Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lets Bowl Tonight!

This post is long over due! We took Sophia bowling at the very beginning of January with our good friends the Nunos. We have tried bowling with Sophia one other time but it ended in a trip to the ER. Those of you who don't know she got nurse maids elbow because she was throwing a fit and I pulled on her arm...that is the short story. :) This trip was a lot more successful and we had a great time. It did take us over an hour to bowl one game though...with all the trips to the bathroom, the men wondering off for drinks, and trying to rein in the girls. It was good just to catch up though and afterwards we went to Taco Mac for good food and some more conversation.

Phil trying to help Sophia pick a ball that she could actually carry. You've got to love the neon bowling shoes in toddler size.

Alicia and Sophia thought it would be more fun to have a game of ring around the rosy...this is what I meant by rein in. :)

Whoo they had to take a break and what better place than where everyone puts their shoes.


Strike a Pose There's Nothing to It!

Phil took this picture of Sophia the other night. He was trying out a new technique he has learned about online. I thought it turned out really cute and this is a pose all made up by Sophia herself. She didn't like any of the ones we recommended. :)

You've got to love the pointed toe and she has already mastered the looking over the shoulder pose.

A New Bible Study

I have recently started a new bible study with some ladies from my church. We are doing A Woman's Heart. This is a study done by Beth Moore. I absolutely LOVE Beth Moore's stuff...she speaks on my level and I also walk away learning something new from her. We have only done the introduction to this study so far but it seems like it is going to be very interesting and exciting. In the introduction she spoke about how God wanted to have dwelling place among the Israelites and so he had them build the tabernacle. So we through this study are going to be building the tabernacle wall by wall.

Day 2 of Week One really spoke to me. I'm not really sure why but it was what I needed. Mostly it talked about how we are God's treasure and he not only loves us but he also likes us. It also talks about how you need to decided daily who you are going to serve sin and self or God. This verse from Joshua was very powerful for me:
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the river, or the gods of Amorites, in whose lands you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

For some reason I guess I have never read this whole verse before. But it struck me hard with how convicted he was...like you can choose what you want to do but this is me and my family and we are serving the Lord.

I would definitely recommend this bible study just on the three days I've been working on it!

This is a bible study of Beth Moore's that I did several years ago with a very special group of ladies. It is funny how the Lord gives you something right when you need it and I definitely needed this. Whenever I see this bible study on my bookshelf it reminds me of a very special time in my life. I had/have a great group of friends and we called ourselves the young marrieds without children. Most of us were wanting children at that time and were in some form or another trying, getting ready to try or newly pregnant. This study was just so special because you study a lot about the old testament patriarchs especially Abraham and his wife Sarah who as we know didn't have a child until she was much older. It dealt with a lot of issues that we ourselves were going through at that time. So I can highly recommend this study as well!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Mastering a Glue Gun

Thursday I went with my friend Michelle to my very first Mother's of Preschoolers (MOPS) meeting. It was so much fun and all of the ladies there were very nice. I even knew some of them already and didn't realize that they were a member. One of the ladies I knew there I seem to run into at random events and we actually met at the Memorial Day Festival in Senoia she was selling Stampin Up supplies. Crazy how small our world is!

The meeting was great! They have a fabulous breakfast, short devotional, a guest speaker, and then they either do a craft or break up into discussion groups. This meeting they happened to be doing a craft. It was so cute and so easy I just had to share!

These are little magnets! All you do is get some of these clear stones that are flat on the back. Get some scrapbook paper or even a picture of someone you love. Cut out the paper to fit the back of the stone. Get your glue gun out...which I had never used until this project. Put a good nickel size glop (is that a word?) of glue on the back. Be liberal with the glue. Stick the piece of paper or picture on the back and rub it around until you have the glue pretty well smoothed out. Some of mine you can tell I didn't rub around enough. You have to do this last part quick because the glue dries really fast.

What do you think pretty stinkin cute I thought! I can see family members getting these with pictures of Sophia on the back. :)

Once you have the paper on put a little dab of glue on the back of the paper and attach a magnet. My engineer husband thought we should have used bigger magnets. I think they are just fine but probably wont hold much.

So I manged NOT to burn myself so I thought I was doing pretty good for my first time with a glue gun until I managed to glue my finger to the paper doh! I hope you are all staying warm...I'm really ready for spring to show her pretty head! :)

A picture of a picture

Sophia got her school pictures taken a couple of months ago. We were suppose to get them back at the end of November but the school lost them and then they had to send off for more. It is a really long story and includes a lot about me having to pester the school director about the pictures. She was probably thinking what is the big deal you have pictures of your child but these are her very first school pictures and I really wanted to have them even if they were bad.

I finally got them right before for Christmas Yay! They turned out better than I could have ever dreamed. They are the typical school picture with the grey background but I love them.

Take a Look...Sorry for my bad camera skills today.

It made me giggle when I saw them because this is such a Sophia look. Love it...Love her.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Going Ons

I really don't have much to blog about at the moment. Phil was off all last week and we really didn't do a lot mostly worked on potty training Sophia. Which is going very well! She has been able to stay dry three days in a row so far. We even went to Atlanta one day and she stayed dry the whole drive up there and went when we got to the camera store. I was very proud of her but you could tell she really needed to go when we were getting close. :) We went to Atlanta because Phil wanted to go to a camera store called Showcase. He wanted to get a few more things for his camera and a new stand for his umbrella. We then took Sophia to the Children's Museum. I do not recommend going there! It was crazy busy probably because it was soooo cold outside but it also wasn't what I expected at all. There were just lots of pretend things to do like shop, drive a tractor, dress up then you could also paint or play in some moon sand. If you have ever been to Linda's Playhouse in Peachtree City it is like that but bigger. I guess I was disappointed because it wasn't what I thought it would be.

That afternoon we came home and went to a birthday party for her friend Brady. It was a lot of fun and Sophia enjoyed getting to play with all the kids. Phil and I also met some really nice people. I don't have any pictures from that day because my little camera is busted and I didn't feel like lugging Phil's camera around. :(

Today (Monday) Sophia and I went to the Pottery Patio in Sharpsburg. I went with my MOMS Club it was our field trip for this month. It was a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed getting to paint the pottery. Sophia painted a cupcake....I think she enjoyed getting to squeeze the paint out onto the tray more than actually painting the cupcake. :) It looks cute I'll post a picture when we get it back. They had to keep it for now to fire it and we should get it back in a week.

Now we are off to the gym in the freezing cold! I'm soooo ready for spring...please come quickly!!