Saturday, September 26, 2009

Abigail's latest poem

Back to school night was last Thursday. This is the poem that Abigail displayed about herself:

A - always there for you
B - brings surprises where ever I go
I - I love my family
G - going to my Grandma's farm is one of my favorite things to do
A - alligators give me the creeps
I - I love to read
L - love is what I do with my family

Isn't she creative? (she told me to write that)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wee Praise

Abigail had her end of year school performance today -- it's PK-2 (Wee Praise.) We watched it this morning and then we went back for the evening service. It was awesome. They were so cute that I had tears from laughing. It was nice to witness their focus on glorifying God -- both in prayers and song. It made me thankful, again, that Abigail goes to school there. I was struck by the confidence of the children -- every one of them really sang (and danced) out -- wish everyone could have seen the first grade boys playing the blues on their guitar hero guitars. You will see that Abigail was particularly "feeling" it and not the least bit self-conscience. Maybe song is her strength. Regardless, she'll probably be like Jason -- he feels worship most strongly through song (we should have bought stock in i-tunes.) Even as a baby she would stop throwing a fit long enough to dance. Love, love, love this girl!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mikaela's New Skill

Tonight Mikaela learned how to do the monkey bars -- way to go!!! She started slowly but within a few minutes she had it down. She's super excited and would love to show everyone.
Luke can do it, too -- as long as I get him to the top bar. He still needs my hand on his back for moral support -- but still, he's not even four yet.
Abigail is my daughter -- she's too scared to try. She's still practicing on jumping from the platform next to the monkey bars to assure herself that if she falls that it won't hurt. She got a little distracted by the sound she makes when she hits the ground and has decided to work on landing silently. I hope it works out for her. I never learned how to do it (monkey bars) 'cause I was too scared. I think I might have done it once but was too afraid to try again the next time we were at the park. I know how she feels. Sweet girl!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Abigail's Poem

A True Poem About Me
I'm different in many ways,
but I'm still me.
It doesn't matter if your hair is brown or blonde
or in between.
Whoever you are;
You are always you.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My baby has glasses

Here is a picture of Abigail in her new glasses. She is near-sighted (thank you Grandma.) She's very proud of them and has cleaned them 5 or 6 times today. Doesn't she look pretty. Mikaela and Luke are jealous -- I've warned them to never touch her glasses. I could see it now . . .

Love you all,


Monday, April 13, 2009

A Passover to Remember

Last week (Tuesday night) we celebrated Passover with the Heggan family (they are so gracious to include us!) Since this was our second Passover to celebrate we were looking forward to actually knowing what was going on. Leading up to the day, we got all of the nice clothing ready (Luke wore a vest, tie -- so cute! Thanks Laney), the kids decorated the house with pictures, and we read Passover stories. The big day came and Jason was even able to find me a wine with only 6% alcohol (you drink a lot of wine.) The Heggan family is large so it definitely lends itself to to a party type of atmosphere -- plus, our kids love theirs (and vice versa) so we were set for an awesome evening of celebrating our Lord's deliverance.
As we sat down to eat, Chloe started going nuts (it was late and she was hungry and tired.) So, I had to leave the room to calm her down. Things went well for a few minutes upon our return. Luke was looking so cute in his outfit and he was resting his head on the table -- sleepy (we thought.) Then he moved to Jason's lap -- still a sweet, sleepy boy. Then as Jason was about to read Luke threw-up all over Jason. I was shocked -- it took me a few seconds to move. During those seconds Luke managed to empty the contents of his stomach all over himself, Jason, and the floor. Wow. (Apparently, while I was gone taking care of Chloe he had told Jason that he needed a sack but poor Jason didn't understand what that meant. I don't think he'll make that mistake again.) Because of the large amount of people present, we were sitting in the kitchen (thank God they don't put carpet in kitchens) and only our friends, Gene and Denise, had to witness it. Everyone else was blessedly ignorant of what was happening. I got him cleaned up and Denise helped me clean the floor (that's a Godly woman!) We managed to get Luke some pajamas (Star Wars -- he was happy) and put him upstairs watching a movie for the rest of the evening. The rest of the Seder went off beautiful.
By 2:30 am -- it all hit me (for a while) and then Abigail ended up joining me about 4:00 am. We were so sick we could not move for a long time. It was probably 12:30 before I was able to make it out of bed. At least I lost 6 lbs out of the deal (which I've now mostly regained -- ugh!) At first I thought it was food poisoning -- now I've decided that we were already leaning to what Luke had and the food just put us over (I don't think anyone else was sick.)
So, definitely a Passover that won't be forgotten. Next year, we'll all be able to laugh about it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Was this kid born in Austin or what!

Look at him -- sandals, pants, coffee (decaf), and a book.