Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Welcome Micah

A shout out to our friends David and Christy who just welcomed their 3rd child, Micah Robert on Monday. Congratulations guys and get some know...sometime. :-)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Meet Buzz

You mean Marmaduke right? No, I mean Buzz. Meet the possible newest addition to our family.

On Tuesday, while Dave is working, I get a call from Dave. It goes like this:

Dave: (no hello) I love you honey.
Me: Uh, I love you too. What did you do?
Dave: Nothing
Me: What did you buy?
Dave: Nothing
Me: Are you in the hospital? Are you OK?!
Dave: No, and I'm fine.
Me: Um, why don't you tell me what's going on?

He proceeded to tell me about a seven month old kitten that had come into the clinic. He had seen it a few weeks ago for a cut on the pad of it's foot. On Tuesday it had come back in with a severe infection on that foot. So bad that it actually had the potential to kill the cat if not treated. The owner didn't have the time to take it to the vet everyday to have the bandage changed and treated. She had planned to put him down. Dave asked if she would surrender the cat to him and he would try to save it. He kept it at the clinic for the 3 days that he worked. If the cat wasn't going to make it, he didn't want to get the kids hopes up. I'm not sure if it was Dave's technician, Sheri, or himself who came up with the name Buzz, but that's what they started calling him.

Well, yesterday, little Buzz came "home" and is now sitting in a cage in our room. I helped Dave change his bandage the first morning. Dave told me to expect him to scream because it hurt. I scruffed him and the little guy just purred and purred. He then proceeded to curl up and snuggle into my lap. Fine. I think he's a bit cute...and sweet too. The darn cat is winning me over. My best laid plans to remaing strong and unyielding to Noah having a "little kitty to go with his big kitty and a little doggy to go with his big doggy" are unraveling. At least this one I feel like we are genuinely saving...and he IS really a sweet kitten.

It remains to be seen if he'll get along with Marmaduke. They haven't had much interaction yet. Marmaduke HATES other cats with a passion. He does more than hiss's a strange alien-like growl that emits from him and frankly sounds like something is dying. So far, we haven't witnessed that yet with Buzz, so maybe there's hope.

Little Buzz lost some points from me last night because he meoweled from 4:30-5:30 almost straight, keeping both Dave and I up that whole time.

Noah is in heaven. The other day, he wanted to watch cartoons in our room so he could be near the cat. I went in to check on him. He was sitting on the bench near Buzz's cage. He said, "I'm cuddling with the cat in his cage". He was trying to keep him company. Too cute. I think I'm losing this battle...and I'm not sure that I particularly mind. Gulp.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Noah singing Jesus loves me

Noah's ready for his "close up"

We were playing around today and Noah sang this for me...with a major close up to video camera. Silly kid.

The lyrics he's singing are:

"You are stronger. You are stronger. Sin is broken. You have saved me. It is written, Christ is risen. Jesus, you are Lord of all!"

Last day of Preschool

Today was Noah's last day of preschool. To celebrate, his class took a field trip to Columbian Park. It was actually really nice. I got to talk to some of the mom's that I have seen every Tuesday and Thursday, but have never really "talked" too. These are just two pics of the day. Why is that my son's best smiles only come out when he is holding a frog, tadpole, or in this case a worm?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Noah!

Noah turned 4 on Friday. Where on earth did those years go? He's getting so big and really developing his own personality now. He talks a mile a minute and has more energy than the energizer bunny. He loves his daddy and frogs, and sometimes his sister. I've caught him singing, "You are stronger, You are stronger. Sin is broken. You have saved me. It is written Christ is risen. Jesus you are Lord of all." Melts my heart everytime I hear his little boy voice singing it. We love you Noah bean.

I'm missing his 1st birthday was on our other computer. The one below is from his 2nd birthday.

His 3rd birthday pic is also on the other computer...

Here he is at 4 years old. My big boy.

Monday, May 10, 2010

More frogs :-)

Dave caught Noah a frog today...AND a tadole. Noah is in little boy heaven. He's so excited. Here's the release of the frog.

Callie plays peekaboo

My amazing kids

I love my kids. The other week, I was walking along and I just had this strange sense of deja-vu. I'm a mom. I'm a mom of two great kids. How on earth are they 4 and 2 already?! Wasn't it just yesterday Dave and I got married? These years seem to be going by very fast. Yet, they have been amazing years. I have loved rocking and nursing little babies. Cuddling their sweet snuggling bodies. I have loved watching them smile and giggle. I have loved watching them take their first steps, say their first words. I love snuggling with my "big" kids. I love watching them discover new things. I love praying for them and watching them pray for each other. It's been an amazing journey so far. Certainly not without it's challenges, but the rewards, for me anyway, are incredible. I love being a mom. These kiddos are mine, and I'm so thankful for that fact. When I look at the above pictures, I know, without a doubt, that I am deeply and richly blessed.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Yeah Toast!- for you Sara

Dave and I randomly started singing this the other day and it brought back some hilarious memories of college. My roommate, and super close friend, Sara introduced me to this delightful ditty. It's completely random, and dumb, but we found it to be hilarious. When we were knee deep in lesson plans, one of us would start singing this, and then it was all over for us. This one's for you Sara:


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Frog Days of Spring

Our friend Kurt came over and took Noah frog hunting. Here are some pics of their catch:

My favorite of Kristin attempting to hold the frog:

Thanks Kurt for being "the best frog catcher ever!"