Monday, January 31, 2011
Thank you God for Juli and heal her body so that she's not sick anymore. One day I know you'll give her a new body that's all perfect and she'll get a crown and live with you in Heaven in your castle with lots of rooms. But then her mommy would be sad and she won't get to dance with us. So it's ok for you to just make her better now and let her dance with me.
Ok - need a tissue now. Normally she doesn't quite pray like that - usually's it's more thank you for mommy, daddy, megan, help me to obey, etc... But something grabbed her heart tonight and she really prayed!!!
I just love her heart and her desire to know about heaven. Almost every night she asks me about heaven. All that to say - we are all very concerned about Juli. So please join us in praying for her and her family.
On another note... I had to go pick Megan up early at school today because she was so tired that she was literally falling asleep at school. This morning when she woke up she just wasn't herself so I sent a note to her teachers and true to form - she wasn't herself at school either. She fell asleep on the way home and still took a 3 hour nap. And then was back in bed by 8pm. No fever, no other symptoms other than she says she's cold. So - we'll see what happens tomorrow.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Ok - somebody moved the steering wheel....
But then she was off and running! More fun to be had elsewhere...
Thursday, January 27, 2011
But here are 2 of my favorite pictures from the night...
Nicole has been pretty grumpy lately -- she's been nursing these 4 teeth for a month or two. Finally the first of them has fully broken through! So tooth #13 is IN and teeth #14 and #15 are starting to poke through. #16 is just a big swollen mess... ugh - that means the grumpiness will continue on for a bit. OH well, thus is the season of life!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Thank goodness she had such a great day yesterday that she earned tv time. Cause we've had a LOT of that today.
Early this afternoon I put Nicole down for a nap and came out to go put Megan down for a nap. She said she wanted to play for a few minutes while I was putting Nicole down. I came out and found this... She's curled up and put herself to sleep on Daddy's chair.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
My 3 1/2 year old loved the stories, but I must admit they were not "easy" bedtime stories. Each story was a stepping stone for her to ask so many questions. I loved that it provided us with some great teaching moments and we were able to use verses that she knows to support the book. Originally I had planned on reading a story a night and finishing the book in 3 days. Well, in our house it got pretty deep when I introduced the book and she wanted to reread each story multiple times before moving on. I was thrilled it kept her attention, she loves the polar bear family. Her favorite aspect of the book is that the little polar bear cub is a big brother with twin siblings. She could relate to having a younger sibling. This is definitely a keeper at our house. If anyone is dealing with the death of a friend or family member, God Gave Us Heaven is a wonderful resource to help take away the fear of death or separation.
I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing for this review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. These opinions are my own.
I actually found Love On Assignment to be an easy and enjoyable book. With small children around, finding time to read is rare. However, this book was easy to pick up and dive right into. The plot was predictable, but the characters were endearing. This is actually the second book in the Ladies of Summerhill series and I am now interested in reading the first book. Obviously each book can stand on it's own. I think the historical setting is what I enjoyed the most. I walked away from this book with a greater appreciation of the religious tensions that existed in the early 1900's as big business and factories were booming and workers dealt with deplorable conditions.
If you are looking for a casual and enjoyable book, this is a great option!
I received this book without charge from Thomas Nelson Publishing for review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. These are my own opinions.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
OK, normally I put a bow in also and it lays down - but she certainly is a cute with a little sprout!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Not apple slices - but apples.
If you need a few minutes to finish up your own meal, or I don't know maybe sweep the floor or load the dishwasher --- give the little one and apple and let her go to town (closely supervised of course). Megan loved apples too! This was her first apple when she was about Nicole's current age (Nicole is 14 months 1 week and in these pictures Megan was 14 months and 3 weeks).
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
But since all that is out of my hands - let's just get into the winter spirit and ENJOY! Today we decided to head across the street to attack the hill that is in our neighbors front yard. But on the way over, I couldn't help but demonstrate how icy our driveway is....
Monday, January 10, 2011
One of the funniest things was having Megan ask Natalie to help her make a snowball....
And that was "luxury"....