Really? Two Years? Wow.

You know, I titled this post, but really, I am not amazed at how quickly two years have raced by…because it doesn’t really seem that way to me.  I totally get that he is two.  I don’t feel like it was just yesterday that I brought him home; and hallelujah for that!  Maybe it seems that he should have already […]

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Funny

I was doing a Pilates video  and the girls joined in on the “fun.”  It was so funny when after about 10 minutes of the video Ruby said, “This is really hard, Mama.”  Then, after a few more minutes Ruby yelled out, “I’m not listening to that lady any more!”  That is what I was feeling inside, but I followed through with the whopping 20 minutes!  And I laughed out loud on and off through the rest of the workout as I thought about what Ruby hollered.

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Glutton For Punishment

We went to the mall again.  Amazingly, the kids were great.  We did buy over-priced pizza, but they all three shared the slushee…sort of.  Mack gets a mean grip on the cup, and I just let him.  Honnery Yarn Kids (Pottery Barn Kids) proved to be a fun time, as usual.  I walked out purchasing nothing this time.  A small step towards freedom from the PBK.  Disney was horribly uneventful.  Some sort of spell comes over you, though, as you walk through the threshold of the huge, red Mickey ears.  All of a sudden, the tacky Donald Duck shirts and polyester Hannah Montana pajamas look cute, and I really want to buy Molly a $10 pack of four princess pens that she is begging for.  Again, a small victory as we walked out empty-handed.  I had a coupon for Stride-Rite, so Ruby and Mack got a pair of shoes.  I am facing the whole second-born, hand-me-down thing with Molly.  The girl has enough of everything, but what is it that makes me feel so bad when she doesn’t get much at each season change?  It’s stupid really.  She has what she needs…..this subject is a whole ‘nother blog…..back to the mall—–  I made a HUGE mistake.  I tried to shop for me.  It’s a good thing I had my QT that morning because I wasn’t trying on just anything.  It was JEANS.  I hate jeans.   I loathe jeans.  Oh […]

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No more pull-ups!!!

Yipee-yai-yay!  Molly has graduated to not wearing pull-ups at night.  She kept a pull-up dry for several nights, so we started talking about wearing panties to bed.  (Molly is 3 1/2 years old, and I don’t know if that is “early” or “really late” to be completely potty-trained, but the wonderful thing is that I don’t care.  I am slowly learning that each kid is different and all of those standards can just be thrown out the window…for the most part.)  So, as Ruby and Molly and myself were talking about Molly being a big girl and maybe wearing panties to bed when we ran out of her pull-ups, Ruby had some great insight to offer Molly.  Oh, the benefits of having a big sister….”Molly,” she said very firmly, “when you have a pee-pee dream at night, you just open your eyes and get up and go to the potty.  Don’t go to Mama’s room or to her potty.  Go to the one by our room.”  (VERY GOOD ADVICE, seems that Ruby should heed it.)  I was laughing inside at this conversation.  Molly was taking it all in, making a mental note of such valuable information.  I asked Ruby who told her that.  She said, “I told myself that.  I remember one time I was having a dream about having to pee-pee, and I got up……blah, blah, blah….”  She told the whole story of realizing she was dreaming and that […]

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Resurrection Eggs

My sweet friend, Mary, decided to do an Easter Craft with Katherine, and she included my girls.  I am so thankful that she did!  Each Tuesday after Timothy, they come over and eat lunch with us, then Mrs. Mary reads from God’s Word and lets the girls each open an egg to find something that symbolizes a part of the […]

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