I always say this, but it has been WAY too long since I have been on here. One of my New Years resolutions is to blog at least once a week. I have to have enough interesting things go on in my life that I can at least do once a week. And if I set my goal to high, like blogging once a day, I will stress out about it and then not do it. So once a week is good...
So my little Caleb is about to start crawling. I am loving the sitting-up-and-can-roll-but-can't make-it-across-the-room-quickly phase. He is really trying hard to crawl. He has mastered the getting up on his knees and rocking and he can make himself go backwards but just not forwards yet. I CANNOT believe he is almost 8 month old. I miss him being small but I am enjoying every new phase. He is getting TONS of personality. He has started to be a bit of a ham for the camera (I wonder where he gets that from =) ). I don't know if it's coincidence or not but every time I bring the camera out he puts on this enormous grin, which, by the way, makes him look SO much like his daddy.
Hailey is also growing up way too fast. Tonite she and I were talking about what we are going to do for her THIRD birthday. She wants a pink party. Pink cake. Pink ice cream. Pink presents. Guess what her favorite color is =) I told her I was going to let her have a tea party and invite some of her friends over. When I asked her which friends she would like to invite, she replied, "I don't want to invite any friends." "Why not?," I asked. Her response was, in a most serious manner, "Because I don't want them to eat my cake." Now, I could have taken this moment to exert my parental duties and have a discussion on the importance of sharing, but I couldn't keep from snickering so I saved that for another day =) Speaking of personality, this girl is such a goofball. I mean, between her daddy and I and the rest of the nuts in our family she really didn't have much of a chance of not being at least a little goofy. One of her favorite things to do is make up songs about random stuff and sing it to the various tunes she has heard on barney or veggie tales. I have heard songs about toilet paper and airplanes and spitting and brushing her teeth and wiping her buns. She is potty trained now which is AMAZING! I am a firm believer in the statement "When they're ready, they're ready." This was my third attempt at potty training and I really didn't have to do much at all except remind her the first couple of days to go. She even wears panties to bed most of the time.
On a side note, I am reading a book right now that my sweet mother-in-law gave me called Reckless Faith It.Is.Amazing. It is something I really needed to read right now. If you haven't read it you should.
I have so many posts that I feel like I need to catch up on so if it seems like I am a bit out-of-order...I am =) But I have some things I really want to get recorded!
Here is one quote from Reckless Faith I want to leave you with:
Reckless Faith always has one foot in eternity. It measures people by their actions and not their belongings. A reckless faith believes when there is no evidence and hurls itself at what is unseen but promised. A reckless faith isn't "refined" in the least. It does not make sense to the world, and yet, the world often seems fascinated by it.