Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Friday Family Photo Fun Challenge

I decided to participate in Double Happiness' Family Photo Fun Friday Challenge. I know I don't have my own family, but these kids are like family to me. Her challenge this week is "hands." We use our hands for everything from work to play to showing love and affection to comfort we use them to talk to protect and to illustrate.
These are random pictures I've taken over the year. The top one is of my friends son when he was around eight months old. The second picture is of my god-daughter Teyha digging into her cake on her first birthday.

The above picture is another friends daughter down by the river in our city. The two pictures below I took over the summer at various gardens.

This is a picture of two little girls I used to babysit...I love their little fingers in contrast to the chain on the tire swing. It reminds me of how tiny they really were.
I like this picture just because of all that it represents to me. The color contrast and if you dig deeper...this picture would not have existed many years ago.

Denver Trip

So I'm back and semi-recovered from a long weekend..a very long weekend. The girls and I got to Denver around four on Friday and checked into the hotel, bathed, and changed clothes then headed to the mall. I love shopping in big cities!!! There are so many choices and so much variety its a shop-a-holics heaven lol. The girls love walking the mall and flirting with all the people they meet. After the mall we headed to Olive Garden where we had to wait over an hour for a table. Now what possesed me to sit and wait with three children for an hour I don't know. I think I was too tired to load them back in the car and try to find somewhere else to go and at the time I definitely was not in the mood for Chuck E Cheese. The girls were so good I was amazed. I was so proud of them...even the manager came out to say that she thought they were the best behaved kids in the resteraunt that night and even gave me a discount off our meal.
On Saturday we went shopping again and then I decided to give in and take them to Chuck E Cheese. The kids again were good, but tired so we didn't stay long which was no problem for me. My friend was coming to Denver to pick up her cousin from the airport Saturday night, but got a flat tire and wasn't going to make it, so I took the kids to go pick up my friends' cousin.
So I had to get the kids out of the bath in some clothes and drive in the middle of a rainstorm to the airport find parking...load the kids into the stroller and brave the Denver airport. I don't know how many of you have flown into or out of the Denver airport, but it is huge and then trying to find someone you've never met in swarms of people with three cranky tired kids...not fun. Needless to say we did find her and made it back safely.
Sunday was church and the zoo, which of course had to be crowded to the limit and I didn't get to take the pictures that I wanted to. I was pretty disappointed. The kids had fun though and it was amazing to see how big the girls have gotten since November. I will post pictures soon.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Random Thoughts pt. 1

Wow! I just realized I did not post a single blog for the month of February. I'm kinda mad at myself mainly just because last month was a busy month and so much happened that I wanted to document for memories sake. Oh, well.
In other thoughts the girls and I are going to Denver this weekend(praying the weather is nice)for a weekend of shopping, eating, and just plain fun with Holly. The girls and I haven't been to Denver since the beginning of November and boy was that a long weekend. I went to Denver with six children under the age of four. I know, I know... I'm crazy.
It was so much fun and the kids were so well behaved it made me want to do it again...later lol when they are older. I know some may read this and think what parents in their right minds would send that many children with one person out of town for three days? I can understand concern and believe me, I have heard it many times before. My thought what does it matter as these children and myself have nothing to do with you and you know nothing about me and my capabilities.
Many of my friends are my age and have at least four young children a piece. So many times they call me to help them because they need a break or advice. The Lord blessed me with patience beyond my years and a gift with children that I cannot explain. My friends trust me and have no reservations about the care I provide their children. Children are my life and I learn so much from the time that I spend with them. They are what makes me happy and I can't imagine my life without them.

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