Thursday, September 16, 2010

All I want for Halloween is my two front teeth.

Well, last night (Wednesday Night) Terry pulled Jesse's second front (top) tooth. I have to say...he looks pretty cute with no teeth. I took these pictures this morning before going to school. Aren't they cute??
Now the next picture was taken when Riley tried to kiss her brother. He was not too happy about it...

He loves sticking his tongue in the hole. If you look close, his permanent teeth are already coming in.

He just looks scary in this picture.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Losing teeth is not easy.

Tonight after dinner I told Jesse he needed to start working on his top front tooth because it has been lose for a couple of months now and it was really starting to get wiggly. Terry tried to pull it but couldn't get it. I tried and I couldn't get it either. So we gave him a paper towel while the little ones were watching two Veggie Tale movies and right before bed daddy pulled it out. I could not believe it. He cried for just a few seconds because he said it hurt but once daddy gave him his "tooth-dollar" bill everything was forgotten. He did awesome. I told him that he needs to work on the other top one because that one is lose too. So we might have an update on this post tomorrow:)

I was trying to figure out when his first bottom teeth came out and it has actually been about a year (September 28th and October 4th I think). You can see the two "big" teeth on the bottom.

I was trying to get a picture of the hole in his gums but it didn't really work. Sorry about the booger, I didn't see that until I uploaded the pictures. YUK!!

He is SO excited about his "tooth dollar" bill.

Here again, trying to get his gums but no luck. At least you don't see the booger this time.

Just enjoying his "tooth dollar" bill:)


Although I am not an American citizen and I have only been to NY once (and don't remember too much from that trip) I do believe it is important to remember this day. In some ways its seems like yesterday and in other ways it seems like forever. I know people will look back on this day and remember where they were when the attacks happen. I remember I was driving to church because I was working in the nursery that morning for a bible study that was going on. We were listening on the radio getting the latest updates. Joel was only about 21 months old so he had no idea what was happening. Now 9 years later, he is in 5th grade, helping with the school radio station and he has to do a report on the 9/11 attacks. Thats pretty interesting I think. If you want to listen to any of the past shows they have done on their radio station, click on this link:
I think he said he is still working on the 9/11 piece but I would think it will be up pretty soon. Don't be suprised if you don't hear Joel too much on this show because he is one of the "producers and writers". So he does a lot of the "back ground" work. But he is loving it:)

I came across this blog last night and it has some amazing pictures. I would love to go there sometime with my kids and show them. Who knows, maybe one day!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Very First Soccer Practice.

This past Thursday was Jesse's first soccer practice EVER!
He was SO excited. His coach is a friend from Church and his son Kevin, is in Jesse's class. The pretty much just worked on kicking the ball this week and then next week they will probably do some more "technical" stuff because the following Saturday is their very first game.

Kevin and Jesse running to get some water.
I love the way this picture came out.

Jesse and coach Eddie

Josiah  and his Carolina helmet and football.

"Why can't I see anything"?

"Maybe if I run this way somebody will help me figure this out".

"MOMMY, I can't see anything"!

"Is Jesse done yet? I am hungry. Can we go home?"

Joel teaching his little brother how to kick the ball.

Another great picture (can't take credit for it thoug-thanks Terry).

"Kick it in that goal! Kick it in that goal"!!

Another great one (and another Terry shot).

What can I say...God gave us some beautiful children! (and yes...I took this one).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sewing 101

This past weekend we took the kids to visit their my sister and their cousins in Alabama. And while I was there my sister gave me a sewing class:) I told her that I had gotten a sewing machine from a friend from church but had NO idea to get started. So she told me to bring it with me and if she felt up to it she would show me how to use it. So on Saturday we went upstairs and got ready to sew. She told me to pick a pattern that was easy and she would help me put it together. You would be amazed at how many patterns she had. I think she could probably start her own "pattern store". Anyway, we ended up making a dress for Kit, Riley's American girl doll. I think what would have taken her about 1 or 2 hours to make took me 6 hours. But hey, I think I know how to use it. I am really wanting to go to Joanne's or Hobby Lobby and getting some kind of fabric and a pattern and try it on my own. I will let you know how it comes out when I do that:)
Thanks Vicki for handing down your sewing machine to me. I hope to use it a lot:)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dog Sitting

On Monday and Tuesday we got to watch Bitsy-Jody and Melia's dog. They had to go out of town unexpectedly and asked if we wouldn't mind watching her. Of course this made all the kids very happy:) Except for Nellie. She did not know what to do with such a tiny dog who has a BIG bark. So lets just say we played "musical rooms" for two days. I let one walk around the house for a few hours and then put either Bitsy back in her kennel or Nellie back in our room or outside. It was pretty interesting. At one point Bitsy noticed that Nellie was laying right in front of the door. So she would sniff the door and just start barking like a attack dog. So I would have to move her away.
When Terry came home from work on Monday night she would just bark at him for the first few minutes. But as you can tell from the picture above they became pretty good friends:)

Alina especially liked Bitsy.

Thanks Jody and Melia for trusting us with your little dog:) We had fun!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Court House Visit

While we were visiting Aunt Merry this weekend, she showed us where she worked. We got to see her office and also one of the court rooms. Pretty interesting. The kids thought it was pretty cool:)

Court is now in session!

Aunt Merry explaining all the things that go one in a court room.

The jury box.

The witness stand

Don't really know what she is doing here.