Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Okay, so I don't know about you other Mom's out there but I despise laundry. In fact the "L" word is a bad word here in the Fisher house. The rule is if your dirty laundry is not in the laundry room it does not get washed. However when it does get put in the right place and it does get washed it has a hard time making it to everyones rooms. You see I am usually in a hurry when I switch loads and everything that gets pulled from the dryer gets placed in our front sitting room onto a chair. Thus we have a "Laundry Chair" .... Some weeks it may sit there until Fridays when I clean house and put away all the laundry. On a typical Wednesday morning you may hear me say did you check the "Laundry Chair". If you are a surprise visitor at my front door I will scoop it onto the floor if you want to sit in that particular chair or you may just have to look at it from the couch while we drink our coffee. If I would only put it away right when I take it out, I would not have wrinkles to iron out or socks to match at the last minute. Someday I may have a handle on the laundry but for now I have 4 kids and a husband so I will continue to do my best!!!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Me: Gray we are not going to have any more babies.
Gray: But Mommy they are so cute and I want one.
Me: I know Gray but you are our baby .
Gray: Mommy please can we just go to the store and pick one out!
Me: Gray babies have to grow inside of a Mommy's tummy.
Gray: Ok then grow one Mommy, I will be a really good BIG BROTHER!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Kevin: Oh man I hope that wasn't the Easter Bunny.
Grayson: Oh I hope it wasn't either.
Noah: Gray the Easter Bunny is not real, its just Mom & Dad.
Grayson: No it is not! The Easter Bunny is coming to bring me some candy.
Noah: Gray Mom & Dad put candy in your basket....Duh!
Me: Noah who told you that the Easter Bunny isn't real?
Noah: Mom I am 7 now I know these things.
Me: OK then you can believe what you want but don't ruin it for your brother he is only 3.
I can't believe he doesn't believe anymore : ( The twins were at least 9 when they figured it all out and I thought I had a couple more years before the boys figured it all out. Noah still believes in the Tooth Fairy and Santa...I can't quite figure out why he believes in them and not the Bunny. We teach our kids the real reason of the holidays and would never lie to them if they asked if the make believe things were real. I guess I am sad about it because my babies are growing up so fast.....
So here's hoping that the Easter Bunny is not the bunny that is smeared all over my street!!!!
Happy Easter to everyone and may we all REJOICE that he has Risen!!!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
okay so i am loving the not me monday confessions or "NOT" confessions started at http://www.mycharmingkids.net/ !!!!
What did I "NOT" do this week?
I did not sweep a big pile of dirt under the rug because I had someone at my door and I couldn't at the moment find my dust pan......
I did not pick something off the floor at Taco Bell and then eat it...I know that is sick.....
I did not tell my 3 yr. old that McDonalds was closed because their kitchen was broken....
I did not have 4 cups of coffee Saturday morning....
and 3 doughnuts Sunday morning......
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I received this today about dieting...I am not on a diet per say but trying very hard to eat healthy and remove about 15lbs that I know are unhealthy to me. It's a hard process for me but over the last 3 mths I have learned not to be so hard on myself because life happens, and there will be times we will eat out and we will have birthday parties that I will want a piece of cake! It's all about making choices for ourselves and living with those choices which may cause us to struggle.
I just read that people make the statement of wanting to lose weight. When we lose something we usually find it again and weight that I lose is not something I want to find again. We should be saying REMOVAL. We want to remove weight and not find it again! So this is to all my friends who are wanting to remove any weight to make themselves healthier.....
1 Peter 3:14But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.
If the example of Jesus teaches us anything, it should be that suffering is a noble and good thing when it leads to a better way. Our diets are definitely the source of suffering, but there is great blessing awaiting all who stick with them. God has promised special blessing to those who keep courage in the face of suffering and don't give in. Losing weight not only makes us look and feel better, but it draws us closer to God and His divine plan for us. Our suffering is not in vain. It is all to the glory of the Lord.
