Monday, September 28, 2009

A Monday Morning to Remember

If someone would have told me when I was a teenager what I would consider sleeping in one day I would have LAUGHED in their FACE! But this morning, my husband took the day off (poor guy, it is well-deserved!) and let me sleep in!

He got up with the alarm, got dressed and headed upstairs. He proceeded to get the children up and going, dressed and ready. He fed them breakfast and got their lunches packed! Oh, and he had coffee MADE and waiting for me!

I came upstairs, unshowered and still in my pj's at 7:30. (I never do this. I kind of have a policy of getting myself ready for the day before coming upstairs...because if I don't, I most likely never will take a shower or brush my teeth). I found everyone happy and ready!

Jody then took Silas and Hattie to school. Luke rode along. (Jody does this most every morning) Then he took Luke with him to run some errands. This in itself was a HUGE blessing since Luke is driving me crazy lately with a running commentary on life!!!

While they were gone, I fed Millie Grace (and myself) and played with her a little and laid her down for her morning nap. I unloaded and loaded the dishwashers, got a load of clothes going, looked through the mail leisurely, took a shower and got ready, all by myself. It was GREAT!

I thought I'd get my blog done before they came home, but not quite. Jody has come home and put a new battery in his dead, old, truck. And is now going to eat lunch with Silas and Hattie at their school.

Man, what a productive, wonderful Monday morning! Now its time to go play Hungry Hippos with a begging 3yr-old. Hope you guys have a great Monday too!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wee-wee-wee all the way home

She's on the move! Not walking walking, but man, is Millie Grace cruising! This baby LOVES to clear the coffee table or end tables of whatever is on them. She delights in pulling books and dvd's off of the shelves. As she intently dug into a drawer the other day she fell in it!! She can spot a crumb from across the room. She may only be 6% (yes, 6. Its not a typo) on the growth chart, weighing only 15lbs 7.5 oz, but this gal is a busy body! Cheese is her favorite, but she eats just about anything. I can't believe she is 10 months old!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Saving on Haircuts

Well, it was just time! (this is not an opportunity for Amens from the Stephens...) Luke's hair just needed cutting. I debated on whether or not to take him somewhere or do it myself. If I took him somewhere I'd have to drive there and back at least 25 minutes or more each way and pay like $15 or more.

So I decided to try it. If it didn't work we could go to Jelly Beans or wherever later. I used to cut Silas's hair, but he could sit still. I told Luke if he sat still I would NOT cut his ear and I would give him a sucker. He did great. Cutting curly hair is easy. You can't really mess up since you don't have to have a straight line. Just cut here and there.

The end result...Jody came home and said, "Hey, Lukey, you got a haircut! I love it! Where did you go?" Lukey, "Da front porch!"

Since Jody shaves his in the shower, I don't get mine cut but every 6 months or so, Millie Grace doesn't have much hair yet, Hattie wants hers long, Silas likes his buzzed b/c I don't have to comb it...Luke has just helped us save some money on the Jennings family haircuts.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pa and the Big Fish

Look how proud my dad is of his fish!!! I'm so proud of my dad! He is SO funny. There are kids at our church still talking about the "scary Roman guard" from VBS because when he does something, he goes all out! The grandkids call him Pa. He rides a Harley. He's a die hard University of Miami fan. He loves God. He loves his family. He's very generous. He doesn't care about what people think about him. He'll wear anything (he wore this t-shirt that said, "I'm so bad I vacation in Detroit" for the longest time). Gosh, I love this guy!!

I pray my kids grow up and follow in his footsteps of Faithfulness to Jesus and doing whatever it takes!
This is a picture taken in Hawkinsville over Labor Day. Its pretty rare to get all four kids sitting in one place without anyone crying!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

An Old Hymn

While visiting Jody's family in Georgia this past weekend we sang this old hymn at Westview Baptist Church in Hawkinsville. I've been thinking about the words and its seems very fitting for the job of a mom. Here's some of the words:

Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There’s a crown—and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus’ Name.

In the mad rush of the broad way,
In the hurry and the strife,
Tell of Jesus’ love and mercy,
Give to them the Word of Life.


Does the place you’re called to labor
Seem too small and little known?
It is great if God is in it,
And He’ll not forget His own.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Actual Conversation

These days I only have Luke and Millie at home with me. Its interesting. Luke is such a handful! I heard Luke telling Millie what to do/not do...I don't remember what he was saying. But here's how it went down...

Me: Luke, don't fuss at the baby please.

Luke: Mom....I'm not fussing at her I'm YELLING at her!

What do you say??

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Eyes Have It

We are truly truly blessed to have been able to celebrate Luke's 3rd birthday this year. After our accident back in May with Luke nearly drowning, this could have been a season I wanted to skip from now on. But, Luke is FULL OF LIFE. He is FUNNY and entertaining and the life of our Jennings Party for sure! He wanted an "eyeball" party so we tried to be creative! We played eye-eye-ball (just like duck-duck-goose) and I-spy. We made an eyeball with model magic. And we had delicious cupcakes, made by my friend Lisa, decorated like eyeballs. Googly eyes, blinking eyes, and window static eyes decorated the tables...I think Luke loved it. I know he did because he said that next year he wants an eyeball party again! Ha!! Here are some fun pictures from the party. I'll post more on facebook later.
I think Luke was trying to see with his model magic eye here.

Silas and the cupcake eyes

Hattie meticulously worked on her project.

Millie Grace wondering what all the fuss is about!

Eye Eye Ball Game

Silly Pa!