Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy 29th Mr. B

Well, I must make a tribute to my awesome hubby who turns a young cool 29 today !! I gotta say he still is a kid a heart. He (or you could say I) bought a toy remote control car and a fire pit for his birthday. And while we did go to best buy and he literally salivated over the the apple laptops and GPS systems, I was able to convince him that his new super cool bike which he hasn't had time to put together was quite special in and of itself!! Maybe next year Mr.B ...or the year after that !!!

But in all seriousness, I am quite blessed to have such a great guy in my life. He is a great provider for our family, a loving and super active in our kids life daddy and an awesome husband (proof of that would be in the post below this one). I was telling God last night that I am quite unworthy to be married to him but was also thankful for his grace in giving him to me. My next prayer request was that Alan would be around for a long long time!!

So hopefully Mr. B when you are 92 and I am well you know 90 we can look back over our days together and continue to bless the Lord. I love you !! Thanks for such a servant humble heart. I, Ru and Isaiah are blessed by it. Cheers to you - you deserve 20,000 super cool tricked out bikes!! Thanks for settling with two. -Mrs. B
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Friday, August 29, 2008

My Faux Pas!!

Got a story for ya. So we had a couple over from church-Angie and Dave. Anyways, I always like for the house to be at the very least picked up when company comes-especially if I don't know them very well. I consider myself to be a decent entertainer when it comes to having people over. I usually put in time and effort. Anyways, I think I am officially losing my gift !! So back to the story!! I decided to not go anywhere that day with the kids. So the day goes by quickly of course and I have everything ready to go. I decide to take a quick shower before they arrived. So I do that and get dressed and everything is good so I think. Well, it looks like I overlooked one thing. At the end of the night after Angie and Dave leave-meaning after they both use the restroom, I go into the bathroom for the first time since I showered and to my horror I find that I left my stinky clothes lying on the bathroom floor. Not just my shirt and pants but my undies and nursing bra as well. My shirt was on the top which I am thinking meant Angie, being the sweet girl she is, probably put it on top so as to hide my dirty unmentionables!! OH the horror. Really I can't get this out of my head. Everytime I think about it I just cringe. Really!! Will they ever think about coming over here again? Would I go over to someones house again if I saw their unmentionables lying unabashedly on the floor? Ok well I would but not everyone is a mess I like me. Which brings up my next thought. Does any mom actually have a clean house? I mean do you really vacuum the floor after EVERY meal and wash the table cloth after EVERY meal. Clean up the kids toys or better yet make them clean them up EVERY time they finish playing with them, meaning like ten times a day. I can not get a handle on this house keeping thing. I really want to have people over lots but that would mean them seeing a not even close to perfect house. I think I need to be like the Proverbs 31 wife and get some MAIDS !!!! WHo's with me!! All the wives needing maids throw your comments at me !!!
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Thursday, August 21, 2008


OF COURSE I LEFT HER THERE!!! She slept for 2 whole hours before she came tumbling down the stairs. Here is her reaction. Good thing she won't remember any of this. She is okay. No bumps or bruises. When I told my friend Nancy she asked why I didn't put pillows at the end of the stairs. I didn't even think about that. Smart !! If it ever happens again I will. But did you see the comment section. Four whole comments!! More than I have ever gotten before
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

To Sleep or not to sleep

So Ru has been not wanting to take naps now. So this was what happened yesterday when I went to check on her. She fell asleep on the second to top stair to her room. So wanting to try and boost the comment section of this blog. Tell me friends and family- What did Rachel do?? Did she go up stairs and get her and put her in bed and risk ruining the nap OR did she leave her there at the top of the stairs?? Check back tomorrow for the results!!!
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Isaiah's doctors appointment

Ok, well Isaiah weighs in at 17 pounds 4 ounces which is in the 10th percentile. He is 28 1/2 inches tall which puts him into the 50th percentile on height. He had to get three shots and they pricked his finger to test his blood for lead. The guy who pricked his finger must not have had kids cuz he put a bandaid on Isaiah's finger to stop the bleeding and told me to keep it on for thirty minutes to an hour!! I just gave him a smirk and told him that there was no way a nine month old was not going to keep a foreign object on his finger for that long. He then insisted that Isiaiah's finger was really bleeding and it would take a while for it to stop. So needless to say about a minute into the car ride Ru tells me the bandaid is off-Was there any more bleeding- NO. How can smart people be so dumb !?!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Electric Bill

Our Electric bill was 75 bucks. How much was yours?:)>?
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Ru's Update

Well, summer has been a blast for Ru. She has been a little fish in the "puddles" as our friend Ashley would put it. All the Minneapolis parks have wading pools for the kids to play in but you have to search a lot harder to find a regular sized pool. The second picture is Ru with her friend Maddo. They are in the same class at Sunday school. Ru loves all the kiddos in her class. She is always asking to go to church so she can play with them- my little socialite. Which is why I have officially enrolled her in PRESCHOOL !! YEAH. One of our friends at church told us about a preschool that is only four block from my house. It is out of a home with two moms from our sister church Hope Community. They both have early education degrees. I think Ru will absolutely love it. Besides water, Ru is enjoying playing with play dough,going to the children's museum, the Minnesota zoo, parks and her swing set.
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An update on Isaiah

Well, It has been a while since I did an update so I figured I would put up some cute pics of the kiddos. Isaiah is now experimenting with lots of food. He loves bannanas, carrots, mixed veggies and well apparently chocolate bread-which his sister gave him. The next sweet thing he will get will be on his birthday. As you can tell he has gotten in his bottom two teeth and his top two teeth. He loves to crawl and has stood on his own for a whole two seconds!! He still loves his mommy lots but can be distracted with toys!! Still hasn't gotten down the sippy cup but I know we are on our way!!
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