Friday, February 27, 2009

Random Randomnimity, With a Little Randomness Thrown In

So, I have had an emotional week. Not gonna lie, I let it get to me. I forgot for a few brief moments that my God is in control. NOT GOOD!!!! But, fear not, I am back.

Back to the One who never left!

However, I am tired so I am just gonna break it down in list form ...

** We did NOT get the house. This little roller coaster has been the main source of my moodiness this week. Last Friday we learned that there was another applicant so we made some changes to our offer and waited. Saturday we learned we did not get it. Sunday we learned that they changed their minds and wanted to meet us. We met the husband on Mon. and it went well (we thought) and were supposed to hear by the end of the day. On THURSDAY we learned that they changed their minds AGAIN and gave it to the other applicant. Honestly, I am happy it is over and KNOW that My God has a bigger, better plan for us! BRING IT ON!

** Hattie turned 5 on Tuesday! YIKES!!! My baby girl is growing up! She chose McD's for her b-day dinner and - attended said dinner in a crown and pink feather boa! She KNEW that she was all that and a bag of chips! LOVE that girl!!!

** We are trying to come up with a plan for Hattie next year. She is just not ready for Kindergarten and we do not want to set her up to fail, so we are looking at a more intensive PreK program where she will have a shadow that takes her for visits to the K class to get her ready. They will also work at pushing her through her barriers. We also want to start her on some new therapies, but will need some funding from the state of AZ to pay for them. They are insisting on a diagnosis to provide the aid. So, next month we will be taking steps to do whatever it takes to get a name. We have seen a neurologist who did NOT diagnosis it as autism, and we agree. But we have to give it SOME kind of name so we will be diving in.

** I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time in a long time. NOT GOOD!!!!!!! I have officially gained back all of the weight I lost over the holidays.


Hello tread mill, do you remember me?

** We are doing the new Beth Moore Bible study of Esther at church. Ummm, it kinda rocks!

** OK, it REALLY rocks! As in rocks my world kinda rocks!

** My hubby is a wonderful man who knows how to take care of his girl! In my emotional state this week he has let me become a chick flick-a-holic.

** My FAVORITE Chick Flick, You've Got Mail, has become a staple in our house this week.

** My hair is getting obnoxiously long, to the point that the curling iron is looming in my future.

** My man, the one who knows how to take care of his woman, has decided that he likes the Meg Ryan You've Got Mail hair do. So, tomorrow, when I go to get my hair cut ... this is what I will be getting:

Hello sweet hair cut (that requires no curling iron AT ALL)! Come to Mama!

** Hattie woke up sick this morning. And now she is watching Sesame Street, bouncing and dancing on the couch.

** I think she just wanted out of going to school.

** She is gonna be a fun teenager :)

** Hope Jesus comes back before then ...

That is all for now! Hope you all are having a fabulous week.

Be Blessed!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Faces - In Black And White

It has been a crazy week and I almost forgot about the I heart faces contest!!! And I am sure that this is not an award winning photo - I mean, come on, I took it with my CELL PHONE!!! But it is one of my very faves!!!

This is the day Sweet Sophie was born, Hubby had gone home and it was just she and I getting acquainted. He had taken the camera and I just looked at her sleeping face and knew I wanted to remember it forever. I put the cell camera on b/w (it had that capability!!) and started snapping. And here is what I came up with ...

And, tell me, who could not love that face?!?!

Head on over to I Heart Faces to see more (or enter yourself!!).

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dear Miss Boo

Today you are five years old. It hardly seems possible to me that you could be this big. But then it hardly seems possible to me that I could be the mommy of such a brilliant, fun loving, lovable, funny, creative, smart, generous and kind hearted girl either.

I want you to know how VERY much I love being your mommy. Somedays I wonder how and why God chose me to raise you, I truly feel you deserve so very much more than I have to give. But I hope you can tell that I give you my all. You are such an overwhelming Blessing to me. I love you in ways that even I cannot comprehend.

I watch you grow and learn try new things and I am so very proud of you. You have challenges that not every child has, but you are brave and strong and so true to who you are. I wish more than anything that I could make life easier for you, but you, my sweet girl, I would never change for anything in this world. You are exactly who God created you to be and to watch you grow to meet and brave each new day is a wonderful thing to see. I am so very proud of the way that you work so hard to learn new things and to share your heart. You are the very best five year old girl I know! I love you soooooooo stinkin much!

I am gonna write this down so you and I can both remember who you were when you turned five years old:

You love to be outdoors...

... even when it is only 5 degrees out there, that is where your heart is!

You are becoming a little fashion diva ...
... with very strong opinions about what you wear. (You were not happy to wear this new shirt with jeans and not the legging capri's that it came with, but I had to pull the mommy card ... 9 degrees, remember!!??!!)

