Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Look for the BaRE NeCceSsiTies!

So I thought I would do a little plug in for some thoughts I've been having lately. Zoe's latest new movie is the Jungle Book... she asks for it everytime we get in the car to go some where so she can watch it on her DVD player. She loves all the characters... Mogli...the Bear... and the Tiger. She loves it when they sing and dance, but one of her most favorite parts is when Baloo sings "Look for the "Bear" Necessities. I find myself singing a long to this everytime it comes on... but I can't help but think what an amazing little song it really is.

In a time when things can be hard, whether emotionally, physically, or financially.... if we hold on to whats really important than everything will be ok, all we need is the bare necessities.... so here's a tribute to my sweet little girl and to the little lessons that she teaches me everyday-

(My favorite is the very last verse)

The Jungle Book:
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the tree
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few

The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life

Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you prick a raw paw
Next time beware
Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don't need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue ?

The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

So just try and relax, yeah cool it
Fall apart in my backyard
'Cause let me tell you something little britches
If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
You're working too hard

And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true

The bare necessities of life will come to you

Monday, August 10, 2009

THE BIG 29!!!

It was Taylor's Birthday this last week, and we celebrated all weekend. Unfortunately Taylor was post-call Saturday (so he was up for 50+ hours), so he was sorta "drunk" at his birthday dinner, but caught up on sleep Sunday morning when he finally rolled out of bed right before 1:00pm Church. We went to a new Thai food restaurant and than got to go shopping Saturday night. Sunday we had family and Friends over for cake (icecream cake) and his favorite german chocolate cupcakes. It was fun to celebrate his turning one year older.... man can you believe how time flys? HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY-- WE LOVE YOU!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Bear Factory!!!

We went on a field trip to the Bear Factory... Zoe got to see how they make Teddy Bears, why they got the name "Teddy," and she even got to make, groom and help stuff her very own. She had a fun time and loves her little friends. Dane went too, can't you tell how excited he was about it (haha)...

Kristen, Brooke and Jessica on the tour

Dane just soaking it all in....

Zoe and Tyler feeling the different fabrics of the Teddys

How they actually sewed them all together

The stuffing machine

Mommy and Zoe watching and helping the lady stuff her own bear

Fluffying (aka vaccumming) their bears

Zoe's little friend Aspyn

The finished product.... I think she likes it!

Monday, August 3, 2009

yUm YuM!!

Dane's been acting like he needs more food after his bottles, but due to my already hectic life, I wasn't really ready to add yet another thing to remember. But, because I love him sooo much, I guess I will start the dreaded chore of starting SoLId FoOds!!! (I was so excited to start Zoe on solids, but this time around, I think I'm a little more sentimental about Dane growing up so fast).

Anyways, here are a few pictures of my little Daners eating GREEN BEANS (yuck)! But he LOVES them!!!