise okay. Brian's mom has a broken wrist, a broken ankle, and five broken toes. Aunt Glenda was also injured. She has a fractured hip and knee. Noah is home now, but on bed rest for three more weeks, and then on restricted activity for four months. He is stir crazy already. Poor kid! Here is the little trooper in the hospital with his best girl bud Abi. They make a cute pair don't they?

Noah was the best patient ever. He asked the nurses lots of questions and listened while they explained things to him. He also complimented the kitchen staff every time they brought him a meal, one time quipping to a nurse "Your chefs sure must put their best effort into every meal, because everything has been so tasty!" Poor lady, she had a hard time keeping a straight face!

Thankfully through all of this, once again my friend Missy was around to save the day! She lives not to far from the hospital and was able to swoop in and pick up Matthew and keep him for a few days while Brian stayed with Noah. I made it up there Friday afternoon, and I don't think I took a real breath from the time of Brian's phone call, until I laid my hands on both of my boys. Matthew was worried I was going to make him go home when he saw me. He was thrilled to be staying with Missy. He thinks going "up north" means a trip to Aunt Mimi's house, and kept asking his dad when they were going to get to her house while they were at Grandma's. careful what you wish for little man! Missy also kept Noah once he was discharged form the hospital for a couple of days until Brian could get his mom and aunt situated. Thanks are the best!


My Matthew started school on Monday! He was so worried about going...but he absolutely loves it! He thinks his teachers are the best, and really is enjoying all of the art projects and of course going to gym! He doesn't have school on Fridays, but this Friday I woke up to him dressed (in a pajama top and backwards pants) and ready for school! He was HEARTBROKEN to realize that he didn't get to go, but is looking forward to returning on Monday.

Cupcake Thieves

Well, these pictures aren't coming out the way I want them to, but you get the picture! Silly me! I left cupcakes from school on the counter. Ruby, my sugar mama climbed onto the table, up to the counter, and helped herself to the whole container! I was grateful for three things,

1. I actually knew where my camera was.

2. My camera had batteries in it....

3. Ruby sat herself in her seat before she started eating!

Clara had been busy admiring herself in her new Vintage Lucys outfit, but came running when she smelled the sweet smell of frosting. I need to add a forth item to my list...

4. Ruby actually gave Clara a cupcake! No tantrums!!

Ricky somehow managed to stay out of my camera's eye this week which is unusual. I guess I'll have to start snapping and dedicate a whole post to just him. :)

God is good. All the time.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Getting There....Almost

Well my classroom is almost ready. I'm not sure if I am or not! Just as I got into the grove of being home and managing my merry band of munchkins, it seems like it is time to get back to work! Aye...if only I weren't the one with the benefits! Last time I posted my room looked like this...

Now it is getting a little better. My lessons for the week are planned, MOST of my copies are made, but it always seems that there is one more thing to do, and I have the bad habit of getting easily distracted... Currently, my room looks like this...

Had a great day with the hubby today! Got a sitter...ran errands. Brian found a chruch pew at a recycle center that we are using to make a bench type table in the kitchen. He is such a genius sometimes! But, that same genius is now grumping for me to go get him some dinner, so I guess I will have to post more at a later date!

God is good. All the time.