Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Winning


Kaishon won the coloring contest at our chiropractors office for the month of March. That isn't why I think he is a winner today though.
We got a notice in his bookbag about a family that lost their house this week at his school. The kids are allowed to wear hats on Friday and bring in donations of $.50. I asked Kaishon if he wanted to give 2 quarters or if he wanted to give more.
I think my exact words were, "You could give these two quarters if you want or you could give $10 or $20 from your bank account."
Kaishon said, "I think I should give them at least a hundred Mommy because I have so much." So, even though he wants to be rich when he grows up...right now he is rich because of his giving spirit. And I am rich because I get to be his mommy.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Life is an occasion; rise to it"

We had a nice family movie night watching this movie. We laughed, I cried, Kaish and Gary got crumbs all over the bed. This movie reminded us to believe in magic. I do. Do you?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Judging isn't good!







Last Friday, Jen Super COOL Martello Harley, planned a night out for her friends at Cassablanca in Warrington. Cassablanca is a fun restaurant where you sit on couches with pillows and eat 7 courses with your fingers. I had asked Gary if I could go a few weeks prior and he said fine. (He always loves spending a night without me and kaish in the house : )


For some reason though, he changed his mind in the middle of the week and he wanted to spend time with me that Friday night. I didn't want to back out on Jen, and when I tried, she BEGGED me to get Gary to come with us. So between her pleading phone call to him and my pleading text messages, he gave in.


We ended up having a really amazing time. We laughed and ate and belly danced to our hearts content. If you ever get a chance to experience an evening like this, I would highly reccomend it!


In fact, it was so much fun, that on Saturday night, when my dear friend, Mrs. Antonuccio called and wanted to go out, I talked her into going to Cassablanca also. She brought her brother, Uncle Jeff, and the ever cool, Valerie! And I brought Betsy and Kaish. We had a very nice night. Kaish was a little scared of the belly dancers at first, but he loved trying rabbit meat and eating with his fingers. Who wouldn't?


Today, a girl that Jen and I went to high school with, made disparaging remarks about Jen on her facebook page because she goes to places like Cassablanca. It makes me sick when people judge others like that. It was very discouraging to Jen as well. Just because I don't believe exactly what you do about going to see belly dancers and occasionally drinking a glass of wine, please don't judge. What kind of Christianity is that? I am sad to say that I grew up learning that kind of Christianity from our church and our Christian school. I am very thankful for my four years at Baptist Bible College, where I learned about living my life for Jesus and having a relationship with God instead of JUDGING others and living by rules.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

You Are my Hiding Place

This is such pretty music. Kaishon has to go to bed and I don't feel like going upstairs to tuck him in. Maybe my Mom is so technologically advanced now that she will read this post and come over and do it for me...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

baby katelyn keeps on growing!



What are little boys made of?




What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails.
That's what little boys are made of!
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and all things nice.
That's what little girls are made of!

Gary and the belly dancer

Definitely MORE TO COME about our fun date night on Friday...Check this out: Casablanca Restaurant.
Amazing place.

Mila is 6!



We went to both of Mila's Birthday parties last week. She did NOT like getting a $20 bill at all.
Mila: "I thought I would be getting a package to open."
Becky: "Aren't you excited to get any present you want in the whole store?"
Mila: "No because I already have a dollar bill. I wanted a package."
Kaishon: "I told you she would want a present. Money is no good!"
Point taken!
Her bowling party was nice although no one was terribly interested in bowling. I had a nice time with Jen observing the ruckus!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Is it time...

Kaish's BEFORE when he first woke up one morning. So funny! Then his AFTER
(a little water and finger flufing later.)
...for a haircut?

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Little Baby Katelyn!





We want her to move in with us! She will be 6 weeks old on Tuesday. Isn't that crazy?

Aimee's Baby Andie

Aimee was one of my best friends in college. She still lives in EVER COOL, Clarks Summit! I haven't seen her in a while and I miss her. We are so excited for her new baby! Here is picture of Mattie, her daughter and Jackson, her son. They are super excited about the new baby too! Who wouldn't be?

Andie Grace joined Aimee and family at 2:20 p.m.
She’s 8 pounds and 12 ounces (her biggest); 20 ½ inches long.

Living with Boys...


is great because they think EVERYTHING I do is so extraordinary!
I bought some very pretty roses from Giant the other day for $12.99. Gary and I have an arrangement. I can buy flowers every other week and he will give me the money for them and then we both say that he buys me flowers regularly! Perfect, right? (Plus, he usually gives me a $20 bill, so I actually MAKE cash during our transactions...)
So, I bought these flowers and I brought them home and pulled them out of the plastic and cut the stems diagonally and plopped them in a vase. NO BIG DEAL, right? Well Kaish walks in the kitchen and he stops and stares at the flowers and says "WOW, you did that?" Then he tells me that they are beautiful. Nice!
An hour later, Gary comes home from work and while he is taking his shoes off he looks at the flowers. "They are beautiful" he says. "Did you get them at the florist?" "Oh, no, I got them at the grocery store and I just put them in that vase." I reply sweetly. He just stares and marvels at the flowers. Kaishon comes in the kitchen then and they both tell me how pretty they are again. WOW I am thinking. This is a lot of attention for flowers from the grocery store...
So my point here is that it is REALLY nice living with boys. I think a daughter would have said, "Ummmmmm, all she did was rip the plastic off and plop them in the vase!" Right? That is what I would have said to my Daddy if he was going on and on about flowers from the grocery store anyway. All I know is, my boys think I am AN EXPERT FLOWER ARRANGER and I am not going to tell them differently.