Maybe God wishes to teach me a thousand new things, move me from being in a thousand different directions to just ONE, and show me a thousand reasons to BLESS his name. Maybe that is why He moved me 1,000 miles away.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Oh the Places you'll Go, The People you'll Meet



While we were strolling down Autumn Avenue,

Wondering where we should go and what we should do,

We happened to walk near a home of a man

who was selling haute dogs and soda in a can

and hanging from branches were coats of all sizes

large ones and small ones and some that'd won prizes.

An extra large table had shirts galore

and behind it stood a man, running his store.


I ventured a greeting, and he shook my hand tightly.

He said, "Nice to meet you doll" and took me back, slightly.


He looked over our group and saw a strong boy

and sized him right over with eyes quick and coy.


"Ya play sports, there laddy? Now do ya?" He quizzed.

The boy said, "yeah," his head started to whizz.


When he learned the boy did, he strongly declared,

With a chest puffed with pride and teeth boldly bared,


"you's come here anytime, and play with my boys

We love to play sports and have all the toys"


We chatted a moment, then left the yard sale

There was nothing we left with except this fine tale


Of the man down the street who nicknamed me doll,

and called my son laddy....quite strange to us all.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


What was the specialty today? Cupcake Cones! For only 25 cents a cone, the boys in the yard quickly lined up to choose their favorite flavor.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Why your five year old shouldn't drink coffee


Audrey loves Frappuccinos. She used to have a couple sips of mine, but now I don't drink them anymore. At walmart she asked if she could have one and I was in a "yes" mood. She brought it home and I told her she may only drink about 1/3 of the bottle. Well, when you are 39 pounds, perhaps 3 ounces of coffee is a wee bit more than one can handle. She fell asleep around 3:45am.
I learned my lesson and will not have another "yes" day for quite a while.

Monday, April 21, 2008

I can't explain this video clip

When trying to capture the surroundings of the creek,

I turned to see this display behind me. I can't explain it, can you?

video

Friday, April 18, 2008

Homesick

I am homesick. I want to see my family and friends and watch my kids play with their pals who are as familiar as siblings to them. I want to see familiar places and hear familiar sounds. I want a little reprieve from the effort it takes to be new to everything and everyone I encounter. There is lots of excitement in moving, but there are the days where it just can't be shaken off how much one misses the dearest people in their lives. Just wanted all my blog-fans to know that despite the cheery posts and animated expressions of our days....you are all thought of and missed and loved...especially tonight.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sports Addition





Audrey has taken up soccer. PURPLE POWER. Look out kids, she is ready for some serious action.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The kids got a hold of my camera...

So, while I was upstairs taking a moment to get a shower in and myself ready for the day, the girls got a hold of my camera. There was a story done on video which unfolded more with each small clip which told the story of a person with large muscles, who ate too much sugar...who also had a "super kitty" which later happened to get run over by a car (the cat's name was phillip) and the muscle person lost her muscles and was very sad. Perhaps I'll post the video clips one day if we all get really bored with this blog, but for now, here is a picture of the muscle person.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

although this video only slightly captures it....

chloe found that she has quite a way with the emus. video

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Caption This Bird!

here is your chance to show your wittiness. In the comment section, please write what you think this bird is saying. There will be a winner selected. The winner will get the prize of naming the bird!
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Cliff Sunflower the Bee Keeper needed a helper...

Audrey shows the audience at the Davinci Science Center how a baby bee (brood) turns into a pupa and then a bee. Cliff couldn't have chosen a more talented participant.
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Friday, April 4, 2008

Alone....well almost.

Today I started out with 3 kids and a baby...then went down to 2 kids and a baby...then 1 kid and a baby..then back to 2 kids and a baby...then down to 1 kid and a baby. Now I have 1 kid asleep, 1 baby asleep and 2 kids and a husband out till late into the evening.

How did I spend my almost alone day?

I planned out the next week of school! YEAH!

I did 5 loads of laundry which are all heaped on the couch unfolded in a mountain of a pile.

I did a puzzle and read books to the 5 year old.

I planned my weight loss attack which will begin on Monday (as all good things do).
(if you want to be a weight loss buddy, join me at my weight loss journal blog -- see link on side panel in the interesting links section.)

Now, as soon as the eldest comes home from her Cast Party I'll be heading to bed to face that mountain of clothes in the morning. It will be more fun to do when the sun is shining and I have kids to help!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Grandma and Papa Come to PA !


Grandma and Papa drove the thousand plus miles to visit us! They spent most of the time playing with the kids and holding Benjamin...but we did get out one chilly afternoon and headed out to Jim Thorpe, PA. This is one of the cutest main streets I've ever seen. We had a great time.