Grace On Rainbow

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I Know . . . I Know . . . It's been a while.

(Photo of front porch) - I cannot believe that we will already be changing this to Christmas in a week! Where has this year gone?

Sorry everyone - this week got away from me. Everyone is doing much better. I think we are all over the stomach flu - - YEAH ! ! ! Noah is doing really well in school. I have been meaning to scan some of his cursive writing papers - Bob says that he has better writing skills then him, but if you have ever seen Bob's writing you know that's not too hard to beat ;-) I will try to remember to do that this coming week.

Well I am missing my kids BAD today. Uncle Bill and Aunt Kris took them for the weekend, which I am so thankful for. It is something that both Bob and I want for them. We love that they have the opportunity to have that relationship with our family. I know that they need a break from Mommy sometimes - especially when they are with me all day every day. Poor Noah just needs some "Dad Time" he says (Crush my heart - but I know he doesn't mean anything by it.) I would want a break from me too :-)

Okay off I go to finish laundry. Bob is mounting the bathroom sink to the wall as we speak. I hear the screw driver turning YEAH ! ! ! ! Trim and doors here we come . . .

Everyone have a wonderful weekend - Lisa

Mom - below are some pictures of the front living room and dining room I took so you could see. You still can't see the true bottom color of the dining room, but at least you can get a picture of what it looks like now.

The oak cabinet is the one that we just got for all the school supplies and books. It is a little oranger than the cabinets, but Bob thinks it will lighten a little bit too.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Outside Fairy

Just a few pictures I took the other day. It was actually nice outside for a change - so the kids and I ventured outside. I told Avery to get dressed - can I just say you never trust a 4-year-old girl to get dressed by herself. Believe it or not this hodge podge outfit really surprised me because she is SOOO picky about what she wears. (She must have gotten that from Bob).

Anyway there you have a few pictures for the week. I probably wont post for the rest of the week. Noah has been up all night with the stomach flu - and I am going to try to get everyone (including Mommy) to take a nap this afternoon. Bob is still not feeling 100% either, but he was able to go to work this morning. Hopefully this will be our big family bout for this year and now we will be all done with it (okay I can dream can't I). Have a great day and weekend.

Saving the Earth (Well Trying To)

A few weeks ago Noah and Avery decided that they wanted to plant a tree. They found a big branch and then "planted" it in the ground and piled the rocks so that it would stay. I'm not sure if you can tell in the picture, but one of the branches broke off at the top and so they fixed it with scotch tape. The innocence of kids is wonderful at times. To my surprise it has survived a wind storm and a rain storm. Who would have guessed :-)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Our Weekend . . .

No pictures today (sorry Grandmas).

Bob and the band had a long but very good trip to St. Louis on Friday. They had four church youth groups that came with about 75-80 kids. They made it safely back home around 3:00 am Saturday morning . . . so he was just a little tired. Saturday they had the opportunity to play at the Spanish Family Night at our church and again they had a really good crowd. The workers did a wonderful job putting everything together for the evening.

It seems like everyone down here is coming down with something - and Bob has caught it as well. He was running a fever this morning and has been congested. His fever broke this afternoon, but he is still feeling pretty under the weather. So far the kids just have a little stuffy nose in the morning - but nothing serious.

Yesterday the weather station over by our house had their Open House so we took the kids thinking that we would just go and look around for an hour or so. Well we stood in line for 2 hours and were there for 3 1/2 hours, but it was so much fun for the kids. They were able to play with dry ice, watch a weather balloon launch, and write with lightning. (Mommy was just a little nervous about that).

Some of you have been wondering how school has been going for us . . . BUSY . . . I cannot believe how quick the day goes. We have started a new Bible and History program and Noah LOVES them. I cannot believe how much of a difference this year has brought for both the kids and I. I must confess that at times it seems a little overwhelming as I wonder how to fit everything into our day, but God knows best I just have to follow His direction. I will try and post some pictures later this week with some of the projects we have been working on.

Okay enough for tonight. I am going to eat some popcorn drink a cup of tea and then head off to bed. I pray that you each have a WONDERFUL coming week.