Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Randoms

Last Sunday after church, the sky was very orange-y.

Just before Levi was heading to the bath, I noticed this :)

He finally learned how to hike his leg over and sit on the zebra :)

Jacob and Kris had fun the other day and went to a matinee to see Lion King.
Jacob has seen it 100 times on DVD, and Kris said he quoted it a lot during the movie :)
This picture cracks me up.  I immediately asked why his shirt was tucked in.  :)

Hope you are having a great week!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Way Back When-esday

Thought I'd take ya'll back, waaaaaay back to the early/mid 80s :)
I'm between 8-10 years old

Exhibit A:
Attending a mother / daughter banquet at church, and for some reason had to wear a silly hat.

Exhibit B:
Here I am (next to the teacher) standing proud as a Daisy.  Did your church have those?  :)
Guess we are reciting the Daisy moto?  :)  

Exhibit C:
After a Daisy, I had graduated to a Prim.  
I have zero recollection of this picture.  Nor do the props behind me ring a bell.  
I do remember this uniform itching me to death!  

If the first picture didn't tell ya, I was a very shy kid.  Sheesh Kimberley, stand up straight, it's just a picture!!

When I see myself as a Daisy and a Prim, I think to myself, why only one lonely badge?  LOL
I'm going to bet I had more, it's just that my mother didn't sew them on for me :)

I hope you have enjoyed a few laughs at my expense :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Halloween Wreath

I spend way too much time on Pinterest.  
But there are so many neat ideas, recipes, you name it, out there!

Leslie, Melody and myself got together last night for a craft night.
We were each making a Halloween wreath.  

This was my inspiration found on Pinterest.

I gave it a whirl and here is the finished product.

Click here for a tutorial.

Thanks ladies for a fun evening.  

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spirit Night

Thought I'd give an update on sweet little Talbey.
The main focus at this point is still his kidneys.  
He's able to drink, but still needs a feeding tube.  
He has also began physical therapy.

One of the biggest highlights recently was to take a ride in a wagon.  
First time to be out of his bed.  Big brother Gavin (5) got to spend some time with him pulling him around.
You know Gavin misses his playing buddy.

Here is a cute tshirt they are selling to help with medical costs.
  Also there was a fundraiser (Spirit Night) at our local Chick-Fil-A.
The turnout was impressive!!  So many are supporting this sweet boy and his family.
I read on the facebook page that the staff at CFA was overwhelmed with how many were there but were very thankful for the organizers/volunteers how helped serve, clean tables, etc...  

Here is Talbey and his mom, Kari, who finally got to hold him after 18 very long days.  
I wanted to share so you could put a face to your prayer.  :)
She is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

She owns a little boutique in town with the cutest things.  
One of her most popular items is a hat with rosettes.  
At the Spirit Night, a few of us wore ours :)

Levi was in a great mood.  I think he's starting to develop his love for Chick-Fil-A like his brother :)

Also, for anyone who's interested, you can find 'Healing For Talbey' on facebook and read all the updates and give some encouragement to the family.  There are also a couple of sweet videos.

Thanks always for your prayers.  

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Silly Levi

This is how I'm finding Levi most days... with something on his head.
He is lovin' this headset.  

May I take your order?

Guess something was funny!

It's turned chilly here, y'all!
I spent a good hour going through both of the boys' closets switching summer clothes for fall.  
Thought Levi needed some warmer pajamas and remembered we had these.
please excuse the daycare scene in the background, that's just how we roll right now in life  :)

I can't believe it's now almost October!?  How in the world??
Can't believe we're discussing Halloween costumes!
Levi is pretty much set.  Yes, it will be a hand-me-down. 
When I ask Jacob what he wants to be he says pirate.  I think I can do that.  

Love this time of year!

Friday, September 16, 2011

How Great Thou Art

Jacob still talks about Vacation Bible School he attended back in July.
I bought both the music CD and DVD to the songs they sang that week.  
We (Jacob and myself) have  Not kidding, all 10 of them!
Oh, and there's hand motions, and we know those too!  
We listen and/or watch every day!