You love animals, all kinds of animals, but ESPECIALLY sea creatures. You are also so very smart and can name just about every animal (even some I didn't know!!) and what sounds they make. I love to watch you read your animal books and try to learn new things.

You love to learn new things and explore. Just this morning you were watching a show about spiders and you were anxious to tell me all about them ...
... especially their sticky webs. Mommy though it was a little gross, but you were loving it!

You really enjoy school and are excited to get up and ready every morning.

You like pizza, hot dogs, peanut butter, cheese adn crackers, bread, pop tarts, blueberry bars, bananas, Skittles and fruit snacks. You also enjoy a good milkshake ... especially from McDonald's!!!

You love to ride in the car and see the world. You would sit there all day just to look around and see new things. I love that you are such an easy traveler. You also love airplanes, which makes trips to AZ sooo much easier!!

You love to be a princess and get dressed up pretty, but you also love to get dirty and muddy.

You want to splash in every puddle, play in the sand, dig in the mud and roll in the grass.

You like snow angels and snow men and sliding down snowy hills on the disc Daddy bought you.

You do NOT like haircuts, bed time, veggies, hamburgers or water on your face in the bathtub.

You love Dora, Backyardigans, Diego, Wonderpets, Olivia and Sid the Science Kid.

You also love Lightning McQueen, Horton the elephant, Barry The Bee, Ariel the Mermaid, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp and your forever bouncy friend Tigger!

You would spend all day in the bathtub if we let you, as long as we weren't washing your hair.

You can eat your weight in ritz crackers or tortilla chips - especially if you have salsa to dip them in!

A little Ranch dip makes everything - especially chicken dinos - that much better.

You are fiercely protective of your little sister and would do whatever it takes to protect her ... as long as she doesn't touch your toys.

You think your daddy hung the moon and would rather be on his lap than anywhere in the world.

You have recently started saying your own little prayers at lunch time - makes me cry!!!

You have your baby Bible memorized word for word and can now read it to me!!
ou love to go to Grandma and Grandpa B's house - and you know exactly where they hide the animal crackers!

You LOVE your Uncle Danny (and he loves you!!!)

You Think that Mindy is a princess since you saw her in her wedding dress (and now every bride you see is Mindy!) and could not stop staring at her through the whole wedding!

You are head over hills for your big brothers.

You want a puppy more than you want your next breath.

You would rather eat icing than cake.

You would rather eat chips than either icing or cake!

You hate having your picture taken, but you love to say cheese - go figure that one out!!!

Did I mention that you love being outside? 'Cause, yeah ...
... you REALLY do!!!

You are every prayer that Daddy and I ever said, for the little girl we wanted, answered. You are the light of our lives and we simply ADORE you and always will!!!!!

The first time I held you in my arms, I knew you were created to be my little girl ... And I am so thankful to God for creating me to be your mommy!

I love you ... more every day ... since the first moment that I saw you ... forever and ever.

Happy Birthday my Hattie Grace!!!



PS - no, you cannot wear your tiara to school ... but you CAN wear it to dinner tonight!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Project 365 - Week 8

Project 365
OK, I am really late in getting this up - sorry - plus, my battery is about to die, so I gotta hurry!!! We have had a crazy week, especially the last couple of days ... I will have to get back to you on that one, but I got a story to tell. One that, it seems, is still developing ...

Anyhoo, here is our week:

Feb. 16 - We went to see the house that we are in love with again ... FYI, this is the story under development ... stay tuned!!! Hattie fell in love with one of the bedrooms ... here she is trying to sneak back upstairs to see it again!

Feb. 17 - OBVIOUSLY, this child needs a pet!!! She is leading a snow boot around the house! Poor, deprived child :(

Feb. 18 - ARRRGH! Pirates have taken over B Manor!!!!! Captain Blue Eye (AKA Hattie) and...
First Mate Curly Top (AKA SOPHIE)!!! Cutest pirates I ever saw!!!

Feb. 19 - One would think we starve this child. We have to sweep the floor before letting her out of her chair or she will hunt down every last crumb! As it is she will go back the high chair to get anything she left behind. This AFTER she insists that she is "all done"!!!

Feb. 20 - I had it written on the calender for the 20th, but I had it in my head for the 21st. And, we missed sweet Caleb's birthday party all together. In my defense, this was the day that our "developing story" started to get interesting...

Feb. 21 - Hattie's new fave book. We have had it FOREVER but she cannot get enough of it these days! Love that Nemo!!!

Feb. 22 - Ya gotta love a little sun on a crisp winter morning! Simply beautiful!

So, that was our week! How was yours?

Go visit Sara for some links to check out other people's weeks!