Friday, June 27, 2008

More Pictures from Today

My Goofy Kids

They are so silly.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Quotable Ruben

For a long time now Kiesha has been asking that I participate more in our family blog - dare I say nagging me for a long time. **Ouch** That sound you heard was the sound of Kiesha slapping me for that last comment. Well, Kiesha and I always get a chuckle from the words and phrases that come out of Ruben's mouth. So my contribution to the blog will be to present some of Ruben's funnier, quirkier, and sometimes bizarre statements. Here goes the first:

Ruben - "When I was your age dad ..."

People do say that kids grow up so fast. :-)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

When I stop to think about the kind of father that Jose is, I get all emotional. I am a child of divorce. My father was physically abusive to mom, my sister and to me. It was very hard to grow up dealing with that.
When I was in my 20's my plan after college was to adopt older children because I was positive I would never marry and figured it would be easier to adopt older children. The ones that most people don't want.
I just could not see trusting a man enough to marry him. And certainly I could never trust that a man would not walk out or hurt my children. In my plan, I was going to adopt when I was 25.

Well, God had a different plan. I met Jose several months before turning 25. I knew after we met that he was the man I was going to marry. Which was a little confusing to me given that it was not in my life plan.:) He stole my heart and won my trust. I'm so glad that God had such a different plan for my life.

Saying that he is an amazing father is such an understatement. He never missed one doctor's appointment when I was pregnant with Ruben and Marissa. Since the day Ruben was born he has been a hands on father. There is not one thing that he doesn't do for the kids. He changes diapers, feeds them, bathes them, clips their nails, takes them to the doctor, tucks them in at night, plays with them and so much more. He has never once complained about helping with the kids. He has never once said that since I am a stay at home mom it's my job to do all of those things. He loves our kids with all his heart. He even cooks and is a great cook at that.

I'm not sure what I did to deserve him. I guess that is just God's grace in play. I don't even want to imagine what my life would be like now had I followed my plan and not Gods. I thank God everyday for my husband. He is so many things to me and has brought so much into my life. I could not ask for a better husband or father for my children.

Ruben just had to buy him a Star Wars shirt for Father's Day.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Play Date with Josh and Jake

I haven't posted in a while. I have been really busy lately. Tuesday we took a break from all our running and went to Josh and Jake's house for a play date. The kids had a great time as usual. We ate at the Mexican restaurant for lunch. Ruben was really upset that we could not go back to their house after lunch and play. It was close to 2 pm and Marissa really needed a nap. I glanced back at her in her car seat as we were heading back to Hopkinsville and she was out before we passed the Dairy Queen in Elkton. So I knew that I had made the right decision.

They actually posed for a few pictures but the battery on my camera needed to be charged so I did not get many pictures. Here are a few. They looked at the camera in the first one but the others they were all about watching television.