Tuesday, September 18, 2007

this doesn't happen often enough

isn't he so cute? he looks so peaceful here. it is a rare occasion when he is peaceful like this.

Monday, September 17, 2007

flower girl

these are some pics of my little flower girl. everyone told ellie she looked like cinderella so she started introducing herself to the people she didn't know as ellie cinderella. she was so much fun this weekend. someone told her to make sure she threw all the petals so when she got to the end of the aisle and had petals left she decided that she needed to dump them out. the wedding was beautiful. and now ellie has 4 cousins that she didn't have on friday. it was a great weekend.

Friday, September 14, 2007

the julie pekkala taught me saga continues...

one the way to chillicothe this morning ellie starts singing and it went like this: "1-2-3 jingle bells jingles bells the puppy smells jingle all the way." i said where did you learn that song and the response i got was "julie pekkala taught it to me"
Ellie really loves julie so much. i am glad ellie has julie in her life to teach her many things and take the fall for things that she ellie clams she taught her. we love you julie!

silas didn't scream all night

four of my closets friends took me out last night to Cardos' for my birthday. this picture is what was going on when i left the house. it broke my heart but when i returned i recieved a great report. silas didn't scream all night, instead he played and had a good time. yeah!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

it's here!

yep, it's here! silas' first tooth broke thru today. maybe that's why he screamed the entire time i was at small group last night. don't get me wrong i am not disillusioned i know he is partial to me but come on he doesn't scream when i leave him in the nursery. so i am chalking his screaming up to the tooth breaking thru and i am going back next week. anyways yeah for silas.

meant to post this yesterday

i meant to post this yesterday and ran out of time. yesterday was my grandmothers birthday. we share the same birthday which was quite fun while i was growing up. and leaves me with great memories. but yesterday was also eli's grandmothers birthday. So happy birthday to our grandma's. i wish mine were here so i could celebrate with her again.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

what were you doing six years ago today?

i am curious as to what everyone was doing when this all happened. i will never forget! i was in the middle of teaching the bible lesson for the day to my first grade class. i got a phone call from eli so stepped out into the hall to take it. he told me what had happened as i looked up and down the hall here came my kids parents with balloons and cupcakes. what a bitter sweet celebration. it is awesome when someone wants to celebrate your day, escpecially a bunch of loving first graders. but to celebrate in the midst of such horror and trajedy was hard. the rest of the day was spent with coloring and various useless activities. that evening eli and i found ourselves at red lobster trying to have a nice dinner to celebrate but every tv was focused on what had happened that morning. then the gas scare hit and wouldn't you know i honestly had to have gas to get home. so there i was siting for 2 hours just so i can make it home. not trying to stockpile just wanting to make it home.

so please share with me where you were and what you were doing.

Monday, September 10, 2007

who decided how christians are supposed to act...

i read this blog today and it got me thinking about the way i act during worship and the way i see others acting. sometimes i catch myself being annoyed when someone comes in in the middle of the third song and make a big scene instead os slipping in quietly and joining in. after reading this it kind of puts me in my place and i should just remain in my little world during worship and not pay attention to what everyone else is doing. please read the following blog entry: SimplyJosh

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007

here they are!

ellie is so excited! she watches their every move and updates to everyone in the house as to what they are doing. the dark one is buzz and the light colored one is woody. oh and yes they are both girls!

what am i getting myself into

thanks to the ford hamster breeding farm, ellie is getting her first pets today. yes she is getting 2, both female, ellie wants to name them buzz and woody. i figured she would pick princess names, oh well. i will post pictures later when we actually have buzz and woody in our possesion. mommy insisted on the cool hamster habitat instead of the regular wire cage or 10 gal. aquarium. watch for pics to come.

'cause julie pekkala taught me to.

we are sitting at home watching the bucks beat youngstown. silas is walking around the house in his walker, talking and rolling his toungue. ellie is playing. next thing i know ellie has silas cornered and she is spitting in his face. i said ellie why are you doing that and i got the reponse "'cause julie pekkala taught me too." ha, ha, i can't tell you home many times i get that response. it's like julie is her imaginary friend that teaches her to do things she isn't supposed to do. ellie loves julie and talks about her all the time. i am sure among all the things that julie does teach ellie it's not to spit in silas' face.