Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Lillie: Gracie do you have Jesus in your heart?
Lillie whispers: You are supposed to say No
Lillie: Then you need to ask Jesus to live in your heart.
Gracie yells: Jesus live in my heart!!
Lillie : Now you have Jesus in your heart.
I could hardly keep from smiling and tearing up. I am so blessed. Lillie went on to tell about the story of the Good Shepherd who left the 99 to look for the 1 lost sheep. Thank you Lord for children who already know how important they are to Jesus.
Monday, September 28, 2009
This is the new fan we got this weekend. We bought the fan, blinds and flooring separately and saved over $500!!!
I will post outside pictures after the brick is finished.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Just starting the battle.
She just won't let go of the balloons that Josiah gave her.
She is almost out.
She is trying really hard to open her eyes......
But just couldn't do it. :)
Now if this wasn't sweet enough, Gracie had set up her and Lillie's Disney playmats and characters. During this she would talk (almost nonstop) to Lillie, when she realized that she never got answered she comes to me angry and tells on her. "Sissy, is not talking to me!" I told her she was sleeping, and she goes "I don't want her to sleep - I missed her!"
Saturday, September 19, 2009
We also decided to splurge with light fixture. ;)
I'll post pictures of the finished paint job in the next day or two.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Lillie has been asking for some new Barbie clothes, but I just can't bring myself to buy clothes for a doll. I don't really know how much they run, but no matter what the cost it just doesn't seem worth it to me. SSSSOOOO.......I am making my own! I have made a very simple dress in no time flat. I will post pictures of my work soon, but I want to get a couple more done to show. I just used extra fabric that I have, which Alex would love for me to get rid of, but I am such a pack rat. You never know when that square will come in handy. :-)
Monday, September 14, 2009
So many times we do something that the world may think is important, but looking from eternity doesn't matter. In dealing with the stubbornness or strong will of my children I do find that asking questions such as "Is it going to matter tomorrow, next week, year, or eternity that they wear that or do that?"(as long as safe) This seems to put things into perspective. But maybe that should be a question we ask more often.
While yes, I do think we may remember good memories from earth, I don't think we will remember keeping the house spotless, having the best kept yard, dressing in the newest clothes, etc. But we will remember the people who made that soul changing impression on us or who we made a soul changing impression on (including your children).
Now when a little voice is asking for your attention, ask which memory you want them to remember: Mommy/Daddy spending time with them or you telling them you are too busy to play. Dirty dishes/laundry, Internet or whatever is keeping you from making lasting memories will still be here tomorrow.
1John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things of the world.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
One view of the room from the entrance.
We are currently using just panties for Gracie during the day at our house. WOO HOO! This is going great. She is taking herself and has had no accidents for several days. She even tells me to leave the room when she has to go. :)
Have a great day.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Added bonus: Lillie comes running to tell on Gracie: Gracie is washing her hat and water is everywhere. I hurry, because playing in the sink is a new favorite, yet messy, thing to do. I expect water on the sink, floor and maybe a little on her, but this is what I discovered!
She was soaking wet from her head down and a good size puddle on the step stool she was using.
How could I get mad at such an adorable girl!?! And it is laundry day. :)
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
It started off on a sour note. After scouring the stores yesterday for the perfect outfits, we got up this morning to find that the bad mom I am didn't try on the shirts. Lillie's fit fine, but Gracie's was HUGE! So we sped thru getting ready and rushed back to Kohls to find another matching outfit. Our appt was at 10 am and we were ready by 8:45 - a record setting time at our house. I found another outfit that matched since they didn't another tunic a size smaller with the assistance of a sales person.
We made it to our appt at 9:45. Although the picture people did a good job, I was not really impressed with the price. I usually can go to Penney's for $75 or less and have more than enough pictures, but we tried somewhere new. Everyone said they do a good job and the prices beat out anyone else. We ended up spending almost $30 more although we did receive a complimentary CD of the whole session so we can print out more picts at home. I will post some of pictures later as I am on the laptop outside watching the girls play and the CD is inside.