Friday, July 17, 2009

Did you know?

Has a new client - The Bag Lady here in Ponca City! I'm so excited to work for her, she has a wonderful shop! Has been a great friend for a long time! I'll post up some more information about her site and for you all to go and drool over her new items ASAP.

BTW - If you are needing something to put in a frame -- Ask me about scrapbooking your favorite quote, scripture, diddy, photo. Makes a simple statement!

Words of Wisdom - From Braden

So today has been a day. Something that has been brewing for 5 months has now taken its rightful seat as "being dealt with". In the process I wanted to share something that Braden said to me today.
I've been rather ticked off most of the morning, the boys have been entertaining themselves, albeit by making a horrible mess in the living room and feeding the dogs and themselves 11 donuts. They werent in my hair while I was gathering information, obviously.
I decided that they needed a nap so I went in to change Parker Wayne. In the process I shared my disgust that they had destroyed the living room like they did. And some of my anger from my other dealings were evident. Braden said "Im sorry for hurting your feelings mommy" I said, "Thank you Braden" he said "Thats what Jesus do" I said, "Thats exactly what Jesus would do" he said "I apologized" , I proceeded to pause for a moment and say "Braden it isnt you who I am mad with, Im sorry for being mean" --- He said "are you mad with Parker?" I said "No not even Parker" and didnt feel like slandering someones name in front of my child and left it at that.

There are days when I understand why I have children. There was a time when 1. I didnt think I could have them (and was basically told it would be incredibly hard to have them) and 2. Since having them wondering WHY?
Moments like today when you see people that have no sense of right and wrong, that have shown you nothing but slaps in the face for so long and all you want to do is stay in a poopie mood, its moments like today that you start to understand the miracle of children.
Why I was blessed with them. Why I might not do the best job. I am teaching my children the right principles. Even though I might not want to do everything I should I am trying to only allow them to associate with people that can uplift and strengthen them as wonderful little boys. They are so blessed to have examples of the right way to live. How even though people like to kick you, you can be as Jesus.
Granted there are days those lessons are not apparent in their choices in wrestling with each other or the act of not sharing those cool toys.
I am so grateful that my Heavenly Father sent me these children. They are so sweet, they teach me daily that, there is in fact a God, that his plan of Families is perfect.

Point of change --- I will be editing my blog soon --- moving things, deleting things, so things might look alittle different.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 6,7 and 8 Summer Vacation

So Day 6 Monday (July 6th) --- lazy day --- kids swam, I went to target, we all did dinner at Chili's --- I must say that a Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Burger is just the bomb! Anywho - we got back to the house and loaded the kids up and headed to Elk City to spend some time with Brad, Abby and Grandma Dot (lowery -- I have a grandma dot too -- but she is a wagner) We got to Brad's home around 1 am. The boys were cranky and miserable (SORRY BRAD). They got up of course at the first morning light and oh my they were not in any better mood! We went to the super market and got stuff for some sandwiches and headed to the local park -- Which I have to say is very nice --- lots of ponds --- TOO MANY ducks --- a play ground --- put put golf --- a train --- and carousel ---- a pool...... I think tennis and there might of been more.
This was the view while we ate lunch --- begger's I tell ya --- Braden kept telling the ducks... just a few more minutes (we informed him that he was not to feed the ducks but I guess he wanted to still give them hope)

Here is the nice brand new play ground they had. Parker Loved the slide.
So much he was very unsure about sharing it with some strange boy. Look at the expression lol.

Braden in total concentration. How might I know this? Check the TONGUE action.

Parker has issues with letting go LOL....
It was HOT ---

Parker has developed an obsession with bark on tree's --- not so sure why. We keep telling him it isnt a nice thing to do to the tree but it is one thing he just keeps doing to any tree!

Braden wasnt too happy --- he was in a time out for throwing the pebble rocks for like the 5th time.

Okay so we took the kids to Elk City Lake (or over grown pond jk) --- Parker loved the YUCKY foam stuff... gross.... seriously how does this form and what is it... wait i dont want to know!

Braden quickly found out western Oklahoma is not like northern Oklahoma or Central Oklahoma for that matter lol.... You must wear shoes when you walk around---- STICKERS!!!
This is P-wayne imitating his daddy and his uncle.
There were at of splash fights
Lots of Abby throwing
The boys --- doing a total Baywatch moment.

Day 7 --- we visited with Grandma Dot one more time and then headed home!!!

We had a great vacation. We have learned a few lessons this vacation. 4 days is about our max. We need a large vehicle with limo glass separation. So here is to next year when we dont overload ourselves.

OH wait --- cute things the boys said and did this vacation.
Western Oklahoma (RED DIRT) --- Braden says to me as we get out to go visit grandma dot -- its muddy here --- i look down and the red dirt doesnt look like our dry brown dirt --- so I had to explain that they have red dirt and we have brown dirt

Brock and Steffi taught Braden "DOWN TEXAS" with the hand sign -- he is pretty proud of himself.

Braden has this thing about everything costing 8 dollars, not sure what started it but it was expanded upon when now everything is from Home Depot.
Asked -- where did we get Parker.... from the home depot --- how much did he cost --- 8 dollars.

