Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Some Funny Pictures

First up is the look of disgust on Vinnie's face when Trin kissed him... seriously Priceless!!

Next up is Ari "helping" Sylver Rollerblade. She actually dragged Sylver along at times, knocking her off balance.

And this is why we love our Raggies so much... Popeye's big ole' butt in Ari's dainty little doll stroller and he stayed there for as long as she wanted to wheel him around! The cat in the corner is Lola and she just came over to sniff him and ask him if he had any dignity at all, lol. (FYI, I made the nightgown Ari is wearing! & excuse her cute little bedhead). Jess says Popeye got in the stroller all on his own.

Trinity "snowboarding" on a 60 degree day!! We got so much snow that there are STILL snow piles sitting in our yard!

Jesse and the little Vin Man getting in some quality reading time...

And one more cause it makes me smile :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

And some pictures...

I am gearing up to print out my blog in to a book, sometime in the next couple of months, that is what's up with all the pictures. I was terrible at baby books, but printing my blog out every 18 months or so is do-able and will give the kid's memory books to look through as adults. I love looking at my baby pictures as an adult and realizing that my mom felt for me the same way I feel for my children. SO very cool :)

Asher Allan Williams...

Will join the ranks of my sweet Godchildren this summer :) Heather says that Rhiannon shouted out THANK YOU GOD!!! sincerely, when they found out the new baby is a boy! LOL. She is already sharing a room with her baby sister, Gracie, and told me a couple weeks ago she wanted a baby brother because "I don't want to share my room with ANOTHER baby" LOLOL. She cracks me up! Heath got these really cool 3D US pictures, too!! You can actually see his cute little face (and, umm, boy bits, cough- DEFINITELY a boy).
We can't wait to meet you Asher!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Talyn's Weekly Food for Thought...

Talyn's perception amazes me sometimes... he questions EVERYTHING. It can be really irritating if you can't answer his questions to his satisfaction and really thought provoking, at the same time. Don't get me wrong, I want my children to question everything. God made us to question, so that He can provide the answers. Besides, believing something simply because someone says or believes it is never a good thing. It's just, sometimes I feel like I am putting together a puzzle and the end result will never truly be visible. Plugging away day by day, trying to raise respectful yet questioning children with a heart for Jesus, while attempting to walk that line between sheltering them and smothering them... filling their minds with knowledge and their hearts with true purpose. It's a responsibility that can feel thankless and impossible. That balance beam can feel 1/8th inch wide. I often secretly wonder if I am really messing this up. Then there are the days that complete strangers  will come up to me to let me know how amazing they think my children are, how even when I am not watching they more often than not will make the correct choice or the days that people who have known them their whole lives let me know that they are just blown away at how cool and smart my kids are.... reminding me that the path God chooses is always better than the one you could pick.

And then today, Talyn reminded me that while I may plant the seeds, HE is growing them. 

On a fly by to the kitchen he comes out with... "Hey Mom, I was watching this documentary on Oil Use and one of the men said "I don't care who you worship, Oil is your God.""... he paused for a second and I waited to see where he was going to take this, with a small amount of dread. "Where does he think the oil came from??" he chuckled a little bit and bounced in to the kitchen for a snack.
Talyn knows, scientifically, how oil is made and produced (and it's economic and environmental effects) ... but he doesn't accept that all the elements appearing where they are is some cosmic coincidence, even though many of the science shows we watch hard sell that theory.

And, once again, I am amazed at the way he is made. What a seriously cool kid :)

FYI the documentary was  A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash. It's in netflix's instant watch library.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ariya's Area

Ari has been rejecting her highchair in favor of sitting at the table with us for a couple of weeks, momma has just been in denial...  Guess it's time to retire the highchair and dig up a booster. It's a strange combination of relief and regret to know I don't need to save anything for the next one. Here is she is enjoying her cereal milk. That smile made the room brighter and my heart lighter. Couldn't you just eat her up?