Thursday, January 28, 2010

So much fun while Dad's out of town

So, Tim's been at the annual Covenant Connection/MidWinter conference for Covenant Pastors, but that hasn't stopped the boys & I from having a little fun!!The boys played in the muddy yard...check out the boots, Auntie Lori!!
Long baths alone so everyone got their own play time!!
Date night - we were headed to a concert, but when we got to the venue, we were literally a 'day late & a buck short', so we headed to Crown Center for some Sheridan's Custard!! Yummo...
New Underpants for Mr. Josiah, who decided he was done with Diapers...Fine by me!!Test driving lawn tractors @ Sears, what a great way to pass the time!

A little hat fashion show in the women's department of Sears, Why not?  I did not take any pictures of the bracelets they found, or the dance moves we broke out in the aisle, but you can use your imagination for those!
Yes, I was there chaperoning these 2 yahoos as they ran through the almost abandoned Metcalf South shopping mall.  What a great place to let loose.  Now, if we could only get them to allow bikes in that would be fun!
I noticed a crooked tooth in Caleb's mouth on Monday...this picture doesn't really show you, but it is the bottom middle one on his right (our left as you look at this picture).  We laughed pretty hard when I 'freeeeaked' out about it & made Caleb promise that it would NOT come out until Tim got home.  He still thinks it's funny to tell me it's gone & watch the look on my face.  This also began the tooth fairy questions.  No, Caleb, the tooth fairy is not real.  He then asked me to make sure that dad & I give him money for his teeth then!  Smart little afternoon @ the Peterson's while mom went to the office for a few hours.  the Peterson's have 5 kids, the youngest of which is Caleb's age & they are buds.  The older siblings love Caleb & Josiah & they all have a blast when they get together.

And finally...Caleb making some delicious chocolate chip cookies as a treat for Dad when he comes home tonight.  The boys are excited to have daddy back & that they get to stay up until he gets home!!!  Hopefully that is on time.
Another successful week of Dad being gone, but we are so happy he could go and spend the week with some much needed encouragement, conversation & learning.  We love you Daddy!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

All in a days work...

With manual in hand...Maria took to the minivan and changing out the alternator.

The project began on Monday & was complete with a running van on Thursday!  Sounds like brakes on the truck are the next try for this new, aspiring mechanic!!

On another fabulous note...My husband is amazing & continues to bless my socks off.  So, I came home from work on Wednesday & he was outside cleaning the snow and water away from the driveway as it was melting quickly.  He greeted me sweetly & told me there was a surprise upstairs for me.  I thought it would be my sweet little boys ready for kisses, but no, they were sleeping soundly for their rest time.  He directed me to the kitchen, so I thought, oh the dishes must be done..No, wrong again...He had Baked a Cake - his newest baking endeavor, Peppercocker cake with a carmel drizzle sauce.  It was delish & a sweet surprise.

The moral of this story....Maria is now the auto mechanic, working in the garage & Tim is the household chef!  This is not necessarily a role reversal, as Tim has never been in the garage working on the cars & Maria has never been in the kitchen baking, but none the less, we are both enjoying the new challenges we are finding in our lives.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Funny Sayings of Josiah & Caleb

This will be an ongoing post...
January 13, 2010...Caleb says to his brother, Josiah...'You can't be in the newspaper'.  Josiah responds...'Why not?'...Caleb responds...'The government says you can't be in the newspaper'.
Where does this come from you might ask?  Well, I had just got finished telling/explaining to Caleb that he & I were going to have an appointment with a woman about him being in magazines (modeling).  So, in true big brother fashion, he was taunting his little brother saying that Josiah couldn't be in newspapers (magazines).  Great minds - I love to see them at work.

January 13, 2010...Superheros at work.  We had Joshua & David, the superheros of the house, seeking out all people with bad intentions.  All of the sudden, unsuspecting mommy is ambushed with shouts  of...'Get her, Joshua...we are superheros and need to protect our planet from these evil girls'.  Quite offended, as the sweet little mommy, putting away the clothes of these 2 superheros, I turned on them!  The chase was on & Mommy did prevail.  Their capes were no match to my supermommy strength.