He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's All Fun and Games...

until someone gets hit in the face with a golf club.  And I bet you could never guess who that someone was.  Yes, today was the boys first day of golf camp.  They were super excited about going to a "real" golf course.  When they got there, the instructor asked if anyone wanted to be together as they split up into two groups. Of course Adam and Joshua did their twin thing and with arms wrapped around each others waists, raised their hands.  Noah was put into the same group.  Anyway, I went off to do my thing for two hours.  No, not shopping or relaxing (what's that?).  I went back home to grab the dog and take her to the vet for her annual check up.  As I returned to pick the boys up, I walk over to see Joshua sitting on a picnic table with a towel of ice to his face.  He has blood down his shirt and a black knot on his forehead.  Apparently, Adam took a nice swing and Joshua was right behind him.  Boys.  Especially the littlest one.  As if I already didn't have enough gray hairs by the age of 33.

On a happier note, we're all set to leave for our week long Disney trip on Sunday.  The boys still don't have a clue.  Jeff and I have been throwing ideas on how and when to tell them around for weeks.  We've thought of having Mickey Mouse call the house with a magical wake up or good night call.  (Yes, there is a service that will do this.) We've thought of running into their rooms and just yelling "wake up, we're going to Disney World!"  We have a lot of ideas but haven't narrowed it down to one yet.  I plan to video the whole event and I will post it here when we get back so you can enjoy the surprise too.

Finally, it was exactly one year ago today that Joshua received his last dose of chemo.  What a day to celebrate!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Honesty is not always the best policy

So yesterday, the boys are watching shows on the Cartoon Network.  I'm in the kitchen cleaning up from lunch when a commercial for the Shake Weight comes on.  Now I will start by saying that my kids think they need EVERYTHING they see from the cupcake lollipop maker to the touch and brush.  But they didn't think they needed the Shake Weight.  No.  They thought I did.

Adam:  "Mommy, you should get that."
Me:  "Oh I should, should I?"
Adam:  "Yes."
Me: "Why do you think I should get that?"
Adam:  "Well...  Your arms are kinda big.  I think your arms are big don't you?"
Me:  "Thanks Adam."
Adam:  "Well they are.  They are like this big."  (As he puts his hands together to make a circle.)

Oh you have to love the honesty in children.  Right?