Sunday, May 24, 2009

Too cute

Ethan cracked me up tonight. He was getting ready for bed when he began talking about going fishing tomorrow morning with Popa, Daddy-O, and Rebekah. He asked me, "Do you know which Popa?" and I said "Yes, Grams and Popa Popa." "YES!" he said. "We have 3 Popas. Popa Bo in Florida, Grams and Popa Popa and Nana and Popa Popa. Now, why did their Mamas name them all Popa?" (How cute is that?!) I just smiled and said, I don't know. Too sweet!

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Great Week

So much happened this past week that it seemed like 2 weeks went by.
Monday we had our art class with our homeschool friends. I had no idea Rebekah and Ethan had such artistic abilities. Rebekah sketched and painted a beautiful flower and Ethan did a nice abstract painting.
Tuesday, Rebekah went to take her end of the year test (to make sure I was doing my job!) She was so nervous but held it together. When we got to the door, she said her tummy hurt so we stopped and prayed before she rang the doorbell. After being nervous (and rightly so since she had never taken a test before, nor had she ever met the lady administering the test) she passed with flying colors!
Wednesday, Ethan Michael had another birthday. THE BIG 5! So hard to believe that my little man isn't so little anymore. I mean once I get the curriculum, he'll be in Kindergarten. SAY WHAT?! Anyway, he had a great birthday with his friends at JumpZone. They jumped for hours and then went to Chick-fil-A for lunch. After that we made a quick run home, ate supper, and then off to the last AWANA meeting for the year. :( Whew!
Thursday, we recuperated and did some cleaning up for Ethan's party which was Saturday.
Friday, we cleaned, went to a birthday party for our sweet friend Sarah Grace, and had a delicious birthday supper for me prepared by Daddy-O.
Saturday, we put the finishing touches for birthday party, t-ball game, PARTY!, baths, and zonk city. (And for the record, this was not the first bath of the week for those of you who might be concerned.)
Sunday, we had a GREAT day at church celebrating the Lord's Day, and then some much needed rest before the beginning of another week. (I just got tired reliving that.) Maybe this week will be a little slower. I'll try to add pictures of Ethan's birthday soon.
Bill's at a ball game and everyone else is asleep! Gonna hit the bed while it's quiet and I can.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Unca David and Aunt Reba's Visit

It seems like forever ago, but it was only last week that Unca David and Aunt Reba flew home to Oklahoma. They came to visit for 9 days and we all had a blast! We hadn't seen them in a year and the time with them went too quickly. Rebekah and Ethan thought it was great to have them to play with. There were some mean games of kick ball, egg hunts, and some t-ball practice in the front yard, and I think I remember someone riding a bike down the road with them. Rebekah and Ethan wanted them to stay forever. Bethany had a good time with them too. I think she was a little confused with two Grandpas. :) There have been several requests already about when they are coming back. Hopefully they'll read this and get some plans started to come back and visit! We miss you guys and hope you'll be back before another year! Beach trip?! Think about it. Can't you hear the ocean calling you? How long has it been since you've touched your toes in the Atlantic?! Too long, I'll bet. I know, bring the boys (and the girls) too! Maybe Brian and I could try out the pools in the area and elevators too? AH, memories. Anyway, we had a great time catching up with Unca David and Reba. Miss ya!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Last night's t-ball game

Take me out to the ball game....
Ethan had an AWESOME game last night! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to be there. :( Bethany was fussy-fussy and I had a terrible headache and sore throat. Anyway, the following stories were told to me by Ethan when he got home.

Hey Mama, I hit the ball one time and made it to third base. In one hit! (WOW!!)


I got hit in the head with the ball once too. I was running to second and the boy threw the ball and it hit me right in the head. The other coach asked me if I was ok and I said yes I'm ok, I've got my helmet on. (Ouchy right?!)

Bill told me about two other things that happened to the little guy. He fell twice on his "skint up" knee. The first time he took it like a champ. The second time, not so much! They were running in to the dugout, heading in to bat, and another player on his team bumped into him and knocked him down. Bill had to carry him into the dugout. Ethan was first batter, so after Coach told him at the plate to wipe away the tears, Ethan hit that triple! Guess he wanted to show everyone that he's a BIG guy anyway! Now about that knee, before anyone out there thinks it's a tiny scratch we're talking about we're not. Look at you knee, imagine 3/4 of it is a NEW "boo boo" that hasn't quite scabbed up all the way. That's what Ethan's knee is like and he fell on it twice within 15 minutes. What a trooper!

I didn't get a report from Rebekah about her game, which means she probably didn't feel like she excelled. I know she was pitcher for one inning which is always a fun position. Other than that, it's a mystery. And she's still "resting" (I really think she's asleep, but we won't tell her. wink wink) so I can't ask her.

Another game tomorrow at 9:00 AM! Woo hoo!!

Anyone need my help with their laundry?

Before you agree to quickly to the question, "Do you need my help with your laundry?" read on....

Looks like I've tried to do too much at once. Yesterday when I went to move the laundry from the washer to the dryer, I had a HUGE surprise! There was some lint. At first I thought, "Oh bummer, a tissue must have fallen in." But then there was more! It was everywhere! TONS of it and when I say TONS, I mean T-O-N-S! After vigorously shaking the clothes out before throwing them into the dryer, the laundry room looked like a precious little snow globe, just waiting to be shaken. Wadded up in one of Bethany's little outfits was the culprit....8 Spidey-rific little birthday party invitations and their envelopes. (I really only found this much.) So here's the after of a set of invitations and envelopes going through the wash.
Of course I was tracking the bigger pieces of paper all through the house and basically made about an extra hours worth of work. So.... does any one out there want me to help with their laundry?