I'm praying for everyone to stay well. There are so many sick people I know and many of them actually have the Swine Flu!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Posted by Scherr Family at 6:22 PM
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I absolutely love this song.
I've listened to it over and over on my ipod the last couple of weeks and they sang it in church on Sunday. It's one of those songs that really resonates inside of you. It forces you to take a step back and really think how much He really does loves us. I don't think about God being jealous for me, but he is. He wants to be in everything I do, every day, and how disappointing I must be to him when I go through most days without even acknowledging him whatsoever.
I don't really know the point of this post other than if you haven't heard this song, you should. And to know that He is jealous for you. Oh how He loves us.
Have a terrific week.
Posted by Scherr Family at 8:03 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
I need every one's help with this.
A little background...my youngest who is 3 has the hardest time with going to sleep. I know I did it all wrong and for what I thought were the right reasons, but we let him sleep with us in our bed. We then tried to graduate up and at least lay with him in our bed or on the couch until he fell asleep and then move him to his bed. And finally, several weeks ago we had success. He went to bed all by himself in his own room. He would get up immediately and ask to go to the restroom but would always go right back in there where I would tuck him in and then very promptly fall asleep. It was pure bliss. And now, starting last night, he lays in bed and screams. He won't get up, just cry. He cries for me, his dad, pretty much anyone that he thinks might rescue him. Well last night I caved and at almost 11:00 I went in as took him from his bed and put him in bed with me. Justifying it to myself I reasoned with my 3 year old and told him it's "only this one time". And guess where we are tonight? More cries. I don't know what to do. Do I let him cry it our--he is very stubborn!? Do I lay with him on the couch? Or completely cave in and let him sleep in my bed again? They are only little for so long and one day very soon he will want nothing to do with me, but I also know he needs good rest in his own bed. So could you please help me and give me your opinion. I have a poll on the right. I have a feeling this is going to be our new bedtime routine for a while.
Posted by Scherr Family at 9:12 PM
Friday, September 11, 2009
Preston just left on a hunting trip for the entire weekend so I'm flying solo. I hate it when he is gone. And it's supposed to continue to rain the rest of today and tomorrow. We might just stay in bed all day and do nothing at all! But it definitely feels more like fall...or maybe it's that pumpkin spice candle I'm burning. ha! Either way I'm ready for it.
Posted by Scherr Family at 1:59 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Everyone, meet Benji. Isn't he precious. He and his two brothers were left on the doorstep to one of our barracks over the weekend. And if you know my story, you know I haven't turned down an animal yet that gets left at our school. It's sort of an ongoing joke in the office. ha! I took him and dropped him off at the vet to be checked out and given his shots and flea treatments and we will pick him up tomorrow after school. The kids fell in love with him instantly. The cannot wait til he comes home to stay. Will is a little unsure, but I'm sure he'll get used to having a dog.
On a side note, Will is a rockstar on his bike. He starts and stops and completely rides without training wheels. It is so funny to watch him because he seems so little but he talks about it nonstop and wants to be out there all the time. We really have to watch him now because he is fast down the driveway and he'll be on his way to his cousins house if I'm not careful!
Posted by Scherr Family at 8:35 PM
Monday, September 7, 2009
Posted by Scherr Family at 7:13 PM
This morning Preston and Will decided to take his training wheels off his bike and try two ride it with only two wheels. I was a little nervous and skeptical, he just barely turned 3 two months ago. But he was determined to do it. (He thinks if he can do it he gets a dirt bike...not sure who would have given him that idea but I have my suspicions!) So I ran ahead of the two of them trying to capture it in pictures and he actually did it! He has since practiced all afternoon in the garage so he could show his brother and sister when they got home from school. So cute.
Will working with his dad to take off the training wheels!
The long ride down the driveway...
Daddy helping just a little 'til he feels comfortable...And look! He did it all by himself. And, I might add, he hasn't fallen yet! He's getting so big :(
Posted by Scherr Family at 5:40 PM
I was looking back at my last few posts and I can't believe I don't have any pictures in them! So I got out my camera yesterday and realized I haven't taken any since Will's birthday in June! I am a bad mother.
These pictures are from Will's birthday party. He turned 3. Sniff...sniff.
We rented a huge blow up slip and slide and the kids had a blast on it. The adults threatened to get on too, but we never did. I wish I had. Since the big kids had school today, Preston went into work for one job, then we'll be able to have the rest of the day today with just will. What's on the agenda?? I'm glad you asked because Preston has told Will that they are going to take his training wheels off his bike and let him try to learn to ride without training wheels. I feel the sudden need to run to town and stock up on Band-Aids. Just maybe I'll remember to take the camera out with us to try and capture this momentous occasion. ;)
Posted by Scherr Family at 9:08 AM
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Today has been so nice. We had nothing we had to do. Everything we did was because we wanted to, when we wanted to. So nice. I need these days to kind of regroup. Lauren and I cleaned the house, and P and Jacob worked on the yard for the morning. Then we went to town for haircuts and grocery shopping. I even cooked a home-cooked meal and bathed the kids. Like I said, this has been a great day. And, I get two more just like it!
Posted by Scherr Family at 6:43 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I know I've said it before, but this was THE longest I've been without posting. And it was even summer!!! The days go by so fast and in a blur I can't even make sense of it. But... I know I have a responsibilty to grandparents ;) to keep this thing updated so I am back in business.
School has started and we're already off to a roaring start. Gymnastics, football, it's all coming back to me now. (That's a Celine Dion song for those who care, ha!) Anyway. I think we took our last trip for a while. Jake had his last race in Nocona and we had a lot of fun. We rented another camper and stayed at the track. Preston's mom and brother and sister came and we had a blast hanging out and cooking on the grill. It was much better than even I had anticipated. We are definitely ready for a break.
The kids love their teachers and are actually enjoying going to school. That is such a relief when your kids WANT to go instead of the begging and pleading to not make them. Will even seems to be enjoying school now. That makes my heart so much better. I want nothing more than to be able to stay home with him, but I can actually handle dropping him off knowing he wants to be there. He has also graduated and become so big because...he is completely in his bed now at night, and he falls asleep in there all on his own! You have no idea what a difference that makes. I actually have time to talk to my husband! I didn't know what I was missing, he's actually a great guy ;) ha!
Maybe I'll come back again tomorrow for another update.
Posted by Scherr Family at 6:03 PM