Saturday, September 29, 2007

I just wanted to stop by and add a note. In reality I am exhausted I have had a big day, Alex's birthday, and I am packing to leave for florida which is stressful in itself because my father is dying with cancer, I would write more about that but my mother has lovingly kept a log of that on a website which you can reach through my links. The real reason I wanted to write is actually funny. Megan who for about 2 yrs now has not worn pajamas to bed related to sensory issues related to anxiety and so on, well tonight again with no pajamas she standing in her room and puts on her slippers and then says to me "I need some pajamas", and I reply, "oh, so now you need pajamas". So she starts looking for some pajamas and then asked me, " can you find me some blue pajamas", and I say, "Megan I don't know where any blue pajamas are, why do you need blue pajamas," and her reply," don't you think I would look better with pajamas that match my slippers." I am speechless literally speechless and the more I think about it I just want to lauph long and hard if you only new her like I do you would understand but this was just something I had to share. She did find some blue pajamas that matched her slippers and yes she looks mutch better, and it has nothing to do with them matching her slippers. Well good night, and sleep tight.

Alex and his cake
Alex getting ready to blow out candles
Alex playing with new toys. Yeah!!!!
The cousins.
Isabella, Alex, Megan, Macy, and Emily
Alex had so much at his birthday party. He had cake, yummy, and lots of great presents especially a dump truck and and earth mover. What more could a boy want.
It was kind've funny when he woke me up this morning by saying, mommy, lets get the party started. He didn't want to wait anymore. Well it finally started and now its over. All that work to see a little boy smile. It was worth it.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Happy Birthday to Alex!

Today Alex turns 3, how the years fly by. Its funny how I remember those agonizing labor pains, all of them, until the moment he was born at 7:49pm. He weighed 7lbs 9oz and was just so little and cute. Now he is boisterous, impulsive, afraid of what he doesn't need to be, and not afraid of what he should be. If you read my post from yesterday he learned to ride his bike, and today I was watching him and he was riding like a pro and standing on the pedals while riding. I have not doubts that he could accomplish whatever he wants but all I want is for him to do whatever God wants him to do. If he has the ability to be a great athlete but become a preacher or missionary I would be overjoyed. Happy Birthday to my little boy.

PS. I will provide pictures later his birthday will be celebrated on saturday.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I wanted to make a correction to my last post. I didn't think Alex would actually learn to ride his bike, well, I was wrong. He, at the age of 2yrs and 364 days, has learned to ride his bike without training wheels. He was so excited, and I was in shock. Now I have more to worry about. He was already crazy active, now he will be even more so. The problem with a child learning things so young is that they don't understand their own limitation, or strength. Please continue to pray that I remain sane and that God protects my children in their very active lives.

Doing much better today and might even accomplish much more. My appetite is coming back. I was even able to eat White Castles(I must be better). Well enough about me. I wanted to let you in on a new accomlishment of Megan's. Randy took her training wheels off of her bike and she figured out how to ride it without them and not even wreck. She rides like and old pro. I was never like I still bare the scars on me knees from learning to ride a bike. Also, Alex insisted his training wheeles be removed so they were and with time he might even be able to ride without assistance. It is so funny because he tries and tries and most of the time he gets on and just falls over but he is learning to keep a foot down to keep that from happening. As soon as I get pictures I will share. Well I better go if I am going to get something done today. Keep smiling.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hello everyone, just wanted to let you know that we are still surviving home-school, although sometimes just barely. Megan has been difficult lately she wants to do all the fun stuff but not the real work. Emily on the other hand, you just can't give her enough to do. She whips out faster than I can hand it to her, hope that continues. Right now I am trying to recoup from a stomach bug I seem to have aquired and it is trying to keep me down. If I could just eat some real food instead of applesauce, bananas, and crackers(maybe i'm reverting back to infancy) I would be ok, oh yeah and get a little energy. I managed to wash dishes today and put a load of laundry in, just sitting here takes so much effort. With my getting up there in years I notice the little viruses just seem so hang longer then they used to. Ok, I know, enough, enough. (I'm not that old, almost though) Well everyone else stay healthy and I will update you later. By the way I did wash my hands so you shouldn't catch any germs from reading this post. I will stop right now. . . . . .

Monday, September 17, 2007

A gazingstock

Hebrew 10:32-32But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

The above scripture reference was made very real to recently when I saw a lot of people at a neigbourhood get-together and not many wanted to socialize with me but would come and say oh, my look at you in your cute matching skirts, I might add our skirts did not match but I just smiled and asked how they were and then they drifted off with some excuse. People do look, thus I am a gazing stock. But, you know it just does not matter anymore. I am happy doing the things that God has asked of me and does it make me look different, yes it does but I have a such a peace and a joy that the world could never give me. It is worth whatever the cost. Praise Jesus.

Keep me in your prayers as I battle the devil daily.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

This is a female Ruby Throated Hummingbird at our feeder. The kids have really enjoyed watching them. we actually have two that come and they are always fighting over the feeder. I think they must be on their way down south because we had not seen them until last week. It is actually great for an on-going science project.

My Motto

I won't lower my standards to raise yours.

My first shave!!!!

I wanted to post these pictures because I want others to be able to ask Alex when he is older,"do you remember the first time you shaved"? Well if you notice his chin he bares the marks of his "first shave". Of course it looked a whole lot worse when he had blood all over his hands and face. He said he wanted to be a man like daddy. I think he has learned his lesson, I hope. He is in a very impulsive stage right now and I hard put to keep up with him. Pray that I remain sane through this time. Ha Ha.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

We are into our fourth week of school, I can hardly believe it. Time is going so much faster than I could have imagined. Emily is doing well learning to write her letters and numbers, although she hates doing it. We will be starting to work on phonics much more in depth this week although she is doing well at letter recognition and beginning letter sounds. Megan hit upon a new math concept today it proved more time consuming but I think I was able to explain it in away that she could understand. Alex will be going to preschool tomorrow. I debated long and hard on this, Randy really wanted him to go so we decide to let him go. It is a baptist preschool so they do teach them some things about Jesus and true meaning of Christmas and Easter it does make me feel a little better. He also enjoys going there, he went last year. It will be helpful for me because he has been very demanding of my time when I need to focus on the girls. Well I need to go. Please continue to pray for my family. God is really helping us and I know he will continue.