Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Day at Randolph Park

We took the children yesterday for a family outing to Randolph Park in Dublin. We stayed for nearly 5 hours and had a picnic there but the children still were not ready to leave! We enjoyed watching them have such a great time! Even Daniel and I both went down the big yellow slide:-). The kids didn't really appreciate the 15 min breaks where they had to sit on the side of the pool and wait for swim time to resume:-)

Sissy really loved this alligator slide

Friday, August 29, 2008

Little James (Bubby) is now 3!

Our little James (Bubby) turned 3 on August 14th. He is so precious and a delightful son. He is known for having round brown eye's and the cutest little deep voice you have ever heard. He stays very focused on whatever he is doing and loves riding the bike we bought him this summer. People crack up sometimes just listening to him talk with his deep, sincere voice. This afternoon I saw him heading out the front door to ride his bike and I asked him if I could squeeze him. He turned around and looked at me with those brown eyes and said in his deep voice"uhhh, maybe wader" and ran on out the door. He absolutely loves going to Custards Corner (the little ice cream stand at the bottom of our street). Almost every time we drive by he says, " There's Cussers Corner!" Although he is usually busy and focused on something he will be very affectionate when he chooses to be. He gives the sweetest kisses. The hardest thing in his life right now is that Isaac is no longer napping and poor little Bubby is still required to take an afternoon nap most days:-). He understands very well that blessings come from God and when I ask him where I got him he will quickly tell me " from God and Jesus! "
I hope this little boy realizes just how much we love him:-) My prayer for his life is that God will give him direction for his life at an early age and the courage to follow through at a young age! Bubby requested that we have hot dogs and a Red cake for his birthday so that is exactly what he got. I made some dips and other things including homemade ice cream which he thoroughly ejoyed! We bought him the Red Radio Flyer scooter pictured above as our gift to him and he also got a leap frog My first computer, some Fall outfits, as well as some books and puzzles
4 generations of Rich menOur Family This was about the best we could do trying to get a decent picture of all the grandkids!We were so happy that Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Lauren, and cousin Joseph got to spend the weekend with us. Friday night we all went for a walk down to Custards Corner!Gracie loves ice cream as much as her Mommy!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Enjoying Gods Creation and Time with My Family

I got the privilege to go hiking with Pops and Margaret on the Appalachian Trail this past week. I had such a great time! There is just something really special about being out in Gods creation and getting the fresh air and exercise. I stand in awe that we have a God who created such beautiful mountains for us to enjoy!
A ways down the trail Lindsay and Margaret became 2 stinky, sweaty girls :-)
One of the beautiful views we got to enjoy!
Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his Holy Mountain, For the Lord our God is Holy.
Psalm 99:9

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Those Darn Blueberries

Have you ever found something in a crazy spot? I got quite a laugh this afternoon. A few weeks ago a friend from church gave us some fresh picked blueberries. I put them in a pretty glass dish for dinner that night and put them on the table. Everyone had some and commented on how good they were. I was already smelling the blueberry pancakes we were going to have the next morning with the left over blueberries. The next morning I got up and hunted everywhere for the blueberries. I moved everything in the fridge around and searched both freezers. I even searched the cabinets and the trash can just to make sure I hadn't done something crazy with them. I continued searching a little through the week but we never could figure out what happened to them... that is until today. We are having company for dinner tomorrow night so I decided to make a yummy dessert. I opened my deep drawer where I keep all the glass dishes and moved some things around to get to a dish I hadn't used in awhile, and there they were in a glass dish with a lid on them! They weren't even that moldy:-)