Friday, June 29, 2012

Fun Week!

Between the packing for Haiti and our usual fun activities, I didn't take very many pictures! Here's a wrap up of our week though.

Tuesday morning, Bo went to play with Tripp while I took Arabelle to the free Tuesday movie in Douglas! She was so excited that it was going to be just the two of us and "Bo can't go!". ;)

We ended up taking a 3 little boys who go to church with us, so we had a car load!

Wednesday was storytime at the library. They had a magician and it was really entertaining! Bo's favorite was the rabbit, of course. The magician put it back in it's cage and Bo kept saying "Rabbit go??!!". 

Very focused on the magician!

We had 4 church kids with us at the library, so we grabbed value burgers and fries at BK and had a picnic in the yard. Fun morning!

Wednesday afternoon, Arabelle was really wanting to paint! I grabbed a cardboard box, the paint, and brushes and they went to town!

Of course, after painting, they washed off in the pool. ;)

Thursday was a BUSY day! We had lots of errands to run to get ready for the trip. After getting us all dressed, I was cleaning the kitchen and Arabelle asked if they could play on the back porch. I said sure, forgetting the little paint bottles were still on the back porch. I went out 5 min. later to find Arabelle had taken all the paint tops off and poured paint in them, set them on the window sill, and was instructing Bo to pain the window. He was happily obliging! ha!

Arabelle had the "I'm going to get in TROUBLE!" look on her face, then pointed out that Bo was painting, not her. Nice try, Arabelle!

I surprised her and told them just to have at it and we'd clean it up later.  

Bo was worn our from the morning activities and went right to sleep for his nap, after adjusting his pillow, blanket, etc. He slept like this for over 2 hours!

We grilled out for supper and sent the kids to Pineview with Mamaw and Papaw. They both RAN down the hallway and out the door to get in the van to go. They were emphatically waving bye and blowing kisses. Bo was even yelling "Go Papaw, Go!!". :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E, Mickey Mouse!

Bo has a slight obsession.

It all started 2 weeks ago during Vacation Bible School. He got hooked on the little stuffed Minnie Mouse in the church's nursery. All week long, if I said something about VBS, he'd say "Minnie Mouse!".

Then last week, he found the Minnie Mouse that was on Arabelle's birthday cake last year. He held her all day and all night. Sunday, I noticed the leg was about to fall off, so when I was at the store Monday, I found him this Mickey Mouse! 

Good timing too, because Minnie's leg fell off Monday and he was SO upset. He'd get over it, then remember and cry again. Poor thing! I've hidden away the Minnie and he's super happy with the Mickey, as you can see. 

And of course, when it's Bo's turn to pick the show they watch before bedtime, he always chooses Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. :)

It's interesting because at this age, Arabelle was all about Elmo, hence the Elmo birthday party when she turned 2. For her 3rd birthday, she was into Mickey Mouse. I wonder what Bo will be into in a few months for his birthday!

Here's a blurry but cute video of Arabelle and Bo playing on the slide. 

Monday, June 25, 2012


In just 5 days, Jared and I are leaving the comfort of our home and heading to Haiti!

We'll be doing a Vacation Bible School for children in Port-au-Prince near a church there in the city. We're very excited! Obviously, I'm anxious about leaving the kids for so long, but I know they will be in good hands and have SO much fun! Hopefully they won't wear Papaw and Mamaw out while we're gone. :)

I am hoping to blog a bit while we're there. We'll have the internet at the guest house where we'll be staying. 

Please pray for us!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Gone Fishin'

Saturday morning, we took the kids fishing at the pond behind the blueberries. Jared got us some worms and crickets and we were on our way!

Once we got there, Jared had to fix Bo's bamboo pole with the red rubber fish on the end, then get Arabelle's Mickey Mouse pole ready. In that time, they were both crying and whining about fishing. I was wondering if it was a good idea or not! ha!

Luckily, once we got started, they LOVED it!

We had a 'picnic' snack per Arabelle's request, then fished some more.

Bo started getting his feet in the water a bit and it gradually turned into this!

Luckily Sambo stopped by, so he was on 'Bo duty'. He went too deep a couple of times!

We didn't catch any fish, but that didn't seem to matter. We all had fun. :)

Here's a sideways video of Bo 'fishing'. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Soccer Camp Wrap-Up

We finished up soccer camp on Friday! Arabelle really got into it and enjoyed it! They basically played a lot of games that involved running and kicking the ball.

Her favorite was the dragon game. The dragon (her soccer coach) would go to sleep with all the eggs (soccer balls) around him. When he fell asleep, the kids would run to kick the balls back to their home. If he woke up, they had to freeze so he couldn't see them. Fun!

Warming up:

Playing a game:

Bo enjoyed the Gatorade each day. :)

Arabelle was SO excited that Jared came to watch on Friday!


High Five for Coach!

Such a great group of kids! They all got along well and had fun!

Rhianna and Gigi were in the class after Arabelle's.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sweet Sleeper and a Hair Cut

Bo has been such a good sleeper for the past several months. He's been up two nights this week and it's worn me out! I've gotten used to my sleep again. He was up this morning around 4:30 and I just brought him in bed with us. He flipped and flopped and finally settled in.

I'd definitely prefer him sleep in his own bed, but I loved waking up to this sweet face this morning!

As you see, Bo's hair has gotten long! We took him to the barber shop for a cut today and he did SO good! I was really surprised! He got fidgety about half way through and the barber told him he'd give him a piece of gum at the end. Every few seconds Bo would say "gum??". :)

The finished product! He looks so much older to me!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Soccer Camp

Arabelle has been enjoying soccer camp this week! Her class in an hour each morning. She started out really shy, but has warmed up and really enjoys it!

All smiles before going to camp Tuesday morning! How grown does she look here?? Much older than 3 to me! *cries*

Not so smiley once we were there. ;)

Bo's been having fun too.

Water break!

We ended the fun with a picnic lunch in the back yard. :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Father's Day Weekend, Part 2

Sunday, we let Daddy sleep in, then went to church together. We played in the backyard, then Jared grilled some delicious steaks for supper! Sambo and Connie came over for dinner too.

Before Church:

Excited to cut a watermelon open!

Strong boy!

Bo is usually a little reserved in the pool, but he was JUMPING in Sunday!

The next 3 pictures were a series of pictures. Bo climbing up, sliding back in, and laughing!

It was a fun day!