Thursday, May 22, 2008

A peek into my colorful week...

These photos tell just a snippet of all the things that have happened in our lives and home this week. From an afternoon of watercolor painting {my girls love to paint and they use handfuls of q-tips to complete their masterpeices- just a fun tip for some of you are scared of letting your kids paint and make a mess.- it's really not that bad} to Ava putting on a show and having Brock be her backup, to the smiles and thrill of winning a guitar. (Brock won the guitar, but they all think they did and they've had fun taking turns "playing" it- nicely.)
Bella is smiling and so proud because she got her report card today and I told her grades were great and she gets to go to first grade next year. She ran around the kitchen/living room shouting, "Hooray! I passed! I get to go to first grade next year!". It was so cute and I am very excited to see both her and Wyndham in the kindergarten graduation gowns/hat tomorrow. They have been praciticing very diligently for their program tomorrow night.
I've been cranking on the high school year book and was just about done for today's classes when suddenly there was a blaring alarm and lights flashing and doors slamming shut. Guess what happened?
My own adorable, mischievious Ava pulled the fire alarm in my classroom. It was about 3 minutes before school was out for the day- so needless to say there was a lot of running around and confusion- from the parents and the students. That cute little face you see single-handedly evacuated a building of more than 350 people.
Everytime the baby inside me kicks, I start wondering more and more what we are in for. {Here he is at 21 weeks and counting.} I know it is a huge blessing to be expecting another baby and after all we've been through I never take a minute of kids in my life for granted. I know they grow quickly and life can change without notice, so there is something to be said about just loving every single moment.
Even the ones that make you want to turn your head and look the other way. It's all part of the package- I think they've painted the picture very clearly for me this week. From baked potato upside-down on the dining room floor, to their little voices belting out their favorite songs and everything in between. I don't know how they do it, but they color my world. Everyday.


Jodie said...

Hey, Jody.

I don't know if you heard about Steven Curtis Chapman's family yet or not, but I thought you might want to post and ask people to pray? Their youngest daughter, Maria, who just turned 5, was killed in their driveway by an SUV that her teenage brother was driving. A horrific accident! I figured with the vast readership on you blog, you'd get more prayer going than over on mine that is rarely frequented by anyone.

I know you can feel for this family so much more than the rest of us. It's reminded me to pray for you, too, and Ade, Angie...all of you.

Hope you have a good weekend.

In His grace,

Karey said...

Don't know if you heard another brother and sister in Christ have lost a young one. The Steven Curtis Chapman family. The tragedy is their teenage son was driving into the driveway & didn't see his sister. She passed later at the hospital. We are all praying for their double heartache.

Tabitha said...

What a beautiful post ~ I love all the colourful things that your children have been up to!!
My daughter loves painting too and the mess is always easily cleaned up after!!
love and hugs, Tabitha

AbbieQ said...

That picture of Wyndham with the guitar is beautiful in so many ways.

I stumbled upon your blog one day when looking for scrapbooking ideas. I haven't been able to stop coming back. Your posts make me laugh and cry.
My girls are about your two youngest daughters ages and I am also expecting a little boy. Are you going to keep us updated your naming ideas? or keep them private until he's born?