Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cody with the ipod

Monday we went to our niece, Rachael, softball game. While we were watching the boys were getting restless. Cody had found my ipod and wanted to listen to music. So, I helped him put them on.

Cody is going through a major growth spurt. Before the game we ate at Schlotsky's and he ate an entire pizza and cookie by himself. Whenever he had his ipod on he asked 'loudly' if he could get some money and get some chips at the concession. I gave him $1 in change and let him know that, he had his ipod on and said 'huh' loudly. Then, while still having the ipod on, he gave the lady the money and she asked him what he wanted. Once again, loudly, he says 'huh?'. It was too funny, because if he would have just took the ear piece out he would have heard. And him being so loud and not knowing was hilarious.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine Dinner

We really enjoyed spending Valentine's at home this year! We had decided that we wouldn't do gifts because we know Valentine's Day is a "money making" holiday. Well, Jacob surprised me, by going to one of my favorite store's 'Compass Trading' and buying me a purse. He picked it out himself. He is so thoughtful. I had picked up stuff from the store to have a romantic dinner at home. It was funny because the whole time we were cooking we flirted and laughed like it was just us two in the house, but we did have our 3 boys. When the dinner was ready to be served, I set the table like it would have been set up at a restaraunt for a party for 2, but then reality set in and went ahead and set the boys up also. After dinner and desserts, we put the boys down for bed and cozyed up on the couch with candles lit everywhere and watched a movie. We really were happy that we chose to stay in. We hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cody's Valentine party

Yesterday was Cody's valentine party for his class. I was able to attend 10 minutes of it, then I had to relieve another teacher so they could go to there child's party. When I got there Cody was in the middle of making a cute bear that holds a sucker. Then after he finished that project he went and did Valentine Bingo. It was very cute to watch him play. They had bingo cards and they used heart candy as doppers. After the fun game, he went to the table where they were making hats with heart. That was my cue to leave... A friend who has a son in the same class took some pictures...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Coach Dotson's.....

Yep, that's right. We received a call today asking if we could co-coach Cody's tee ball team. We are very excited, and hope that Cody will be ok with the! Anyway, I guess we are going to just jump right into this parent volunteering.... Wish us luck! We will have 13, 5 year olds!

The Sacred Romance

I am very excited. A friend of mine, recommended for me to read "The Sacred Heart", and do the workbook. I am so happy because yesterday day I purchased the book at this amazing store,"Mardel's". I have several friend who are on board and are going through this adventure with me. We are ready to open our hearts for what God has in store for us.
The God who saves is also a God who woos His own to a relationship primarily of the heart. As we draw closer to Him, we must choose to let go of other less-wild lovers, such as perfectionistic driveness and self-indulgence. Eldredge and Curtis identify the lies offered by false loves and instruct us on the journey back to the Lover of our souls.In carefully crafted words and images, the authors entice the reader to his or her own journey of the heart, promising, It is possible to recover the lost life of our heart and with it the intimacy, beauty, and adventure of life with God.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

T-ball and Laundry

I am happy to say that we signed Cody and Mason both up for T-ball in the Jarrell league. I think Mason was more excited then Cody... Although, while we were signing them up, Little Dribblers was going on and Cody had found a basketball and did really good at dribbling. I think he will be a good basketball player!

Today, I wanted to finally get the boys involved in cleaning and helping out. I set them out on an adventure to find all the blue jeans and to put them in a pile, then all the towels in a pile. It's great because we are going over different colors for the different piles and different textures. This has been a learning experience for them and a help for me.

Twinkle little star

Since we have been off, the boys and I have done a lot of singing. So, while we were driving to meet some friends this evening I got Jacob's blackberry that can capture video of the boys singing twinkle little star. It's about the most adorable thing to see your baby singing!!!

Pluckers and Bowling!

Weekends usually consist of purchasing movies and having movie night. Well, tonight we were able to go out with some friends of ours to eat at our favorite wing place, Pluckers. It was a lot of fun. They have a son that is Cody's age. After we ate dinner we went to the nearest bowling alley to watch a set of 5 year olds and a 3 year old play bowl. It was actually a lot of fun, and really funny to watch. Cody did really good, and Mason was too funny. We had to direct him numerous times to bowl on our lane, because he kept trying to bowl down the other peoples lane on both sides of us. Can't wait to do it again Prinz family!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Learning to dance

Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word Guidance,I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.The movement doesn't flow with the music,And everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, Both bodies begin to flow with the music.One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back Or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.The dance takes surrender, willingness,And attentiveness from one personAnd gentle guidance and skill from the other.My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "U" and "I". "God, "U" and "I" dance."God, you, and I dance.As I lowered my head, I became willing to trustThat I would get guidance about my life.Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Puppy Update!

After his first night, he can now fetch his toy and go potty on his pads... We are very pleased with the way he is adjusting to the family...

Ready for my Season to end...

Lately I have really been longing for the relationship that I had with my Heavenly Father several years ago. Where I would be completely focused on him in my daily life. Since after birthing my second child I have been in this season of in and out with God. I would visit him on occasion but not chat long. Kind of that awkward haven't seen you in awhile scene. I'm ready to to start my journey with Him. I have been surrounding my day with worship. That truly does help me with my walk. A lot more prayers, and just focusing on Him. A friend suggested a book, The Sacred Romance, which come with a workbook that helps rekindle that relationship. I am going to ask my sister-in-law Danielle, who also attends the same church as I, to join me in this adventure. We are suppose to start this bible study this Thursday, but I might try and get her to do this instead.... Anyway, please keep me in your prayers as I get back on track for Christ!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Our New Family Member

It's official! The Dotsons own there first family dog, Jaxon. He's a mixed designer breed between, Shih Tzu, Pekanese and Poodle. (Shihkapoo). He will be 9 weeks old this saturday. The boys have fallen head over heels in love with this puupy, even Jacob. To see them playing Jaxon is priceless.... So, please welcome.................JAXON DOTSON!

One Act of Random Kindness at a time...

So, yesterday I really needed to get some things accomplished so I got my "nanny" to come in for 5 hours.... It was so nice to be able to get those things accomplished without having to parent at the same time. Especially with 3 BOYS!!!!

I went and gave blood. Something I have been meaning to do but couldn't because I had the kids 24/7 and didn't want to take the boys there because that's just not a place where you take your kids. It's was lovely. I love to give something that will help many people. I have the universal blood O negative with an antibody that helps preemies.

Next stop, I visited a friend who was in the hospital. I was able to bring lunch (and tulips with her favorite candy!) to her without having the boys with me. Plus, the hospital is no place for those boys!!! I was able to sit and chit chat for an hour or so.

After the hospital, I ran to walmart to pick up a small Kennnel for our new family member. I tried calling the lady all day to pick Jaxon up, but she hasn't got back to me. Jaxon is a Shih-a-poo, which is a Shih tzu and poodle mix. They are called designer dogs because of how cute and little they are. Needless to say, we still don't have our precious puppy.... The boys were very upset that I was empty handed when I came home. Even Jacob was asking for the ladies number to call. We have already formed a bond with this puppy and we haven't even seen him.

That was all yesterday, and today we are going to the park to have a picnic with several of our friends. I am very excited.... And for those of you who don't know, I am off all week due to Lisd meetings.