Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tender mercies.

My heart is full, and God cares very much for me. Tonight I was feeling very overwhelmed with the kids, dinner making, and the mess that surrounded me. Bo was gone and I was trying to postpone dinner as long as possible in the hopes he could make it in time and we could all eat together. The kids were hungry though, and begging/crying for items in the pantry. So I got dinner finished up, got the kids and food at the table. The only thing not on the table was water, and it was because I was just so gosh darn tired and beaten down and ready to SIT. So we said prayer and started eating, and I waited for one of them to cry for a drink, while silently hoping no one would notice. You see, at the end of the day I am just so darn tired of asking and debating and fighting for help. So there I sat. And then, THEN, I noticed Carter get up and leave the room. Minutes later he returned with cups of water for everyone. And that right there was proof that my savior loves me by providing such a simple act through my son and that as crazy as that now TEN ( happy birthday to him today) year old boy is, he is also a sweet, caring, wonderful, and selfless little boy. And so my heart is full. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Conversations with Meg.

"Mom!  There's some boys at school who are in love with me and are trying to get me to fall in love with them!"
"Oh yeah? How do you know?"
"Because they dress really nice and then walk by me. (She giggles. Shoot, I giggle). They want me to see how nice they are and fall in love!"

This next conversation happened in church. 
"Mom, did you know that they have these machines that can MAKE clothes and that they sell them at the store???"
"Yes, they're called sewing machines. They sew cloth and material together, not paper though (Megs clothing making material)."  
"Can we get one????"  
She's forever the fashionista. Poor girl was born to the wrong mother. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oh no

Perry had discovered how to open and close the doors. Now I have to put things out of reach. Why is he growing up so quickly?!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Today's update.

Perry is working really hard on learning the names of the objects on faces. So far he has nose and possibly the ear. Hahaa. He also folded his arms for the first time today. He looooves cars. It took 3 sons to finally have one who likes to play with them. Lucky for him, since he is the third boy, we have scores of cars and car toys.   He is happiest when he has a car in his hand. Although today he was quite frustrated because he couldn't carry the three big trucks in his arms at the same time. Haha. One year old problems. 
Poor Megan has three colds sores on her lip and a canker sore on her tongue. She has her daddy's genes. She also got bonked on her forehead today, so life is a little hard. She did recently rediscover American Girl dolls, thanks to a magazine in the mail.  She is constantly coming and asking how much this and that is. Guess what she wants for Christmas?  
Derrick is turning into Carter. Full of energy and craziness. He is fun though. And so sweet. He still loves puzzles and just begs and begs for someone to play games with him. 
Carter has finally discovered the joy of reading. I hope it lasts. He has been breezing through books, and passing off the quizzes he takes on them. At home I'm pretty sure he thinks he's one of the adults, not the kids. Ha. But having him get older and more responsible has been great. He continues to crack me up with jokes and facial expressions. And he can still be the biggest charmer. 
And thats my update. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015


A couple of nights ago, as I was carrying Derrick in his sleep, he mumbled, "Pancakes."
Me: "Pancakes? You want pancakes?"
Derrick: "Uh huh."
Me: "Okay, well if you go back to sleep, I'll make you pancakes for breakfast.  Sound good? With eggs and bacon too. Does that sound good?"
Derrick nodded.
Me: "Okay, go back to sleep."
The next morning, I got up with Derrick, he's my early riser, and started making pancakes, just like I'd promised him.
Derrick: "What are you doing, Mom?"
Me:  "Making pancakes, just like I told you I would. (Because even though they are asleep when you say something, you know that the one time you don't follow through would be the one time they remember!)"
Derrick:  "Pancakes? What are pancakes?"
Me: "Seriously? You don't know what a pancake is???" (Yes I have made them before. Plenty of times!)
Derrick shakes his head no. 
Insert palm smack to forehead. 
I don't know how he can ask for something in his sleep but then act like he hasn't even heard of the word when he's awake.  Kids!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Day With Derrick!

On Tuesday last week, my mom called asking for some company. Bo had a string of days off, so I had the next day free to go and help and hang out with her.  I felt bad leaving Bo with both Perry and Derrick, so I decided to take Derrick with me.  I am so glad I did!!!  He was an absolute joy.  Seriously.  This day was one of my favorites. 
Derrick and I got to my mom's around 11.  The whole way there Derrick was just a happy fellow.  He sang, chatted, watched a little bit of a movie, but mostly just watched the scenery.  When we got to my moms, I started helping my mom paint, and Derrick got out the Lincoln Logs and got to work himself.  He hummed, he sang, and the best yet, he had conversations with the toys.  My mom and I would chat, but mostly we just listened to Derrick and laughed.  Derrick, "Oh don't do that (talking to himself with the farm animals in the barn he made with the logs), go say you're sorry. If you say you're sorry, I'll give you one of these.  (in another voice) Really?  Is there one for all of us? (back to first voice) Yes, there are, and I will share them with you."   I mean seriously!  How cute is he???
Derrick also went out and checked out my dad's MASSIVE pumpkins in the garden.  When my mom and I were done painting we all went out and checked out the super pregnant goat (which just had her babies (2) yesterday), gathered eggs, and watched/pushed Derrick on the tire swing.  Then we went to dinner, and after that to see my dad at the potato cellar, since Harvest had just started.  I got to show Derrick all the happenings (sort of) of what happens to potatoes once they leave the field.  And all through it all Derrick was a joy.  A dream.  He was charming.  I feel like his personality really had a chance to shine.  With no siblings and no distractions, he was able to just be carefree and let the creativity just come out. 
I went to my mom's house that day, expecting to have a fun day with my mom, and while I did have that, I left with having had a MARVELOUS and memory making time with my son. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The things kids say...

Conversation tonight:
Bo: Megan, you're supposed to be Daddy's girl.
Meg: But I came out of Mom's tummy!
Derrick: No you didn't. Mom peed you out.

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus