Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oh what fun it is!

Picture taken with my phone at the park yesterday!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lainey's 1st Prayer

"Dear God,
We hab fun today.  Mason, Abery, an we eat. for the park.  Thank you for this great day.  In Jesus name, Amen."

It was so precious.  We ask her every night and at meals if she wants to pray and she always has said no.   Today we had lunch with her friends Mason and Avery and we went the park to play.  I love hearing their hearts.  Sometimes she recites the Boz Prayer with Paige.  Paige prays the Boz prayer for every meal and at bedtime.  Sometimes she adds to it at the end thanking God for our food or other things.  The Boz prayer is. . .

Thank you God as this day ends, for my family and my friends.  Taking time to sit and pray.  Thank you God for this great day.  Amen.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Alaina!

Sweet Girl!  I can't believe you are already 3!  You are my baby!  You are a spunky little thing and your curly hair suits your larger than life personality, though you are very timid around new people and big groups.  In fact the other day you were wearing a shirt that said, "A little bit of Attitude", and Emily said I need to take a fabric pen, cross out "a little bit" and put in "a whole lot".

You don't mind playing independently, but ADORE your big sis!  If Paige goes somewhere without you, within 3 minutes you say,  "Where my Paigey?  I miss her so so much!"  You love to play with your "babies" and you have named each of them "Baby Jesus".  You love your Mickey Mouse blanket and puppy Pillow Pet and must sleep with them every night.  Being outside is one of your favorite things and you can't get enough of the park.  We often find you digging in the mulch, looking for worms.  You can't stand messes and need throw every bit of trash you see away.  

You LOVE to sing and often sing for hours after we put you to bed!  Your favorite songs are ABC's,  Itsy Bitsy Spider, Oh How I love Jesus, and Ho Ho Ho Hosanna.   You ask us to "snuggle you" every night at bedtime.  

Lainey, it is a joy to watch you grow up.  You are independent and strong willed.  You know what you want and how to get it.  When you make up your mind, there is no swaying you.  You would rather give up dessert than eat 3 bites of vegetables at times.  I love this about you and pray that God will help me to teach you to use that strength for His Glory.  We love you so much!