Thursday, March 31, 2011

Guess What?!?!

Our "Baby Butter" Caleb has definitely four and possibly five teeth now. He had two come in practically overnight. It's the left middle one and the one beside it that are definitely in and the right middle one is on the verge of bursting through. He has been pretty fussy and just not quite himself the last week. I was hoping he would have several pop through since they were irritating him so. I guess I got my wish! We are definitely keeping the makers of Target brand infant ibuprofen in business! I just hope he can get some relief soon. I can't bear to see this sweet little munchkin suffer.

This is my garden...

This is my garden...

And this is why it is not planted in the yard yet...

I don't know if you can tell by the picture but it's snowing outside. This was 3 days ago. The snow has been gone since later that morning but the cold is still here. WHERE IS SPRING???

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tonite, Hailey brought me her great-grandpa Titus's Bible and asked me if I could read it to her. I said, "Sure" and asked her what she wanted me to read. She said, "I want you to read to me about Jesus because I love Him."


Saturday, March 5, 2011

What mom meant for evil...

So, I had one of the biggest mom-fails of the century the other morning. Hailey, Caleb and I were upstairs in Hailey's room playing and singing silly songs. Hailey was playing in her closet, going in and out. The last time she came out she must have hit something that made a little McDonald's toy talk. She asked what that noise was. And I, not thinking at all about how our daughter tends to be a HUGE scaredy-cat said, "I don't know. Is someone in your closet?" If she would have had her boots on (which she usually does) I promise she would have jumped out of them. Her eyes got huge and she screamed and took off down the hall. I called her back in the room and she was crying. I.Felt.TERRIBLE! It never even crossed my mind that my comment would scare her, I was just playing around. But I sat her down on my lap and explained to her that there was no one in her closet and we proceeded to open it up (well, I opened it, she clung to my leg with her eyes closed.) We found the little basket that held the talking donkey toy from Shrek that made the noise and I assured her that that was all it was. She felt much better after that but was still not willing to venture into the closet alone so we decided to put the donkey in daddy's office at church (I'm not sure why there but that's what we decided.) I explained to her that there was nothing to be afraid of and then my little light bulb came on and I realized that this could be a very teachable moment. I explained to her that sometimes we do get scared but God is always with us and even when we hear something in our closet or it's thundering outside that God loves us and He will protect us and that He is always with us. We then went downstairs and got her little devotional book which I have found to be awesome and the best book for explaining the Bible in a way her mind can understand it. We found a devotion about being afraid and we read it and then I taught her the song "When I am afraid I will trust in You, I will trust in You, I will trust in You. When I am afraid I will trust in You, in God whose Word I pray." She sings that song all the time now. And every day when we get out her book to read she wants to go to that one and read it and then sing the song. So, what this mom (unintentionally) meant for evil, God meant for good!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Going Swimming

This picture has nothing to do with this post. It's just a cute picture and I thought I would share it.

Here's a conversation Hailey and I had a few minutes ago. I'm putting dishes in the dishwasher and Hailey needs to go poop...
H:"Mom, I need to go poop. Can you take me to the potty?"
S: "Sure." I wiggle her pants off and sit her on the potty. She can do it herself. I think sometimes she just likes the company =)
H: "Okay, you can go now. And can you shut the door so you don't see the poops because I am going to poop."
S: "Sure." I leave. About a minute later...(she knows how to take care of business quickly)
H: "Mom, can you come wipe my hie-bies (what she calls her hiney buns)? I'm finished pooping."
S: "Sure." I take her off the potty and proceed to wipe. I make the comment, "Look, Hailey, it's floating."
H: "Yeah (with much excitement!) they are swimming! And they have on their water-wings!" =)