Friday, April 30, 2010

A Girl and her Pudding

A couple of weeks ago, Liz borrowed Ethan for a surprise trip to the zoo. Charlotte and I made pudding.




Mmm...yum!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ethan's Interview

What is your name? Ethan

When is your birthday? February thirteen

How old are you? four

Who is your mom? Jessie

What does your mom do? She writes

Who is your dad? Jeremiah

What does your dad do? He works

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite song? The cork fell out and you stink

What do you want to do when you grow up? I want to play and play with my little kids

Where do you want to live when you grow up? L..J..., where Queenie and Grandpa live

What is your favorite food? Skittles and licorice and twizzlers

What is your least favorite food? Green beans and corn dogs and mustard and hamburgers and corn

What is your favorite animal? Tiger and a elephant

What do mom and dad do when you go to bed? Watch tv

What does daddy say? Go to bed!

What does mom say? Time for bed!

Who does our family love the most? Caden

Where do we go to church? In P...

Why do we go to church? To learn about God

What is your favorite movie? Transformers

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Mint chocolate chip
Where do you like to eat? At Mazatlan

Who is your favorite person? Brad

Who is your best friend? Olivia

What is your favorite book? The huge one

Who is your sister? Charlotte Mae

Who is your brother? Caden

Where did your sister come from? Your tummy

Where did your brother come from? Your tummy

What is your favorite thing to do? Play and get all nice and dirt and play in the background and run around and hit

What do you like most about doing school? Cutting paper

What do you like least about doing school? Not feeling good

Where is your favorite place to go? Queenie’s, not church

What do you like to do there? Jump in the pond and splash out

Sunday, April 25, 2010




I'm so glad I put up the visitor map- I had no idea there were so many people all over the world coming by! I'm glad you are all here, and even if you are from right here in our neck of the woods- we are glad you are here too! Please leave me a comment and tell me where you are from and how you found us- I would love to hear what you think of our little blog.

So by way of introduction, or entertainment, depending on who your are, here 50 things you may not know about me:

1.I am short.
2.When salespeople call the house and I answer, they usually ask if my mom is home.
3.I like to draw and paint, but I don't like to paint over what I have drawn.
4. I like rap music. I feel cool when I listen to it.
5. Sometimes I turn up the bass in the car when I hear it.
6. I just got my ears pierced on Valentine's Day, because my husband wanted me to.
7. I wish I had really tried harder when I was taking piano lessons.
8. When I was growing up I wanted to be an artist, write kid's books, and work for Life Magazine.
9. I have a biblical worldview. Some might say I am old-fashioned.
10. When I was in 7th grade I was so self conscious about my arms that I wore long sleeve shirts the entire year.For some reason I thought they looked like boy arms. Our room had no windows and it was very hot.
11.I love looking under rocks for bugs as much as my four year old.
12. In our kitchen we have kept worms, slugs, and baby centipedes.
13. I have read Pride and Prejudice 5 times. It's my favorite book.
14. My 2nd favorite is Shepherd of the Hills and I've read it 3 times.
15. I love thunderstorms and I love the excitement of severe weather.
16. My favorite ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip. It's Ethan's favorite too.
17. I used to have braces, and glasses, and a sideways ponytail.
18. I can pick up dead amphibians in the yard, have a baby, and clean up vomit without flinching, but if I cut my finger on a tin can lid, I get light-headed and can't see straight.
19.I think about God all the time.
20.I was baptized on November 14, 2004 but I don't remember what day I was saved.
21.I do remember I was saved in my car, on the way home from college.
22.I took my Conceal and Carry Certification class when I was 8 months pregnant.
23. My favorite actor is Clive Owen, solely because of his accent.
24. I am afraid of heights, the dark, and I am claustrophobic.
25. I have never smoked.
26. I don't drink. I tried it a couple times in high school to look cool for someone, but I hated it. Now that I'm old enough to, I just don't have the desire. Plus, for me personally, I feel like it would have the potential to discredit my witness.
27. I have 2 major scars, and I've never had a broken bone.
28. I love to sew, but I hate using a pattern. I'd rather mess it up and learn to do it my own way then take the time to do it right the first time.
29. Obviously I am not very patient.
30. I am also a procrastinator.
31. I have never been able to do a cartwheel.
32. I can't do a somersault either. I'm afraid I will break my neck. Its the same fear that keeps my from going to the chiropractor.
33. I have never been on a roller coaster. (See #24.)
34. I love the way cows smell. It reminds me of when I was a kid.( because we raised them.)
35. I think football is incredibly boring, probably only because I don't understand it.
36. I think it would be cool to be like the girl in King Arthur-what's her name? Shooting a bow and living in the woods.
37.My favorite teacher I ever had was Mrs. Hailey in first grade. She looked like a real life Barbie doll.
38.The only music I ever listen to anymore is Christian- mostly rock or alternative stuff. Occasionally rap.(see #4)
39. Fried rice is my favorite food.
40. I love my husband.
41. I hate writing thank- you cars. I'm always sincerely thankful, but it feels like it comes off as fake. Don't know why.
42. I never had a grandpa until I got married.
43. I love history- photos, old books, historical sites, etc.
44. I hate math.
45. I don't know how to drive a stick shift. I tried to learn once on a date, but I killed the car several times, and it wasn't even my date's. He never called me back.
46. Rahab is my favorite woman in the Bible.
47. My favorite verse is John 16:33- "In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world."
48. I have four pairs of shoes- flip flops, dress shoes, tennis shoes, and snow boots.
49.Turtles are my favorite animals.
50. My favorite physical part of me is my nose. I like how it feels.

