Party like a princess...

So times are a changing here in the King household. Almost 2 teens live here, and soon to be a bunch of pre-teens to follow. :) Trying to...

Friday, November 28, 2008

For that I am thankful...

I am a wife, I am a mother, I am a sister, daughter, and friend, and my heart is thankful. My heart is glad...

I am thankful for...my husband, the beach, Godly parents, good health, kaden, music, sunshine, Jesus, kaycee, books, desserts, campbell, christmas, friends, my house, a provider, calli, chickens, a wonderful moppy and poppy, who are always willing to take our kids-even at the last minute, a sister, candy bars, pictures, coke, toys, brothers, pretzels, comfy blankets, tulips, summer, memories, healthy children, computers, mashed potatoes, jeans, emotions, grandparents, God's greatest sacrifice, heat, nieces, a happy heart, grocery stores, movies, clean cold water with ice cubes, springtime, new life-especially new human life, e-mail, apple juice, treadmills, sleeping in, comfy pants, smiles, nephews, tractors, strawberries, blush, eyeliner, and mascara, telephones, the abililty to worship, freedom, childbirth, a bed, small group, love, pastors, a hot bath...

I celebrate Thanksgiving because my life overflows with things to be thankful for, and because God gave me the eyes to see how incredibly blessed I am. My list is simply insufficient, but it's what I came up with in the few minutes I had to create it. I hope your family has been blessed this Thanksgiving, and although our country is going through hard times (although you would not have known it looking at the line inside toys-r-us this morning at 5 am), may you experience God's overwhelming sense of love for you, his sufficiency to provide for us, if we just trust him...looking forward to celebrating Christ's birth with all of you this Christmas Season...Bring on the snow! Mis.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Calli is 6 weeks old already...

Yep...Calli is 6 weeks old already. Where does the time really go anyway? My days are very, very busy trying to be a good wife and mom mostly. My friendships are lacking a bit, for that I am sorry. I am finding that 4 children is quite a bit more "busy" then just 3. I question why sometimes, and haven't really come up with a good answer. I continue to run around a bit, with kids in tow, which helps me to realize what patience and a soft voice looks like. :) Matt asks me what I get done in a day, and sometimes I really have nothing to say...lots of diaper changes, plenty of cleaning up toys, and unloading and loading dishwashers, washers, and dryers, lots and lots of nursing, and burping, and of course cooking, and on some days even some cleaning and vacuming. (Some days). :) I really do love my life, and try to treasure this chaos. I know that our days are numbered and I was given this family for a great, great reason. My kids will not always be little, and I am learning it's okay to sit down and color, or "play mommy" or even play tackle football in the house. :)

And back to Calli...she is a very content baby. :) She is smiling now, and loves to be talked too. She is cooing, and making some fun sounds. She is nursing and growing well, and spits up a good bit too (as her big brother Kaden did when he was a baby too). She is sleeping anywhere from 6-8 hours a night, which is a super big treasure to me. :) I am thankful for her life...Mis.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

We didn't Win!

Hey guys. Just wanted to thank everyone who took the time out of their days to vote for our bathroom...Unfortunately for us, we didn't win. Disappointed, but happy for those lucky people who did. I must say their bathroom was "uglier" than ours. We'll just wait a bit longer, or what's borrowing a "little" more money at this point, right? :) Thanks again. Have a great week, and lots of fun preparing for the Holidays. Love, Mis.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fall time Fun.

Okay...so Campbell was ready for a nap, but the others were very happy. Just returned from a few days at the King Cabin. A fun family get away. I am trying to crawl out from under a ton of laundry, and decorate for Christmas...my absolute favorite time of year. (Hey Ang...Want to come get some laundry now? I am just kidding, of course)!!!


Kaden- 5, Kaycee- almost 4, Campbell- 20 m, and Calli- 5 wks.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Kaden had his last soccer game on Sat. He loves to be a forward, and scored a few goals this season. He really likes being the goalie, and has proven to be good at keeping the ball out...He is already looking forward to next season! Here he is showing off the metal that he got.

Last Sat. we hosted The King Fall Birthday Celebration, and borrowed the "Barrel Ride" from our neighbors, Jeff and Rhonda, for the kids to ride around in. They had a blast! Campbell had so much fun being a big kid at 20 months old. And most exciting news of all, is she's deciding to potty train herself. Yikes! One of Campbell's favorite things to do right now is play dolly, and burp her baby, and change her diapers.


Kaycee continues to be a big help with Calli. She loves to hold and burp her, and is proving to be a little mommy to Campbell as well, if I can't get there fast enough. :) She really loves playing dolly with Campbell, and it's quite cute...I hear her talking to her babies just like I talk to Calli. So funny!

Kaden is getting spoiled spending lots of time with Daddy lately. He loves farming with dad, and would love to be a farmer when he grows up. He loves his 3 mornings a week at preschool, and has made a trio of guy friends there. He also loves being a big brother to 3 sisters... despite what he tells you. :)

Getting ready to take off on the barrel ride.


And, just a tidbit of video taking off on their wild adventure. Poppy and Uncle Mark were also driving the barrels some of the evening, but we didn't get any photos of them. :(


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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cupcakes.


So...we are hosting the King Family "Fall Birthday Celebration" today...and part of our job was to make some cupcakes. We had a fun time, mixing and baking, and best of all decorating. Check out our fine work! :) Campbell getting a little help from Kaden, dumping veggie oil in "the mix".

Kaden and Kaycee did a great job cracking the eggs...only one little piece of shell we had to pick out...that's pretty impressive, eigh?
Did you know that my kids are really shy...and don't like the camera at all? :)

Licking the beaters...we had to have one for everyone...Well...Calli, sacked out at 3 wks. old, didn't care much.

By far, the decorating was the best part...Don't they look YUMMY? :)