Happy 8th Birthday to my daughter Joy. When a birthday falls on a Saturday we try to take the family out for something fun. For Joy’s birthday we ate lunch and spend the morning at iT’Z Food & Fun. Joy had a lot of fun “dancing” on that there contraption! The kids pooled their tickets . . . → Read More: Joy’s Eighth Birthday
I enjoyed reading my daughter’s notes that she took in church on Father’s Day. We ask our oldest girls to take notes to help them pay attention and learn during the message. Here is the translation:
How to be a good father: To Childhood To Adulthood
Tips: Read the Bible. Take care of your . . . → Read More: How to be a good father
I get the girls’ hair cut once a year, and I always try to take them somewhere economical and with a coupon if at all possible. I found a coupon one day and loaded up. When we arrived the lady looked crosswise at my coupon then finally said, “Okay,” but she would only let me . . . → Read More: You get what you pay for
Faith completed her third year book in the AWANA Truth and Training Club.
Joy completed her third and final Sparks book!
I was so proud of both girls who did the work and memorization completely on their own. It was a struggle in years past with lots of reminding . . . → Read More: AWANA Awards 2012
I’m linked with Outside Play and Heavenly Homemakers.
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Works. Every. Time! Bobby has been extra fussy and pulling on his ear. I told Joy that I couldn’t get him to stop crying. “Oh I know how. This always works.” Sure enough it did! Bobby would stop crying and just stare at her. It cracked me up! And when that got old…
“Look. I’m . . . → Read More: How to stop a baby from crying
The children’s choir that Joy is a part of sang during the church services a couple of weeks ago. Joy sang all the words and did everything she was supposed to do. Someone even commented to her afterward, “I enjoyed watching you sing your heart out!” As she sang I couldn’t help but think that . . . → Read More: Embarrassing Moments
I told you a little bit about the annual race last year. This was to be my seven-year-old daughter Joy’s last boat race as next year she promotes to the next club. She won first place the last two years. I kept telling her that she might not win this year. “But that’s what you . . . → Read More: Sparkie Regatta 2012
We had a lovely conversation over cinnamon rolls! I can’t express enough how fun it is for ME to get out with just one child for some one-on-one time. It is amazing how sweet each one is when not competing with their siblings! It’s also amazing how sweet mama can be when not refereeing! . . . → Read More: My Mother/Daughter Date with Joy
What in this picture does not belong?
I was so excited to introduce our new baby to the kids. As they walked in with my parents and niece, I noticed one thing–A Halloween sweater? If I was going to be picky about what they wore to the hospital I could have . . . → Read More: Our First Family of Seven Photo