Saturday, January 26, 2008

Lazy Day

The kids had a lazy day yesterday. None of them even got out of their pajamas all day long. Patricia is posing here with five items I fished out of the toilet. Apparently she thought that it was a bucket of some sort that needed socks and puzzle pieces.

Seth. What can I say?

Tabitha making pictures out of magnets.

Patricia enjoying her Mickey Mouse sticker. She was fascinated with it.

My mom, Patricia, with my daughter, Patricia.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Post for City Folk

Today I drove up to Philly to get my mom. She is spending a week or so with me while Enoch is gone to help me out. Here is a conversation I had in the car that I found so funny:

Tabitha: Hey mom, look at that bird walking around.
Me: Oh, you mean that pigeon
Tabitha: Pigeon? You mean there's pigeons in real life?

All I could think was, "She is obviously not a city girl."

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Meal Time Madness

Well, I unplugged the tv for the two weeks. We'll see how that goes over. I figure they can watch DVDs when necessary. Here they are watching Bambi while I'm getting dinner ready.

The chicken turned out pretty good. I did feed Patricia and even put some cut up chicken on her tray. She liked what she ate, but she spent about five minutes crying and pointing. I tried to offer her water, more food, even the salt grinder, but she didn't stop until I gave her the chicken bone. After gnawing on it for a while she ended up with cartilage in her mouth, so I tried taking it away, but to no avail. She really wanted the bone!
Her new trick is to climb up on the chair just like her brother and sister. We better watch out!

This morning we all woke up a little on the grumpy side. Even with that factor in mind I still fed Seth Red #40. Oh well.

Here's Seth's milk that he accidentally spilled. I took a picture of him screaming crying over it. He didn't like it, so out of respect for him I deleted it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Afternoon Set

Tabitha was invited to our neighbors for a few hours, so Seth was treated to ice cream.

Later, he was still bored while waiting for his sister to return, so he decided to drop golf balls down the stairs.

The same stairs that Patricia were standing on, of course. Thankfully she didn't get hurt.

Morning Pics

Here is Tabitha helping make the chicken marinade. She mixed all the ingredients together and called it icing.
Seth wanted to show you his "pokemon"
Here's the chicken. I can't wait to taste it. My hands smell like garlic and the kitchen does too. Yum! (BTW, the white stuff is yogurt)
Patricia really wanted to see what was going on at the counter. At one point, all three of them were on the chair. Right now she's trying to put on my shoes, which is keeping her quiet for this minute.

Monday, January 21, 2008

See you soon!

Enoch flew into Oklahoma today. He'll be there for two weeks. I think I'll be posting a lot of pictures between now and then so he can see us all.

We miss you!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What is it anyway?

Patricia is in front of the baby center. You know, the place where you can change, feed, dress or bathe your baby doll. Your normal every day baby center.

Unless it somehow gets flipped over that is!

Then it becomes a stage for singing:

A podium for preaching:

A boat:

Even a drum:

Whatever it is, it sure is fun:

Until next time...

Verse for thought: "The joy of the Lord is your strength." Neh. 8:10

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I made a phone call to 7-eleven yesterday. The conversation went something like this:

Me: Hi, my dad was at your store earlier and he thinks he may have left his wallet there.
Store: What time was that at?
Me: Around 3
Store: Well, I wasn't working then

other pertinent information was exchanged

Me: The last time he had it was at the ATM
Store: The ATM? Well, if someone found it they wouldn't give it in.
Me: Oooooooooookay. Thank you.

I chuckled to myself when I hung up. Thankfully no one did find it at the ATM, because it was in my house!

Verse for thought: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9

Friday, January 11, 2008

A different kind of moving

Recently Tabitha and Seth moved into their own bedroom. Prior to this we had all three kids in our room. That is probably shocking to some, but that's just the way it was. They each had their own toddler beds and Patricia was privileged enough to stay with mommy and daddy.

It was funny to catch Seth still climbing into the big bed in his new room. They do like having their own space and we enjoy seeing them growing up!

Verse for thought: "Lo, children are an heritage from the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is His reward." Psalm 127:3

Monday, January 7, 2008

We're moving!

Enoch accepted the job offer in Oklahoma City. He starts in a couple of weeks. He'll be able to work from DC until we are able to sell our house. That may take a long time since the market is so bad, but we'll keep you posted.

I'm excited and nervous. The kids seem excited, though I don't think they can quite grasp the concept yet. If you think of us, we wouldn't mind your prayers.

Verse for thought: "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went." Hebrews 11:8

A day in pics

I didn't capture the whole day, but I'm sure there's more than enough here!

Tabitha LOVES to paint and color and do puzzles. When I say the tv has to go off, she usually runs to her table and partakes of one of these activities.

The artwork:

A really good picture of Seth. I can never get him to smile and look at the camera. Here he was posing for me and before I had a chance to snap the pic he started running to me so he could look at the picture. I guess he was excited, because I caught his smile.

In the afternoon we received a package from my brother and his family. The kids Christmas gifts (thank you very much!). Among other things, Tabitha received a baking set. She insisted on making cookies right away. Here she is laboring away:

Meanwhile, Seth was stuffing as much dough in his mouth as he could before he got in trouble for doing so:

Another good one of him. Two in one day, woohoo.

Their posing with the final result. I figured since I just sent out my Christmas cards today, I guess it's ok if the kids decorated the cookies green and red. (Tabitha is actually keeping Patricia from grabbing them all!)

Who can resist ending the day with a spaghetti baby?

Verse for thought: "And the Lord was with Joseph and he was a prosperous man...

Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison...but the Lord was with Joseph."
Genesis 39:2,20,21

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A verse misplaced

I often think of a snippet I heard from a message many years ago. It always brings a smile to my face. Hopefully it will bring one to yours:

"I sometimes hear of verses being misquoted or misinterpreted, but I'll never forget the day I saw a verse misplaced. Above a church nursery door these words were found: 'Behold, I show you a mystery, we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.' I Corinthians 15:51"

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Baby's First Christmas

It is very hard to believe that this is Patricia's first Christmas. She's in the toddler stage already, not the baby stage! She did have a couple of "firsts" on Christmas day. She decided that standing up in her high chair looked like fun and she even figured out how to climb stairs. She scaled the whole flight with squeals of delight at Enoch's aunt's house. 

My in-laws brought back some clothes from India for the kids. I LOVED the way they looked. Here's some pictures.

Verse for thought: "And she shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS; for He shall save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21