Monday, November 28, 2011

One Thousand Blessings

456. The kids not having school the day before Thanksgiving

457. Getting together with family

458. Watching cousins play together

459. Going shopping on Black Friday during the afternoon time with my girls

460. Using coupons at the bookstore

461. Lindsey excited to pick out her own big girl bible at the bookstore

462. Trying on silly Christmas headbands at Target with my two girls

463. Watching Lindsey spend her own birthday money at the store

464. Celebrating Lindsey's 9th

465. Jacob and Lillian feeling so much better after having upset bellies

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!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Birthday Party!

On Saturday Lindsey had a birthday party with her friends. She was really excited to have her friends come over and see her pretty bedroom, she even cleaned it by herself! (Not there was much to clean!) Lindsey had a few friends from her school come over along with some out of town friends she was excited to see. The party was only two hours long, at first I thought that was plenty of time, but towards the end I felt really rushed! I had an agenda to follow, with lots to do a little time! I think the girls would have enjoyed playing upstairs in Lindsey's room, but there just wasn't time for that!
Here is what our agenda looked like, once the girls came we started a really cute farm craft, then it was time to play a few games. We also played pin the tail on the horse with a really funny looking horse that I had drawn out on poster board.Then we did a ring toss with some little ropes that I made into circles, then we played musical chairs. And finally we went outside and had a pony race! Then we went back inside for some cake and ice cream, yum yum! Lastly, we all got our coats on and went on a hay ride around town singing farming songs such as 'The Farmer in The Dell', 'BINGO' and 'Old Mc Donald Had a Farm' to name a few!We ran a little behind schedule with the tractor ride but thankfully the parents didn't mind. I think the girls had fun, I know I did and most importantly Lindsey did! Happy Birthday to my sweet little girl, Lindsey we love you so much!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

One Thousand Blessings


446. Chad finally getting around to putting the screen door on the house we bought this past summer

447. The cute little Christmas tree in the living room plugged in at night

448. Getting the shelves in the bathroom finished

449. Hanging streamers on the front porch for Lindsey's party

450. Lindsey helping with the dishes

451. Dishwasher soap that actually works really well

452. Lindsey excited about her birthday party

453. Going on a hay ride during Lindsey's party

454. Having a successful birthday party

455. Remembering Lindsey's swimming stuff for school

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 given you!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

13 Months Old!

Oh my, I almost forgot that Lillian is now 13 months old! I feel as if ever since last month she is really starting to act her age! Let me explain, before this month she wouldn't really become upset if someone took something from her that she probably shouldn't have but now she will throw a fit! Oh yes, she will lay her pretty little head on the floor to cry and pout! I only hope this last for a short while!
She may not be walking yet, but the girl can sure move and climb 15 out of the 16 steps on stairs! (Don't worry I was with her the whole time!) We have had to purchase a baby gate to keep her from climbing Mount Everest, I mean the stairs.
I have complied a list of things that I found Lillian doing!
~ Loves to eat and drinks from her sippy cup
~ Still doesn't want to sleep through the night for some reason
~ Really dislikes her crib even though she is hardly in it
~ Still takes two naps some days
~ Will not watch TV at all no matter what
~ Loves to flip through her books
~ Will climb all over you if your on the floor laying
~ Likes to play Little People and dolls
~ Gives her baby dolls hugs and kisses
~ Loves to play peek a boo and crawl around being chased
~ Will go potty on her potty chair
~ Loves to splash in the bath
~ Tries to put her shoes (and Lindsey's sparkly shoes) on by herself
~ Tries to put her jacket on
~ Loves to empty things out and put things in
~ Will stand for a few moments all by herself
~ Understands the word no
~ Loves to sing and dance
~ Does a really good job marking all over Lindsey's homework paper with a pencil
~ Has figured out where we keep the food in the cabinet
Lillian has really started to become brave lately and let go of the table, chair or other piece of furniture she is leaning against. She will also let go of my hands when she is standing with me, all by herself like a big girl! We think that you may be walking by the end of the year! Lillian also seems to enjoy sitting in the bouncy seat that we bought last year when she was a baby. She didn't seem to care about the seat until I put a little baby that I babysit for in it!
We love how much fun you are becoming our little Lillie bug, your personality is really starting to show and we love it! Even though you may throw a fit, it is the cutest thing ever! I also noticed that your hair is getting just a little longer too!!!! Blessings, Lisa

Monday, November 14, 2011

One Thousand Blessings


446. The weather still being somewhat warm so that we can go on a walk after supper

447. Lillian's cute pink hat that was once Lindsey's

448. Planning Lindsey's birthday party

449. Helping Lindsey make her invitations for her friends

450. Planning what classes to take in the spring

451. The purple and pink colors in the sky as the sunsets

452. Chocolate covered cherries

453. Chad starting to work on the shelves in the bathroom

454. Watching Lillian mark on a piece of paper with a pencil

455. Buying a baby gate so Lillian won't crawl up the stairs when I'm not looking

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!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

One Thousand Blessings


436. A beautiful fall day spent outside with the kids

437. Fall break for Kyle and Lindsey

438. Watching the Canadian geese fly over top of us

439. New tennis shoes for me

440. Raking leaves in yard with Jacob

441. Huge leaf piles to jump in

442. Listening to Jacob read his little book to me

443. Playing tag with Lindsey and her friend in the yard

444. Helping a friend out with a Christmas open house

445. Getting out a few Christmas things that I bought after Christmas last year

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 given you!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall Break 2011!

The kids had fall break last Friday and this past Monday on Halloween, and the weather was perfect for it! We had planned to go to a local Celery Bog and had everything ready to go, nature journals colored pencils and binoculars for our nature trip. The unfortunate part was that once we got close to the Celery Bog we found out that the road was closed due to construction. So instead we went to the zoo near by that has a really fun park for the kids to play at. (After wards we did make a trip to Target!)
Jacob wasn't sure about riding on this, but he liked watching!
Lillian enjoyed watching us!
The kids pushed me on it too!
Lillian loves to try and climb up slides, she does it at home all the time, she doesn't care to much about going down them!
Of course before we left the kids had to roll down the big hill!
I think it made Jacob a bit dizzy! He wasn't sure about rolling down the hill at first!
The kids and I had lots of fun that day and thankful the weather was beautiful! It's hard to believe that the next break that the kids will have will be Thanksgiving break! Where did the time go! Blessings, Lisa