Funny story:  We listen to the CD in the car on the way to school.  
When I pick Jacob up in the afternoons he remembers what song was playing from the morning and asks me if we can finish song # ___.  How does he remember this?!?!   :)

He was singing this song so sweetly, then when I got the video camera out he decided to be silly.  Go figure!  
I hope this makes you smile as it does my heart!! :)

p.s.  please excuse the dirty face :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

15 mos

It's been a while since I've done a comparison of the boys at the same age, so here they both are at 15 mos (well, Levi will be 15 mos next week).  
See any similarities?  :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Boys having fun

There's a new sheriff in town :)

Oh he makes us smile!

He's been putting a lot of things on his head and walking around the house.  He found one of Kris' ballcaps.

Jacob started swimming classes this week.  He loves wearing his goggles.   :)
We've been walking in the evenings since the weather has cooled off, and we remembered we had this little car that was Jacob's for Levi to now ride in.  He loved it, and Jacob loved pushing him.  

Here is Jacob in it back in 2008.  This little baby grew up too fast!

Oh I love my boys!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Our Saturday

Saturday afternoon, while Levi was napping, I decided to climb into the attic and get down my fall decor.
Our dining room table is rarely used, so instead of placing decor throughout the house, I built a tablescape. :)
I might add candy corn to the canisters.  Not sure...  The big scarecrow caught me off guard last night, and I had to take a second look.  :)

Jacob's new thing is to play outback in front of the shed because there is no grass, just dirt!
A little boy's dream. :)  The old me would've told him to get out of the dirt, but I know he is having fun, so he played and played forever... in dirt!  
I stripped him down and he went straight to the bath afterwards ;)

My niece Kate is playing soccer, and she had her first game Saturday.  
Beth forgot to remind me, so we missed it, but here are a few pictures I stole from John. :)
She scored a goal!!

"Good game, good game"  

Later that evening, we went over to their house to watch the Hogs play.
Then we made s'mores!

It was such a nice night!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Catch Up

Thank you for praying with me for Talbey.
He's been on my heart so much these last 2weeks, so I haven't been blogging much.
It just hits home since I have boys close to his age.

So I have been enjoying every second with them.
I've let the dishes sit and the clothes pile up.
I'd rather be on the floor with them in my lap reading a book and telling stories.  


Yesterday, while Jacob was at school, Levi had a play date with Anna.
He loved riding in her Flintstone car :)

these were taken with my phone

Last weekend, Beth, Kate and myself ran to JCPenney.
We had to get a stroller for Baby Tiana. :)

I've been surfing Pinterest for ideas for Jacob's bedroom.  He needs a redo so bad.  
I thought I'd see if I had anything around the house that I could turn into something else.  
I had this cheap picture.

That I turned into a chalkboard :)

There were some imperfections, so I added ribbon around the boarder.
I wrote his name, then he wanted to do it :)

Hopefully he will have a new bedroom before the end of the year ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Healing for Talbey

Last week I asked for prayer in this post for sweet Talbey.
I'm saddened to share he had to have both legs amputated from the knee down.

There was no life in the muscle tissue, and now there's concern did they amputate low enough.  The doctors will assess the incision location to determine if the muscle tissue there is healthy, if not, they will need to amputate higher.  

He is also battling a fever and on dialysis.  Please lift up Talbey in all your prayers.
This sweet boy needs to be on everyone's prayer chain.  He needs healing.

Please also lift up Kari and Doug and this new road they are on.  
They are strong, but they're also human and I know they are hurting.  
They are glad to have their boy, and in their words are "ok with losing a limb to preserve life".

Thank you for joining me in prayer.  Talbey has a hard road ahead but I believe God is going to do BIG things with his life.  

Look at that sweet shirt
Be healed Talbey