Thursday, April 26, 2007

My hilarious 3 year old!

Paige has really been cracking me up lately. She's really starting to come into her own! Most days at about 12:30pm, I take a shower. Annalee's still down for her nap, and it's 30 minutes before Paige naps, so she's having some downtime on the couch watching a cartoon. Needless to say, I take advantage of this opportunity. We go for a walk most mornings and then to the park, so I welcome a good shower! Well, this morning we had bible study, so I didn't need a shower. Well, this throws a wrench in Paige's thinking! So, as 12:30pm approaches, Paige, very matter of factly says, "Mommy, you need to take a shower. You're stinky." I laughed so hard!! I can't imagine life without her!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

When you know you haven't spent enough time with your spouse...

I was on my way home today from a class I was teaching so I was more late than usual but less late than noraml since I was going to miss our staff meeting at church, but I digress. Anyway, Annie puts Paige on the phone to talk to me. We say hello and she says, "You need to come home and see mommy!" Annie and I both laugh but the reality shows...if she knows I need to then I really need to.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Yes I know it's past easter...

...but I think we really needed the world to see how cute our easter was. Paige held a baby, Annalee hunted her first egg, Paige fed a cow, Annalee pet a bunny, I mean this is amjor life firsts here all in one day. And that doesn't compare to Paige answering my favorite question indpendently, "Why do we celebrate Easter? " and I quote, "Cause Jesus died and rose again!" And yes she stresses again. It's great to be a daddy.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Daddy Time

Time with Daddy is a coveted time in our house! Scott works very hard and has several different jobs including: full-time teacher, part-time children's director at our church, phtographer, and several other little jobs that aren't labelled. Now, we love our daddy dearly, and the children literally fight sometimes to get the closest to him. Annalee had the luxury the other day of having him all to herself. She ate it up too! She has him wrapped around her little finger you know (but don't tell him I said that!). They read and played and laughed hysterically. Annalee is Miss Personality now, so she is so much fun these days. Daddy enjoys the time as much or more than they do. We love him so much and are happy to say that as of today, he starts his spring break, so we get him for a whole WEEK! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Paige's Debut

Paige had her big debut at the Easter Egg Hunt this year, as she deemed herself as a very qualified babysitter. This came about as she got to hold our friends Ben and Katie's baby Campbell. She took her pacifier out and carefully placed it back in the baby's mouth. She hugged and kissed her gently. She talked to her in her soft baby-talk voice. So, in her mind what else is there? She did it all. Therefore, she must be capable of caring for this tiny individual! She really was precious. They both were!

The Cutest Little Cotton-Tail!

We had some time alone with Annalee last Friday night because Paige was spending the night with Scott's mom. It was great because we were able to get the camera out and treat her like she was an only child for a few hours. We have a ton of pictures of Paige and alot of Annalee, but not quite like we do of the first. The funny thing is , I decided since we have such a petite little one, that I would try on this Easter outfit from last year (which was 3-6 mos. and she is 15 mos.) and it Fit! It was hilarious. So, we definitely had to get som pics. She was so fun because this year she was able to play. She thought the plastic eggs and the basket were the best toys ever. They kept her very busy for a while! She is so enjoyable. Her little personality is just blossoming daily, along with her vocabulary. I guess talking so much is an inevitable side effect of having a 3 yr. old sister who talks non stop! So, at the end of the night though, we were convinced that we must have the cutest little cotton-tail EVER!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Everything I need to know...

I was thinking today, about how much I learn on a daily basis from my children. I think that the Lord must laugh regularly as he teaches me my life lessons in such simplistic childlike ways! Like the picture above, I am reminded from my sweet Paige to pray. I wish that I would think to record her prayers some time. She is so honest and trusting and isn't afraid to let the whole world see her heart. She has no concept of holding her emotions inside. She asks countless questions. She sees common things as if its for the first time. She's not afraid to be silly. She dances when she hears music ( and sometimes when she doesn't!). She cries when she's hurt or upset. The list goes on and on. It is no wonder that the Lord calls us to childlike faith. And what a blessing it is to raise children and see how sweet the Lord is to show us firsthand what that looks like. Paige, in particular, has a very sensitive spirit. The other day, she saw a Disney cartoon. It had the normal mean character who tries to ruin something, then the main characters jump in and save the day. The whole good triumphs over evil thing. I noticed that when the mean character was on, that Paige hid her eyes and ran from the television. At her nap that day, she woke up crying because she had a bad dream, which she wouldn't elaborate on. I immediately decided to not let her watch that. But, I was also very thankful that she is so sensitive. I realized that through seemingly harmless cartoons, my child saw what her heart was not inclined to. I pray for my children daily that He would incline their hearts more and more to Him, and draw them to Himself at an early age. I enjoy watching Him work, and in turn, I can't help but be drawn to Him more myself.