Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Big Weekend

After work on Friday, Alistair had a night out with Mommy.  We had dinner at iHop and shopped at Wal-Mart.  Saturday morning Aunt Elizabeth came.  She played with him while I got my haircut, then we did a little shopping, picked up some lunch and headed home for Alistair's naptime.  When he woke up, we played around the house and Alistair rode his bike a little.  Later, we drove out to Tyson's Corner to hit the mall and have some dinner.

Sitting like a big boy at dinner with Aunt Elizabeth:

Sunday was also busy.  When we got ready to go, we went to Target before church, then had egs and bagels at Einstein Bros afterwards.  We came home for naptime, played in the yard some more.  Then, after we took the trash to the transfer station, we stopped at the playground for even more outdoor play!

Posing with his pumpkins before we left for church:

We got REALLY silly at Einstein bros:

He got a little couch with a birthday giftcard:
(He really loves to have an "Alistair-size" spot to sit with his books)

He was so proud when he figured out that the couch unfolds:

No more highchair!!!
(the biggie boy now eats up at the table with a booster seat)

Trying to drive away while Mommy was washing windows:

1st time in the sand:
(this playground is behind the elementary school where Alistair will go to school eventually.  That made me a little emotional to think about, but, hey, he has about 4 more years until kindergarten)

Discovering that sand doesn't taste very good:

He let the dogs go potty, so he got to give them treats!
One for Frank:

One for Ralphy:

Pointing at the treat jar b/c he wants to give them more:
(His hair is wet b/c he got sprayed when helping Mommy water the garden)

Bedtime snack of yogurt and cheerios:

So......sleepy..........NUH NIGHT!

Sunday Morning

I have LOTS of pictures of Alistair's Awesome Adventures that I will post later on, but right now I feel the need to express this GREAT emotion I felt this morning:

So, I had a wonderful morning with my bubs today, but I also REALLY enjoyed the church service while "bubs" was in the nursery. Pastor Mike was ON FIRE this morning and I think everyone there felt it! I hear him preach each and every Sunday, but today it touched me a little deeper than usual.  Maybe I was thinking a lot about an issue that is weighing heavily on my mind right now, but as he spoke, I really felt as if his sermon was just for me and it brought me to tears.
Let me give you a few of the verses he spoke of:

"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money."
-Matthew 6:24

"But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of it's own."
-Matthew 6:33-34

I've posted it before and I'll post it again:

Whatever the goal we're pursuing,
No matter how rugged the climb,
We're certain to get there by trying our best
And taking One Day at a Time. 

"Forever" is hard to imagine,
"The future" may seem far away,
But every new dawn brings a wonderful chance
To do what we can on that day.

Thanks, Mommy....I REALLY get it now......
BALANCE will be found when your priorities are right!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Alistair and Theodore Photo Shoot

Friday I took the boys to have photos taken! Theodore cried through most of it, but Alistair was a total ham! ENJOY!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Carving his 1st Pumpkin....or not

Showing off his belly button:
(I just had to throw this one in here)

Observing Daddy:

The only thing he would touch was the lid
and he was ticked when we took it off to clean the pumpkin:
(He was a little freaked out by the goo)

Clinging while Mommy tries to carve:

How much is that doggie on the pumpkin?


All lit up and on the porch:

Stay tuned.....more to come this weekend!!!!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Last 2 Weeks

Dinner at Hooters:

At the mall:

Riding his 1st bike:

He loves to wear the helmet:

1st haircut (Mommy did it):

1st haircut by a professional (sitting on Mommy's lap):

Farm Boy:

3 generations:

We believe "ka-ka-ka-ka" means "truck"

With Gnu Gnu and her giant toadstool:

Hangin' out with Gnu Gnu and Grand-dude:

If we taped the ovenmits to his arms......

we could dress him as a crab:

Alistair in Action:

Have we mentioned he loves to be outside?