Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mother Load!

We went to the M&M Mars factory last night for some trick-or-treating. We were invited by a friend (and had to have arm bands to be admitted). Major score!  Not only did we get a giant bag full of candy, but it was all good stuff.  There's pretty much nothing made by M&M Mars that isn't yummy!  

Here's Caleb's total haul...

We decided to set aside all of the snack size candy for Caleb to eat over the next will take that long since we really only want him to eat one or two packages a day.

Jadie and I split the full size candy down the middle.  This is what I'll be eating and giving away over the next month.  I will not be eating a candy bar a day...although I like my sweets, I just cannot afford to eat a whole candy bar every day!

My half...

Point of No Return

I have found that in the life of my soon to be three year old, there is something like a point of no return when it comes to taking a nap.  If I have not gotten him in his bed and closed the door before about 2pm, I'd might as well forget it.  And trust me, I don't want to forget it.  

Here are just a few of the things that may happen if I do:
Increased whining.
Increased disobedience.
Increased misbehavior.
Increased mischievousness.

This is a recipe for disaster.  And I am experiencing it today!  

Monday, October 20, 2008

Picture Post

Caleb used to go on and on about how he was going to build a birdhouse with his blocks or books or...whatever else he could stack.  This morning, he built this and proudly announced, "Mommy,!"  I think it really looks like a church.  You can even see that he built a steeple!

Sidenote:  He now says "cheese" and smiles for the camera!  

Monday, October 13, 2008


We spent the weekend as a family among other families from our Sunday school class.  A group of us (20 adults with 10 children) drove to Giddings, TX to stay the weekend at Camp Tejas for some much needed rest and relaxation as well as for some time to seek God's guidance about how to create the kind of community He desires for us as a group.  We studied passages about unity and examples of the church living as a community.  Specifically, we studied Acts chapters 2 and 4.
Although the talks about unity were fruitful and meaningful for me in terms of my interactions with this particular group of believers, my favorite thing about the weekend was the perfect balance of time spent with Jadie, with friends, with God, and the balance of time to worship, pray, serve, and just be.  We helped serve meals from the kitchen to all of the hundred or so people there this past weekend.  We organized maintenance supplies in 5 huge trailers at the back of the property.  We stayed up late playing Apples to Apples.  We went to bed at 9pm on Saturday night.  We spent time praising our God in song.  We harnessed up to ride a zip line.  Jadie did it for the first time!  His comment just before scooching off the edge was, "This is a lot higher than a telephone pole."  Jadie even got in a game of basketball.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Disgusting: Seriously, Consider Yourself Warned

I battled a terrible bug Monday afternoon and through the night.  I mean a stomach bug.  Seriously, this thing was from Satan.  MAJOR stomach cramps followed by frequent trips to the bathroom and then having the always exciting opportunity to see what I ate on Sunday, again.  Unfortunately it had been spinach dip with Parmesan cheese.  Not a pleasant sight or smell.  I know, you visited my blog just for this.  Sad.  I promise that the next entry will be more upbeat and positive.

There is a bright side to this one.  Jadie was primo daddio and took care of Caleb from the moment he got home until he put Caleb to bed.  It's a good thing, because I was literally laying on the bathroom floor from 5:15 pm yesterday until 7:00 am this morning.  Kudos to the hubby!  He cooked Caleb pancakes at his request even though he'd never made them before...and he racked up bonus points by continually coming to the bathroom to see if he could get me anything.  What a hero!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Go Team(s)!

Brace yourselves...the battle between A&M and Baylor continues in our household!

Unfortunately for me, it seems that saying Sic 'Em Bears is quite depressing for little Caleb.  He seems much more excited to belt out, Gig 'Em Aggies!

 Really, it's all in good fun.  Caleb can go wherever he chooses...within reason!

Testimony for BSF

Here is a testimony to the wonders of BSF (Bible Study Fellowship).  After only 4 weeks of BSF, Caleb is delighted to sing this cute little song with a Bible truth for us all!

In case you can't decipher the goes like this:
Read your Bible,
Pray every day,
and you'll grow, grow, grow!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I may have my man back home, but I don't have him home very long at a time...

Monday night he worked until 7pm, Tuesday it was 8pm, and tonight he'll be working through the night until daylight, maybe longer.

He keeps reminding me how wonderful it is for him to at least get to sleep in his own bed next to me.  I agree that it's nice to have him in bed with me too, but I am feeling a little deja vu tonight with him gone through the night.