Archive for December, 2008

My little man, no longer little…

Posted by KK on Sunday, 28 December, 2008

Today is Wheat’s birthday! I can’t believe how fast these kids are growing up! He is such a loving boy and always does the right thing. He accepted Jesus into his heart this Fall and although this is a journey for him (and us) and he has not been baptized yet he fully understands what it means to do good for himself and everyone around him and to live like Jesus. We are so proud of this child and can’t wait to see him grow more and I know I am a blink away from buying his first car and/or shipping him off to college. He is so smart and he got exactly what he wanted for his birthday – a Didj and a digital camera. He loves photography and takes pictures with my camera all the time. One of his creations is below which is a little something he threw together on my sister-in-laws fridge with magnetic words. It is so funny to me because it has many of his favorite things in it. (BTW, a Didj is a handheld video game similar to a Nintendo DS but the Didj is made by Leapfrog and while it appears sleek and cool and has ‘big boy’ games to go with it like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, etc., it is educational and makes them solve math equations and read, etc., in order to beat the levels so this makes me happy:)

And before the judgements begin flying…sticking candles in a brownie was not my cop out. Wheat detests birthday cake and always has. I had to force it into his mouth on his first birthday which was also the very first time he ever tasted it and he went into sugar shock and almost puked. Cookies are ok with him sometimes but he hates any sort of icing so a cookie cake from the mall is out of the question. A brownie is what he asks for because he loves chocolate so a brownie is what he got. No nuts, no a’la’mode, just plain brownie.


Mommy vs. Jesus (insert fist bump)

Posted by KK on Saturday, 27 December, 2008

Today is my birthday and all my life I have had to attend some sort of Christmas celebration on this day as well as receiving gifts (granted anyone had any money leftover from Christmas to give me a gift) which were always, ALWAYS wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper. As an adult, it’s not an issue unlike when I was a kid. And since I had the privilege of being in labor all day on my 24th birthday with Wheat in 2000, I am now always consumed on my birthday with not only some sort of Christmas celebration but also planning my eldest son’s birthday party which is the day after mine. Again, as an adult, this is how I prefer my birthdays are spent. But for my son, I always make sure he has a very unique and special day set apart from any sort of Christmas celebration and that NONE of his gifts are ever wrapped in snowman or Santa Claus paper. (also understanding he will likely not be so dramatic with these things and make them an issue like I did since he is male)

Nonetheless, today is chock full of two Christmas celebrations…the first being at my mother’s here with all my siblings and all nine grandchildren and at noon we will travel to Jason’s home town to be with his family. So today, our beloved Lake, knowing what was in store and with much excitement, moseyed into the kitchen where Jason was brewing our coffee. Jason says to Lake, “When your mom gets out of the shower, you be sure to tell her Happy Birthday because today is her birthday”. Looking very stunned and at the same time confused, Lake replied “Is she Jesus?” (This is the part where you imagine me and Jesus standing side by side and insert the fist bump between us both).

I have to make a note to my amazing husband who always tries to make sure my birthday is still special in some way (even in the midst of my disapproval) and always surprises me with gifts and/or handmade cards from the boys. I love you, minsnack!

And lastly, a big phat Congrats to my little bro (who be starvin’ like Marvin and needs his roast beef) and his amazing wife for the little seed they planted 7 or so weeks ago for which they announced to us all today (enter a grandmother, 3 sisters and 2 brother-in-laws crying like a bunch of babies and hugging while all 9 grandkids stood around extremely puzzled and freaked out). Becoming an Aunt never gets old, even the 7th time around. :)

Merry Christmas!

Posted by KK on Wednesday, 24 December, 2008

We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and holiday season with their family and friends and that the new year brings many new joys and memories!


A blind artist but not starving…

Posted by KK on Friday, 19 December, 2008

I can’t believe I am posting this but it is a bit surreal. Anyone wanna take a guess at what this is?


Yep. If you guessed dog pee, you’re darn tootin’! Stevie is gettin’ old, we are realizing. If he isn’t cared for properly and made to go outside frequently then his old bladder gets the best of him. But his old age doesn’t mean he isn’t talented. He painted a self portrait of himself on the carpet using his doggy manhood and bodily fluids. We think this was pretty amazing and if we could preserve it somehow, cut out the piece of carpet and sell it on Ebay we would in a heartbeat. If a freakin’ piece of toast can sell on Ebay for oodles of bucks then this would have…LOL.