Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Wouldn't Have Believed It If I Hadn't Seen It

I've read several times in parenting magazines that you can get your kids to eat vegetables by calling them fun names. I didn't totally reject the idea, I just didn't think it would work for Luke. Well...

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As you can see, broccoli is still not a favorite. However, at least he didn't push it off onto Eli's tray without even trying it like last time. When Luke did that, Eli simply picked it up with two fingers, wrinkled his nose and very ceremoniously dropped them over the side of his highchair. So, we've made progress. I can't blame them, though. I don't like broccoli either. I did eat a couple pieces so I wouldn't be a complete hypocrite.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Encouragement for Mamas

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gross Anatomy

My conversation with Luke this morning that literally went just like this....

Luke: So, Mama, I want you to show me how the baby gets out.
Mama: Ummm, well, ummm, Mama goes to the hospital and the doctor uses his special tricks to get the baby out.
Luke: What tricks? I want to see them.
Mama: Well, he has tools that he uses to help Mama get the baby out and then the baby comes home with me.
Luke: Hmm. Okay.

Then I wiped the sweat from my brow and A)was thankful that was the end of that conversation and B)vowed I would come up with better answers for future reference. I know that was pitiful on my part, but it totally caught me off guard. My boy is growing up...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It Truly Is the Little Things

I took the boys to Chic-Fil-A today for lunch so they could play on the playground while I visited with a friend. We had a great time. Eli and I had a conversation about lunch before we went, which I caught on video. The child has a great vocabulary, but he's still young enough to have that baby voice that just makes you want to squeeze the life out of him (in a good way, of course). I love it when he looks at me with his beautiful, big, blue eyes and talks to me. I'd give him the whole world if he asked for it. Don't tell him I said that, though. I think he already knows, but he doesn't need anyone to put any ideas in his head.

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I love how excited kids get about the simplest things. The other day in Wal-Mart I picked up some marshmallows so we could make Rice Krispie treats (I won't tell you how often I've been making them these days or how many I can eat in a single afternoon.), and I really wish I could have gotten on camera Luke's expression and voice when he saw me pick up the bag. It was so reminiscent of a certain Christmas morning in my childhood caught on video involving pink and white saddle oxfords and my own very high pitched, squealing, excited voice. Let's just say it's a family legend. It made me laugh and wish all at the same time that my heart was still so easily contented by $1.46.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Psalm 139 Prayer

Lord, I praise You, for LUKE is fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works IN HIM, and that may MY soul recognize daily. And that may HIS soul recognize. May your thoughts be precious to LUKE. May he allow you to lead him in the way everlasting.

Lord, I praise You, for ELI is fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works IN HIM, and that may MY soul recognize daily. And that may HIS soul recognize. May your thoughts be precious to ELI. May he allow you to lead him in the way everlasting.

Lord, I praise You, for THIS BABY is fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works IN HIM, and that may MY soul recognize daily. And that may HIS soul recognize. May your thoughts be precious to THIS BABY. May he allow you to lead him in the way everlasting.