Well. I’m trying to get into the habit of posting my favorite moments from the week on Fridays and have been seriously slacking in this goal. So, here we go again. 🙂
Some conversations with my boys sounded like this:
E-man: “Don’t EVER eat dead animals!”
Mommy: “Why not?”
E-man: “Because you’re supposed to eat live animals that have been roasted!”
ZigZag: “Mommy, slugbugs are small enough I could drive one by myself!”
You should also know that I taught my boys to play a game that involves hitting, without thinking. Yes, I’m referring to the ever popular “slugbug!” where you hit someone every time you see a Volkswagon Beetle. But, my boys have taken this a bit further. We hit on not only Beetles but Jeeps (the “real” ones), Hummers, PT Cruisers, and this week we’ve added ** drum-roll please** … SCHOOL BUSES!! Seriously. Do you know how violent our trips to school in the mornings are turning into?! Oh, keep in mind, they’re only allowed to hit me and not each other. Good thing I don’t bruise that easy!
On a less self-centered note, the Chilean miners were all rescued this week and all but two are currently home from the hospital. It is so very humbling to see such a miracle of God unfold. To spend 68 days underground, in the dark, and to come out not only alive but praising God. I did see several reports that the miners were having services twice a day while underground and that they said there were truly 34 of them there because God never left their side. We serve a phenomenal God.
I’m sitting here editing the hundreds, possibly thousands, of pictures I’ve taken in the last few weeks and it occurred to me that I failed to post a #FF post last week and this week both. So, I’m going to combine the two weeks now. And yes, by the time I’m finished with this post it will be Sunday. But, you know what they say, “better late than never”! Who’s “they” anyway?!
And the memories are going to be all jumbled up because, well, it’s 2 weeks combined and without having my calendar in front of me I’m uncertain of what happened when! Suffice it to say that the following events happened sometime in the last 2 weeks! 🙂
Here goes nothing!
One Saturday we had 2 soccer games and 2 birthday parties all before 4pm. Made for a very busy day, let me tell you! However, it was the first soccer games of the season and ZigZag’s first ever team soccer game! It was so exciting!!
E-man has had 4 out of 5 “green” days at school! I’m counting this as all week because technically he wasn’t at school on Friday so for the entirety of the week he did have, he was on his best behavior! This does, however, mean $5 goes into the piggy bank but he’s also that much closer to his goal of getting a DS for Christmas!
E-man has officially started Cub Scouts! He’s a Tiger Cub! We got the uniform, now to just get those patches on it before the next meeting! 🙂
My friend’s daughter had a baby! A bittersweet moment as she’s still just a teenager (17) but happy at the same time because baby is healthy and is in a very loving home!
We planted lots and lots of flowers with/for my mom. Some will live and come back next year. Other’s will die and will have to be replaced next year, but we had lots of fun doing it!
Pawhuska Bible Church had their 15th year anniversary and celebrated with a picnic after church. There was so much food and desserts and oh so many water balloons! But, the biggest draw was the dunk tank!
I think that’s about it. Not as long as I thought it would be! 🙂 The only other thing that happened that was so very much fun was the planning party for the PTO we’re hoping to get started at the school. Very exciting stuff happening here!
If you’re a Twitter user, more than likely you’re familiar with the tag #FF. Or, Friday Favorites. I’ll admit, it took me more than a few tries to figure it out but once I noticed the pattern (only happens on Friday’s) I got it.
I’ve also decided to do something similar with my blog. I’m going to list all of my favorite moments from the week (the ones I remember!). Those are things Twitter does not allow enough space for with the 140 character limit for me to go through and list.
So, no time like the present to start something!
My favorite moments from this week include:
Watching how excited E-man gets when he blows a bubble with bubble-gum!
Listening to ZigZag tell me just how sleepy he is in the mornings until I remind him that he gets to go to “big” school with E-man!
Having both boys cuddled up next to me reading Bible stories! (Really though, I can’t say no to them asking to read a Bible story.)
Peeking in on E-man long after his brother has fallen asleep only to see that he’s fallen asleep himself with his little lamp on and his Bible wide-open!
Watching ZigZag try to wink with his whole face scrunched up!
This weather has been amazing!
Just a few of my favorite things! I will try to keep a better list this coming week in order to give a bit more details. I’m also going to try and add a few more features in order to be a little more motivated with updating.
Life has just been busy and that’s kind of an issue. Soccer 3 days a week – well 2 evenings/afternoons and 1 morning. Piano 1 evening a week plus any practice time at home. Not to mention E-man has homework nearly every weekday. Balance – that is my goal. And Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who give me strength”. To me, that means that I’ll be able to (with God’s help) balance life and keep up with what’s most important – my boys and teaching/showing them God’s love.