There have been a few blog posts from people lately with 6 or 7 different tid bits of information and I have at least that much swimming in my head right now, so we'll see where this leads...
Madi just made this picture for AWANA to represent Jesus as the Good Shepherd...I love it!
We were happy to watch American Idol last night. I liked the girl who started adopt a "grandfriend", I did not like the girl in the bikini!! I actually dreamed that I was wearing a bikini last night...it was a nightmare!
The poor little boy next door comes to the door everyday when he gets home from school, and says "Can I play with Jakey?" in the same exact way everytime. So often Jake is at Theatre, but even if I open the door saying "sorry, he's not here Josh", he always finishes his whole sentence the same "Can I play with Jakey?"...sometimes Jake is actually here and answers the door...he still says it..."Can I play with Jakey?" He has the sweetest little voice. This leads me to...I feel like my kids get invited to people's houses so much more than we invite because we always seem to have something going on and never seem to be sitting around saying, there's nothing to do so you can invite a friend over. On the flip-side we probably invite whole families to our house more than we get invited so I guess it works out.
At our Catholic book club last week the kids made little "Baby Jesuses" in wooden "mangers" and everytime they sacrifice something for one of their siblings they are supposed to write it on a slip of paper (hay) and put it in the manger to make a soft bed for Jesus...it's been almost a week and we have three little Jesuses with NO HAY!!! I think I need to challenge them or something ("YOU BETTER SACRIFICE SOMETHING FOR ONE OF YOUR SIBLINGS...HOW DO YOU THINK JESUS FEELS ABOUT THE WAY YOU'RE ACTING??!!!!!"--you know light a fire under them!)
We had a really fun day at Disney with the "oneblessedmamma" family. We were gone from our house for about 14 hours, and didn't even eat supper until 9:30pm. Jake was already asleep, but he'd eaten his weight in goldfish all day, so I wasn't too worried. Jake and Madi both went on Space Mountain for the first time (and then went on two more times).
This weekend we had a lot of fun plowing the yard with the tiller that Mike created. We are planning to have a big planted area in the back part of our yard...some vegetables (we already have tomatoes, broccoli, and strawberries (I know it's a fruit...well technically so are tomatoes--whatever!), some flowers, some trees, some mulch and benches etc...we're doing all this beacuse the grass is dead anyway. The funny thing is we had tomatoes last year and when we worked on the one planted area in the front we used some of our composted dirt as well as some dirt right out of the raised bed garden, and we ended up having three tomato plants grow in our front yard...we transplanted them an voila! I think we have pumpkins growing in our compost right now. Our strawberry plants are from last year...I think we got about 5 strawberries last year, we'll see how it goes this year. We might be getting a hard freeze later this week, so we'll be covering it all up...I'm sure it'll be the night Mike is out of town.
Jake signed up for Little League on Saturday. I have mixed emotions about it, for one thing I don't have very fond memories of when Jonathan played Little League--he had some pretty mean coaches and it wasn't really his "thing" and I had a preschooler and a baby sitting with me at the hot dusty field (Mike traveled a lot for work then too). On the other hand baseball may be one of Jake's "things" (he's got a lot of "things") and it is in a different league and he is my youngest so I don't have to worry about what my other kids will be doing (they can do school work--haha!)