Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

For Judah's 1st Halloween, we dressed him up as a little puppy. It was so cute! When he crawled around, the tail wagged. We had a pretty laid back Halloween. We just went and saw Sally, Ben and Noah and then went and saw my mom. When we were almost home and we pulled onto our road, we saw that there were a ton of trick or treaters out! I didn't think there would be any so, we didn't buy any candy at all. I would've loved to pass out candy to the kids with Judah but, since we didn't have any, we just turned off our lights. Big bummer! Well, now we know that we'll need to have candy next year.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A good Word...

This morning I went to MOPS. I always have a great time but, today was better than normal. The lady that did our devotional talked about how God gives us enough time in each day to accomplish what HE wants us to do. Yes, we may not have all the time to get the things done that WE want to do or that we think are so important. But, God has given us enough time for us to accomplish what He needs us to each day.

I really appreciated hearing this because yesterday was just one of those days. I was home all day, doing laundry, cleaning, just doing my chores. Normally, that would've been fine with me. I like to have Monday be the laundry day. I try to wash all the laundry in our house and fold it. Then Tuesday I can put it away and I feel good about that. It's just a routine that I am in and I like routine! Anyway......yesterday I just found myself having a pity party and not enjoying my daily life at all. I felt like it was so boring and that I should be doing something so much more exciting and creative. I felt like being a housewife and getting stuff done was just something I didn't want to do anymore.

Well, the reality is that yes, laundry, cleaning, changing diapers, feeding my precious baby and normal life can all get boring. Especially the laundry and cleaning but, my desire has always been to be a stay at home mom and housewife. God has called me to do this. Maybe I don't need to always be so crazy about having everything done. Maybe I should not get all stressed out when I don't have everything on my list totally accomplished. But, taking care of Judah and our home are my jobs and I need to be JOYFUL in what I am doing. I need to just remember that God has given me enough time in each day to do the things that He needs me to do. I wonder what my to-do list from God would look like? Now, that is an interesting thought!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I love rainbows....

The weather was beautiful tonight. The sky got all yellow and it started to rain really hard and then there was a beautiful rainbow. Rainbow's have always been really special to me. They remind me of God's promise to us. They also make me think about a book we used to read when I was little and there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy 9 months Judah!

Today my sweet baby boy is 9 months old. I can hardly believe it. He is at such a fun age but, it is still bitter-sweet. If I could go back and re-live the day he was born, I'd do it 100 times. That was by far the most amazing day of my life. Ever since I can remember, I've always wanted to be a mom. When I was a little girl, if anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said that I wanted to be a mom. When I was in high school, I never looked at a guy twice if he didn't want to have a family someday.
Being Judah's mom is far better than I would've ever dreamed it would be. I always knew I'd love being a mommy and that I'd love my children but, Judah has blown away ever expectation I ever had. I am so thankful to Jesus for putting the desire to be a mother in my heart and then blessing me with this amazing boy.
As I type this, Judah is in his crib sleeping. It is so tempting to just go in there, pick him up and cuddle him. I really wish that I didn't need sleep. I would just want to cuddle that little boy all night long. But unfortunately, I do need sleep and so does Judah.
Judah has been such an amazing baby. He is happy almost all the time and he rarely cries or fusses about anything. He slept 10 hrs straight when he was 2.5 months old and he has slept through the night off and on since then. I've always had him on a pretty set schedule and I think that has really, really helped him be a good sleeper. He is such an amazing joy and he blesses me so much everyday.
There are no words that can describe my love for him and my hopes and dreams for his life. I pray that he will have an un-shakable relationship with God and be strong in his beliefs. I pray that he will love others and have a heart for people. I pray that he will be not only happy but, that he will have true joy. I pray that he will have strong values and also a great sense of humor. I pray that he will be a hard worker and take pride in the things that he does.
Happy 9 Months Judah! Daddy and Mommy love you!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Judah Baby & I

Today was a fun day. Here we are getting ready to leave the house to go see Auntie Sally, Uncle Ben and Cousin Noah.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dad, I like your hat!

Today my husband got his new fire fighting gear. Judah thought it was really fun to look at. I think he wants his own fire fighting outfit so he can be just like his Daddy.
We got to stay home all day today and get caught up on stuff here. It was really nice to just be home. I did all the laundry in our entire house, cleaned some and got caught up on other misc. things.
Tomorrow we'll do story time in the morning at the library and then I get to go to the Ladies Night Out for MOPS in the evening! I'm excited!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My dirty little pumpkin

Today was a MOPS day. I love MOPS. I love being around inspiring women and great mothers. It's just so refreshing to be able to get together with other ladies, talk, learn about each other and see that we are all going through similar things. My husband had the day off today so, instead of taking Judah with me and putting him in the nursery, he got to stay home and spend time with Daddy. It was nice to just go by myself and not wonder if Judah was doing ok in the nursery etc.

After MOPS, I went to our Aunt's house to pick up some toys she had for us. Judah has been out growing the little soft baby toys so, the new toys were welcome. He got a few that have lights and songs and also one of those activity centers, where he can stand or sit inside and play. Our Aunt has a 1 & 3 year old so, we get hand me downs from her and we love it.

Here is a picture from lunch time today. Judah was eating green beans and he was being VERY messy. I had a friend tell me recently that "she can't believe how clean I keep Judah while he is eating". Well, she needs to come over again and see what a mess he makes these days. I know it's all part of being a baby and learning to eat but, oh boy....!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Nine things for the 9th

9 Random Things About Today:

1. I started out my day VERY tired. Judah had a very hard time sleeping last night which is so weird because he almost always sleeps all night long. I couldn't be too frustrated with him because it was obvious that something was making him un-comfortable. I hope he is back to his normal self tonight!
2. I stayed in my pajama's and got stuff done most of the day. I did laundry, dishes, cleaning, etc. Sometimes I think I should be more motivated to shower and get ready for the day so, I wouldn't be embarrassed if someone came to my door. I also didn't get Judah out of his PJ's until 4pm. Am I the only mom that slacks on that sometimes?
3. Judah and I met Sally & Noah and went for a great walk outside. I never get tired of our walks and great conversation!
4. I blocked off our kitchen and let our big, hairy dog hangout with us during dinner. Judah just LOVES Fritz. The smile on his face is totally worth all the sweeping I have to do later.
5. Judah stuck his finger up my nose by mistake and made it bleed.
6. The song 'Hosanna' by Starfield is soooo good. I could listen to it on repeat for a very, very long time.
7. Speaking of music, I don't know what I'd do without Pandora. I can't get tired of listening to good praise music. It changes the atmosphere in my home. Judah loves it too. I love teaching him to Praise God!
8. 'Til Death is back on now and even's on Friday nights! I'm excited because I love this show and there aren't any other shows I really like on Friday nights.
9. I started sorting and organizing stuff today for our MOPS consigment sale. I found some good things to sell!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Welcome, October

Yesterday I had a chance to get caught up on some baby food making that I have had on my list for awhile. Judah loves sweet potato so, I made him a whole bunch. I think I made 5 sweet potatoes so, that should last him for awhile I hope! I still can't believe how easy it is to make our own baby food and it's so much healthier for him. It also saves us SO much money.

Today we went for a nice walk outside. It was pretty cold so, I got Judah all bundled up. There is nothing cuter than a warm and cozy baby!


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