Saturday, December 26, 2009

video updates

A short clip of our beach time. You get to hear baby babble.

The goggles were a gift and they were a little disappointed the water was so stirred up that the couldn't see.

Christmas pictures

A few pictures from the day. Having Camera issues, no longer zooms and was in the wrong setting so many came out blurry. Somehow the girl escaped most of these shots. We had a rainy day but did get to the beach. Poor dad wasn't planning on getting wet yet it started pouring down once we got there so he got quite soggy too. It did stop and we played in the water and saw the sun. Waves are up and beautiful but that makes the water not so pretty to look at. Had a wonderful time, so many blessings this year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mom thoughts

I've been reading this book now and again. It hasn't totally grabbed my attention yet it has some questions that do really make you think. So last night I grabbed the book and jumped in a hot bath for some relaxing time and I came across a question that I thought I had to share. The name of the book is Mom Overboard: 12 Lifesavers for Moms Who'd Rather Swim Then Sink. Anyway on to the thought to ponder, from page 48 of the book
Consider and respond to this thought: You are the mother that God assigned to your children. Your unique Divine Assignment is part of the reason they were given to you. If you don't know or don't apply your Assignment to your mothering, you are robbing your children of something significant God has in their divine curriculum."
So what made me go A-ha was there it is again. We have these children because God knew James & I would be the best parents for these kids and likewise these children would be the best for us to grow with. They weren't just randomly assigned to us. He will give us all we need to care for these souls. Now about the Divine assignment, this chapter talked alot about the fact we are each called for a certain task or calling in life and how and why we need to figure out what it is. The next chapter is suppose to get more in detail about that.
I had more thought on these but I must admit I have a 3 year old singing(screaming) into a microphone "Blessed be the name of the Lord" Oh my one of those parenting moments that makes my head pound yet the thank you thank you at the end is kinda cute. Thank you for making him cute Lord!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Slings and things

I got a Moby wrap this week and have been trying to figure it out. It is so very soft and baby loves it but I haven't quite gotten the science of putting it on. It is a ton of fabric! A friend recommended it to me as the baby is quite heavy and thought this might be more comforting for my back as opposed to the ring sling which I do love too.

Look where I found this character as we were putting groceries away;)