Thursday, January 28, 2010

My sentiments exactly!!!

A prayer by Pierce Matthew Bush:

"Jesus, please make Hopie all better, because we've been stuck in this house for hundreds of days"


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just a few odds and ends....

First of all, let me say what a hideous month January is. I am completely let down after the holidays are over. It's cold, dark, and just blah. THEN on top of that, my kids have been sick. I mean for the ENTIRE month. It's been one thing after another. Now Hope is sick....again. We need fresh air, sunshine, movement. As much as I love you December and was sad to see you go, I now need to now see March or April.......

Since I have had my moment to whine, let me share a few things......

My boy. My beautiful firstborn had entered a new stage.....he's taking showers....SIGH. The boy I used to bathe in the kitchen sink, and in the tub that was used on my mom's firstborn, is now taking showers.....Now, I still help out. He's not in there all alone going without mommy's "supervision" but isn't this the beginning?? Eventually he won't need me. The days of baby shampoo, and lotion, hooded towels, and chasing after a naked baby butt.....Really, why do they have to grow up???

Hope. My sassy, frassy little daughter. She's ALWAYS been vocal, but lately I just look at her and wonder "where did you come from??" Here's some of the latest things she's been saying and doing ....."you've got to be kidding me mom"......"just give me a minute, OK" ....oh and she's been really honing her skills, whenever she is about to get into trouble...."mommy, your so beautiful, and I love you very, very much" .....and her latest prayer, is saying the pledge of allegiance..... instead of folding my hands, I feel as though I should put my hand over my heart ;)

I adore my children. Thank the Lord that they are here to cheer up such an ugly, dreary month.....they both MAKE MY HEART SING.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I've interviewed Pierce before and documented it, I thought since it had been a while I would do it again, and this time I also interviewed Hope.....


Favorite color? "Blue"

Best friend? "Nathan, Cody, and Levi"

Favorite Toy? "Bike"

Favorite Food? "Hamburgers"

Favorite Animal? "Giraffe"

Favorite Movie? "Kung Fu Panda"

Favorite song? "Love Story (Taylor swift)"

Favorite drink? "Lemonade"

Who do you love? "Jesus"

HOPE (please know these answers for real!!!)

Favorite color? "I told you already, pink"

Favorite toy? "Pink stroller"

Best friend? "Pink dog"

Favorite food? "Pink hot dogs"

Favorite animal? "Pink horsey"

Favorite drink? "Pink lemonade"

Favorite song? "pink polka dots" (???)

Favorite movie? "Sleeping booty"

Who do you love? "I told you pink"

God love em'

Let's see.....I think it was on Saturday that Hope started to get sick. Coughing, junk in her eyes, runny nose. So we hit the doc on Monday. "It's a sinus infection/eye infection" So, we get our meds and head home.

No sooner, we get home and Pierce starts to complain. "I don't feel well" Of course my first self-centered thought was "and you couldn't have said this when we were at the doc" Actually, I shrugged it off, "eh, maybe it's a cold, coming on"

However I knew trouble was really a brewin' when this happened....

Exhibit A
Exhibit B

He slept. Ya'll know that little 5 year old boys don't just lay down and go to sleep!!!
He slept, and slept, and slept....then the ralphing started :(
Last night was ROUGH. He couldn't stop throwing up, and Hope couldn't stop coughing.
I don't think there is anything more pitiful than when your kids throw up. Like I say, GOD LOVE EM'

Thursday, January 14, 2010

You wanna walk down memory lane with me??

So, pretty cute baby?!? But check out the AWESOME green and brown shag carpet my parents were rockin'
Big head!!!!

My love for chocolate began early!!!

Cute Indian!!!

Me and Santa were tight.

He loved me ;)

Um, okay, well, what do I say.....mama was stepping into an "ugly phase" OK, I couldn't help it!!!

Oh man.....I'm sure my mom thought I was cute :)

Hi-larious!!!!!!!!! I can't say anything else really.

THIS IS IT!!!!!!!!!! How awesome was my hair??? Ya'll know this took talent right?!?!?

Thanks for the pics dad!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A New Book of The Bible....

"Pierce tell mommy your Cubbies verse"

"Let the little children come to me" "JESSE 4:5 and 6"

"Um, well, it's actually MARK 10:14"

Mark, Jesse.....whatever.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Only civilized children here....

In this house we only have room for civilized children.

Sophistication first.

Proper etiquette always.

Cause mama only behaves like a lady.

With sophistication like this, these kids are gonna go far in life.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Meet the parents....

....and the sister, and the brother-in-law, and a niece and a nephew.....

Last night it was time to meet my brother's fiance'. Her name is Radna and she flew all the way from the Netherlands to be here for a couple of weeks.

Here they are!!!!