Braden is singing songs alot more... tonight he was singing Popcorn Poppin' on the Apricot tree to his nana as we stopped back by on our way home.... Somehow it was "you can make a popcorn treat --- it wasnt really good" blah blah .... I love it really it is soooo amusing! When we were driving home we sang several songs --- including that one and he told me how much he loves SHARING TIME.

Parker is repeating everything and putting together sentences! Growing up I tell ya.

Braden is almost potty trained --- He only had three accidents! Way to go SON!!! You just might actually be able to attend pre-k (granted he has another year but come on i'm tried of diapers) --- As soon as he is done the other one will start cause I think he is ready!

Trying to think of anything else to share...... OH one naughty one that I swear my boys are just full of information I dont want to know and maybe I shouldnt ask.
Braden has been keeping his hand down his pants... I always assume it is cause he needs to pee so I always ask.... Do you need to pee? He will say no ... I will say get your hands out of your pants... and usually he will and then shortly there after put it back.... sooooo he is in the bathroom with me it was my turn on the potty and he was again playing with his "stuff" and I said Braden please get your hand out of your pants, he looked at me blankly like --- what nerve you have mom, I said why do you play with your pee pee--- he tells me he likes it... I said well we dont play with it and he then informs me "its like my truck mommy its a toy" --- I quickly snapped at him --- that it was not a toy!!!! Seriously do I need my husband to have a talk with him already about the birds and the bees??? Goodness me!

Day 5 Summer Vacation

Sunday (July 5th) We made it back to Oklahoma City to Papa and Nana G's to celebrate Brad's completion of his Devry Program (WAY TO GO BRAD). Brad brought his step daughter Abby with him. Talk about a tall girl!

Abby is in the pink suit --- she will be 9 I believe next week --- she did this jump into the pool all night and I truly believe she could almost jump the whole width of the pool if she wanted too!
Parker wasnt in the mood to be in the pool the whole time --- specially without his daddy --- but he enjoyed throwing the balls in the pool and flirting with steffi!

Brant and his youngest brother Brock found it amusing to splash as much water as possible. Probably to irritate their mother (some things never change huh)...

Day 4 Summer Vacation

JULY 4th - We had all decided we wanted to watch the fireworks on the water this year so decided that the deck project was most important for the day. So the guys started on it after breakfast. The boys found it alot of fun to play in the sand/dirt under the deck. They played for HOURS under there.

Parker most of all enjoyed the dirt. We caught him several times pouring the dirt on his sweaty little head!
Brant and his buddy -- daddy long leg's --- this spider walked up his chest and up his face and onto his head, i cant remember what was going on but he couldnt react to it cause he had to hold something or something like that lol... His father was rather impressed.
P-wayne drinking a pop like a big boy.
Picture from the front of the trailer, beautiful Great Myrtles and there is a very pretty rose of sharon just down from there....
This is what P-wizzle (brants new name for him) does when there are fireworks.
Brant and Braden --- this is about as good as it gets with braden. He likes to watch but doesnt really enjoy the flame.
Parker being a nut --- oh to be flexible again...

Now on a side note about the fireworks. Uncle Brock and soon to be Aunt Steffi did get the boys some SNAPS. Which at first Parker wanted nothing to do with. Then he found out he could stomp on them and he just loved that --- he loves bubble wrap (like who doesnt?) anyways... He did throw a few and snap em so that was great. (dont tell the kids but i think we have like 6 boxes still)

Day 3 Summer Vacation

Friday (July 3rd) probably one of my favorite days on vacation. We got up and did breakfast, I made Biscuits and sausage gravy and it turned out yummy! Then we loaded up and were out on the lake early. We found a nice little beach on the less windy side of the lake. The kids and BIG KIDS had fun digging holes and flooding them with dirty lake water.

This is my mother in law Karen.
Father in law Gary (setting up horse shoes)
Brant starting the hole!

Brant throwing a horse shoe --- This was my view for like 2 hours --- Gary, Brock, Brant and Steffi played horse shoes. I worked on my tan, and relaxed.
Parker was OUT --- I had been sitting where that white square was and eased myself out of the seat and propped his head so to think that i was still there. Didnt phase him one bit.
We all headed back to the trailer, This is brant and his baby chicken hair
Isnt this the dream location!!!
after we napped we went to Uncle Feltons and Aunt Karens lake place and had yummy brisket and a wonderful Asian salad (which reminds me i need the recipe) Then as we were headed back to Karen and Gary's trailer the fireworks went off so we headed back to the water to view them. My camera was not charged so these fireworks photos are from my cell phone.
We pulled over and put the lawn chairs in the back of the truck and enjoyed a great show. Braden loved them. Parker doesn't like fireworks. Which is so odd. He covers his eyes yet kinda peaks out to see them.... not sure what is up with the child. There is always next year!

Day 2 Summer Vacation

(Thursday July 2nd) Yes we made it out on the water for the first time this summer!
Parker was all smiles - He loves the boat, he just lets the wind rush on his face and goes limp. Meanwhile I am grasping onto him and the side of the boat each time we hit a wave LOL.

Quick pose before we let them in the water!
Braden loves the water!!!
Braden's footsteps ( I think) thought it would make a great photo.
Dont you love the Oklahoma sunset. In this photo are Brant's Parents boat, and their jet ski.
Beautiful lighting -- our boat and the in-laws boat.
Parker loves, sand, and balls! HEAVEN!
Parker was very brave this year, he decided he was going to walk out to all the people, of course he didnt make it too far!