So there you have it. What would you like me to know about you?





Friday, April 23, 2010

Charlotte's Interview

What is your name? Charlotte Mae

When is your birthday? four

How old are you? three

Who is your mom? daddy

What does your mom do? Work on beds

Who is your dad? Jeremiah

What does your dad do? Work on tv

What is your favorite color? Baby Dora

What is your favorite song? Baby Dora song

What do you want to do when you grow up? Be a monster

Where do you want to live when you grow up? P...

What is your favorite food? Fruit snacks

What is your least favorite food? Baby cereal

What is your favorite animal? Hmm…George Monkey!

What do mom and dad do when you go to bed? Spank me

What does daddy say? Go to bed!

What does mom say? Go to bed!

Who does our family love the most? Me!

Where do we go to church? At Sunday school

Why do we go to church? Because we live in P...

What is your favorite movie? George Monkey

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Oatmeal, what do you like?

Where do you like to eat? At the pizza place

Who is your favorite person? Olivia

Who is your best friend? Selah

What is your favorite book? Baby Dora when you go to sonic and Abbey go and Bekah Boo

Who is your big brother? Ethan

Who is your little brother? Caden

Where did your big brother come from? P...

Where did your little brother come from? P...

What is your favorite thing to do? I like to read baby Dora

What do you like most about doing school? Doing markering

What do you like least about doing school? motorcycles

Where is your favorite place to go? At P...

What do you like to do there? Look for some worms

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I will post Ethan's answers on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Conversations With Ethan

Ethan""Mommy my finger's bleeding!"
Me:"Why?"
Ethan:"I don't know."
Me:"Do you want a bandaid?"
Ethan:"Um Hmm."
(go to get him a band-aid)
Ethan:"I wish I never got hurt."
Me:"Aw, me too."
Ethan:"So, look, here's what happened-is that a Transformers bandaid?"
Me:"Yep."
Ethan:"So when I was at Granny's, Andrew was flying his kite. And I bit it and took the peel off it 'cause I thought it would feel better, and it felt worse and worse. And then in bed I licked it and it turned to blood. So can you cut paper with me?"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ethan and Charlotte Say the Pledge of Allegience

video
I started doing this with them last week, and yesterday afternoon I heard them say the entire thing accurately in their beds at naptime. Ethan said they even had their hands over their hearts. So I bribed them to do it again so I could show all of you. Sorry its wobbly- I was holding Caden.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Conversations With Ethan




Ethan""Mommy my finger's bleeding!"
Me:"Why?"
Ethan:"I don't know."
Me:"Do you want a bandaid?"
Ethan:"Um Hmm."
(go to get him a band-aid)
Ethan:"I wish I never got hurt."
Me:"Aw, me too."
Ethan:"So, look, here's what happened-is that a Transformers bandaid?"
Me:"Yep."
Ethan:"So when I was at Granny's, Andrew was flying his kite. And I bit it and took the peel off it 'cause I thought it would feel better, and it felt worse and worse. And then in bed I licked it and it turned to blood. So can you cut paper with me?"

Field Trip: Fire Station

We went to the Fire Station in Lee's Summit last week and it was really fun! I think I learned just as much, if not more than, the kids. The man who gave us the tour was awesome and spoke to the kids with respect and showed them everything there was to know- nothing was off limits because of their young age. I wish I would have got his name.
Charlotte was scared by the bay doors closing so he didn't turn on the sirens just for her. Just the lights, and Ethan got to turn them off which was totally the highlight for him. On the way home, I heard him laugh to himself. When I asked him what was so funny, he said," I was thinking about at the fire station I kept smiling and smiling and I couldn't stop!" I asked why and he said, "Because I was sooo happy!"

Here are some pictures in no particular order...














Friday, April 16, 2010


I know you've been wondering where we are. Due to some technical difficulties beyond my ability to explain, our internet was out of commission this week. Here is some of what we've been up to(in no particular order.) Tomorrow I will post in depth of our field trip to the Fire Station!