Monday, August 16, 2010

Malachi's one tooth down....

So after a little over a week of wiggling this tooth because we saw the new tooth pushing behind it....it is out! Malachi did great...dad struggled a bit with the blood...but mom pulled it out and so here's that precious new smile...you can see the new tooth right behind it. Along with this the one next to it is loose and his 6 year molers are coming in. So in our family we don't do things for our children that do not exist...so with no "tooth fairy" Aaron decided to use this to teach Malachi even more about money and saving. So Malachi sold his tooth this morning to daddy for $1.00 and immediately put it in his Lightening McQueen wallet to save to tip the waiter when we treat him to Red Robin some day.



Day running in the catapillar sprinkler







Yep...I would agree...if you're sitting there saying...man they are cute...you betcha! HA HA! I am a bit biased toward them.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sweet Isaiah

This video is so stinkin cute. My boys sure love each other!!!

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What a funny day!

I wish I had the video camera running in every corner of this house. It would catch my funny munchkins saying and doing the most hilarious things. This afternoon I saw Rachel walking up stairs with her little talking baby "Lila" which we bought her 2 years ago. Recently she's been super imaginative and is playing along with Malachi and his little dinosaur like a family story or something. Here is what I heard her say..."Hi, Lila...I will help you...you need me...ok. Here's your mommy and daddy...uhhh...and they kissing...(long squeaky pucker sound)." HA HA HA!!! I lost it. I sure am glad my kids know even now after three kids daddy and mommy like to kiss!

Then tonight after I got done reading to the three kids before bed..interestingly enough Isaiah loves sitting and listening to the stories...Malachi had some questions that touched my heart. We had read the story about Jesus going to heal Jarrius' daughter who was on her death bed and also getting stopped by the bleeding older lady who touched his coat/cloak and was healed. When we got done I just asked Malachi what had happened in the stories. He told me about the girl getting healed and the lady and I explained how awesome it was that the woman knew that just by touching Jesus' clothes she would be healed because He was God. Then Malachi said something about Jesus not being here now....it went like this....
Malachi- "Jesus is in the sky"
Me- "Yep...He is actually everywhere. He is in mommy's and daddy's heart."
Malachi- "Naaa. How is that? I don't see him."
Me- "Well...do you believe He is alive?"
Malachi - "Yes."
Me- "Then do you believe that you and mommy and everybody do bad things or sin? If you know that then you say a prayer...Telling Jesus you know you have done bad things and hurt Him and made Him sad. But you believe He died on the cross for those sins and forgave them all. Then you ask Jesus to be in your heart...FOREVER."
Malachi- quiet...thinking
Me- "Then you will never ever ever ever be alone. He will be there to guide you and help you every single day and every single minute!"
Malachi- "I want to say that when I get into my bed. Ok mommy"
Me- "Ok"

We then went to pray all four of us and Malachi didn't want to hold Rachels hand...which is pretty much what they argue about every night...but instead reached his hand out to his right to hold Jesus' hand and told Rachel to do the same. After we hugged and kissed he asked if Jesus would go with him into his room. I said absolutely and you can tell him your prayer and talk to him whenever you want to. He was so excited. Me....in awe of that amazing child like faith I see in the eyes of my children. The realness of my Savior in the life of my son is awesome. I know He is working through Aaron and I daily to lead our little children into His arms and receive His grace, forgiveness and salvation. AMAZING. I just wanted to put my ear to the door and listen to Malachi just talk to Jesus. And he did. So sweetly and so real. It brought me back to when I was 6 or 7 and my best friend was Jesus. I talked to Him alllllll the time. And I still find myself on nights especially when Aaron's away on business I get into my bed. I can't sleep anyway with my husband next to me. So I talk to my absolute best friend. I hope Malachi does that forever!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mawmaw comes to visit...and dress up time!

We were so blessed to have my Mawmaw Reed fly up to visit my parents for a week and stayed half of her time in Colorado in Fort Collins! It was awesome. She got to be with all five of her great grandbabies and even blessed us with some yummy sopapillas the last morning she was here. The best parts for me were going golfing with my mom, mawmaw and my sister Rachel.(Hasn't happened since we were probably 12-14 years old) And the other fun time was going to the flea markets with Mawmaw and my mom where we scored an awesome rocking horse for the kids! It was so much fun. I miss my Mawmaw and am so glad my kids know her. She's amazing and I wish we could visit her more often and see Pawpaw who is now living in a great place for people with Alzheimer's.
This is our try at 4 generations shot!!! HA HA HA!

Ok...so sweet Avery got a suitcase full of dress up clothes for her 3rd birthday and is very nice about sharing her stuff with Malachi and Rachel! THEY LOVE IT! And as usual it was very fun for my sister to dress Malachi in "pink" anything and dresses and earrings and necklaces!(he did ask to wear them)
Ok...this is Malachi as a pink power ranger. He loved this costume...and strangely while wearing the mask he did not speak at all! AT ALL! He walked around doing things without talking for a long time. It did scare Avery though...sweet girl wasn't sure of him.

How to use "L's"

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Rachel has been a great little listener and learner...probably because she's the second kiddo and a girl. She corrects Malachi a lot when he speeds through different words and of course does not use every correct letter/syllable. So...here she is trying to say Bologna...and by the end of the video you'll see how she does the "l" sound! So stinkin cute!

Trip to Billings!

So we did our yearly trip to visit Tony and Ky (Uncle Tony and Auntie Ky to the kids) our best friends/bro and sis we call them in Billings, Montana. It was a blast! We drove up 7 hours to stay a week and enjoy a bunch of cooking, eating, sleeping and fellowship. The kids were great...a few time outs here and there...but they enjoyed some new adventures too; such as playing a video game, eating a lollipop and having desert a few nights. So they enjoyed this trip a bunch! We sure miss Tony and Ky and also got to enjoy Ky's brother Stephen...who's sitting next to Malachi in the first picture here where Malachi got to play a video game!



Yes...Aaron got his video game fix for the year with Tony!

Here is Isaiah and sweet cutie Annelise who is a few months younger than Rachel.

And in the back...yep a teenager no kidding...sleep sleep sleep...eat cheetos/ramen/chips...pizza...and sleep sleep sleep... Love you Stephen!

Man Ky looks so stinkin awesome! She's lost 40lbs!!! She's workin her tail off to loose weight while working almost full time and taking care of sweet Annelise and her home and hubby too!
So we got treated to doing some ceramic painting with the kiddos and of course Isaiah was enjoying every minute!





Yep...we're enjoying the toothless smile these days because he's working on his first tooth and Malachi's loosing his first baby tooth and cutting his 6 year moler at the same time!
This was so cute...Annelise put a blanket on him and sat down to read to Isaiah.

Can you tell we made them smile?


Then we enjoyed taking the kiddo's to the splash park and got to reunite with an old friend, Kari and her newest son Finn...sorry no pics of them this time...next time!











































































































Then we got to go to the Mexican Festival and try not to melt in the heat and look at awesome hot rods!



























































This was funny because the girls were playing pretend and puting the dolls in time out! And then you can see the kiddos dressed for church...even Isaiah! It was great to fellowship with people from our old Bible study too!