Wednesday, May 30, 2007

There are Adults here too...

I have decided I need to post about Paul and I, too; not just always about the boys! Surely you are interested in my life aside from the boys - as cute and precious as they are. We just got back from a long weekend in Kingwood visiting my parents. It was a lot of fun. We went to the beach, fished at the creek, ate and ate, and just laid around! My idea of a great weekend.
In case you did not know, I am training for a Sprint Triathlon in mid-July. Oh my only 7 weeks left. It has been hard work, but very rewarding. Naturally the competitor in me does not want to finish last, BUT this is truly about me and myself, and crossing the finish line. The good thing, it is all first timers. Even better, I will be in the mountains of Washington at Lake Chelan. I am going to visit my friend Pam and we are doing it together. The added bonus, my sister-in-law, Alison is training with me AND going to do it also. You can't get much better than that.
I'll post pictures of the beach later! TTFN!
I forgot about Paul...he is doing great! HA HA HA

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Great Chicken Salad

I had some gals over for lunch the other day and this is what I served. I told Jen I would put it on my blog. It is very delicious!

Great Chicken Salad
1 qt cooked chicken (3 breast) shredded
1 lb seedless grapes (red and/or green)
1 C chopped celery
2 T green onion chopped
1 C mayo (I like Hellman's)
1 T chutney (or apricot preserves)
1 1/2 t curry powder
1 6oz can chopped water chestnuts
1 small can pineapple chunks
1/2 C toasted slivered almonds
1 T lemon juice
1 T soy sauce

Combine all ingredients, except almonds. Chill overnight. Serve on lettuce or bread, and top with almonds.


Graham is napping and Ethan is playing quietly in his room. I go in there to check on him and he has on 4 pairs of underwear. So I peel off 2 layers, and he starts freaking out - I realize there are 4 strands of mardi gras beads in between the last 2 layers and he does not want them to fall out. I tell him no more underwear. "OK Mommy!" 10 minutes later, I see him peek his head into the study, and he creeps in to see me. He looks like he has 2 diapers on...oh wait, it's SEVEN pairs of underwear. Yes, 7 pairs. Five minutes later, he comes back with 8 pair on. Evidentially, he hurt himself while riding his bike last night, so I think he is wanting extra padding while riding his push truck in the house. I could hardly keep a straight face when I was asking him about it all. I love the imagination he has!

First Word

It is official. Graham has said his first word, drum roll......"Uh-Oh!" I know, shocker. His Meema was the first to hear it. She was pushing him in a shopping cart, and in true baby form, he was playing the gravity game. This time he added "Uh-Oh" to the game. He said it 4 times for her; it was not until that evening did we get to hear it for the first time. Yes, all babies love gravity - I swear I think Graham is more obsessed with it than Ethan was!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Bible Verse

My precious Ethan. He is jammed packed with energy, and has the most tender heart of gold. No one said it was easy raising kids - but could it really be this hard at 3 1/2? Ethan definitely got his sensitive, tender spirit from his Daddy; that is what I love about both of them. However, I am finally realizing Ethan's currencies and love languages - they are sooooo not mine. A very good lesson for me on putting my selfishness and wants aside and putting Ethan first. All that to say his first memory verse was Ephesians 4:32, Be kind to one another. We repeat that ALOT! This week we will begin on Phillipians 2:14, Do everything without complaining or arguing. Isn't that tough? Can you guess what my memory verse is this week?
Phillipians 2:3-5
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Lone Sock

A funny little thought I had today:
My mom sent me some stuff in the mail, one item was a lone sock of Graham's that was left behind on our last visit. I emailed her a thank you for the package and mentioned that Graham needed new socks anyway. So I am sitting here looking at the sock on my desk wondering what size I would need to get him, I looked at the size of this one - and no wonder he needs new ones - it is a 0-6 month. Graham will be 11 months next week, and I still think of him as my little 6 month old. Oh he is growing too fast...maybe I'll get 12-24 months! Scandalous.