Monday, September 26, 2011

One Thousand Blessings


376. School being cancelled for the day because of fog

377. Walking with the kids to the library for story time

378. The pictures the kids colored for me

379. Lindsey excited about a Cinderella party

380. Watching Lillian crawl up onto one step

381. Chicken salad sandwich

382. Finding new jeans that actually fit

383. Making plans for a preschool field trip

384. Jacob excited about his new shoes

385. Lillian's little socks that look like mary jane shoes

To learn more about One Thousand Gifts visit Ann's blog, A Holy Experience, and take the dare to count as many blessings in which the Lord has you with!

Monday, September 19, 2011

One Thousand Blessings


366. Hearing Lillian say mama

367. Dancing with kids in the kitchen

368. Sliding down the slide with the kids at the park

369. Watching Lillian try to climb up the slide

370. Jacob excited about ordering him some Stride rite shoes that tie

371. Making a really easy casserole for dinner

372. Making mini apple pies with the kids

373. The taste of McIntosh apples

374. Jacob learning to blow bubbles under the water in the bath

375. Wrinkly toes after a bath

To learn more about One Thousand Blessings visit Ann's blog, A Holy Experience, and take the dare to count as many blessings in which the Lord has blessed you with!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Busy Weekends!

The past two weekends have been super busy and fun for us! Over Labor day weekend we took the kids to a demolition derby, this was Jacob and Lindsey's (and Lillian's) first time ever seeing one! Jacob loved watching it and was completely engrossed into what was going on, Lindsey and Lillian on the other hand, not so much.
Lillian wasn't to thrilled to watch the cars bashing into each other!
This past weekend we went to a festival in the town we used to live in. They had a kiddie tractor pull which our three older kids participated in and Jacob and Lindsey both one a small tractor and Chad and I participated in an adult tractor pull!
We both got full pulls and won hats, mine was a pretty pink fleece winter hat and Chad's was a bright red and black, both International hats. (I would have preferred John Deere!)
I really liked the tractor they had for the adults it was so cute, I told Chad he should make one for us to ride on at home, the kids would have a blast on it. I forgot to bring my camera so I had to use my camera on my phone.
The kids played in the bounce houses, watched a small circus perform, go on pony rides for the first time. We then went out to eat and came back in time to watch the band get ready to perform. Lindsey was talking to the band members and was completely excited about it. She of course danced her heart out when the band did start, we didn't really have to worry about where she was! Lindsey and her friends from her old school were dancing and having a great time until it was dark and time for the fireworks to start! The kids sure slept great that night! It seems that our calendar is booked full for the next few weekends too! Blessings, Lisa

Monday, September 12, 2011

One Thousand Blessings


356. Making Lillian a pair of cute denim ruffle pants

357. Planning out our weekend

358. Fresh tomato's from our garden

359. Getting strawberry plants

360. The boys helping to plant our strawberry plants and the excitement of what we will have next year

361. Making plans for the weekend

362. Going to a small town festival in the town we used to live in

363. Chad and I getting to do a pedal tractor pull after watching the kids (they had a bigger tractor for us to pull with!)

364. The prizes that we won at the tractor pull, the kids got tractors, Chad a red hat and myself a pink hat

365. Watching Lindsey dance and having the time of her life

To learn more about One Thousand Blessings visit Ann's blog, A Holy Experience, and take the dare to count as many blessings in which the Lord has blessed you with!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Eleven Months Old!

Lillian is one month away from being one year old! Our little Lillie bug has accomplished so much within the past few weeks, a major one is pulling herself up! Just last week I caught her pulling herself up in her crib (which is rarely in) like a big girl! Now she seems to enjoy pulling herself up on me and thinking about pulling herself up on the furniture. She hasn't quite figured out how to get down once she gets up.
She can even knock down her own kitchen set!
Those little hands are always so busy!
She has becoming quite a jabber box, and I love listening to her jabber away. She loves to dance and watch me dance, which is kinda scary, she tries to sing along with me when we do nursery rhymes and does twinkle twinkle little star wonderfully, she loves to wave hi and bye and loves to eat, read stories, play with Little People, work on her puzzles, splash in the bath tub, watch the kids play, put things in her mouth that she probably shouldn't such as dirt, love to put things in and out of her small containers, drink from a sippy cup with out making a mess, drink from my cup but sometimes make a mess, play with baby dolls and give them hugs, play with tractors, loves to play on the swings, climb up the slide while I hold on to her, still does not sleep through the night, usually takes two naps during the day and is learning how to blow kisses!
Doing yoga!
Developing her love for tractors!
Relaxing in my lap as she plays.
How we all love watching our sweet Lillian grow day by day and week by week you are growing and learning so much! We love you to the moon and back Lillian!!!! Blessings, Lisa

Monday, September 5, 2011

One Thousand Blessings


346. Using my new craft table

347. Creating a one of a kind dress

348. Going on a golf cart ride with the kids

349. Watching Lillian pull herself up in her crib for the first time

350. Watching Lillian crawling on her hands and knees instead of army crawling

351. Going to a small festival

352. Watching the boys watch the tractor pull

353. Taking the whole family to watch a demolition car derby

354. Watching how excited Jacob was to watch a demolition car derby for the first time

355. A chill in the air and knowing that it won't be long and fall will be here

To learn more about One Thousand Gifts visit Ann's Blog, A Holy Experience, and take the dare to count as many blessings in which the Lord has blessed you with!