Sunday, April 18, 2010

Busy Busy but coming Together

We are still 'living' with my in-laws and I have honestly enjoyed it. There is almost always an adult here to talk to and with which to eat a meal. Cleaning is easier not only because we are living out of a laundry basket but because we are all pitching in.
On the down side! A monster has taken over my son's body. He has been wild, defiant, and mean! I've really been struggling and praying, struggling and praying. I want B-man to grow up with a sweet and kind spirit. I don't want him to be 'THAT' kid in the classroom. You know, the kid that never misses, but also never acts right; which in turn makes one misearable school year for teacher and other students. I'm told he acts nice around others though, so, I'll focus on that. I think this behavior comes from his several things. We are displaced from our home, his Daddy is staying at our house (rather than here) to try and get it ready for us to move in to, and he had some shots a week and a half ago, the same day our house flooded. But, he is also incredibly sweet and loving with me, unfortunately NOT his baby sister. It's not all bad....but I cried when he whacked at his sister with his jacket leaving a little red mark from his zipper and then turning around and doing it to his Grandmother. I don't know how many times a day I say 'LISTEN to ME'. I'm not being unrealistic in my requests of him, but he just doesn't hear me!!! I have faith that God is going to lead me through this storm.
I can't wait to post pictures of our house all redone! I'm super sore from moving all my furniture and painting Little M's room, the kid's bathroom and the master bedroom. But it will be worth it soon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Flooded House

I woke up thinking yesterday was a nightmare. Did my house really flood? Is there really an estimated... well, huge amount in damage? Am I really homeless?

Then it all comes back. YES, I did come home to a flooded house. A flood that took our my living room, entire bathroom, and both of my kid's rooms.

Wow, that happened...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Trip to NWA

So, as I loaded these pics they came up in the opposite order that I had planned, and since I'm to lazy to redo it, I'll just tell you about our day in rewind:) Today we drove up to Fayettville to visit our friends Melindah and her mommy Lori. At the end of our park visit we decided to check out the creek and Mini (that is what we call Melindah for short) was all about the creek. She dived right in!
Little M on the other hand did not participate. I know, I'm such a mean mom. BUT, she is finally ALL well, just got off of antibiotic, and we had a bit of a drive before we would be home. I just wanted to be on the safe side with her.

B-man had a blast! It took him all of two seconds to fall flat on his hiney in the water. Oh well, he just rode home in the extra shirt I brought for him and no pants. I couldn't deny him an opportunity to play in a real creek. I used to have a great creek in my neighborhood as I was growing up. Until they concreted it, such a sad thing to do.

Getting brother and sister to both look at the camera is no easy task!

About as hard as getting to 15month old girls to smile and be close to each other! >
We had such a great day! Thanks Lori and Melindah! Can't wait to do it again.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Eggs and other Smiles

Like many families across the US we dyed the traditional Easter Eggs. It was really easy this year because my son is at that age where he does so much of it on his own and DOESN'T create a huge mess.
Little M helped dye some eggs too. She wasn't really patient and didn't let them stay in the dye long. She just reached into the red and picked up that egg, took one look at it and put it in the blue cup. She is a girl who likes her purple.
Simply, wonderfully, dyed by my young God Loving Children.

On another note. Little M has decided that she is the boss! She is dainty and assertive. I took this snap shot right after Little M was attempting to get her brother away from her camera! But she loves him, you can tell.

After a long Friday and Saturday Little M was super duper tired. As I was getting her bath and bed ready, I found her like this. Cell phone and rocking chair while mom draws her bath. That's my girl~

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Friends

Aren't new friends such an incredible blessing!? At my son's T ball practice Little M made two new friends. From right to left we have my Little M, Chloe Jane, and Meredith! I foresee these 3 girls becoming great playmates as the investigate under the watchful eyes of we 3 moms!
I pray that my daughter will cherish all that friendships have to offer as she grows.
Reminds me of the Girl Scout song
"Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold."
Anyone remember that besides me?
On a heavier note. For me the blog and facebook world have a huge blessing but also made the hardships of life in others so much more close to home. A friend of mine from MOPS recently became an Aunt to a 1lb 9 oz baby boy Samuel. He was unexpectedly delivered by mom Sarah at 24 weeks 2 days. Such hard situation. Samuel is struggling for life and could really use your prayers. So , fellow prayer warriors, as often as you think of it, give thanks for your healthy babies and pray for those that are not. Pray for healing this side of Heaven for baby Samuel as a testament to God's incredible power and strength. Pray for comfort for Mom and Dad. The NICU rollercoaster is one of life's most difficult rides. You can read about baby Samuel HERE and keep updated.