Friday, September 19, 2014

Tea Party at The American Girl Store's Cafe

Another thing we did
while I was in Texas, was go to
the American Girl Store!
We had afternoon tea in their cafe!
 The girls each had their dolls and
were given a doll sized cup and
saucer to serve them with.
After serving her doll, Grace served
herself some sugar!
They had unsweetened tea and I think
sweetening her own tea was Grace's
favorite part of the day!
 This is what they serve for Tea Time!
This column is Tea for Two - so
you see two of everything.
 Two chocolate mousse's, two frosted
cookies and two frosted cupcakes.
Two pigs in a blankets, two turkey burgers,
and two cucumber sandwiches.
 Two fruit kabob's and two muffins!
 We also ordered a dessert sampler.
It was mid-afternoon and we were only
having a snack, but we didn't want to 
leave hungry.
After eating we went to the 
American Girl Showroom
and looked at all the dolls,
doll clothes and accessories.
And these sweet girls were so, so good!
They showed us what they liked
and let us know who their 
favorites were, but they did not
ask for a thing. And - they left 
with smiles on their faces and 
grateful hearts - just happy for the 
chance to go LOOK.
We did not buy ANYTHING.
I was really impressed with their
happy little attitudes. 
It is so hard to go into that store and
not want to spend $500.00.
There is so much - and it's all
I am one very 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Science Museum Fun

 While I was in Texas not too
long ago, Heather took the girls
and I to the Science Museum.
 They played in the construction area
for a long, long time.
And later they found these magnetic
rods and had a blast with them.
 The science museum is HUGE, so I'm sure
we missed a lot. But - the girls
had fun and I enjoyed watching them.
We also discovered that Grace could
be a gifted architect. 
Just look at that cool design!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Boy, Oh, Boy!

Asher is ALL BOY!
 He's rough and tough
and he loves to get dirty!
I think it's interesting the way
God designs one kid
to be a boy and he automatically
thinks and acts like a boy.
And God designs another kid
to be a girl and she's just
naturally prissy and feminine.
Or - at least MOST of the time!
Other times call for getting messy!
Helping your brother 
play in the dirt is one of 
those messy times!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Day At The Park

 I've been getting to keep Weston
more often now that 
school is in session.
 And - I've found that he 
LOVES the swings!
 I think he would be content to sit in
that swing and swing back and 
forth all day long.
And it was great seeing him smile!

Monday, September 1, 2014

I Just Love Butterflies!

My butterfly garden has had some
challenges this summer.
The weather started off cool and wet.
Then progressed to hot and dry.
 It's not been a typical Oklahoma Summer!
 But - I have had a large butterfly crop, regardless!
 I think God keeps them coming back. 
It's as if He's gifting them to me.
Because there is something about
a beautiful butterfly that
makes my heart grateful. And there is
something about the sighting of a
butterfly that makes me 
whisper up a thanks!

Life is like that! 
You get more and more
of what you thank God for,
if you are the grateful type.
And more and more of what you
grumble about, if you are
the complaining type. 

Feel free to test my theory and
give thanks to God for the
good things in your life.
Or - feel free to complain if you'd
like things to get worse. 
The CHOICE is up to YOU!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Someone Put The Bounce House In The Pool!

SOMEONE put the Bounce House
It just barely fits - but Grace loved it!
She went from the pool slide
to the climbing wall to climb in.
Then down the first slide to
the bouncer.
 Then she crawled through the exit.
And slid right into the pool!

It was Grandpa's idea!
And it turned out to be a good one.
Because now - Grace will go down
my pool slide without a 
floatie and without anyone 
having to catch her.
This slightly smaller slide
gave her the confidence to try it!

We will probably try this again another day!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Olivia Reciting the 100th Psalm

Olivia knows the
100th Psalm well. 
Really well.
But - when she was reciting it,
Grace came in singing and
distracted her.
And - I was recording with my
phone and the video was too long
to e-mail so the last little
bit is cut off.
But, how sweet is this!
A Three Year Old
Memorizing God's Word!
This is an education.
There is nothing better that she
could be learning.
If you have kids and grandkids,
I encourage you to teach them
God's Word!
They CAN learn it.
They NEED to KNOW it!
We live in dangerous times and 
there could come a day when our
religious freedoms are taken aways
along with our Bibles. 
Raise your children to do well
in eternity - not just in life.