Monday, October 24, 2011

Some Recent Hailey-isms And Introducing Caleb-isms!

-One day she asked for some milk for lunch and I told her "No, we drink water for lunch." She replied kind of under her breath as she walked past me, "Seriously, you're going to give me water when I asked for milk..."I was stunned. It was like she was thirteen already...

-Today at lunch she had eaten everything but her green beans and I told her she needed to eat her green beans before she could get up. I watched her as she put one in her mouth and slowly swallowed it. Then she looked over at me in total Disney Princess fashion and said, " Mom, I just can't do it. They're just...they're just...disgusting." I tried to control my laughter and told her she needed to eat three  before she could get up. She slowly and somewhat dramatically ate her three and got up from the table. 

-A few weeks ago, I don't even remember what she did to get one, but her dad was getting ready to give her a spanking. Right before he got ready to give it to her she blurted out,"Oh daddy, just please don't make it a huge one!" I'd like to be able to say we held our ground and she received a "huge" spanking...but that didn't happen this time :) (She actually didn't get one at all...we just all looked at each other and started was like a Full House episode or something.)

-I don't really know what her deal with "huge spankings" is. I would like to think I/ we are pretty consistent with the severity/level of our spanking giving. But a few days after that last spanking incident she did something to earn a spanking and she got one and afterward she said, "Mom, I really didn't want a huge one. I just wanted a small one." I said, " Well, Hailey, sometimes you just have to get huge ones." She replied, "But "sometimes" isn't right now."

As you can see really isn't her disobedience that earns her most of her's her mouth. Although she does use her mouth for very sweet things, too. I mean seriously, she is just so darn cute!

I am looking forward to starting some Caleb-isms. He does say a lot but most of it I am the only one who knows what he is talking about. He says "brush teeth" (which sounds like duh-dee...emphasis on the "dee") and "read" (which sounds like yeee...and he usually is backing himself up on my lap with a book in his hand as he says it) and Hailey (which sounds like eeeeeya.) He also loves watching for birds outside and gets excited if he hears them chirping. He likes "talking" to dogs. He does a high pitch yipping noise to them. This is his bird "talk" also.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Trust In The Lord...

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5 NLT)
Yesterday afternoon I was laying in bed trying my best to get some rest. I'm not a good napper. I can be utterly exhausted and when my head hits the pillow my mind starts going a million miles a minute. Well, that's what happened yesterday. I had some things I was struggling with in my mind and I could not let them go.
Hailey has one of the Steve Greene "hide'em in your heart" cd's that have verses written in song. I'm laying in bed and the Proverbs 3:5 one pops in my head. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding."
The song kept playing over and over again in my head almost as if God were whispering...or to me. I have heard the verse a million times but it started to take on a new meaning to me. I realized as I was laying there that I was being disobedient to this verse by sitting there wrestling with the things I was wrestling with. Because the reason I was struggling so much with these issues is because I didn't understand them. I was relying on my own reasoning to give me comfort. And I wasn't getting any. I was not trusting in the Lord and His sovereignty and His wisdom. I was "leaning on my own understanding."
As soon as I realized what was going on I asked God to forgive me for not trusting Him and for relying on myself. This is something hard for me to do. Not the asking for forgiveness but the totally trusting in someone else. But who is more faithful and true and just and righteous than our Heavenly Father?
How about you. Are you having a tough time relinquishing control of your struggles and maybe things you just can't push past?. Put your Trust in the One who is the Author of all understanding. Let Him guide you through His Word and impart His wisdom upon you.
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5 NLT)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dixie Classic Fair 2011

We went to the Dixie Classic Fair this year with our community group. We had a so much fun!

We went to our first Pig Race.  The kids LOVED it!

Hailey and her new buddy Dakota

Hailey rode her first "roller coaster." She had a blast. I'm not sure if it was pregnancy hormones or just from being a mom but I almost cried watching her ride it =)

Kinda' bummed this one is so blurry... 
We visited the petting zoo and fed some lambs and goats and donkeys and a very hungry camel.

You know Fall is here when the Dixie Classic Fair comes to town!

Another Failed Attempt At Kid Pics...

If they weren't so darn cute I probably wouldn't even try...

Oh, and the third "child" in the picture is "Baby Dear," the newest member of our family that we pretty much go nowhere without.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Make Way For #3

That's right...we are having another baby! We are due May 28 so I am eight weeks today. I haven't journaled about my other two pregnancies so I thought this would be a good time to start.
We are very excited about this baby. I'm a little nervous about having a third seeing that I only have 2 hands and my lap only has 2 legs. But I have heard that it is doable so I'm trying not to worry about it.
I hit a milestone today. I threw up for the first time with this pregnancy and it was everything I hoped it would be. (please note the sarcasm) I have been feeling pretty gross for the last couple of weeks and I guess I still have a few more weeks of it.
Anyway, enough with all the grossness. Hailey has been saying for months that she really hopes God gives her a baby sister. I guess we will see somewhere around Christmas if she got what she wanted!