Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
P: "I have 2 thumbs!"
M: How many thumbs do I have?
M: How many thumbs does Daddy have?
M: How many thumbs does Alaina have?
Please join with my family in lifting up my Grandma tonight. I just found out she is in the ER and hemorrhaging. They aren't sure what is causing it, but she is losing a lot of blood. Pray for wisdom for the Doctors and comfort for my Grandpa and Mom. Thanks everyone!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I have photographic proof that I actually let Alaina play in the sand. It's not that I hate sand (note that I would never have it my house), I just avoid it when my kids are at the "put everything in my mouth" stage.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
We took our family vacation to St. Louis. We like to go the weekend after labor day so the weather is still nice, but school is back in session, so hopefully attractions are less busy. We had a great time going to the zoo, The Magic House, and the Arch. We really like St. Louis because it's family and budget friendly. This is the best family photo we could get. I think it's great and totally us!
Of course, we thought it would be funny for Daddy and Alaina to show us how their hair sticks up, too.
A rare photo of Mom and the girls at the Arch.
Friday, September 4, 2009
In reality, she's my baby (do you ever stop thinking of them that way?). I don't have many years left of true innocence, of being the most important person in her life, of snuggles in the morning, or just one more hug and kiss at night, of endless giggles for no apparent reason. She's growing up and I don't want to miss this precious time because I'm so worried about her hitting milestones that really don't mean much. God gave us this beautiful, precious gift we named Paige because we were the perfect match for her. I am the perfect mommy for Paige and Alaina. God didn't make a mistake, even though, most days I think someone else surely could do this better than I do.
I am trying my best to raise my girls right. Am I making mistakes? Ummm . . .YES! Probably everyday, but I am trying to learn from them. Thankfully, I am surrounded by wonderful mommy's who teach me a lot about grace and patience. Right now, I want to forget about that checklist of things Paige can't or doesn't do, and focus on Paige and her unique spirit.