Sorry For Not Posting

October 15th, 2009

It has been a crazy few months. Lots of big changes in Brenda’s and my life.
I appearently lost the camera I had been using to take pictures so I haven’t been able to take any pictures.

Hope to get back to regularly posting again.

Brenda’s Aunt Laura

July 24th, 2009

Brenda’s Aunt Laura sent us this great picture.

Brenda and Her Aunt Laura

Brenda and Her Aunt Laura

They look great.

Brenda As A Maccabee

July 18th, 2009
This is Brenda at Temple. It was probly around Chanukah. I just came acrossed it decided to post it. She is dressed/ geared up like a Maccabee warrior.

Brenda as a Maccabee

Brenda as a Maccabee

Maccabees were a family that lived around 170-160 B.C. that resisted the Syrian dictator Anitochus as he took over the Jewish temple in 171-164 B.C.

The Maccabees with their father Mattitias gathered a small army to fight against the Syrians who were occupying the Temple. Mattatias with his five sons  Judah, John, Simon, Eliazer, and Jonathan began to fight.

When Mattatias fell ill and died, the leadership went to his son Judah who then led the army. Maccabeus meant “the hammerer.” In the days of Rebellion Judas recieved this name maccabee. Judah as their leader led an unskilled commando army of only a few thousand. The Jews fought in the hills and defeated 20,000 Syrians. News of the defeat preceded them so when they came to the temple it left empty. They cleansed the Temple and rededicated it, they made a new menorah and restored it to its proper use.

Judah Maccabee became a popular hero, a symbol of religious freedom and Israel’s national liberation. The hero of Hanukkah is considered a symbol of a military victory over great odds.

Brenda Could Sell Tires

July 5th, 2009

I was getting a tire patch the other day. I happened to have my camera. To pass the time we had a little fun taking pictures. Very little. Brenda posed maybe 30 seconds. Only got two pictures. Anyhow this one is pretty cute.

Brenda Sells Tires

Brenda Sells Tires

I would buy those tires.

Nurse Brenda

July 3rd, 2009

From time to time, we ask Brenda what she would like to be when she grows up. One of her common responses is that she wants to be a nurse, like her mom. Brenda’s summer camp asked her to dress up like what she wants to be when she grows up. I thought a nurse would be a good choice.

I didn’t have any of her mothers things or even Brenda’s toy doctor kit so I had to be creative. Here is what I was able to do with construction paper.

Nurse Brenda

Nurse Brenda

It is so cute to hear her say stethoscope.

Sorry We Missed Posting Brenda’s Easter

June 27th, 2009

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. It is always so cheerful and sunny. It has been bothering me that I never posted pictures of  Brenda’s Easter. Brenda really seemed to have fun all that week.

She had a great time at school the week of Easter. Here she is after the school’s Easter egg hunt.

Brenda's Easter Egg Hunt Basket

Brenda's Easter Egg Hunt Basket

Here is Brenda on Easter Day. Isn’t she cute in her bunny ears.

Brenda With Bunny Ears

Brenda With Bunny Ears

Tantrum Free Traveling

June 15th, 2009

No one wants to deal with children’s tantrums while traveling. If you plan a little, then you can maintain a stress-free family vacation. The main thing is your child has no real concept of time. What may seem like a short trip to you can be intolerable to your child.

Plan your trip so your child’s routine stays as normal as possible. Travel when your child  usually sleeps. This way they are rested and better prepared to enjoy the attractions of your destination.

Make sure to have plenty of activities for when your child is awake. Keep switching out age appropriate toys, books, puzzles and art supplies. Plan stops at play grounds and bring outdoor toys so your kids can stretch their legs and release some energy.

Keep your child comfortable. Bring their favorite things, like pillows, blankets, stuffed animals. Make sure you have plenty of snacks and drinks too.

Plan your trip with your child’s needs in mind and you will have a nice and peaceful vacation.

Brenda’s Friends spelled in Chef Boyardee ABC’s & 123’s in Sauce

June 12th, 2009

Brenda and I had more fun with food. This time we had number’s and letter’s to play with. I couldn’t find a number four so I made one from an “F” and a bite of something else. I used a letter “P”  upsidedown to make letter “D”’s. This was really tasty to make. We used Chef Boyardee ABC’s and 123’s.

Brenda's Friends Spelled In Pasta

Brenda's Friends Spelled In Pasta

Brenda In Car Seat

March 12th, 2009

I took a nice picture of Brenda and wanted to share it. The lighting was really nice. I guess is was that magic time of day.

Brenda In Her Car Seat

Brenda In Her Car Seat

Brenda Gets Some New Sunglasses

March 5th, 2009

Last week Brenda and I went to go to the Metro Zoo. Before going I stopped by a CVS to get her some sunglasses to protect her eyes. I could not find the pair of sunglasses Breanda already has. I figured she could always use another pair. I think we tried on half the sunglasses there. Finally we got this purple pair with Tinker Bell on them.

I Think Brenda Thinks She Likes Her New Sunglasses

Brendas New Sunglasses Have Her Thinking
Brenda’s New Sunglasses Have Her Thinking

In this picture Brenda is doing a thinking pose I taught her quite awhile ago. I ask Brenda how she thinks and she will put her pointer finger to her chin and say, “Hmm”. It is really quite cute.