Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Asher's Birthday

Here are a handful of pictures from Asher's Birthday party (just a lttle late). We enjoyed having you all over. Thanks for celebrating with us!



PINATA TIME!!


Check this out- Look at where Nathan started swinging and where he ended. I didn't know pinatas were supposed to move back while you're swinging ;)



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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Some Funnies

1) I had been resting on my bed when Josiah and Ansher ran into my room and crawled up close to me with their huge blankies over their heads. I giggled a little at Josiah then he giggled back. That made me laugh more which made him laugh more... we did this back and forth for a while then he sighs and says- with a serious face-, "I wonder what we're laughing about..."
I thought it was pretty cute...

2) Today Josiah was on my lap and he asks me "Mom, did God make everything?"
"Yes"
"How did He make us?"
"Well..."
"You know what I think? I think He grabbed some eyeballs out of a drawer then some eyelashes out of the other drawer then an arm out of the other one. Then he started our engines and put us in our families..."


3) The boys helped me with laundry today. You may or may not know that they have a somewhat unhealthy attachment to the homemade tassle blankies that Aunt Shauna made for them when they were babies... Anyway, they very reluctantly allowed me to take the blankies after I promised that I would give them back after they smelled better! They followed me down to the washer and cried when I put them in the water.
When it was time to put the load in the dryer, they ran downstairs with me and insisted on placing their blankies into the dryer themselves. They lovingly talked to their blankies...
"It's okay, 'Firefly,' you're going in the dryer. I love you. Mommy's not going to hurt you. I will wait for you..."
"It's okay, 'Baseball,' you need to go in there. I will hold you in my bed when you're done."

4) So, tonight Michael and I both tucked the boys into bed, told stories to them and snuggled for a while. Honestly, I was ready to get out of there and just spend sometime with Michael because he's been out of town for a week.
As I was getting up to leave the room, they both insisted that I cuddle with them a little longer. I don't even remember exactly what I said... something like, "It's time for bed now. You have each other and Jesus is with you."
Asher pops up and angrily says, "Mom, Jesus isn't real!! I want you to come in here!"

Saturday, April 11, 2009

drama in the gossenauer home

Part I:

Recently Elijah wandered into the living room and started pushing buttons on the radio (the radio is hooked up to 2 speakers). He turned the volume knob all the way up then pushed the power button. So all of a sudden there was the voice of some random man talking (really loud) through the stereo. All three boys started screaming and crying hysterically and it took me probably 15 minutes to calm them down.

Since that day Asher and Josiah will not go ANYWHERE in the house alone. They have to have a "buddy" to go with them everywhere (yes, even to go potty) because they are afraid of "the man talking in the living room." They won't go within 10 feet of a room that doesn't have the lights on.
So I guess we have been catapulted into a new phase of toddler fear that we weren't expecting...


Part II:

Today, Michael was talking to the boys about Jesus, asking them questions to see how much they understood about Him. With a little prodding, Josiah was able to answer some basic questions about who Jesus is, why He is important, and how He helps us. Asher listened intently until he suddenly said that he hoped when Jesus came in our door He wouldn’t be scared of “the man” on the radio. Michael told him that it was ok because Jesus wasn’t coming to our house, but He wanted to live in our hearts. Then Asher replied that he thought Jesus was going to knock on our door so He could come to our house. He then began singing *Jesus is knocking at your door, Jesus is knocking at your door, Oh, Children, why don’t you answer, Jesus is knocking at your door.* Then, with a laugh, Michael explained that it wasn’t the door to our house that He was knocking on but the door to our hearts, so He could live with us, forgive our sins, and help us.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Birthday Fun

first on the birthday agenda: SILLY STRING!!

I snuck up on the boys in the living room before Josiah opened a few presents and sprayed them like crazy. First they screamed for about 5 seconds then ran toward me wanting a turn. It was a hit!

We had a little bowling party for Josiah the next day. He invited 3 of his buddies (and Asher)- They made it through one game after an hour and a half. They all did a great job.








ahh, the cookie cake... it's a brilliant idea. I'm pretty sure Josiah liked it, too.




I was really happy that a few of the Dad's stayed to keep Michael company. Krista stayed so I got to hang out with a friend, too!




Here's Meredith with her "power roll." You can see how her ball got some serious air time. It must be mentioned that she only used the ramp a few times, then we had to let her loose! There's Oliver with a running approach. He was the only one who landed a strike that morning! Nathan was so powerful he had to stop himself from flying down the lane. And of course, there's Asher testing the limits ("I know mom and dad said not to walk on that part, but how slippery could it really be...").
and the final results... Josiah didn't win, but he was a pretty good sport about it (I think cake and presents helped...)





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Fun Stuff

Ok, so the boys loooooove Star Wars. The first pic is Josiah posing with his newest addition to his star wars lego collection- the "walker." You can see he's saying, "Star Wars!!" with much enthusiasm.
The second picture is Asher (for those of you who don't know him very well, this is a huge smile for Asher). He was so proud of the 8-headed Star wars guy he made. I think he even got an R2 D2 head on there...

I am proud to admit that I have enrolled my boys into a gymnastics class. Oh, in case you can't tell which ones are mine, they are the only ones NOT wearing pink leotards... ha ha
They actually love the class! They listen fairly well, and they are pretty coordinated. I hope this video works!



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Monday, February 23, 2009

A few more words from the Wise...

I've been meaning to write a few more things down that the boys have said, so here it goes...

"Can we have Tator Tops for lunch, mom?"- Asher

Josiah has a children's Bible that we've been reading from lately, and he's really taken an interest in all the miracles that Jesus did. He came up to me yesterday with a tiny little ball and said, "Mom, watch me do this Magical." He proceeds by doing a fancy little trick of hiding the ball in his clothes. I think he was doing his own little "miracle."

"Mom, is Goliath in the New Department or the Old?"- Josiah

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween

The boys were very proud of their costumes! Asher dressed up as a pirate and Josiah was Dare Devil (or "Strong Man" as he calls it...)

Elijah was extremely pleased with his apple costume...



These are pictures from a party that the boys went to. They bobbed for apples for the first time, hit a pinata, and played "Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin." They had a blast!
Here are my two scavengers looking for leftovers... surprised?? I think they ate about 10 apples between the two of them...

This was ALL BUSINESS! Josiah and Asher smacked that thing harder than I've ever seen them smack anything. Cameron, the 4 year old host of the party, broke it open on the third round of shots. Our boys were really disappointed!!