Friday, September 4, 2009

Kloee and Love

So....I am not sure what school is doing to Kloee but apparently she feels the need to discuss how and when she will find her future husband. We again were sitting at the table, just the two of us the other day and she said "Mommy say David" in my mind I am thinking what in the world am I getting myself into so I said "What are you talking about?" Kloee calmly replied "Say daddy's name, say David" I obliged and she said "Oh my gosh, your eyes are dilated in love, see how they get really big in the middle when you say daddy's name!" Then she proceeded to tell me to watch her eyes and she said the name of a little boy, I have never seen her eyes get so big in my whole life, again she told me that the dilation of the big part of her eyes means that she is in love. Again is he a Christian with good morals, high standards and firm plans of attending college were a bit far off for her.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kloee's Crush

Well, as many of you realize Kloee has not entered 2nd grade at Imagine. We are so blessed to again have a great teacher and one that really seems to enjoy having Kloee in her class. Of course with Kloee comes some funny stories so I just though I would share.
On the first few days of class, Kloee kept telling me about a boy that wouldn't behave and the teacher had to constantly talk to him about what to do. Kloee shared with me that this was really annoying but she just tried to ignore it. I thought the ordeal was over but in Kloee's mind she really needed a concrete answer to "his" problem. As David and I had a conference with the teacher and Kloee just explaining some of the skin issues that could affect her at school, out of the blue Kloee asked Ms. W if she can ask her a question. Kloee said I don't know if it is appropriate or not, Ms. W said we are alone go ahead. Kloee proceeded to ask if the little boy who does not listen very well has some type of Special Needs. The teacher laughed as we did and said wow I certainly didn't expect that question. I think because of my job working with kids of all abilities at church, she has really become accustomed to being comfortable asking questions it was priceless!

Next story:
The 3 of us were chatting the other day about school and how Kloee is liking it. One of the things that we are trying to figure out is if she has any really good friends. She doesn't really say a lot but then gets this sparkle in her eye and says "well, I think I have a crush" oh yikes, already. We stay calm and ask what she means and she said well, there is this boy from my class last year and when we are together I feel like we are the only 2 people on the planet! What in the World!!! She asked us if that's how you know he's the right one. Oh, my we asked her if he was a Christian and she said she didn't get that far. I can hardly believe my ears but I guess this is part of parenting!

Friday, July 3, 2009

When is the last time you went camping? For real camping, in the woods in a tent camping? I love camping about as much as life itself, especially if you can't get cell phone service! It is the only way in this world to honestly be unreachable for a short amount of time. What do I love about camping? I love planning, shopping and going, setting up, getting wood for fires and finding a good spot to take care of business! We were at family night on Thursday, as usual, I was talking with my sister Lindsay about our upcoming camping trip. It was so much fun, we planned our menu and I began to imagine how much fun it will be to organize all of our stuff to go. We will leave on Tuesday but I already have stuff sitting in the garage ready to go. I can't help myself. We used to go all the time when I was younger. I can only remember a ton of fun. My mom recalls things a lot differently, it is quite funny to hear the stories now that we are older. Loads of dirty laundy, camping in the snow, camping in the rain, making french toast, driving on scary roads in a small bus (15 passenger van) and all of the other things my mom did for the love of my dad. I am not sure that she really loved camping, but she loves him and the outdoors are just in his blood. The real reason I think I love camping is because there is no way to deny creation when you are camping. You are surrounded by so many things and you sit around the campfire at night with all the stars and just wonder what God is doing up there. It is all such a mystery. I can't wait to go, with the kids and just enjoy being away from T.V. and phones and even the computer! This crazy life hardly ever affords us to truly be away from it all!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Something to blog about:

It has been many months from the last time I sat down and shared our life with you. I guess that is because life has taken over once again with some crazy plans that we didn't see coming. It if funny when you think you may have a system, how easily that can change.

Yesterday was close to a perfect day. David stayed home from work unexpectedly and we had 3 extra little boys that are special to us come over and spend the day. It started out very typical and ended on such a high note.

You see I think the tone of the day was all set by our breakfast. We had funny face pancakes that the kids made and they had a blast. We had some crooked eyes, some flat noses but the hairstyles were the best!

After that we spent the morning at the movies and it was delightful. We then went to get frozen yogart and Tyler, who is the youngest, I think finished off everyone's! Noah got a brain freeze so he couldn't finish his. We came home and ate lunch and then all crashed for a good nap!

The best part of the day is so funny! Kloee hooked up our bike trailer to her bike a few days ago and took her babies on a ride of their life! Well she had this great idea that she would make Taxi stops for Noah and Tyler and she would take them as her passengers. It was hilarious to listen to them get in the trailer and then instruct her where to go. I could hardly believe that she was pulling around about 70 pounds on her bike and loving it.

At the end of the day Jared and Kloee were talking about Jared's recent baptism and it was so cute to here them have an uninterrupted conversation about God and their thoughts.

It was a great day.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sweet Cousin

Today after church , we went to eat at Grandma's house. Who doesn't love dinner at Grandma's. It is kind of like a guarantee that it will be delicious. We had family in town and so we all went over and ate to our heart's content!
Kylie, our niece was so funny today. When Kloee walked in she said "Hey there's my favorite cousin" my dad then asked her "Where do I find myself a favorite cousin?" She proceeded to point to Kloee and smile really big. Kylie is one of the funniest kids I know:) She keeps us laughing for sure. We are thankful for family, food and funny Kylie.