June 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jesus Loves Me in Concert

Little Hannah loves to be the center of attention. We had the family over for Labor Day (all the aunts/uncles, cousins, etc.). Hannah had been a little jumping bean and we were trying to think of things to help her settle down some, so we suggested she sing for everyone. She was glad to lift her litle voice to the Lord! It is so precious to hear children sing!
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My Little Entomoleogist




Yes, Abigail is my bug scientist! We were at a friend's house when Abigail discovered a caterpillar. She wanted to bring it home and since she has a bug cage, we decided it would be okay. After the caterpillar had been there only one night, it already transformmed into the chrsalis (cocoon to her). We waited only a few short weeks before it turned into a beautiful butterfly. She was so excited! She had been checking on her cocoon every morning just hoping one day she would find a butterfly and she finally did. The hard part came when I had to convince her that she really needed to let it go so that it would have a better chance of surviving. She relunctly let it go, but was excited to watch it fly off. The butterfly even flew back towards us about 10 minutes later, almost as if to say thank you!

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Time for School
















Abigail and Hannah are attending Discovery School this year. It is a Christian preschool that they attend 3 days a week. I am very excited about the program for both girls. Since we have to get up before the crack of dawn, we took the girls' first day school pics the night before.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More Swim Photos

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Little Swimmers
















This summer Mimi gave the girls swim lessons at Saginaw City Pool area. I was a little nervous about Hannah at first, because last year she did not like the water at all. I knew Abigail would be like a fish in water and she did not disappoint me! Hannah was a little shy the first day of lessons, but I think her sister encouraged her being in the same class and she loved it! The hardest part was reminding the girls to wait their turn with the instructor when swimming of jumping in the pool! Abigail was constantly going underwater and having so much fun.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Carnival Time
















In April, Northwood Church in Keller hosted a spring carnival. We were a little surprised by the price of things, but we did let the girls ride a few rides. They had an absolute blast. Abigail rode the big ferris wheel with her daddy (mommy is not crazy about big rides). Hannah wanted to ride with Sissy on all the rides and was content to let Abigail ride in the front each time.

Springtime Cuties











The girls enjoy riding their motorized car (they call it the motorcycle) they got for Christmas from Mimi and BeBob. There are many days that pretend to be hunting bugs (especially Abigail). They are so cute riding together.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Just Catching Up March 2010

I have had the chance to add a few entries to the blog with hopefully more to come. At this time Shawn has gotten a job in his IT field. Currently it is part-time, but it has great potential to go full-time. He is mainly working with churches, servicing computers, setting up networks, and trouble-shooting. He also goes to the Southern Baptist Convention as well. We are hoping this will be a great opportunity for him to use his skills. He will begin teaching a class on Monday, March 22 at a college. It will be a 3 1/2 week class teaching IT. I have been busy with subbing. This semester has proved to be much more productive than last as I have been able to know more of the personnel at the schools, who in turn have called me back for more jobs. I will starting a long-term maternity leave sub towards the end of April and I will doing a 2 week sub job starting Monday. April 1 I can sign up for the job fair in Keller and hopefully other districts as well. We are praying for a teaching position. It would be nice to know something this summer so I know where I will start for the fall. As for this summer, I am not sure what I will be doing yet. I would like to take a trip to visit friends in Florida, though. God has been very faithful even when I have not been. He is our constant provider and has shown His grace and mercy numerous times. The girls are growing up so fast. It is hard to believe that Abigail will be 5 this year and Hannah will be 3 in July! It has been so fun watching them grow to love each other and play with each other more and more each day and just develop that wonderful sister bond. I pray they can always be that close. Abigail continues to amaze me with what she absorbs and learns. She has learned the books of the New Testament and was awarded a Bible for her hard work in Sunday School! Hannah is my little lover. She showers me with kisses and big bear hugs. She is sister's little shadow and seeks to please with kindness and politeness. She loves being the helper. We are hoping to start both in school this fall with Hannah going 2 or 3 days and Abigail going 3 or more. I think with what Abigail has already learned and I have taught her at home, she will love school. Both girls love books and being read to and reading to me, too! God is so good!

More Snow!
















After the snow for Christmas Eve, we were very surprised to receive 12 inches in 2010! It is rare to get snow and especially so much! I had to teach one day, but the streets really were not that bad. I did get to leave early so it made it better. When I returned home, I found that the girls had built their own snowman with Nana. I got to take them back out for a little bit and build one more snowman. During this time the electricity also went out on our whole street which made it quite chilly inside the house. We made it one night under several layers of blankets and the next day decided to not risk it coming back on (my parents had lost for power for a whole week last summer after a big storm) and we went to Mimi and Be-Bobs while my parents went to my Uncle Kenneth's house. That afternoon it was not so bad and we decided to stop back by the house int he evening and the electricity was back on! We had fun in the snow while it lasted.

Fall or Winter Fun?




Since it had snowed in December, we decided all the leaves from the huge oak tree needed to be raked and bagged before it might snow again. The weather here in Texas can be sporadic, so the leaves didn't drop in the fall, but rather the winter. The girls decided to help us raking.

Never a Dull Moment




Although most of the time the girls will take their rest and even nap, there are other times behind close doors that I have to wonder what goes on in the girls' room. One afternoon I happened to open to door at the end of nap time and low and behold, I discovered the two girls had been working sneakily together to reaarange Hannah's bed. Just take a look.