Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
My mom has recently discovered a gift for making pillow case dresses. After she made all her grand-daughters seven or eight a piece, she just couldn't stop! She has made dresses in a small (I'm guessing 9-18 mos.) medium (18 mos. to 2/3 yrs.) and large (4 to 6 years). She's looking to sell these as play dresses or night gowns for $8 to $12 a piece. If anyone is interested in buying one of these dresses, let me know, she's going to leave them with me for a few weeks. Thanks!
This dress is a small.
Naomi's summer reading project is to read 50 books. Each time she reads a book, we fill out a leaf for her reading tree; ten leaves fill a branch and gets her a prize. So far she has picked out a small treat at the gas station, picked out a slightly larger treat at Wal-Mart, and then, for the third branch, had her nails done at a salon. Her next prize is to "take" the family out to eat at a restaurant of her choice (she says that Mr. T's and McDonalds are her two top choices right now), and the last branch is a trip (with the family) to Lake Winnie. She loves to read and she loves to get prizes so everyone is happy!
About four years ago, the mom of these beautiful girls and I met (providentially) on a play ground in Trenton. Our girls (Ella and Naomi) were the same age. Once we began talking we realized that we had LOTS of connections and are very similar in many ways. We have been getting together for play dates ever since. We were both pregnant with our second children at the time (Jacob and Anna) and have since had our third (Chloe and Bethany). I am so thankful for their friendship!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Hail to Queen Naomi!
She even made up "rools." "Bow" and "Owba" (obey)
Oh, and I just have to add this one. Last night we had to make a Wal-Mart run for milk. We were talking about how we were ONLY going to buy milk when we got there, and I could tell Naomi wanted to be thankful to God for providing for us this way. She said, "That's why God made people, so they could build Wal-marts."
Who knew that our front yard could be so fun? (Also notice that the new dogwood we planted and then thought was going to die has found new life through prayer, water, and sun!)
We found out that Bethany REALLY enjoys going up and down the rocks in our front yard. I put pants on her so that as she scoots down the rock it doesn't tear up her legs. Even in shorts, she thinks it's worth it.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Bethany LOVED listening to Grandad play the guitar for John and Holly's wedding yesterday. She danced and even called out what sounded just like, "Grandad, play it again!" The wedding was beautiful and it was very fun to see extended family however briefly.
Naomi LOVES weddings. Her comment when we were walking in to the wedding was, "Momma, there are a lot of people here and a lot of them are wearing high heels." And yes, she made sure that I was wearing them too. She loves the beautiful dresses, the perfectly done hair, the high heels, the music, the aura of love, and the cake.
Jacob LOVES the cake. His comment during the wedding (just loud enough for EVERYONE to hear him) was, "Momma, when do we get to eat cake?"
Gracie was one of the flower girls. Gayla (her gran and mother of the groom) told us that Gracie insisted she was wearing wedding shoes, a wedding dress and that this was her own wedding!
My Grandaddy has 15 (count them) great-grandchildren. He is a very happy man when he gets to see any of them. All 15 may or may not be a little much. You be the judge. I took about 10 pics of this pose; these three are my favorite. Notice Lucas in the one above.
And yes, I did take ONE picture of the beautiful bride. Holly, you looked gorgeous, and it was a wonderful wedding! All praise to the God of love and oneness. John and Holly, may God bless your union!