Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

Friday Family Funnies - Snakes and Santa

For today's Friday Family Funny, head on over to Kristi's blog to read two funny stories.

Not much going on in this Sparks household this week (compared to last week). We are all finally feeling better and we have been getting ready for our Fall Festival and Trunk-n-Treat at church on Saturday night. I'm sure I will have lots of pictures to share next week!

If your in the area, please come by Ben Avon Baptist Church, Saturday night (October 28th) starting at 5:30pm with a free hot dog supper and ending with Trunk-n-Treat with lots of fun stuff in the middle. We would love to have you.

Mark your calendars!!
Another great event coming to Ben Avon on Friday, November 17th
A Premiere of Big Idea's newest Veggie Tales DVD - Gideon Tuba Warrior
The fun will start at 6:30pm
Please come and bring the entire family for a movie and popcorn, all for FREE.

Have a great week-end!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Friday Family Funnies - Uncle Dick with Hair

I have never known Uncle Dick with hair, but this is what he might look like -

Have a great week-end!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Busy Week!

Sorry, I haven't posted much this week. We have had a very busy week. School. Sickness. Revival. Everyday life. Four of the five of us have been sick this week. Hannah Grace had a sinus infection. I'm not sure what Samuel has, but he is coughing terrible. Faith had an severe case of croup during the night Monday night. We almost had to take her the ER. She is doing much better, just not sleeping well. I am not feeling too well myself. I ran a fever on Monday night - but thankfully God took that away so I could take care of my very sick Faith. Thankfully, Travis is feeling fine (so far).

I don't know what I would have done this week without Travis. He has helped me so much. He stayed home with the girls yesterday morning and when I got home he had changed all the sheets on the beds, vacuumed, and folded all the cloths (including matching the socks - which I HATE to do!) What a husband I have been blessed with!

We have had a great week at church, we have had revival. Rev. Johnny McDaniel has been preaching. Travis and I love him and his sweet wife (who also had a week with sick children, plus a flat tire) and his sweet girls. We were introduced to Johnny by Eric and then he went to Jamaica with us one year. He has a such a heart for the people of the church and for the lost. We were very blessed to have him and his family here this week. Eric came up on Sunday night with Steven to sing.

Steven joined us for Funnel Cakes.

So, things have settled down a little bit, for how.

Today was "Western Day" for Hannah Grace. She was so excited to were to red boots to school today.

Here is my sweet Faith, before she was so sick.

OK, Blogger is done uploading pictures. So I can't post one of Samuel. I'll again tomorrow. Have a great day!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Wonderful Times with My Wonderful Kids

Yesterday, I was able to take the day off from work and go to the Pumpkin Patch with Hannah Grace's class. Yesterday was a big day for Hannah Grace, not only was she going to the Pumpkin Patch, she was the line leader and on line leader day you get to bring snack. We had a great time.

Today was "Muffins With Mom" at Samuel's school. We had a great breakfast together and we were joined by a sweet little girl in K-5 who sat down with us in tears because her Mommy was not able to eat with her. Travis and his Dad went to the race track last night and got in late, so I let him and the girls sleep this morning. That meant that there was no one to take Samuel and I's picture. We sat the camera on the TV and posed...

...and was too slow the first time.

Second try...

...was a keeper!

My sweet boy even let his Mom hug and kiss him good-bye and made sure he told me he loved me before I left.

Now, Faith was not going to let herself be left out in all the Mommy-time.

And I have the sweetest picture of us and blogger won't upload it!!!!

Friday Family Funnies - That's Me

Sorry I haven't posted any this week. Not much blog-worthy news going on this week until yesterday and today. I will get to that in a minute, first of, our Friday Family Funny.

Travis' cousin Cindy and her husband Jeff have three boys and they have an adopted three-year-old daughter from China, Emma. The first day of school, their youngest son, Luke, was playing a game with his class to get to know his classmates. The game was called That's Me. The teacher would call out something, ...I have a brother etc and the student was to stand up and say, "...that's me ________". She first called out, "I have a brother..." and Luke stood up and said, "...that's me, I have two brothers". Then she called out, "I have a sister..." and Luke again stood up and said, "...that's me, I have a sister and and we went to China and bought her!"

Emma goes to the same preschool Hannah Grace goes to and yesterday was Pumpkin Patch day, here is a picture of Cindy, Emma, Hannah Grace and I.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Friday Family Funnies - Apples From A Tree

I can't remember if I told this story about Faith and the apple farm, but if I did - it is still funny.

After our visit to the apple farm, Faith was talking to Grammy about what she did. She told her about the pumpkins and the hayride and then proudly said, "I picked an apple - from a tree!!!" I had not thought about that she didn't think of an apple coming from a tree - I guess she thought they just came from the store.

Have a great week-end!!!

*A note of thanks to Travis for writing last weeks Friday Family Funny - I had a very busy day at work and couldn't get to it.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Big News!

The past couple of post, I have forgot to tell you the BIG news around our house - Faith is potty trained!!!

Now, I know some of you may not be as excited as we are but, it has been almost four years since we have not had to buy diapers. We feel like we have got a "raise". It just clicked with her Homecoming Sunday at church and she has been out of diapers and pull-ups ever since.

We are finally a diaper-free house!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Another Fun Week-end

We had another fun week-end, we traveled to Charleston to see Meredith and visit with her family. Here are a few pictures:

Samuel and Meredith

Three Little Mommies

Sweet Steven

Uncle Travis reading with Lydia

Here is a sweet picture I took of the kids on the way to church Sunday morning.

Have a great week!