Friday, June 29, 2007

The Beach...Here We Come!

The last load of laundry is done, the bags are almost packed and the beach gear is waiting at the door. Tomorrow we are headed to the lake for an extended long weekend at my in-law's trailer. I'm looking forward to this time away as the last few weeks have been very busy. I've packed a couple of books (No Ordinary Child by Denise Mira and Making Children Mind, Without Losing Yours by Kevin Leman) that I plan to read, as well as a pad of paper to do some writing (we don't have a laptop). I am not sure how much time I will spend doing either of these as in addition to amusing our daughter, we also have a few family events planned for the weekend. Therefore, I will be quite pleased if I'm able to squeeze in reading a few chapters before we come home.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Project Birdhouse

Mondays are mommy and C days. I work during the morning while C is at JK and then I take the afternoon off to spend time with her. Sometimes we go visit friends or family, sometimes we do errands or tasks around the house (like gardening or cooking) and sometimes we do crafts. The past two Mondays we have worked on a build-your-own birdhouse kit. Last Monday, C painted the birdhouse and today we glued it all together. It just needs some varnish before it's ready for it's first tenants. C kept the wood circle that popped out of the entrance. She is convinced she's going to use it to trap a bird in the birdhouse that she will keep as a pet.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bible School?

"C, we are sending you to vacation Bible school for a week this summer."

(Bursts into tears and crys like the world has caved in)

"I don't want to go!"


"I don't want to read my Bible all day! I don't know how to read!"

Friday, June 15, 2007

Where O Where is my Camera?

In February I misplaced my digital camera. I hunted everywhere for it...under beds, in drawers, behind dressers, in closets, on shelves, in the car...but I could not find it anywhere. When my initial search was unsuccessful, I started to pray.

"God, please remind me where the camera is."

A thought popped into my head..."garage sale boxes". Huh? Why would my camera be in the garage sale boxes? The boxes were packed in the basement and I had not had my camera down there recently. I quickly dismissed the thought and continued to re-search all the different places that made sense to me. After 3 months of searching, I was starting to wonder if my camera was lost...gone...never to be seen again.

Two weeks ago, on the night before our garage sale, I passed by my battery charger when a thought popped into my head..."Charge the batteries. You're going to need them for your camera when you find it in the garage sale boxes". Yeah....right. Again I dismissed the suggestion thinking if it's true, I'll charge the batteries when I find the camera.

Later that evening, we opened the garage sale boxes and to my amazement, I found my camera in a bag of sweaters. Then it all came back to me...I had taken my camera to my mom's house to show her some pictures. Before I left, she gave me a bag of sweaters to sell in our garage sale and I put my camera in the bag to carry to the car. When I got home I put the bag in the boxes downstairs...forgetting about my camera.

A few days before I found my camera my daughter had asked me..."Why can't I hear God's voice?". I explained to her that God speaks to us in many different ways...through his Word, through people, through dreams and visions, and sometimes through a little thought or idea that pops into your head when you are trying to figure something out.

If only I had listened to that little voice, I would have saved myself a lot of time and stress. did give me a good "hearing God's voice" example to share with C.

Friday, June 8, 2007

A New Nephew

On Tuesday at 3:05 pm, my sister and her hubby had a baby boy...9lbs 14 oz. During her pregnancy, everyone wondered...Would the X chromosomes continue to dominate and produce a 4th girl? Or would a Y chromosome finally win the battle against the X's and produce a boy? We were all excited that a Y won. Although according to my niece, if the baby had been a girl, "Mommy would keep having babies until she had a boy".

We now have 11 nieces and nephews...with 9 of them coming from my side. Including my daughter, my parents now have 10 grandchildren (7 girls and 3 boys)...all under the age of 6. Family gatherings are very entertaining.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Mystery Toot

"C, did you toot?"

"Nooooo! My butt didn't move!"