Saturday, May 9, 2009

CH CH CH CHANGES...

We've been having a lot of CHANGES goin' on ROUND HERE TODAY!

CHANGE #!...

Jamie offered to babysit the kids when she came in town this weekend to visit her parents for MDay. The Captain is KNEE-DEEP in planting soybeans right now and there was just no way for him to get away. SO..I took "T" out on a date to eat and shop. We closed down TJ MAXX, GORDMAN'S AND TARGET! We ended our night with some apple dippers and fries from McDonalds. We did a LOT of giggling! I'll share my bargains in a later post :)

Here we are ALL GUSSIED UP in our WAL-MART DRESSES READY 2 GO on our date!
Mine $14-T's $3 clearance 2 years ago.

Here we are at Panera Bread. T-with her MANGO SMOOTHIE and me with my ICED MOCHA!CHANGE #2...


Summer time for my boys means butchering... I MEAN...Mama DOES THEIR HAIR CUTS! All with a $5 kit from DOLLAR GENERAL! I figure if I mess up, it'll grow back right??? BEAN-the FIRST VICTIM...
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Change #3.....


BYE BYE BIRDIES! Our baby chicks ARE NO LONGER CUTE (and they stink up my garage)!! SO, my friend Deb and her daughter Liz came and took 10 of the 12 chickens to raise and then BUTCHER. I asked her if I could come and watch and she said "sure." Although I know I COULD NEVER KILL MY FRIEND-whether he tastes good or not! But it would be kind of cool to see her do it-I know I'm twisted.

So we have 2 hens that will be DOING THEIR THING and laying eggs hopefully in a few months (if they survive the dogs that is)!Change #4......

My My is NO LONGER AFRAID OF bugs, frogs or creepy crawlies! She was the only one of the 4 littles to BRAVE catching this frog today! SHE WAS SO PROUD OF HERSELF and her new friend "LUCY." Why "LUCY" you ask?
(if you look closely at Lucy's little front right hand-it is pressed up against the window just BEGGING for help!)When The CAPTAIN told her that we would have to let the frog LOOSE, this was the NO!!!! reaction followed by tears and her saying "I DON'T WANT TO LET HER LOOSEY." Then she smiled and said "that's it, I'll call her LUCY." Get it? CHANGE #5...THE ONE THAT BRINGS TEARS>>>>>
As I was shaving Bean and Bit But's heads, Our sweet little WY WY begged for a haircut. He goes to the same stylist I do, we have always been SO PROUD OF HIS HAIR. Let's face it, God gave the boy good hair! SO..I made the call to THE CAPTAIN (remember he's on tractor planting beans) and he gave the GO AHEAD.Here he is 1/2 way through the cut.He was itching from all the hair so I rinsed him off in the shower and VOILA!!!His baby curls are gone *sniff sniff*. He can still be a CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ROCK STAR with short hair right?CHANGE #6....
Meet Kure. She has the same EXACT birthday/year as our little MY MY. For Mother's Day, I asked THE CAPTAIN if we could sponsor an ETHIOPIAN child through WORLD VISION for 1 year. THIS IS THE BEST GIFT I could ask for. My heart is with the orphan, it's INGRAINED In my SOUL.
Kure is 4 and has lost both parents to AIDS. She & 2 other siblings are cared for by her older teen brother. The $35 a month we send will help with food, shelter, medicine, school and all her basic needs. We will also be sending her LOTS of letters!
Praying you all have a FABULOUS and BLESSED Mother's Day! I have some surprises in store for my kids-I'll tell ya' later :)

22 comments:

Andrea said...

What a beautiful gift! And some pretty cool changes. ;o) You are a busy momma, it's tough when they grow up huh?! Have a blessed Mother's DAy! Although looks like every day is a blessed one. I would LOVE to meet you as well. ;o) That would be a gift! ;o)

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

#1 Lucy too cute!
#2 You look amazing!
#3 Love all the new hair cuts - you did a great job!
#4 Praying those hens make it!
#5 You are such a wonderful Mommy!

And what a great present!!! Enjoy lovin' on Kure this year!

Happy Mother's Day!
Big hugs and lots of love,
Jill

John Deere Mom said...

What a great post! And you are ROCKIN' that Wal-Mart dress!

Midwest Mommy said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Really? You want to watch? Ok I'll say it, you're twisted, lol!

bearhugs2u said...

Happy Mother's Day!! I looked at the pics and didn't know who the little boy was with MY MY and her frog...........oh my it was Wy...I cant believe it....you finally did it!!! Such a good lookin fella! Well kids, dogs, chickens, frogs,,,,what Mother could ask for more????

Sarah Dawn said...

Such a beautiful way to embrace change! And your date, simple a treasure (ahh, I miss Panera bread). Happy Mommy's Day, from this missionary mommy' heart to yours,

Sarah Dawn

Jen said...

those sure are a lot of changes but good changes.

Tessa said...

Wy Wy looks absolutely adoorable! What a heart breaker! I love the new do ... but can imagine why it was so hard for you too. I also did not realize that it was him in the pic with My My and the frog. Love the Lucy name by the way! What an exciting day for you ... wow!

Hope said...

The haircuts are great! Little WyWy looks fantastic! So awesome about the compassion sponsorship!

trina said...

Awwww. they are too cute. you do an awesome job with the haircuts. Nope can't do my boys' hair. I always mess it up...but the girls are easier...and I like doing theirs. I love reading your updates and happenings. Sweet,sweet.

Joyful Mom said...

You look amazing in the teeny little dress :) Wow!

The kids hair cuts look great! Ah, I cried when we cut our little guy's curls off. Why can't they just stay little forever?

Can't wait to see your bargains.

Happy Mothers Day--mommy to many.

Love and hugs.

TheHappyNeills said...

Great date! Great gift!

I'm hoping I'm a mom to more by next Mother's Day, but that might be too wishful thinking with all the delays with Kyrgyzstan. Who knows.

TheHappyNeills said...

p.s. hoping to get a batch of bows for your crew made this week!

Blogalicious Designs said...

Not WyWy's hair!!!! It's just not right. LOL

Such a cute post, with so many changes...

~Steph

whittakerwoman said...

you crack me up wanting to watch someone butcher a chicken. You are funny. H

Shana said...

I love Wy Wy's hair. It is so cute!

MyLinda said...

I bet "T" had a great time one on one with mom (and mom too)!!

WY WY looks SO handsome with his new cut!

What a great idea for mother's day, sponsoring a child!

Cheryl said...

OMGosh! WyWy looks so grown up with his hair short!! Why no pictures of Aw-Bell? We need to come down and see y'all...it's been way too long...over a year!! I couldn't believe it when I realized it! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Beth said...

Looks like there is always excitement at your house :-). SO FUN!! Man how do you do it all? I'm enjoying getting to know you this way. No calls lately for children but we're still praying and waiting.
Happy Mother's Day. You are a wonderful mom!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Our World Vision child is the same age as my youngest - but this time we picked a girl! Too many boys around here! I've thought of buying a clipper set for haircuts. Wish I could be sure that I would be able to do a good job with them first! hahaha

Wife to the Rockstar said...

What an awesome gift to ask for.

HAPPY BELATED MAMA'S DAY!

miss mary said...

oh my goodness . I have just found your site and love it. your blog is so cute, your children are so beautiful and so is your family. You are so blessed. I am bookmarking your blog to come back often and see what new thing you have posted or picture you have graced us with. God Bless you and yours. Big Hugs