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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday School

I am sitting here folding clothes and this is the story I hear Lillie retelling for Gracie during their pretend school.

"One day Joseph ran to his Dad and said my brothers don't like my new coat - we should throw them into the lions den. So he went back to his brothers and they said Joseph come here and see what we have for you. When Joseph got there they threw him in the lions den and Joseph said that wasn't nice because they lied to me. Then he prayed. Gracie, can you say pray? P P P Pray? If you can say it by yourself then I will give you a skittle!! How about manna? Can you say manna? Let me get my good skittles (She has no skittles so I don't know what she is getting). How about Miriam? Okay, so his brothers come back say we're sorry - WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE YOU IN THE LIONS DEN. Joseph jumped out and then threw them in the lions den. Is that very nice? Gracie - No. "

I could go on and on as she included a couple more different stories,but it is probably not as interesting to you as it is to me. :) It is funny how several different Bible stories come together into one big story. I also have figured out that Miss Thanasoula must give out skittles to those who participate in the story. I am very blessed!!! Thank you Jesus.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

You know you are Penticostal when.....

1) playing church and during "alter call" you must fall down when the "preacher" lays hands on you.

2) during play church there is a message in tongues.

3) blessing dinner your child starts babbling or "speaking in tongues",

4) and then wants to know what they said!

This list comes from my own experience with my girls. They reenact all of what they hear and see at church. Bless my little girls!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

We painted and carved our pumpkins yesterday. The girls had so much fun. I will let the pictures and captions tell the story. :)
Lillie was so focused during her painting. She made a smiley face on one side and rainbows on the rest.

Gracie was so cute to watch and if she was constantly telling Lillie that if she got paint on her hands just wipe it on her paint shirt and it would be okay.

Watching Daddy clean out the pumpkin. Gracie dove right in, but Lillie decided that it was too sticky for her. :)

Daddy being silly!!

The finished Jack-O-Lantern. Each of the girls helped carve a little and Lillie actually drew a similar picture on a piece of paper for us to use as a stencil.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Works

We haven't had much family time for awhile so we made Wednesday a family day. We got up and had muffins, and then got ourselves ready and went to pumpkin works. The girls had so much fun. We took pictures in the wooden silhouettes and then started the mazes. Lillie wanted to do the dark maze first, but I did have my reservations about it. Thankfully there was no one else in it so we let her turn on her flashlight. The corn maze was our favorite, but just a word of advice: Don't let a four and two yr old choose your path! Actually it was really fun letting them decide and since we were in no hurry it wasn't a big deal if it took a little longer. I could tell that Lillie was getting tired of it when she turned on her serious face and lead us straight out without any hesitation. We went thru a couple more mazes and then headed home with our pumpkins.
Princess Lillie and Gracie holding on to the rear wheel.
Princess Gracie on her way to the ball
In the corn maze - the girls were so cute to watch trying to find their way out.
Ready to take their pumpkins home and paint the little ones. We will carve the big one.
We decided to go to Dobbs park (we knew that Deming would be packed on a beautiful day like yesterday). We played at the playground and went thru the nature center. Afterwards we headed to Walmart and got a few items including Gracie's Halloween costume :) and then went home. Overall it was a nice, relaxing day, but we were pretty tired and decided to stay home last night. Lillie was so upset, she loves church so much and cried when she figured out that we were not going to make it. I think that she would of cried either way because she was exhausted and barely keeping her eyes opened as it was. Both girls were in bed by eight!
This is just a random picture of Lillie from earlier this month. She was dressing up and posing for pictures. It was really funny.

Have a good day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Award

Let's see where to start. It has been awhile since my last post. I guess I need to start by thanking my friend Stacy for the award. That is very sweet of her. Also keep her family in prayer as they are battling the flu.

This award comes with a survey I have to fill out.

You Can Only Use One Word!

The Fun Part
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? bedhead
3. Your mother? school
4. Your father? Mike's
5. Your favorite food? Tacos
6. Your dream last night? forgotten
7. Your favorite drink? hot cocoa
8. Your dream/goal? heaven
9. What room are you in? family
10. Your hobby? Sewing
11. Your fear? spiders
12. Favorite place to eat? Cracker Barrell

13. Where were you last night? Aunt Louise's
14. Something that you aren’t? neat freak
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? sewing room
17. Where did you grow up? Indiana
18. Last thing you did? breakfast
19. What are you wearing? jammies
20. Your TV? On
21. Your pets? Tallie - dog
22. Friends? Great
23. Your life? happy
24. Your mood? pleasant
25. Missing someone? Alex
26. Vehicle? malibu maxx
27. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? Children's place
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? Saturday
32. One place that I go to over and over? Walmart
33. One person who emails me regularly? Alex

I will bring you all up to date with the little ones next time as I don't want to go on too long.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Faith like a child

I was talking to Lillie about the upcoming field trip we are taking on Friday. I told her that there is a chance it might rain and we may not get to go. She was upset and said let's pray that it won't rain. So I said a simple prayer and when I was finished I was thinking to myself - I hope it won't rain, but that is what the weatherman said. Lillie then spoke up and said matter of fact, "Now it won't rain and we will go on our field trip."

I am just in awe of how God teaches me. I immediately had doubt, but Lillie had faith. There was no hesitation with Lillie, when we said amen, it was done - no rain on Friday. Please help me Lord to have the child-like faith that my children have.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Girls

I have been pretty good about updating you on the addition, but haven't said much about the girls so here it goes.

Gracie is pretty much potty trained. She wears panties all day and we have even gone to the store and out to eat a few time with them instead of pull-ups. She also takes herself to the bathroom which is nice because I don't have to stop several times a day to take her now. With the work on the house done her nap schedule is coming back to normal. Bedtime is getting much easier. She is sleeping all night which is a blessing in itself. It was not that she didn't sleep good before, but she would wake up a couple of times a night and I would have to go in there and comfort her. Her and Lillie are playing pretty good together and is very cute to watch. She loves her big sister and tries hard to do everything Lillie is doing.

Lillie is really into pretend play. She loves playing school and church. They usually are intertwined in the same game. Last night she was pretending to have church. She did praise and worship, preached, and had an alter call. It was too cute. I wish I would of had my camera to tape it. She told Alex he had to come up and catch people when she was praying for them. :) She loves table time and can't hardly wait to do it. She is learning so much and I am trying to keep it fun so she will continue to enjoy it and want to do it. I heard her tell someone the other day that she had school at home and that she really likes it.

Well I have probably given you more than enough to read for today. Have a good weekend.