Monday, March 28, 2011

The Funk

Can you guess what's been going on at the Eterno residence?  Yup you guessed it!  Sore throat, itchy eyes, body aches, sneezing, coughing, snot (lots and lots of it, yuck I know!)...well you get the point.  When Josiah started to feel yucky on Wednesday we thought it was probably his allergies acting up, but we decided to stay home from church because he kept telling us he didn't feel well.  Well good thing we stayed in, and I'm sure our friends from church are glad we did too, because slowly the rest of us started to feel yucky also.  The weekends have become our "out and about" family time, but this weekend it was spent in the house...quarantined.  

We colored...

Colored some more...

Thankful for technology!

Uh...yeah definitely a couple of fits...

You guessed it!...Colored some more

Painted Sissy's nails...I love it!

Smiled for the first time :)

Yuck!  I know...this was me all weekend...
(I know I'll hate myself for posting this one later)

Made funny faces

Besides the sickness we had a good weekend.  We sat on the floor and watched our church service online and spent lots of time together.  Joseph watched movies all was a great weekend to spend at home.  All the movies were some of our favorites!  Needless to say, once everyone was well and healthy we took a trip down the road to Chick-Fil-A and Target!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

It Was a Sad, Sad Day

His uniform was all laid out by his bed.  His gear bag was packed and ready to go.  He woke up bright and early and put on his uniform hours before his game.  He was beyond excited, at breakfast his prayer was "God is good, thank you for my t-ball game, God is great..."  BUT.... we knew... rain was in the forecast.  Slowly the clouds rolled first we thought maybe it will hold off, but at about 10:30 we got the email..."all games are cancelled."  It was so hard to tell my little man that his very first t-ball game was cancelled due to rain, but as soon as the rain drops started falling...he knew.  He cried, I cried, Joseph cried, grandparents cried, but in the end Josiah understood.  He asked if he could wear his uniform all day...and I said of course.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Dream Come True

For many years Joseph and his dad planned to visit every Major League Baseball Ball Park (that's a mouth full).  They drew maps and talked about the details, but sadly it never happened.  Vince passed away two years ago and Joseph's desire to visit the ballparks became stronger.  He talked about it for he wanted to go watch the Braves Opening Game.  He's been to the opening home game many times, but never the first "official" opening game.  He also wanted to start his adventure of marking off ball parks.  During an Apples of Gold bible study about loving our husbands, Julie challenged us to participate in things our husbands enjoyed to do.  Well this was my chance.  I am not a big fan of road trips, but everything fell into place and off we went to watch the Nationals and the Braves in Washington DC at Nationals Stadium.  I fell in love and I know God placed this new desire in my heart to travel all over the country with my husband visiting ball parks.  Of course with three kids we will have to do it slowly, but when they are a little bit older, absolutely they will come with us.

Joseph was overjoyed!  But as we traveled this trip became more special.  It brought back so many memories of Vince.  Memories of all of us going to the Braves game, going over to his house or him to ours and sitting down watching the braves game.  Remembering how excited he was to get Josiah a baseball bat with his name carved into the bat.  We didn't realize how emotional this trip would be, but it was.  It was almost like Vince was with us because absolutely without a doubt if he was alive he would have been in the back seat coming with us.  Joseph's childhood is filled with memories of Braves games with his dad.  As soon as I realized that I understood his love for the game.  And now that Vince is gone the love is stronger because it's something that still connects him to his dad.

We had an amazing time.  The road trip could not have been smoother except for our first night when Joseph decided to eat a bag of sunflower seeds, a couple of Diet Mountain Dews and a 5 hour energy drink!  Talk about an upset tummy.  I was worried we were going to have to turn back, but no way was this going to stop my man ha!  We prayed, went to bed and thank God he was a new man in the morning.  We arrived in D.C Thursday morning, pulled up to the first parking place we saw and the guy charged us $40 to park!  Seriously!!!  We were going to keep looking, but didn't want to get lost and Joseph was blowing up in excitement to get into the park... so we paid and parked.

Walking up to the stadium... My husband was so giddy!

The Presidents

Nationals Park

*More posts to come*

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Free Locksmith Service

So after a fun afternoon outside we are ready to get inside and start dinner, when we realize...we are locked out.  Yes ladies and gentlemen even the locksmith and his family get locked out of their own house.  We are just thankful that the locksmith is daddy and his service for us is free!

Smile're on camera!

Thanks Mr. Locksmith...A.K.A daddy :)

A Bond Like No Other...

is that of a father and his little girl.  I love watching Joseph with our children.  


My favorite!

Fire Up The Grill Daddy

Tonight our grill was fired up for the first and definitely not the last time this year.  Here it is folks, tonight's dinner...

Grilled Italian Chicken with corn and green beans.

Can't forget the cornbread!

This was Elisabeth's "after" picture of her plate.  She LOVES to eat!

After dinner Josiah played with his flying saucer or whatever this toy is called!  Aunt Rose gave it to him for his birthday.  He had a blast with it.  He kept yelling "arriba arriba," which is up in Spanish and "abajo abajo," which is down in Spanish.  The only thing he dislikes about it, is having to wait on it to charge up!

While Josiah was playing we turned around to find sissy back at the table taking her brother's leftovers ha!  I told y'all this girl LOVES to eat.  She's not a big fan of fast food at all, but when I cook she eats all of her share plus her brother's.

Sissy...whatcha doin'?

After finishing Bubba's food she STILL wanted more!

Josiah wanted a picture with his littlest sister