Friday, October 30, 2009
Happy First Birthday!
I love you Baby Seth...I love that you are always smiling, always open for hugs and cuddles, I love that you adore your brother and sister, I love that after 2 kids I now have a 'mamas boy' (somedays I love that more then others!!), I am learning to love that because of you I have grown in patience and humility, I love that you can make anyone smile and everywhere we go people stop to talk to you because you always say "Hi!" whether you know them or not...I'm certain that you have brightened the days of many people that we've seen. Thank you for being my baby boy...I look forward to seeing what God has in store for you (and for your dad and I as your parents).
I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby Seth you'll be.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I have to say though...I missed my kids...even the little rascal!! :) Since picking them up though whenever they bicker or if Seth is being rascally...I sing "Back to life...Back to reality"...the 'honeymoon' is over -- we're parents! :)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Jesus said, "This is my body." He did not mean it was his actual body but that it represented his body. He broke it in front of them to represent what would be happening to his actual body. Josiah and Alayna already knew about Jesus on the cross but did not know as much about the beating he was given before going to the cross. Even though this beating was brutal it does not make Jesus unique. Others face similar deaths during the Roman Empire.
Jesus also said, "This is my blood." He did not mean that it was his actual blood. Alayna agreed and added, "If it was real blood we would get sick!" This is where Jesus' death becomes unique. Since the beginning of sin in this world God has always connected sin and death. After Adam and Eve sinned God killed an animal and clothed them. All the old testament sacrifices were incomplete. Jesus' blood was a perfect covering for all our sins because He was perfect. His blood did what animal blood could not.
Jesus wants us to reflect on His perfect sacrifice because we need to remember that we are not perfect and have a need for Him. This is one of the ways that we can remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I was upstairs getting ready for the day and Dan was downstairs getting his stuff together for the day. I knew Seth was downstairs and so I assumed Dan was watching him....Dan thought he had gone upstairs and figured I knew what our little rascal was up to....when it was time for Dan to leave he was calling for all of us to come say good-bye together as a family and as he was calling for Seth I told him he was downstairs with him. Dan thought he was upstairs and needless to say we went on a search for Seth.
Dan went to see if Seth was playing in the garage (a fun thing for him) the garage door was opened. We learned that he can climb up on the trash can and open the garage door. Needless to say...he escaped out of our house, out of the garage and he ran into our backyard where it meets up with our neighbors who have a fence and a dog named Hunter that the kids like to play with. Dan spotted his pajama foot prints in the frosted grass and then saw Seth talking to Hunter through the fence. After that little heart stopping episode our house is now like Fort Knox on the inside. Kid proof door knob covers and the sliding door has board at the top so that Seth can't move that either. One more story to add to the collection of Seth moments!------------------------------------
Yesterday the kids were all playing in the basement together. We heard a cry...not a whine...a cry of pain. We aren't sure what happened...Alayna and Josiah were playing not totally paying attention to Seth, but what we can piece together is that he decided to climb from the bed onto the window ledge and somehow he fell and bumped his chin on the ledge and scraped his chin and bit his tongue. The poor guy has a big bruise and a cut on his chin as well as a bump on his tongue...and yep, we have his 2 year pictures tonight!! Perfect timing buddy!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
This week we talked about Commandment number 3: Don't say God in a bad way.
Obviously our kids haven't been around this too much b/c when we asked for examples on how people might do this...their only example was someone saying, "I really don't like God"...they had other examples, but this was the general idea for each of their examples. We went around the circle of people and thought of words associated with that person. Alayna was pretty, funny, smiley, happy, and fun. Josiah was strong, funny, a good brother, and good at math. We did this for mom and dad too but you get the idea. Then we asked the kids how they would feel if their name was used every time someone thought angry thoughts or whenever a person thought something was really dumb. Both Josiah and Alayna were bothered by the idea that their names would be used in this way. These negative associations would not be true to who they really are. It is the same with God. We should only use His name when we are speaking the truth about who He is. It's not just about following a rule it's about loving Him...God Almighty.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
I love when kids really start trying to say new words...it's ADORABLE to hear how they practice saying it. This is one of my favorites right now...it's just one of those adorable things I want to remember....
Another one of my favorites right now it him saying 'Josiah'...it comes out...'Yie-Yah'