Saturday, November 15, 2008

Amelia Bedelia hits Pike Valley Farm

When I think of it I will be posting my favorite quote of the day from one of my children. Today's inaugural quote is from Jasmine:
My favorite quote of the day: "Uh oh, I think she has energies". This was what Jasmine said when one of our dogs sneezed.

Jasmine, my three year old is wonderful. It is probably my favorite age. They're so funny, I just love the way their minds work at this age. That's why I took Early Childhood Education as a specialization in my Elementary Ed degree all those years ago. :) I remember this age even with my two older ones, who are now 15 and 11. And I have a two year old who will likely bring me as much entertainment in about a year as the other three have already done. Not to mention all the grandchildren I have (or am about to have). ahhh
So anyhow, Jasmine was wanting to help do the laundry the other day. I use that term "help" very loosely. It's like when Sophie, my two year old, wants to "help" with the dishes. It makes a 15 minute job about a 30 minute job. But, it's all good. :-)
Back to my pile of laundry. I taught Jasmine how to fold various things, such as a hand towel, wash cloth, and dish towels. She felt very proud of herself when she made it resemble mine. She would carefully fold, sometimes folding the wrong way so that it would look like a man's tie... but she would see the error of her ways and correct it. She was feeling very proud. When I had finished with the rest of them, she had a small pile that had her name all over them. The edges didn't meet up, they were crooked in every sense of the word. A person with OCD couldn't have dealt with it! My mom, sister and 11 year old daughter, would have 'fixed' them for sure. But I resisted and thanked her for her help and told her what a great job she did. I asked her to go and put the washcloth and hand towel under the sink in the bathroom. She returned in about a minute, and I sent her into the kitchen with the hand towels. I told her to put them in the towel drawer in the kitchen. Again, she felt so accomplished, she was beaming! I just love this age.
So, fast forward a few hours. I had finally put Sophie down for her nap and had a chance to run to the bathroom... I seem to 'hold it' way too long if I get busy with the kids. My bladder is amazing sometimes! lol So as I am sitting down, I looked straight ahead at Jasmine's Amelia Bedelia moment. I had asked her to put the hand towel and washcloth under the sink. I didn't say "put it in the cabinet which is under the sink." She had neatly folded them and placed them very carefully under the entire cabinet and on the floor, which was under the sink. Oh my goodness, it was so funny! I guess you had to be there. Did I tell you how much I like this age?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oh, Shymkent!!! I can't believe Obama won!!!

Thanks for sending this pic of me, Jamie!!!

I hope this isn't going to offend anyone, but that's sort of what blogging is all about, right? It's about saying what's on your mind, what you're up to, and how to fix the world in one's humble opinion. :-)

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'd know that there's a joke behind my "Oh, Shymkent!" title... go back to July and you'll understand it better. :-)

My eleven year old woke up this morning and asked me immediately who won and my reply was "just go back to bed for the next 3 or 4 years, and it will be okay." and she laughed. She told me later that she had a dream she was on the Titanic... and I said "that's called 'Obama won', honey". Again, she laughed. She brought me all her money she had saved up from her allowance to help out since she knew things were going to get much worse, economically speaking. She's heard things on the news over the last several months. But apparently, my eleven year old knows more than a little more than half of American voters.

I cannot believe that so many voters went for Obama. I am dumbfounded that so many people have been duped! Did anyone hear about the Ayers story?? Did anyone listen to Revered Wright??? Did anyone hear about how he wants to raise the death tax????? Did anyone know that it's not been proven that he was even born in the United States? Did anyone hear that he has very LITTLE experience and will not be able to protect us??? Did anyone notice how the stock market went down another 5% today after the election results... after it had gone up for several days? And just tonight I read, according to the Associated Press, that Russia is going to send missiles to counter the U.S.

"Russia will deploy short-range missiles near Poland to counter U.S. military plans in Eastern Europe, President Dmitry Medvedev warned Wednesday, setting a combative tone that clashed with global goodwill over Barack Obama's election."

Yeah, goodwill. I have heard over and over again that people like that he has been elected and that a lot of people think it's because he's going to be a push-over when it comes to defense and military. Holy Shymkent, I cannot believe we're in this place!!!! I will not be watching much news now, I used to love Fox News. I am annoyed with McCain and Palin at their poor campaign choices. My sister, a friend of mine (Jim) and I could have run a MUCH better campaign for them! (this is the saving the world part in my humble opinion).

Apparently, there is a bumper sticker out there that has a big "O" in white on a black background and then is says in small letters sh*t... I would get one that says "O" and then Shymkent in small letter. It's really funny! At least there are some people keeping a good sense of humor about this!! lol

It's just that he is so far LEFT (wrong) and I am so far RIGHT (right!)!!! LOL

Finally, I must say that I know that God is sovereign over all the nations, over all things. We'll be okay. As one of my friends sent me in an email this morning, No matter who wins the election......

No Matter Who wins the Election:

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Here are a few fall and Halloween pictures I thought I should share. I have to tell you, Sophie was so cute trying to figure out Halloween! You could tell that she was just like "okay, let me get this straight. I'm going to put on this costume that makes me look like a bee and then I get free candy??? I'm in!"

Jasmine was a Pooh Bear since they like honey so well, and her sister was a bee. ;-)