Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
As promised, here is the story. Momma is busy taken care of somethings and Hunter is playing around, waiting for Hailey to get up. Well, when Hailey wakes up they are in my bedroom playing. Things are very quiet in there- you moms know what this means! I sneak in to check on them, and I am greeted with two of the biggest, orneriest smiles. Much to my horror Hunter has black sharpie facial hair, and tattoos on his arms. AND, because he is the good big brother, he drew tattoos on Hailey's arms as well. Thank goodness he hadn't got to the facial hair on her yet!! So, I run them in the bathroom and try to scrub it off- no luck. I call daddy at work, and ask him how to remove Sharpie, he jumps on the 'net and says that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works on hard surfaces. (We are talking about the face and arms of a 1 & 2 year old- hardly a hard surface.LOL) The only other thing I can think of is Baby Wipes (hey, I use then to clean the ink off of my rubber stamps.) The wipes work wonders, with in a few minutes they are squeaky clean once again. (No, I did not get and pictures- I was too busy trying to get them cleaned up before it had a chance to "set". LOL)
So, here is a picture of the guilty twosome taken later that evening-
I know, looking at this picture it is hard to believe my story could be true- but it is. LOL
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I have a couple of ideas I have been kicking around for a little while. I would really like to make my cards and gifts available for others to purchase. In order to do this I need to come up with a business name. I have the hardest time with names, it takes me forever to come up with one. You got any ideas? LOL
When you have time check out my friend Chris' blog. http://nicelydonebychrisnicely.blogspot.com/
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Here is the TAC Special for September. I can not wait to get my hands on these. The price is great too! If you do the math, you are paying $2.05 for the stamps- what a deal!!!
My sister went in the hospital on Thursday and had emergency surgery. Please keep her in your prayers. Because of infection (which she already had) and fever she didn't get to go home yesterday like she wanted to. She is hoping to be able to go home today. Poor thing, she is one of those people that if she didn't have bad luck she'd have no luck at all. I wish I lived closer so I could take care of her.
The kids went down early last night, so I started cleaning my studio. Boy, does it need it. I am going through all my stuff and donating what I am not going to be using to the Children's Home. I am sure they can use it to make their scrap books. I think I will spend the day in there today. (Unless I find something else to do. LOL)
Friday, August 17, 2007
One of those blessings is family, both "blood" kin and "heart" kin. I have been very fortunate to have been a Nanny in my past life. I had to privilege of caring for 3 kids in 2 families for quit a long time. Well, Ashley is the youngest, and I got her right from the start (the other 2 were 6 months old when I got them). I remember waiting for Ashley to be born, and then getting the call that she was here. She was so precious the first time I saw her. And as the days, months, and years passed I could not have loved that child any more if she had been my own. I remember how excited she was when HB & I told her and Jess that we would be getting married- until she found out I would be moving 2 hours away. The first thing she said was, "Don't get pregnant!" I thought that was odd, and asked her about it. That is when I realised she wanted to always be my "Baby Girl." She didn't want anyone else to take her place.
Last summer when Hailey was born Ashley came to help out. She knows now that she will always be my Baby Girl, not matter what!!
I am blessed to have Ashley (and Jess) as a part of my "heart" family.
Today is Ashley's day. I hope she has the most incredible day. I wish her only goodness and happiness. Today my baby girl turns 15. I love you Ashley!!!! Happy birthday!!
What and who are your greatest blessings? Go ahead and share, I would love the hear them.
(Sneak peak- Funshop, sharpie markers and kids, and some pictures coming your way.)
Thursday, August 16, 2007
He loves figuring things out. Some days you can almost see his mind working. Hunter is a "Thinker." He reminds me a lot of my dad, trying to think of a way to get something to work, or make things easier. He makes me laugh every day.
Here is Momma's super hero-
He came up with this getup all on his own. He actually wears this "costume" quit often. I love this age, he does care what others may think, and about being judged. He is just having fun. Every morning when I get up I say a little prayer, "Lord, please help me to keep up with Hunter today!" LOL I love you Little Man!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Hailey is just a year old, but she seems like she is older. She knows what she wants 99% of the time, and determined to get it 100% of the time. LOL She loves to cuddle, being sung to, and being gently tickled. She hates to be told no, and already knows how to win daddy over to her side.
Here is a picture of her on Sunday after church. I will tell you what I told everyone at church- you better get a good look at her hair now, because I will probably never get to do it again. (If she has her way!! You would have thought I was killing this kid, just trying to make her hair look cute!LOL)
I love those first little pigtails on little girls. That is just one of the many things that makes having little girls so much fun.
HB is speaking to a local 4-H group tonight about hay. I think most of the kids are horse lovers and wanted to know all about raising and selecting the best hay for their horses. He is really excited, he gets to teach kids AND talk about "farm stuff"- both are things he loves.