Saturday, April 30, 2011

I Love to Read

We have books in this house. Many books. Books abound and can be found almost anywhere. We love to read.

While most of the books we read these days are about trucks or diggers, we also love Corduroy and Little Critters. Our current favorite is The Belly Button book. We read it multiple times a day and each boy wants to bring it to bed. The boys love to read about belly b's and throughly enjoy showing them off. In the book a little hippo affectionately refers to his belly b as a "bee bo", so now my little ones do the same. I find it very cute when my little Si says "bye-bye bee bo" to his belly button when we put his shirt on or zip up his jammies.

I am thankful for the love for books and reading that my boys have.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My View

I love my view. I love this boy. I love this moment.

My little Rollie playing on my lap while his brothers run around with blanket capes pretending to be super hero's. Sidewalk Prophets playing on the radio in the background. Joyful squeals coming from the other room.

I know this isn't what life is all about but it certainly brightens an otherwise dreary, cloudy, rainy day.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Jesus Paid it All

Jesus Paid It All

(lyrics for this song are written by Hillsong)

I hear the Savior say
Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness watch and pray
Find in me thine all in all

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Lord now indeed I find
Thy power and thine alone
Can change the lepers spots
And melt the heart of stone

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

It's washed away! All my sin! And all my shame!

And when before the throne
I stand in him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Oh praise the one who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead (x6)

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What Is It?....... Continued

A few days ago a posted this picture and asked if anyone could guess what fun activity we did at our house. Well, you are about to find out. But first, a little side trip.

This sweet boy of mine shares one of my great passions in life, cooking! It is wonderful that he loves it so much.

However, I am rather neurotic in the kitchen and don't usually like to have others in there when I am working. In fact, I tend to be impatient, cranky and bossy when others are "in my way" in the kitchen. I am working on changing this and am slowly getting better. I want my boys to have a love for cooking that they can share. I want them to bless their future wives with this talent, in ways more than frozen pizza and macaroni and cheese.

All that being said, my boy shares one other of my slightly less than desirable passions, sweets. So, we decided to combine those to passions and make ICE CREAM!

We used our handy and easy to use Cuisinart ice cream maker.

And our Kitchen Aid hand mixer.

And the boy got to work mixing the ice cream base.

Poured the base into the duel ice cream maker, turn in on and 20 minutes later......

Wonderful, delicious homemade vanilla ice cream.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What Is It?

Can anyone guess the fun project we did today? It may have to do with a very fun excursion we had the other day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Today You Are.....

Today is a big day. Today my baby is six months old. I am so in love. He is a gift from God. Perhaps not part of my plan but always a part of Gods plan for me. I am so thankful that we are his parents.

Today, you weigh 15 pounds and are 27 inches long. You are a skinny, tall little boy. You are happy and smiley. You love your brothers and they LOVE you. You also love to be in your jumper. Last night you started cereal, you loved it. We'll see if you start to "chunk" up now that you are eating, and perhaps get back on a good sleep schedule. Dr. W says you are perfect. We certainly think so too, except when you decide 4 am is a good time to wake up.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A "Time Flies" Moment

Tomorrow morning at 6:30 on the dot my baby will be SIX months old. I can hardly believe that it has been that long since I was in the hospital with him.

Thankfully, bed rest and labor seem ages away. And usually at this point I am already a few months into my next pregnancy, but not this time. That time for us has passed and it is bittersweet. I'm not sure if I could physically handle another pregnancy. Each of my pregnancies was quite a bit harder than the previous one. Also, I'm not sure if I could mentally handle the extra noise. Yikes, boys sure are noisy!

But this moment is sad. There is a finality of this stage of our lives. I am trying to soak in each moment. Because now we are in a season of lasts with our littlest one. With each "first" there is a "last".

Today was the first time my little one ate cereal. His first taste of anything but milk. His last day of getting nourishment exclusively from me. He loved his cereal. And boy was he mad when the bowl was empty. I am thankful that is has never been a struggle with my boys to eat baby food. Now, the task of making baby food!

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