Saturday, October 31, 2009




October is almost over! Where does the time go? We've all stayed busy lately. It seems I look up every night and it's already 10 o clock. Adam is doing well. He's learning the 23rd Psalm at daycare. He can say the first two verses by heart. Luke is doing great. When he plays on his blanket he can pretty much turn himself in circles.
Halloween festivities went well today at school. I was Princess Leia as evidenced by the picture. Bucky is at the football game tonight and I can't seem to get off the computer. I was behind on pictures and wanted to take care of them. I have a lovely night of laundry, cleaning, and grading some papers ahead of me. Adam is relaxing with a movie and Luke is sleeping. Callie is prewashing my dishes for me. :)





Luke's Post

Luke with his pumpkin from daycare
Monkey Business

After his bath


Bucky captured the funniest look!





Saturday, October 24, 2009

Check out Adam from October 2006! Hard to believe that our little guy is now four. Unfortunately last night he was up until 11! He could NOT get settled down. Usually he crashes on Friday but last night he was crazy. As a result I went to bed late and then when Luke was up at 5 I was on my way up front to make a bottle and Adam came out of his room. He scared me to death! He's now asleep in our bed. Who knows how long he'll sleep. Bucky has already left. It's the conference championship game for RCMS. Go Lakers. We have lots to do today but this body can't get motivated. I'm not a caffeine girl, but I sure do wish we had some in the house today. Better go check on Mr. Luke. That kid can make that bouncy chair go wild! Hilarious!

Monday, October 19, 2009

So Sweet

Mr. Preschool
Ms. Kathy said on the weekly letter home that Adam was so smart and well behaved.

The blanket Luke is on was made by a lady in our church. Luke's hands are his favorite toys these days.


This is us at The 5th Quarter on Friday night. Check out Heath in the background--a skill Bucky helped him perfect!
It's been wild here. I am worn out. I keep telling Bucky I have mono but I think it could be called reality. We have all napped/crashed this afternoon but we have a meeting tonight at church and then I've got to tackle my To Do list that hasn't even been touched!
Luke has quite a bit of drainage. I've been using the bulb syringe to get out some of it but most of it comes out when he spits up. Today and last night he's puked up all kinds of stuff-- not formula just snotty junk. Yum. We used the humidifier in his room last night. Adam is a bit snotty too. I guess it's the first week of daycare...
Better go to the meeting. Later.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

There's a boy in Adam's class that is "bad" according to Adam. He's been this way for some time. The other night we prayed for him so he could be "good." Here's my conversation today with Adam.

Adam: Mooommm (This is his new thing. He says my name and then waits to collect his thoughts). Guess what? Brandon was good today!
Susan: Oh, Adam. I'm so glad. Remember we prayed about that and it must have helped.
Adam: (Pause, pause, and more pause.) Moooommm. The blessings come down as the prayers go up, right?
Susan: (Amazed and singing those words to The Wise/Man Foolish man tune in my head) That's right.

Other recent. Adam quotes.
"Guess what? Today I got to take a nap by the blocks!" This must be a big deal.

Adam: Guess what? Eli was there today. I told him I miss him.
Me: What did he say?
Adam: He didn't say nothing to me.

We are getting ready to head for church if I can do a few things before.

School is good. I feel like a stranger in a foreign land though. All is good but I can't find a thing in my room. I put things from UC up so quick that I don't know where anything is. It's enough to drive me crazy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Back to the Grind

I have just a few moments to write. Things are going well. Here are the highlights in no random order. :)

Adam is now in preschool at daycare...that sounds weird, but Mrs. Kathy sent home a note yesterday explaining all their procedures. There is more structure I guess in the 4 year old room. Yesterday he wrote capital and lowercase e's. Very nice I must say.

Luke is doing great at daycare. Mrs. Jennifer says he's a sweet baby. He's eaten and slept good there both days. It's weird to see all his things with LUKE on them. EVERYTHING seems to get labeled at daycare. I know it's a must but I'd like to maybe get some of those things that go around bottles to avoid the Sharpie look. Anyway, I'm so pleased with how he's done.

My throat is sore today from all the talking. I'm not used to that! The kids were good and I think they behaved better than I thought they would. They are a group to have to stay on top of but overall they are good.

Better go. My few minutes are over. Adam needs more pink lemonade (a new fave) and Luke is ready for a bottle. Hopefully he'll finish before Guild.

More later. Keep us in your prayers.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Swan Song

I guess this is officially my last day off work. We have PD on Monday and then kids come to school on Tuesday. I went one night this week and worked so I feel good about starting back....I think. I'm still getting used to the thought of being at JES and just hope that I can transition easily into a new grade and new school and new routine. It's like the first day of school for me and for our family! We appreciate your prayers.

I love when they mow our field. The hay bales are so much fun!

Adam is still CRAZY about his cars. I should take inventory to see how many we actually have. Add our fleet of trains to the mix and it's crazy!

Anybody ever played with Moon Sand. It's pretty cool and can be quite messy if you aren't careful. Adam thoroughly enjoys it!

Adam enjoys life so much, even down to his bathtime. He'll stay in here for an hour playing with all his animals and toys. He's recently been enjoying bubble baths. Hilarious!


Mr. Bright Eyes is back to sleeping through the night. Sweet sugar!




Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A special thanks to Adam Walters Photography
My favorite fellas!




Please note the pillow under Adam's feet. He specifically asked for it! So pampered!



A smile that will melt your heart!





Sunday, October 4, 2009

Adam brings me leaves when he goes places. I'm not sure how this got started. Anyway, he brought me an oh-so-perfect heart shaped leaf the other day and I couldn't help but frame it.
It's been a nice day. I cleaned and cleaned this morning while Luke was resting, Adam was playing, and Bucky was playing golf. I did all kinds of stuff--even mopped both bathroom floors and washed shower curtains!!

We relaxed this afternoon and then Bucky and I went to Jessica Robertson's wedding and Megan watched the boys. As soon as we got home, Adam and Bucky bundled up to head to the Fall Brawl which is a demolition derby. I hope they have fun and not too cold. Luke is down for the night. He had been doing perfect and sleeping through the night most nights. He hasn't done it though since his shots on Thursday. I'm hoping he can get go through the night tonight.





Friday, October 2, 2009

I made this dessert today and it is yummy and very easy!

Layered Pumpkin Dessert
1 (15 ounce) package Hostess Twinkies (10)
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed and divided
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice ( I used cinnamon)
1 cup milk

Slice Twinkies in half lengthwise and place cream-side up, in single layer in 9 x 13-inch baking dish.Using mixer, blend cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and half of whipped topping until smooth. Spread evenly over Twinkies.Combine pudding mix, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and milk. Whisk until well blended and layer over cream cheese mixture.Carefully spread remaining whipped topping over pumpkin. Lightly sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.Refrigerate several hours or until set.Makes 9 to 12 servings.

Checkups went fine today although the shots have Luke fussy. Both boys are at the 75th percentile in height and Adam is 75th in weight and Luke is 50th in weight.

Today's sign that I'm losing it: I made the dessert this morning and also put together crock pot chicken and rice to have for supper. I set the crock pot to low but unfortunately never even plugged the stupid thing in. What is wrong with me?