Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
When the waiter came to take our order, Judah started saying "please" again and again. Every time it got a little louder. He was just trying to let the waiter know that he's hungry. That's what I have him tell me when we are home and he wants more food.
I ordered him a pancake with bananas and strawberries on it from the Kids Menu. It was really fun to get him something from the menu because we haven't done that yet. Last time we all went out, he was still eating baby food. His pancake also came with yogurt and he LOVES yogurt so, that was a hit.
Jeremiah and I had their normal breakfasts. You know, the ones with a couple pancakes, eggs, and sausage. It was nice to not cook tonight or do dishes after dinner.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
-Go to Stanwood, get groceries.
-Fold the white laundry that was washed yesterday and put the piles in the appropriate room.
-Make the black bean recipe that Sally emailed me.
-Send thank you card to J.
-Hang the family picture from church on the wall.
-Make husband's lunch.
I think those were the only things on my list. Anyway, we headed to town and got our stuff done. Judah has a runny nose and is fighting a bug but, he was in a good mood all day. When we came home, I got some good music going and then conquered my list while he was napping. As the afternoon progressed, everything began to seem a little less overwhelming and I finished off my list.
The black bean recipe turned out awesome. We had them for dinner in whole wheat tortillas with sour cream on top and it was so good. The recipe is here.
Judah has been loving his bear lately so, I took a couple of pictures of him with it. I've actually been putting it in his crib at night and when I go check on him before I go to bed, he's usually sleeping with it under his arm. He loves that bear!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
She passed out pieces of paper for us to write down a list of things we want to work on. Then we had some time to pray and think over our list and see if there was a specific thing on their that God was wanting us to really work on. A few of the things I wrote down were:
•Get up and spend time with my husband before he goes to work.
•Walk daily or get some sort of exercise.
After praying over my list, it was obvious to me that God wants me to work on getting up with my husband and spending a few moments with him before he goes to work. I got up early today to make french toast to bring to MOPS and I was up with him. He called me later and said that it made him start his day in a great mood because we were able to spend a little time together this morning. So, it's obvious to me that's something that should become a priority in my life.
Later during MOPS, our children's pastor came and spoke. She shared about how Jesus interacts with women in the Bible and how women are just as important to Him as men are. She gave us the opportunity to read the story of Jesus and the women at the well in John 4. We read the story and then we discussed it.
What I loved is that it felt like we really studied scripture. I love looking at verses in the Bible and then really discussing and dissecting them with other people. I understand it so much better that way. Even though I grew up in church, I fell like I have so much to learn. I'm thankful to have some awesome people in my life that I can learn with!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
10 weeks also means that I'm closer to the wonderful time when I'll get to feel this sweet little baby moving around. With Judah, I felt him kick for the 1st time at 16 weeks, 4 days. We were in Mexico watching a show at our hotel and while the actors were singing and dancing, I felt a little piece of popcorn go off in the stomach. To this day, he LOVES music and he loves dancing so, that's a very special memory.
Now, to change this subject....
This weekend has been really good! Yesterday morning I worked the MOPS consignment sale and that was really fun. Afterwards, I headed to Home Depot (a store I love) and loaded up on bags of bark and weed killer. When I got home, Jeremiah had Judah down for his nap so, we headed outside. He sprayed all of our driveway and rocks and I weeded our rose bed. After he was done spraying, he helped me spread bark on the rose bed and it looks so good! All the weeds are gone and we spread bark thick enough that it should really help keep more from coming up. I love working outside with my husband. My A-type personality really likes getting stuff done and it's even better when we can get stuff done together.
After our yard work, we all headed to the store and got some stuff to BBQ and then just hung out until bedtime. This morning we had church and it was my week in the nursery. I thought Judah would be super happy in there because I was with him but, I was wrong. He was such a grumpy pants. I'm not sure what the deal was! We grocery shopped after church and then came home, did lunch, put Judah down for a nap. I started some laundry and then I took a nap also. When he woke up, we all went for a walk before dinner.
It was a good weekend. Perfect balance of getting stuff done and also relaxing. I hope everyone else had a good weekend too!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This is the door stopper from the office where we were. Gross I know and it's definitely NOT ours. It cracked me up that he put it in there and that we left with it. If he was a little older, I would definitely take him back there and help him return it. I guess I'm going to have to watch him a little closer in the future. Hopefully he won't get into a habit of taking things home that do not belong to him. We can't have that!
In other news, I can finally rejoice out loud that my sister is expecting again! I've known for a week. I actually found out in the car while we were driving to my ultrasound together last Thursday. I am so sticking excited for her!!! Last time, we were due 5 weeks apart. This time, we are due 4 weeks apart. Neither time, we really tried to be pregnant at the same time! God has given us the most amazing blessing of being able to grow our families together.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
While we were in town, I saw a car that had a small child riding on the lap of the person in the passenger seat. It was so ridiculous. They had a car seat in the back but, the child was riding in the front on a lap. I was driving behind them and I called 911 to report what was going on. I gave the operator the license plate number, the car description and where we were located. She said that she would notify an officer. Well, I followed them for about 15 minutes, just waiting for them to get pulled over but, I stopped following when they got on the freeway. An officer never came! It was so frustrating to me and it still bothers me. The child was probably about Judah's age and if they were to get in an accident, the child would most likely die. Since they had a car seat in the back, I'm guessing that the child just didn't want to ride in the seat and so the adult let them ride up front. I don't care if my kids screamed the entire car ride every single time, I would never let them ride up front on somebody's lap. It's just not worth it.
I guess that's just one of those situations where you can do the right thing and then you need to let it go. I'm not very good about letting things go but, writing them down helps me. Well, my graham crackers are gone and I need to go outside and clean up after the dogs. Not my favorite chore but, at least the sun is shining!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Ok, well I'm off to go watch the 1hr "Office" with my hubby. I'm so excited that it's an hour tonight!