Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What happens when....

What happens when you tell a 1-year old that no, he cannot play with a chainsaw?

Well hello, terrible 2's.... thanks for showing up a bit early.
He is still pretty cute though! :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to school

BigBoy started first grade today.
I think I had a harder time today than I did when he started Kinder last year.  It feels so much more grown up now.  He did great though! :)

This little dude is going to be so lost without his partner in crime big brother.

I truly think he gets more handsome each year!

These boys are my world.  I am so very blessed!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Soaking it in!

We have 5 more sleeps until school starts for BigBoy.  I can hardly believe he is about to be a first grader!  And, BooBear is about to turn 2!  I can't even think about it.

So, we are just soaking in the remaining moments of freedom, no schedules, late bedtimes and togetherness.  Oh for the beauty of togetherness!  It has been awesome in so many ways.  And as much as I am ready for school to start, I am NOT looking forward to getting everyone up early in the mornings!  I am not ready for the rush out the door, finding shoes, backpacks and lunches.

A few tidbits I don't want to forget....
BigBoy is the hoarder saver.  We counted up all his quarters and other change last night and little dude has $86.  I have a feeling a trip to the bank (to get it changed to dollars) and then the Leg0 store is in our very near future.  Where did he get all that money is my question.  He just spent about $60 on a lego in March.

In the car the other day......
BigBoy:  Curly, can you please be quiet?  You're giving my ears a headache.

Curly is still curly.  I just asked him to pick up the sticker he peeled off his apple and his response?  "I'm too busy."  That is a pretty good representation of most of his days.  Busy busy busy.  He has no worries and nothing stresses him out (except when BooBear pulls those beautiful sun-highlighted curls).

BooBear is finally starting to have a few words.  His first few were "mine", "no" and "stop".  Awesome, huh?  He also says juice, cheese, shoes, please (he likes the shhhhh and chhhhh sounds).  He finally says daddy but it sounds like "aaaaaaa-eeee".  He has also turned into a gorgeous bleached-blonde this summer.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Review -- Heaven is For Real

I recently read my second book from booksneeze.com.  I chose “Heaven is For Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” by Todd Burpo.  The title had me hooked.  A little boy goes to heaven and tells us about it?  Great!  The author’s four-year old son, Colton, was very sick and nearly died before they figured out what was wrong with him.  The story is told by Todd Burpo and often includes quotes from the son. 
I am torn about how I feel about this book.  Much of it is just telling the story that leads up to Colton getting sick and going into emergency surgery.  There seems to only be a few pages of Colton describing what he saw while in heaven.  I did find it interesting that he saw his dad crying and praying.  He gives details that are scripturally based.  They did make me wonder if Mr. Burpo influenced his son in any way or helped him by supplying details or information. 
I was raised in church and I don’t want to be skeptical.  However, I think that part of the reason that the Bible is vague about heaven is that he doesn’t want us to know about it.  We probably cannot comprehend the amazingness of heaven.  The story told by Mr. Burpo gives few details not found in the Bible.  It was interesting but I am glad that I did not pay for the book.  I probably won’t loan this one out to friends.