Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Littlest Girl

Her sweet smiles just melt my heart!

She fell asleep during dinner this cute!

The Silly Face

Carson wanted me to take a picture of his newest silly face. His friend Matthew at school taught him to cross his eyes....and a big thanks to Matthew for that! :)

She is an entertainer...that Abby Ruth of ours!

She looooves to entertain her brothers at the dinner table. She is such a ham. I know that I probably should have been scolding her but instead I grabbed the camera and just laughed along. Silly Abigail!

It's that time of the year....BASEBALL!! Well, Tee-Ball for us!

The boys are playing on the same team this year and Daddy is coaching. Dustin has told the boys they can just call him Coach Daddy. Funny Daddy. We are excited about the opportunity to meet some more families in Cushing and hopefully get to love on them and share the hope of Christ with them. Please pray for these 12 kids and their families! We look forward to a great season of tee-ball!

Eggs at Easter

Easter was a little different for us this year. My grandfather got really sick and transferred to Mercy Hospital in OKC on Sunday morning so we spent most of the day at the hospital with him. He is now doing much better and hoping to go home in the next couple of days. Praise the Lord! We did manage to dye some eggs! As you can see it was alot of fun! Abigail's hands turned up green for about 24 hours...I think the boys were calling her the green goblin and of course she was chasing them and acting like a monster. We did have a very special time Sunday morning with our kids as we read from our bible the story of Easter morning 2011 years ago....that Jesus is ALIVE!! That is truly the only reason we celebrate Easter. It is not about eggs, bunnies, fancy church clothes, chocolate candy or gifts in the easter baskets but the most precious gift that God gave us when He sent his son to die for us, paying our penalty for sin and the celebration that He was victorious over death! He lives!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

11 Weeks Old

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Abby Roo is TWO!

We decided on bubbles are our fun activity! This girl of ours looooves bubbles!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sorry for me

A man at church after confirming with me that I had four kids told me he was sorry for me. Huh? I was speachless for a minute...sorry for me, why on earth would he be sorry for me? I told him that we were humbled that God would bless us with four children for they are a gift from Him. He just told me he would be even more sorry for me when they are teenagers....I talked to him for a few more minutes and it left me sad that he would see children as such a burdon and inconvienence...I pray that my children would always know that they are treasured and bring us so much joy!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Entertaining Claire

I had to add this. I laid Claire down for a moment so I could take Abigail to the bathroom. I guess she started to Andrew, the big helper, decided to put his train tracks on either side and run his trains on them to make her happy....great idea!! She still was unhappy though...

New Friends and New Ministry!

Abigail and her friend Ellie Kate

Look how little Claire is filling out! She is a cutie pie!

Andrew and his new friend Tennyson

The girls are still sleeping and thus I have stolen a few moments to blog, has been a busy week but a great one. I feel so blessed as I think about how God continues to bless us with such sweet friends. One of my new friends brought me the ingredients and recipe to make my own 5 gallon tub of laundry detergent...yes! She told me I would dilute it 2/3 detergent to 1/3 water and the cost for the ingredients to make the detergent was around $3.00. Her 5 gallon tub has lasted her family of four for four months and it works great! Awesomeness! I am soo excited to try it and start saving money...boy, do we use lots of detergent these days! Claire is growing and growing...I think she may actually get rolls on her thighs! Abigail is sleep walking....weird, yes. Three times this week. Once I got up with Claire to feed her around 4am and found Abigail asleep on the floor of the living room without her blanket (she doesn't go anywhere without her blanket when she is just waking up) night she came up our stairs and into our room, not saying a word and Dustin pulled her into bed for a while, she never woke up and did not have her blanket...then this morning when Dustin woke up he heard snoring in our room and looked down beside the bed and there was Abigail asleep on our floor right beside the bed without her blanky. Strange. It scares me because she is climbing our stairs...asleep. Tonight we will start using the gate again at her doorway to keep her safe. Carson is doing super well....Ms.Holly is so impressed with his piano playing each week...he is soon going to surpass my piano skill level...and he really enjoys it! He also brought home his BEAR reading test this week with 100% in all four catagories! Yea, Carsy. Andrew is doing great...he is a funny boy. We find such joy in listening to his amusing statements and questions these days...silly, silly, silly! New Ministry...God is up to some great things in the hearts of some Cushing Moms, mine included! Four of us met this week to start a new ministry for stay-at-home Moms much like Mops here in our church. Our town does not have a group like this yet and has so many Moms that would be able to get connected to each other and to Christ through this ministry! Oh, how I love how God works in weaving Moms together! It has only just begun! We are in the beginning stages of praying, researching and planning but we are confident that God is in the I was praying about it this last week I kept coming back to the idea of equipping...Equipping Moms to be the best that they can be with Christ's help and the encouragement of other Moms! I can't wait to see what He has in store! Well, Carson just came off the bus...time to get moving again....tomarrow is Abigail's birthday party....more on that later!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A sweet girl and a crazy hat!

Thought this was so cute! I went out to check on Abigail. She was "helping" Daddy. Look how sweet this is...laying on Daddy's leg while he sprayed the lawn for weeds...such a sweet girl! She wants to be where her Daddy is these soon as he walks in the door she is following him around the house and only he can take her to the potty. :)

Andrew's crazy hat for Awana's. We just used what we had at the house but it turned out pretty cute! This week was joke week. Andrew told me that his joke he told in class was "Kaden is a Kukuhead..." (I have no idea if that is how you spell it)...I asked him if they laughed and he
told me "No, they were just sitting there." He was adamant about making up his own joke. He is a silly one. We had to have a talk about how it is not funny to call people names....Oh, Andrew Maddox!