Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pray for James

Last Thursday, the Sikes Family found out that their almost 8 month old son had a brain tumor. He has since gone through 3 brain surgeries and most recently has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. I graduated college with Kara, we met Freshman year and had a few classes together over the years. This is James

I remember clearly what it was like to sit with parents in Iraq who's children were facing life threatening illnesses and undergoing risky surgical procedures. I don't know if anything can make a parent feel more helpless or scared. Please pray for this family. James will soon begin a year of chemotherapy treatments and has been given a 50/50 chance of survival. You can read their story here and continue to pray for James through his battle with cancer.

Friday, June 24, 2011

give a 1 year old a camera...

and you will get pictures like these



this is his leg

And here are some recent Mommy taken pictures

Playing by the kiddie pool

Look Mom! I put on all my bibs!

Friday, June 17, 2011


I never had the chance to meet Ty, he left the daycare center before we got there... but we sure talk about Ty A LOT. Poor kid really gets a bad rap and nobody even got to meet him. You see, whenever someone in H's class at school spills something, drops food on the floor, or generally makes a big mess, the teacher jokingly says "Uh-oh, who did that? Was it Ty?"

The first time I heard about this I was having lunch with H at school (see emergency room incident) and when one of the kids spilled their milk the teacher asked if Ty did it and all the kids yelled "yeah! Ty!". I noticed a few days later that H kept saying what I thought was "uh-oh, die" when he would drop something, but didn't put two and tow together until dropping H off a few days later and the kids were already eating breakfast. When I set him in his chair his shoe hit the table and knocked his cereal on the floor, H quickly said "uh-oh, Ty!". I looked at the teacher and she laughed and said "Ty didn't do that, he isn't even at the center anymore!" That's when I realized he had been blaming Ty for everything that he spilled.

A month later he still blames Ty when things spill on the floor, but at least now he goes to get the broom and clean up! That Ty sure is a clumsy kid! See for yourself below.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

feely goup

I have Fridays off this summer so H and I are going to be doing some more art projects. Yesterday, we made feely goup. I found the recipe in a book a I got a month ago. The book is and it has some really great ideas!

Feely goup is cool because there are only 2 ingredients and it is super easy to clean up. Not to mention this provided my 1.5 year old with almost an hour of entertainment! For such a short attention span, this stuff is pretty cool! It starts off as a liquid and then hardens into a crumbly, clayish substance. H's favorite part of the liquid stage was putting food coloring in and then stirring it with spoons to watch it change colors. He didn't like to feel it with his hands when it was wet, but once it dried he thought it was pretty cool. I didn't get any pictures of the wet stage because my hands were covered... but here is the dried stuff.

To make your own feely goup all you need is:

2 Cups cornstarch
1 Cup water
optional: food coloring

Mommy & Me

I've been looking for a local Mommy & Me gymnastics class to take H to and I finally found one this week! We went for the first time this morning and while the structure was a little much for a 19 month old, he had a lot of fun running down the tumble track and doing rolls on the mats. We might wait till he is a little older to go back, but it was still fun! There's a short clip of us doing handstands down the tumble track below.

Thankfully Daddy came too, cause I was sure sweating trying to keep up with this little one!