Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
And then we had this issues of what to do about that green bucket that McKenna threw in the "deep" end. How on earth were we going to get that?
And this was a huge moment!!!!
Please take note of the fact that my boy is all the way down there in the far left corner all by himself!
The smile on that face was pure VICTORY!
Maybe next time I'll actually be able to convince him to put his face in the water :)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
BUT...we are having fun. It just hasn't been a dream come true...which is okay. Sometimes I think I need to lower my expectations and not expect everything to go perfectly. We headed to Chocolate World this morning. It was fun and not at all crowded, so we rode through the tour two times. It's FREE so we might even go back tomorrow. We ran into a friend which was very random, but fun. We didn't go to the zoo because Christian has decided that zoos are boring. Again...time to adjust my expectations and remind myself that it's not about me and my plan all the time. Arcades are fun ((apparently)) so we wasted some money there instead. The pool has been a huge hit which is exciting because I have some timid kids when it comes to water. Maybe by the time summer rolls around they'll put their faces in the water :)
I've gotten the cutest pictures, but don't have my camera cord with me to upload anything. So you're going to have to wait.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Bed time took about 2 hours. I'm not kidding. It's 10:30 and everyone just now fell asleep. Both of my kids have a tendency to sing/talk themselves to sleep. Not a big deal when you have your own room, but kind-of tricky when you're sharing a hotel room. So McKenna would sing something and Christian would promptly have to tell her that she was singing it wrong. You can see where this is going...things went back and forth like that for awhile even with me laying down the law a few times. Then Daddy arrived on the scene around 9:45pm and everyone had to get out of bed to show him their balloon animals and then we started the singing and shhhhing again.
Man I hope everyone sleeps in tomorrow! They probably won't because they know we're going to Chocolate World!
"Much You" is her way of saying "I love you so much!"
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Okay, so there are two very exciting things happening!!!!!
#1 Our boxes of clothes from "McKenna's Malawi Party" arrived in Africa!!! WooHoo!
#2 Tomorrow we are leaving to go to the "Sweetest place on Earth." Hooray! It should be a fun time even though this is a business trip for Daddy. We're tagging along and looking forward to having a little break from our routine!
Now doesn't all that just make you want to do the "hot dog dance???" My apologies to those of you who don't get the pleasure of watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on a daily basis. You might not have a clue about what I'm talking about. Consider yourselves the lucky ones.
Monday, March 22, 2010
So this excitement rolled up the driveway.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Okay...deep breath...no crying.
Anyway, I am so excited that they have been able to repair the damage to their building since the earthquake and they are opening up the new Rescue Center (for starving children) very soon. They have two huge shipping containers here in the United States that they are filling with donations and they will be shipped to Haiti next month.
They've created a wishlist at Walmart.com of the things they need for the Rescue Center. You can click here for all the information on how to send a donation. It's so easy and some of the stuff they need only costs $3. It's sent directly to their shipping container in MN and it will get to Haiti by the end of next month. I think it's so fun to be able to buy something and know that it is directly going to these precious kids. Here's a blog they've set up to show you all the stuff people are donating that is currently being packed in the shipping container. One thing they really need is Bumbo seats. I know I have one that my kids barely used.
Okay, I could go on and on.....and I know some of you probably get tired of posts from me begging you to give to something or send something. I just know that if we all do a little something it makes a huge difference and it helps bring LIFE to these children in Haiti. I know that I get tired of myself sometimes...tired of it being all about me and my kids. The Lord is constantly challenging me to think beyond myself, my house, my family and my stuff. So I guess that gets reflected in this blog...
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Oh there they are!
We just love our new yard! And it's even better since we ended up with a free swing set and trampoline as part of the deal. I have a feeling the wii will become a thing of the past this summer. Christian just loves being outside and McKenna would sit in that swing for hours. I can't wait for summer!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
So, while the ground was still frozen (so we wouldn't rip up the rest of the yard) we had a friend come and dig up some of the rock. The plan was to just chip off the tops of all the rocks sticking up. No big deal right?
Hmmm....we started just before the first blizzard.....over a month ago....
And guess what we're still working on!