Monday, March 23, 2009

Caed's Words and Sayings

Caed's words and sayings at 19 months...

I want up! (pretty much anything that you can put "I want" in front of)
I walk
No (his favorite)
Mine (his second favorite)
Momma, Mommy
Dadda, Daddy
Book
More
Bye, bye
Thank You
Nooooo-ah
Wa, Wa (water)

Animal sounds
- moo
- woof
- meow (in a super high pitched little voice)

Cora Paige

A couple of months ago some friends from Nebraska asked us to pray for their cousin (Joel, his wife Jessica and their adorable daughter Cora.) Cora, who at the time was 10 months, was brought into the doctor for an ear infection and what they found was cancer. She lived for a couple of weeks and then passed away. It was heart breaking reading their blog. I wanted to post their blog site for others to look at and read. Joel and Jess are amazing parents that love Jesus and know the power of the gospel. Please read their story and take in the hope that they find in Jesus Christ - it is amazing!

www.themcclenahans.blogspot.com




Kool-Aid Play-doh is the best

The kool-aid playdoh is a winner! I used the regular recipe but instead of adding food coloring I added 3 packets of kool-aid. The color is great and it smells yummy and it doesn't stain your hands at all. Noah asks everyday to play with the purple playdoh.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Making Play-doh AGAIN!

Tomorrow my little men and I are headed to Olympia to hang out with my sister and my 2 year old nephew. We will be making play-doh but I am going to experiment with the (recommended by many mommies out there) kool-aid recipe. As I was putting the dry ingredients together tonight I was so tempted to make up a batch of grape (my favorite) kool-aid right then and there and drink it all (I think I haven't had kool-aid since I was in grade school.) So, this play-doh recipe smells yummy and hopefully the color will be a vibrant purple. I will let you know!

Our Soma Family

I'm posting a link about Soma Communities. Even though this link shares about the vision and mission of Soma it doesn't even begin to explain what is experienced through having a personal relationship with Christ and actually taking part in living it out in the city of Tacoma. My heart has been captured by the gospel and I am in awe of what God has done and continues to do.

www.somacommunities.org

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Comment of the day!

At 9 PM tonight we went to Frisko Freeze and grabbed some burgers and fries. We got home and plopped down at the dining room table for some yummy grub. As we were eating I burped out loud (which is not unusual being the mom of two boys you just have to do those kinds of things sometimes.) Noah and Caed thought that it was pretty funny. A couple of moments later Noah says, "Mom, you really need to settle down." Todd and I got a kick out of that! I wonder if Noah has heard that phrase before?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Making Play-doh

Yesterday Noah and I made play-doh. We used the following basic recipe and it turned out great. I know there are so many variations but I thought we should try the basic one to begin with. Noah will sit for over an hour just playing with his new green play-doh (he pretends it's a robot.) He doesn't even need any cookie cutters or play-doh "toys." Oh the joy of simple things! 

Play-doh Recipe
3 cups flour
1 cup salt
6 tsp cream of tarter (found in the spice aisle)
3 cups water
2 tablespoons oil (they recommend vegetable oil but I used canola)
Food coloring

Pour water and salt into large saucepan. Add oil, flour, cream of tarter and then food coloring. Cook for about five minutes. Make sure to keep mixing it. Take it out of the pan and knead the dough for a few minutes.

This play-doh will last up to 3 months if kept sealed. I used a ziploc bag and an airtight container to ensure the freshness of our new play-doh.

Life in Ttown

This is my first official blog. This is all new to me but I thought this would be the perfect way to record my day to day life being at home with my two amazing little boys. What a great way to share life with others! 

My husband (of seven years) and I moved to Tacoma, Washington over 5 years ago. We grew up in the Seattle area and always thought that Tacoma was ghetto. Wow, were we wrong and, wow, has this city changed. We lived right next to the glass museum for the first 6 months living in Tacoma. It was so fun to experience urban Tacoma by living in the heart of this ever changing and improving city. We soon realized that we could purchase a large, old house for less that what our monthly rent was at our apartment. We purchased a house in the Lincoln District and to this day love this neighborhood and our neighbors. 

We moved to Tacoma to be a part of Soma Communities. We adore our Soma family and have seen the impact God and those that live on mission in Tacoma have affected this city.

My boys, Noah and Caed, are wonderful. I always knew that I would have at least one boy but now I'm pretty convinced that God just wants me to have boys. I think He knows I can handle but I'm not totally convinced of that yet. Each week is an adventure around here and I look forward to sharing what my life is like here in Ttown.