We got back from Albany Saturday afternoon…we had a great time, and I plan to upload pictures and tell all about our visit when I have more time. Right now I just want to tell a quick story. This morning was a little rough because we are all just a bit tired from traveling and stuff, but we got up early to go to church. Josh always gets up first on Sundays to spend time alone downstairs as he finishes preparing for Sunday School. We had a few minutes this morning before we had to leave, so Josh sat down in a chair and closed his eyes for a second (EXTREMELY RARE). Ruby walked over and said, “DADDY, you can’t go to sleep! You have to teach Sunday School.” It was so funny. Josh actually tied it in beautifully in his Sunday School lesson. He shared how Ruby already is well aware of his role as a Sunday School teacher. As she grows up she will be even more aware of what that means…that her daddy is responsible for teaching the Word of God. It is so important that Josh live out The Word in our home, in private, where no one else sees but us. He is our leader. The kids are watching him, and they desperately need to see the Truth lived out by our actions and not just taught with our words. I feel confident that Josh […]
My children have been especially silly today. I tried to get them to stop giggling at each other over every single thing by asking them what they were thankful for…Ruby said, “I am thankful for my clothes–even my panties.” And both girls burst into laughter. Mack joined in, though he had no idea what he was laughing at…actually, I think he thought they were laughing at him. Anyway, that story reminded me of another inappropriate one that occurred the other day in the car. For the most part, I try to ignore the little ways they try to shock me with words like “toot” or “poopy” or “hiney.” Well, on this particular day, I was tired of hearing it and so I turned off the radio and said in a most serious voice, “What is so funny about saying hiney?” Pause….silence from the back of the suburban….”Seriously, Ruby, Molly…tell me right now why it is so funny to say hiney. Tell me, Ruby. Tell me, Molly. Tell me now!” Silence from the back of the suburban, and then Molly shoots her eyes over to Ruby and says, “You tell her” as if there was a perfectly logical reason that she didn’t feel comfortable saying to me. Ruby just shook her head no. They never gave an answer. I tried.
Well, today we painted a little manger scene–Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Ruby wanted to paint Mary, Molly said, “I want Joseph because I am Joseph”….whatever that means. I didn’t quite trust Mack with a ceramic figurine, so I painted baby Jesus while he watched me. The whole time he sat in his highchair sucking his thumb. He did get […]
Josh is going to see his mom and dad this evening, so he moved his date up a few hours with the girls. They are going to see Madagascar II…hopefully it won’t matter that they have never seen the first one! Anyway, Ruby was looking out the window and said, “Mom, it is a beautiful day for a movie.” I […]
The girls wore their Indian outfits that Gran made for them last year to Sunday night church. They were supposed to dress in their best Thanksgiving garb….they looked cute. I almost forgot until Molly said, “Mama, we are supposed to wear our Indian style.” (There is a whole ‘nother story here…Josh teaches our girls to say ‘indian style’ instead of ‘criss-cross-applesauce’ […]
This past Thursday we took off for Augusta. It was a very fun trip, and we always feel like we don’t stay quite long enough to relax and enjoy everyone, but it was a fun time while we were there. There are seven grandkids now. The oldest is 4 and the youngest is 3 months or so. Crazy. I […]
Today is a lazy, rainy day. We are all still in our pajamas. First of all, we all start a little later on Thursday mornings because of how busy and late our Wednesday nights are at church. The rain and cold weather just encouraged us in our laziness. These kind of times are some of my favorite, and I am […]