Last Minute Leisel

Just on time or a few min late. "I'm Late, I'm late, I'm Late. - White Rabbit Alice in Wonderland

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Petting Zoo

Sewing up some fun!

I have been making some really fun things here at home and wanted to show them to you. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


It is so fulfilling to volunteer in our community. Last week we participated in our local event for The great American Clean up. The kids did a great job picking up trash and cleaning up our roads. I hope that they grow up learning service. We also help with our chapter of Compass. It is a great support group for our military spouses. Today we served up some great food and information and look forward to the rest of the classes. If you don't already find a place to volunteer and feel yourself grow. there is nothing like being the hands and feet of our savior Jesus Christ.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lots of Smiles

We had a good day today. One of those beautiful days were my temper is as cool as the spring breeze. The kids smiled and laughed and I laughed with them. Ryland giggled and Russell wanted to be tickled every where. Today is a golden memory day. I got some great pictures of the kids in their silliness.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Big Beach Bummer

How many years and how many children do you have before you start to figure things out? I ask because Tuesday I made some pretty big mistakes. It all started well enough, carefully packing and preprepared, even leaving on time.

Once we got to the beach though I realized that I wouldn't be able to use the stroller in the sand. So I loaded myself up and started walking (even grabbing the baby in his carseat). Why didn't I just carry him? This was immediately followed by Russell whining "Mom you are walking too fast!" and Amellia saying "Mom too heavy" She was carrying a tin bucket and plastic cup. If you can believe it we were still a foot ball field away from the beach line where we needed to be, and only feet from the car. I should have just turned around. It took a while and two trips back along the way to carry everything and everybody (tears and all to the beach) Everything was magically lighter on the beach. The kids picked up all their toys and once and tried to run off.

I had to wrangle them back and slather on the sun screen. Then it was an ultimate Wrestling match between me and the awning. It turned into a giant kite. I was feeling more and more defeated by this excursion as you can imagine so I got angry and tried to force the awning into the sand. A wonderful friend of mine tried to help me when she came, but to no avail. In the end it laid lifeless and unhelpful on the sand.

While I had been wrestling the "Kite" Amellia had been bumped by it and became hysterical when ever it fluttered, and Ryland cried from being thirsty and not being held.

I must admit that for over and hour everything went great. We talked blew bubbles, waded in the water, and enjoyed the sun.

Leaving though was just as fussy if not more. The kids fell sleep as soon as we got in the car and I having committed no murder treated myself to a blue coconut icee and a burger. Wednesday I realized that I had bruised my fore arms and shoulders carrying too much stuff. Summer, Bring it on. I won't make the same mistakes again. LOL

-Yeah this will be funnier the father away from it I get.....

Good Morning

Awe the adventures of breakfast. Who knew that Cinnamon Sugar Oatmeal could feel so good? Amellia is famous for putting her little hands in everything, and today it was her oh so yummy oatmeal. It was good enough for her to put both hands in and then lick them off.

At lease it was yummy till she realized that Russell was having Toast with Honey on it. She asked for his other piece and ate every crumb. He willing gave up his food, as always. He did enjoy telling me today that his shorts were too tight and needed to be loosened. He loves growing up. I am glad that he is growing up to be such a great helper!

Now for the rest of the day, here we go.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I am back in the saddle again

I have a long summer ahead of me and lots to get done. I am starting by sorting out family chores and getting a daily schedule. Lets see what I can put together with clip art and and lamination.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Been A While

Wow I can't believe that it has been so long since I updated this. Sorry for the terrible delay! I have been trying to keep up with other stuff and have just let other things slide. We are enjoying a beautiful day her Ga and the kids are up and inventing games. They are "swimming" all over the living room floor, and diving in from the couches and chairs. They are such a joy to me. Today Randy and I are celebrating 5 years of marriage. What a blessing it has been to be his wife, and the mother of his children. Happy Anniversary!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Growing Fast

Wow this generation of kids is in a hurry to grow up. Amellia turned 3 months old yesterday, and she is crawling, climbing and exploring everything! Russell is a fabulous big brother, helping Amellia when ever he can.