Today's thought: I will fear nothing, as long as Jesus is with me!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
And this is the conversation that followed....
Me: Grayson this makes mommy very upset you need to get a rag and clean it up right now.
Grayson: okay mommy.
3 hrs later I walk into the family room and see our large (much larger than Gray) kitchen rug laying over the fireplace.
Me: Grayson why is the rug in here?
Grayson: You told me to clean the fireplace with it but I tried mommy and the crayon isn't coming off.
Me: (Laughing) Gray I said a "rag" not a "rug".
Sunday morning walking into church.....
Me: Gray are you excited to go to sunday school?
Grayson: Yes I think I am going to learn lots of things about Sundays!!!!
It's that day of the week again.
"Not ME Monday"
A little fun Monday blogging idea from MckMama at http://www.mycharmingkids.net/
I must say it is so fun to hear from others about the things they "DID NOT DO"
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I recently heard a full time working Mom say she was so thankful that her daughter was at daycare so her house was never messy and she had a break from her daughter everyday. While I am not one to judge (to each his own) I was kind of taken back, and as much as I would like my house cleaned all the time and all the little smudges off my glass I wouldn't change my life for anything.
I'm thankful for the handprints on the front glass door, tv, and coffee table. I'm thankful for the fifty times I will wipe Gray's nose today, for the spilled milk, crushed goldfish crackers, and the unrolled toilet paper I will find in the bathroom. Thankful I will have 3 hungry mouths to feed when they return from school, and the homework that will have to be helped with. Thankful I have 10 loads of laundry to do because I have 4 beautiful children that dirty clothes. Thankful that I can hear everything that comes out of Grayson's mouth as he explores and imagines in this world around him. Thankful I get to drop the kids off at school and pick them up....
Thankful that I have a husband who thinks its also important for me to be a stay at home mom!!! We may go with out to make it possible but I truly believe we never do.....
So leave the smudges on the glass and the goldfish on the ground. You will never get this time back with your children. Enjoy & cherish every monent of it!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Gray: Picking my boogers....
Me: Oh buddy that's gross why don't you go get a tissue.
Gray: It's okay Mommy I'm throwing them on the ground not eating them....(very proudly spoken)
Me : Oh that's great buddy....(Big Sigh)...Next time lets get a tissue!
I guess I should celebrate with him that he wasn't eating them.....
So I went...Got some fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, whole grains. Everything very healthy!!! No junk...no snacks, even some organic things. Kevin and I are really trying to eat healthy and we don't let our kids snack alot unless its fruit or veggies. (An the occasional pop tart, cookie, fruit snacks, & ice cream!) Anyway so here is where my SHOCK came....
I went through and all of my stuff which didn't even take up an entire cart was $135.00.....
The lady behind me who had 2 carts...2 carts full of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, Honey Buns, Rice Krispies Bars, Bags of Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos, and every other boxed snack you could think of, and I'm not kidding when I said she had 2 FULL carts. Her total $89.00....
I was just blown away by her total compared to mine, and how much food compared to mine. She caught me looking and told me she had a daycare and was buying snacks for all her daycare kids. I'm sure my kids would love to go to her daycare!!!
So the moral of this story is that eating healthy does cost more $....Maybe that's part of the reason we have so many overweight people in America. It's cheaper to eat crap!
So I will continue to clip my coupons, check the store ads for sales and keep buying good healthy food to feed my family! But if you ever see me wheeling out 2 carts full of Little Debbie's just know I'm having a really bad week!!!!!
Friday, February 12, 2010
A day to show someone how much you love them
Give them gifts
Acts of Kindness
Hug a little tighter
Kiss a little sweeter
Why only on Valentines Day? Shouldn't we be living that way everyday. Shouldn't we be living like every day is our last day! No one knows when their last moment will be on this earth.
I think today even though it is only the 12th I will.....
show others act of kindness
and celebrate love today!!!!
