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Posts from — March 2008

Exploring a little bit of TX

T.C. was able to take off on Friday. After some research, we found a neat place that we wanted to explore. It is called Sea Center in Lake Jackson, and is only about 45 minutes from here. http://www.texasexplorer.com/SeaCenterTexas.htm It is a fish hatchery and has a great exhibit on local fish, touch tank, salt marsh, etc. (the best part is that it is FREE…nothing is free anymore!) Anyway, the kids really enjoyed it and we will definitely be going back again. Clark was a little unsure about sticking his hand in the touch tank…though he loved looking at all the crabs, etc. He did get brave enough to touch a hermit crab that Ali was holding. We were talking yesterday about how before we brought him home, Clark had most likely never even seen a fish…much less be expected to stick his hand in some tank…haha. Wonder what he was thinking?

Well, our big job for the weekend is making a schoolroom change. YUCK! Since we moved into this house, Ali and I have done school in our dining room. However, now I would like our dining room to be JUST that…our dining room. I am a little tired of walking through our front door and seeing school books. So…we have decided to move our schoolroom upstairs. We have a rather large bedroom and it is pretty much wasted space. We have decided to divide our bedroom up and use half for school. We are going to use bookshelves as our divider…pretty clever, thanks to T.C. for coming up with that idea. We are going to our favorite store today to get Ali a new desk and bookshelves. You just gotta love Target…$30 for bookshelves…SWEET!! However, I am not looking forward to emptying the shelves that we currently have so that we can move them. Oh well, it will be nice when it is complete.

Oh yes, I will explain the picture of Clark vacuuming…he has a fit when he sees me vacuuming…so sometimes I give him a turn. Well, he LOVES it. What can I say? Our upstairs vacuum is very light so he is able to push it easily. Why would we extinguish that desire?

Here are pictures from Friday…

Sea Center, TX

March 29, 2008   No Comments

Clark never ceases to make us laugh…

Well, I don’t have anything real exciting to write about…so I will tell a couple of Clark funnies! Yesterday T.C. was holding his hands and letting him flip around over and over and over and over…he absolutely loves to do this, and we can’t for the life of us believe his little body is that strong. Anyway, T.C. was talking to me and said “I wonder if he could do the iron cross” (he was kidding) and Clark overheard and jumped down and did the sign of the cross on his chest. We do the sign of the cross a couple of times during the worship service at our church,and have been teaching Clark how to do it. Well, buddy he heard cross and wanted us to know that yes, in fact he COULD do it!! Too funny. Also, we have been teaching Clark “The Lord’s Prayer” before bed. He knows about half of it and now we are working on the second half, which is taking longer with more difficult words to say. Anyway, the other night we were working on the second half and got to “Give us this day our..” and Clark blurted out “PRESENTS”!!! It was so funny but actually I think he was thinking of the next line “trespasses” and couldn’t say it. I guess presents sounded good enough to him. Oh the boy makes us laugh!

Remember I mentioned a couple weeks ago that Clark was bothering one of the girls in gymnastics and she was making mad faces at him. Well, this week he was so proud after gym and he told me “girl no mad face.” Guess he actually quit following her around and making her upset.

March 27, 2008   No Comments

Happy Easter

What a glorious day as we have celebrated the resurrection of our Lord! We started our day with our daughter serving our breakfast at church. She had a fun time (mainly goofing around with her friends) helping this morning. We then had a beautiful church service.

This afternoon the kiddos dyed their Easter eggs. Ali then dressed up like the bunny, rang the doorbell, and Clark answered the door. We can’t figure out if he ever figured out that it was Ali. Too funny!

A few pictures from our day….


March 23, 2008   No Comments

Easter came early around here….

Don’t tell Clark, but the Easter Bunny came early at our house! My parents came on Thursday, but had to leave tonight(Sat.)…so we decided to have Easter early around here. They wanted to see Clark get his first Easter basket. Let me tell you just how cute that was! He was so excited he just didn’t know what to think of it all. The kids woke up to find their baskets, then we headed off to Easter Jubilation at our church. It was an Easter extravaganza for the children. The Easter Bunny was in attendance, crafts galore, singing, the presentation of the Easter story, snacks…and to top it all off it ended with an egg hunt outside. The weather was wonderful! The kids had a great day. After returning home, we cooked a nice dinner and then my parents had to head home. T.C. actually has tomorrow off, which will be very nice. Tonight is his last night for this flight and it will be back to normal hours on Monday…hip hip hooray!! Ali’s age group at church is helping to cook breakfast tomorrow for the entire church. She will pull an hour and a half shift. That is right up her alley, as she LOVES to cook. It should be fun for her.

It was so cute…Ali decided to have her own egg hunt for Clark this evening. She stuffed some eggs and hid them outside…then told him the bunny left them. It was hilarious…he came equipped with keys attached to his pants and his toy cell phone hanging from his wrist. At one point he said “wait”…and proceeded to stop, answer his phone, and then finally got back to the business at hand. Oh boy!!

Here are photos from our day…

Easter came early!!

March 22, 2008   No Comments

Oh the things we endure!!!!

I hope our kids know just how much we love them. We ENDURED the spring break crowd (just about every spot was taken in the HUGE parking lot) at Space Center Houston so that Ali could attend a “High School Musical 2 Dance Party” and Clark could see Diego in costume….and my only words are OH MY GOODNESS! Well, anyway…it was all worth it when we caught parents joining in on the dance lessons. We even caught some on tape…it is wrong, I know…to video people without them knowing…I should feel more guilty. However, just watch the videos and have a good laugh. The parents were trying to dance their way to a free poster for their kids….well, my wonderful husband leans over to his precious daughter and says “I will just buy you a poster”…and she responded “good idea.” Haha! Man, these men deserved SO much more than a poster.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend with their families. We are looking forward to the first Easter with our son home…what a blessing! May we all marvel at the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

Space Center Houston

March 20, 2008   No Comments