Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Getting Ready for

Picture day at school. It's a uniform free day.

I have just a couple of copies of this book to give to someone who could benefit from it. Details on my girl's blog.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Beautiful Sunday

Jasmine ready for Sunday School

At the park. Look at the way Kaleb is eyeing Kayla to make sure she doesn't drink it all, and Kayla is trying to watch Jasmine to make sure she's doing it right. The little ones do not usually get soda, so it was a real treat.

Jessica got off the swing to push Kayla so Jasmine sat on the swing. Jessica is trying to take the swing back! And you all thought she was so sweet.

They are too big for the baby swings but we talked them into giving it a try.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sunny Day

Adam on facebook.

We watched Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Honey I Blew Up the Kid.

Jasmine ready for the kickoff. It was a beautiful day for soccer.

The twins first game. They didn't realize they were actually supposed to take the ball away from someone else, so they waited until the ball was free and then kicked it.

Both of the twins scored a goal.

Jessica's updo for prom.

The theme is masquerade.
She and a friend went together and met other friends there.

Friday, March 26, 2010

First Banquet Frozen Dinners

Turkey for Kayla--and a lesson on how to use a knife.

Uh, well, that's not how we use it!

Salisbury steak for Kaleb

Happy Birthday

to my older sister!

Gotta love these old pictures!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Prayer in Haiti

Okay, so I'm a month behind with this, but I didn't know about it.

I think Washington is long overdue for something like this. All of us really.

Monday, March 22, 2010


This weekend I took Jessica shopping for a prom dress. (Tyler and Jasmine went along.) I really didn't want to see her spend $200+ for a dress she would only wear once. We went to a fairly new shopping center about 45 minutes away. We were going to Belks, but it had been replaced by a Dillards. We have one of those in our mall, and they never have good sales or clearance. The shopping center had a bigger JC Penneys though, and they had 50% off all dresses for three hours and we were there right in time!

Jessica got a really nice dress that was $99 half priced. Then the lady gave her $15 off for spending more than $75. So she paid $90 including tax. She couldn't find anything she wanted for Easter, so I told her if she wasn't going to get an Easter dress, I'd give her $40 toward her prom dress or shoes to go with it. We didn't have time to look for shoes.

I got Jasmine two church dresses for when it gets warmer. She had fun trying on about six dresses while Jessica tried on prom dresses. It was harder to choose which to buy.

When we got home, Rick had taken out Kayla's beads and twists for us, but we only had one hour to wash it, retwist and bead it before we need to leave for the twin's first trip to the theater. We got busy in a hurry. Tyler and Jessica also had to get dressed because they worked--same theater.

Jessica got Kayla's hair washed, and I sectioned it. Then we worked together to bead it. We got it done just in time. This picture was taken Sunday so at least it held up well overnight!

We went to the second Alvin movie and the twins sat through the whole thing. Normally they use having to pee as an excuse to get up and run around all the time, but we didn't hear the normal, very dramatic "pee pee" even once!
(Does anyone else's child do that?)

Tyler had to start work the same time as the movie, but he didn't really want to see it anyway. Jessica had fifteen minutes before work when the movie ended.

It's kind of weird posting about prom dresses and movies because I grew up in a church very opposed to both. True Christians didn't dance and didn't go to movies. I understand their reasoning, but at the same time, I'd rather that my children have hearts that love the Lord and want to do right rather than have a list of rules they have to obey or risk God's displeasure. That way once they are away from our home and rules, they will still want to do right and not walk away from their faith because it was all legalism.

We are picky about the movies our kids see, but two of them are adults and work in the theater so have the chance to watch any movies that come out. If they are just controlled by me and not their own heart, they might be tempted to watch trash. But since the values are their own, I don't worry about them watching inappropriate movies. And I don't worry about Jessica at the prom next Saturday--other than how late she'll be driving home when there might be drunk drivers out. She doesn't date because the guys who ask her out don't share her faith and that's important to her. So I'm not going to worry about her making bad choices at the prom or after. It's not that I think she's above making mistakes, but that I've done what I can to instill godly values and she has embraced them.

Saturday evening Kayla had a fever of 102.5 that lasted until mid morning Sunday and then it was suddenly gone. But she didn't get to go to church this week.

I have finished up the first half of my devotion book for Tyndale. I just need to adjust the word count on some of the devotions and then that half will be on its way via e-mail.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Jello Jigglers, Playdough and Gifts

We did jello jigglers with the twins.
Everyone took a turn.

Then we played with playdough. Kayla is looking at this and said "No manje this one." She's right.

Someone from church sent gifts.

Two ladies from the children's ministry visited and brought New Testaments for the twins.