My mother, a young friend, and I had a joyful time helping out and enjoying Meg's first slumber party. She had such a wonderful time with her lovely new friends.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
However, I don't think I could have said it better that Erin does over at "A Dress A Day". She addresses it quite well in "What to Wear on Airplanes".
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Cleaning off the stage before taping begins......
Thursday, June 21, 2007
She was happy she got as far as she did and felt good because she didn't lose on a question she "should have" known. She would have hated to lose on a history, spelling, or math question! I am very proud of her.
We spent the whole day shooting. First, they interviewed family at our church and then we went out to Carriage Vineyards (a place we had never heard of!) to do the actual playing of the game. It is very tiring sitting around all day! :-) All in all, though, it was a very interesting experience.
The final round will be played tomorrow night in our city park. We are, of course, going to go watch. Here's a picture of Brad Sherwood and Sarah getting their mikes unhooked after their ride.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I just found out that the film crew will be at our house at 8:15 in the morning to do interviews!!! Yikes!!!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Yep, you saw it right. That is Sarah-Kate being interviewed by Brad Sherwood, of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" fame. She was interviewed a few weeks ago by a couple of the producers and picked to be on the show, but today was just filming some random promotional scenes. (You can see Joel and Diego on the top of the slide in the picture above.)
How fun! Hope she wins a bunch of money! (We really still don't know exactly HOW the game is played.)
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday afternoon we received a surprise! Serena came home a day early! How exciting! But that meant rushing around and doing some rearranging of schedules and getting down to the airport to pick her up. Josh was busy that evening teaching at our School of Ministry, so we made it a surprise for him! We brought her home, she got to take a shower after 32 hours of traveling, and was waiting for him when he got home! How fun! Oh, and the children were very excited about Mommy being home, too! Though a little put off by the sudden change in plans, Jael explained it this way: "Well, it wasn't how I had it planned (she planned to spend the night with Meg), and it wasn't how Mommy had it planned (Mommy had left another day's treat bag), but God knew that I missed my mommy so He planned it that way."
After picking Serena up, we had a picnic, came home and went swimming, and got ready for bed. By that time, I totally "spaced" on blogging! Sorry this post is two days late!
Here's a few pictures from the kids' last day together for awhile.
Won't someone push me, please?
We love Papa's playground!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I love Jesus so very much. Sometimes His love overwhelms me and I cry. It's a "happy cry".
Four generations in the swimming pool. We finally coordinated the pool being ready and the weather being warm enough. The pool temperature was 89 degrees!
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Practicing for their worship dance on Sunday. First time all five have "performed" together. First time the three-year-olds have performed at all.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Ezekiel experiencing pure joy.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
So, that means we have EIGHT CHILDREN who are 5 years old and younger in the house until next Wednesday! Three one-year-olds, two three-year-olds, one four-year-old, and two five-year-olds. Whew!
Today was the first full day with all eight. In fact, all of them spent the night last night. I’m not sure how long it took to bathe all of them this morning!
It was a very busy day. I’m exhausted and my feet hurt. But, you know what? I am so blessed and quite peaceful. “This tired” is a good tired. Today wasn’t filled with the same type of stress as some of my days. I truly enjoy the role of “Nana”.
Last Christmas, my husband gave me the cutest gift. In a darling little suitcase, were a cute “diner uniform-looking" pajama set, a tiara, and maribou mules. Fit for a bombshell! LOL Today the girls asked me if they could “see” them. Using these props, a reporter is interviewing a princess. They took turns. What exactly is their body language saying?! :-)
Jael, age 5, set the kids’ table for dinner tonight, even though she wasn’t having dinner here. On her own, she made place cards for Meg, Israel, and Luc. Pretty creative, isn’t she?
Friday, June 1, 2007
So, his conversation with me on the phone was me asking questions about the cat needing a new home (how old is he, is he neutered, what color is he) and Gabe repeatedly emphasizing that it HAD to be an OUTSIDE cat. He was emphatiac that he doesn’t want any cats in the house anymore. (It’s been years.) I agreed, of course. The cat would live OUTSIDE as soon as he was used to our house and was old enough. OUTSIDE -- that’s where the mice, lizards, and snakes are.
So, he brought Cooper home. He was Tigger when he came, but Sarah-Kate has renamed him. Since I can’t think of a reason not to call him Cooper, Cooper he will be. The kids love him! He is great with them, too. In fact, he is adorable.
As Gabe was cutting his nails this morning (Cooper has those sharp baby nails.), he informs me that if we do end up keeping the cat IN THE HOUSE, we will have him declawed.