Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Much Needed Laugh

So I am wiped out.  For whatever reason (other than taking care of two kiddos) I am just exhausted today!  But fortunately, in the midst of the chaos, there are moments of pure joy and laughter... especially with Avery.  Here is one such moment:

Setting:  I'm busy changing Madi's diaper when I hear a scream.
Avery:  "Ouch MOM!  I HURT MY INKY!"
Me:  "Your what?"
Avery:  "MY INKY!"
Me:  "Do you mean you hurt your PINKY?"
Avery:  "No mom!  I     HURT    MY   INKY!"
Me:  "Ok babe, come here so I can look at it."  By this time, I'm trying to keep it all together and not burst into laughter so my daughter knows that I'm not laughing at her pain.

Avery shows me hurt hand... which hardly has a mark on it.

Avery:  "Mom, I hurt my inky."
Me:  "Honey, that's not your inky... that's your hand."
Avery:  "Actually mom, I hurt my uncle.  Yeah.  That's it.  I hurt my uncle.  Thanks mom.  It feels better now."

So, whatever my miracle-working hands did in holding her hurt hand seemed to fix the situation.  Hilarious! Pin It

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Enjoying The Sun

We are finally starting to warm up here and it has been AWESOME!  Yesterday we took full advantage of the sun.  A perfect opportunity for a little photo shoot. 

Pin It

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Culture Of Our Home

Our church had a women's event last weekend with a bunch of different seminars and I sat in on one that was SO good.  It was about what kind of culture we are creating in our homes.  I just have to share the notes, they have been so challenging and great to think about how I can be more intentional as a mom with my two girls.

A culture of GRACE NOT SHAME
“There is therefore, now, no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
Motto:  I love you when you are good, I love you when you are bad, I love you when you are happy, I love you when you are sad.

A culture of REPENTANCE
“Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.”  Matthew 3:8
When parents ask for forgiveness, children will model them.

A culture of NON-HASTE
“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes to poverty.”  Proverbs 21:5
Motto:  Keep Calm & Carry On.  How many times a week are you rushing your family out the door? 

A culture of HUMILITY
“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  James 4:6
How can we be completely humble?  Ask for help and model to your kids a life of teachability.

A culture of JOY
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”  Proverbs 17:22
Make light of myself in the everyday moments of life.

A culture of LISTENING
“Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.”  James 1:19
When parents listen first, kids will follow.  Avoid interrupting, don’t steal away conversation, and listen to understand.

A culture of PRAISE
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord.  Sing to Him with gladness.”  Psalm 100:1
Sing in your home!

“I have learned how to be content with whatever I have…”  Philippians 4:11-12
 “Thankful Box” with people, places, things to be thankful for… Pick one at dinner each night.

A culture of DILIGENCE
“The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forceful labor.”  Proverbs 12:24
Motto:  Don’t quit.  Don’t give up.  Keep trying.

A culture of CREATIVITY
“In the beginning, God created…”  Genesis 1:1
Look for opportunities to find beauty in the everyday things of life.

“I have hidden your word in my heart, so I may not sin against you.”  Psalm 119:11
Spend time together memorizing God’s Word as a family… make it normal, non-dutiful, and fun.
Pin It

Monday, March 07, 2011

Nice Hair

Nothing better than a little post-nap hairdo. Pin It

Pirate Names

Yesterday Avery was in a funny mood... she came up to Brian and I and said the following:

Avery: "I'm Jake the pirate!  Aargh!"
Me:  "Really?  Who am I?"
Avery:  "You are Lizzy the pirate."
Me:  "Ok."
Avery:  "And daddy is Cubby the pirate."

Something about that just tickled me and I chuckle every time she looks at Brian and calls him "Cubby."  hahahahahahaha!  In fact, she called him that for a good 30 minutes after that conversation.  So, watch out for the fierce Cubby the pirate! Pin It