1 Cor. 13 : 4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres. Love never fails........
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Grayson: Mommy I think you are so pretty!....But I think you should go put some makeup on!!!!
Noah: Jesus, Thank you for this day, and for letting me have a good day at school. Thank you for letting my mommy put nice clean sheets on my bed tonight so i can be snug as a bug....And thank you for new socks, and new jammies, and clean sheets because those are my favorite things because they are my mommys' favorite things. Help me to be a good boy and obey my parents...Amen
Me: Grayson are you ready to pray?
Grayson: No I already talked to Jesus today....
Me: You can talk to him more than one time.
Grayson: I know I did I talked to him at dinner, and when I was playing.
Me: okay then....
Friday, January 29, 2010
* 1 -1/2 c. water
* 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
* 2 small carrots grated
* 1 small onion chopped
* 1/4 chopped green pepper
* 1 jalapeno chopped and seeded
* 1 garlic clove pressed
* 1 Tbs beef bouillion granules
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 lb. hamburger cooked and drained
* 2- 1/2 c. milk divided
* 3 Tbs. flour
* 8 oz. velveta
* 1/4 tsp to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
* 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
In a large sauce pan bring the first 9 ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15-20 min or until potatoes are tender. Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk heat through. Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth, gradually stir in. Bring to a boil: cook and stir for 2 min. or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat. stir in cheese until melted. Add cayenne if using. Top with bacon and serve.
Sooo yummy a new favorite at our house!!!!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Just this morning he said, "Mommy when I grow up I want to marry you and be in a marching band." Oh if I could only keep him that innocent, and sweet! He prays at every meal and at bedtime and his prayers are so authentic, innocent, precious, beautiful! They go something like this......
Jesus Thank you for this world, and for my mommy, and daddy, and Noah, and Alivia, and Alexa, and my grandpa who has a dog named Sam, and my other grandpa who hunts, and my grandma Becky, and my Aunt Fifi, and for our food, and for Dora, and for Boots, and for everything. (Mom should I say anything else....Whatever you want to say Grayson) Okay giggle....giggle....The End Amen!
I love his Prayer time!
Yesterday we were in ShopKo and Noah was picking out some Valentines for his class and was telling Gray about V-Day!
Noah: Gray Valentines Day is when you give people you love and like chocolate or cards to show them you care about them. Like my friends at school I just like them not love them so I am gonna give them a card with a laffy taffy taped on it. But Mommy I love her so I'm gonna ask Daddy to help me buy her chocolate because she likes that. (Oh yes Mommy does)
Gray : Okay well I'm going to get this Sponge Bob heart for Joselyn because she is my best friend and I love her.
Noah: Gray you can't love her unless you marry her when you are big like Daddy.
Gray: I can love her because she is my friend.
Me: Gray you can get it but lets get her a princess heart not Sponge Bob.
Gray: Joselyn and I love Sponge Bob. (Gray does not get to watch it...so who knows)
Noah: Hey Mom look at these handcuffs they are called LOVE CUFFS...Maybe you should get them for Daddy for V-Day.
Me: Okay boys we are done looking at V-Day things. (Ran as fast out of the aisle as possible)
I love the things and conversations I am blessed to have with my children! Good or bad! I love that I get to be apart of so many teachable moments with my kids! I love the innocent things they say, I love the questions , remarks, comments, etc! I have friends who are always telling me to write the funny things down that they say and I think I will make that a priority so I can remember them all and can one day tell them about how funny and cute they were!!!! Give your kiddos an extra squeeze today and remember how blessed you are to have them in your life!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Then we spent this week all having STREP THROAT : ( So after many copay's at Dr. & Walgreens we are all feeling better and are excited to celebrate our BIG family Christmas tomorrow night at Grandma & Grandpa's.
From our family to yours may this New Year bring you much Peace, Joy, & Happiness! God Bless!