Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The finished product. . .
A close up of Lacy's YUMMY Salad. . .
And, what were the boys up to while I was so busy preparing dinner and table decorations. . .
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It is a glimpse into the craziness that is my life! And, people wonder why it takes me a while to return phone calls!!!! I love this video because it is so Elijah, so, so, so Elijah right now. He is loud and he is confident.
Monday, September 28, 2009
And, now for the weeks menu. . .
Monday ~ (Erik has a make-up high school football game and won't be joining us) :-( So, the boys and I will feast on whole wheat pita bread pizzas and fruit!!!!
Tuesday ~ Lacy's Salad :-) Spring greens, walnuts, chicken, strawberries, cranraisins, and a yummy dressing!!
Wednesday ~ Church Night ~ Sandwiches - Grilled cheese for boys; Tomato Sandwiches for Erik and I.
Thursday ~ Pork Tenderloin, sweet potatoes, green beans, and salad.
Friday ~ Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup ~ per Joshua's request with whole wheat bread!
Saturday ~ Eat out!!!!
Sunday ~ Leftover Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup!
Happy Cooking, Happy Eating, and Happy Fall, Ya'll!!!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Isn't it cute???? And, with spiritual significance to-boot!
Friday, September 25, 2009
About a month ago, I had a feeling that it would not be long before he lost his first tooth, so I asked Erik to pick out a pillow for the boys to use. And, this is what he picked out. . .
Didn't he do a great job??? I love this sweet little pillow!!!
My babies are growing up!!!!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
They made me promise.
And, so I did. And, I delivered on that promise. Here they are early, early and happy, happy!!
When Erik reserved a beach house for us, he asked the resort for a three bedroom house. One room for Erik, Erik Daniel, and me, a second for my mom, and a third for Joshua, JCT, and Elijah to share. So, when we pulled up to a LARGE house, we were quite surprised!! The house had FOUR levels. Seriously ~ all for us!!! We only used the first two, but the boys enjoyed playing on the top two. The very top level was what Erik calls a crow's nest. It was one room with two beds and windows straight across on all four walls. Amazing. Then on the third level there were two beds a bath a couch a TV, etc. The second level was the kitchen, living room, and dining room. And, the first level had three bedroom and three full baths. This is what this particular resort considers a "three bedroom." It would have comfortably slept 13. I counted, and my mom checked my math, and Erik double checked it. The boys were in heaven running from one end of the house to the other! They slept on bunk beds in the hall on the first floor. They were built into the hall ~ so cute but hard to explain.
We haven't (cringe) been to the beach since Joshua was 18 months old. I know, I know that is not good. But, we don't live close, and we have vacationed other places. Anyway, it was awesomely fun to introduce our boys to the ocean at the ages that they are!! We didn't waste anytime unpacking and settling in. No, we headed straight for an evening stroll on the beach! At first they kinda tip-toed around. . .
The ocean is amazing, really, it is. The roar of the waves, the beauty of the water, the softness of the sand. . . It is a lot to take in especially when you are four and you think a lot. . .
It was a joy to see it all through their eyes!
We had to tear the big boys away from the water! They loved it! I couldn't wait to bring them back in the morning!!!!!!!!
Every night, well, almost every night, I tell the boys a "Donald" story. One day I'll write a post about what that means and maybe even share with you a few of the horrible messes that Donald has gotten himself into! Needless to say, he is a fictional character that I made up, and each night I make up a new adventure for Donald to go on just to entertain two adorable little red-headed boys! My mom took this picture of me on our first evening at the beach telling the boys their Donald story before bed. I was doing my best to settle them down so they would actually sleep before it was time to get up and go play! I wanted happy rested boys to play with at the beach!!!!!!!!
And, here is my big man, JCT, ready for some serious beach action. . .
After our canoeing adventure, we went back to the beach house and took showers and headed back to the beach for pictures and dinner! Here we are walking back onto the beach. . .
A family shot. . .
Mommy and me! I can't tell you how great it was to have her with us! Erik and I could always use an extra set of hands! She was great help and great fun!
Nana and the big boys who adore her. . .
Ohhhh, I can't wait to tell you what we did next!!!!!! We walked over to a little cupcake place across the street from the beach and got yummy cupcakes! It was fun to pick out our cupcakes and icing! Fun!!!!
Behind the cupcake place is a huge open area of grass where they hold concerts, etc. So, we had a little cupcake picnic on the grass!
Mr. "Cuckcake" was quite pleased with our choice of dessert. . .
After we ate, we played a little. . .
Sweet memories. . .
The next day we took my mom to the beach with us, and that was great fun, too! It wasn't sunny, but that didn't stop us!!!! Letting Erik Daniel feel the sand in between his cute little toes. . .
Erik Daniel took his morning nap on Nana at the beach. . .