Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Posted by blessedby6 at 8:09 PM
Thursday, March 26, 2009
After 6 weeks of bedrest, 9 ultrasounds, 13 non-stress tests, countless bodily fluid samples, and 2 amnios, Micah Aaron was born.
4 lbs 13 oz, 18 inches long
So cute! And so tiny! He was down to 4 lbs 5 oz when we came home from the hospital. Even his preemie clothes were too big.
A big yawn for a little peanut.
Posted by blessedby6 at 10:25 AM
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sometimes strange things happen. A lot of those strange things seem to happen at our house. Today a certain child (HINT- 5 years old, female, with a ton of crazy hair) was using the bathroom.
Child: Mom! I gotted pee in my eye!
Child: I gotted pee in my eye!
Me: How in the world did you manage that?
Child: I was watching when I was going to the bathroom and was too close. It is my right eye.
Me: Into the bath! I sure hope you don't get some sort of eye infection.
Child proceeds to freak out over the thought of an infection. But she was very calm when it was "just" pee in the eye.
Lesson learned: there is no need to watch when you are on the toilet.
Posted by blessedby6 at 7:46 PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Glory wrote her own name, all by herself while I was switching laundry!
I was S.U.R.P.R.I.S.E.D. I just showed her how to write her name a few days ago.
A very happy 3 (almost 4) year old.
Posted by blessedby6 at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This was Micah's 4th giant pancake. I was trying to catch video of him being silly while he was eating. Instead, he saw the camera and displayed his usual charming personality. His crabbiness continued until he saw the magic fork. The fork truly must be magical, as it helped to lighten his mood!!
Posted by blessedby6 at 2:12 PM
Monday, March 16, 2009
6. Band-aids are being used liberally...sign 5.
7. The urgency to complete school for the day/year is being felt by all.
The beauty of homeschooling...kids can work outside when weather permits.
Posted by blessedby6 at 4:50 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Doing her reading while waiting for her hair to process.
What a glamour girl!
For those of you questioning my parenting choices, the color will be cut out in a few weeks when she needs a trim. Thanks for your concern.
Posted by blessedby6 at 8:51 PM
There is something so special and sweet about kids losing their first teeth. Last night Maggie lost her first tooth, all on her own.
Posted by blessedby6 at 8:46 PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
2 years old is right around the corner!
Posted by blessedby6 at 8:20 AM
Monday, March 2, 2009
Part of our homeschool curriculum includes health. The first few years of health are called Health, Safety, and Manners. Today Caleb learned some special manners he hadn't previously known.
Special Manners for Boys:
*Let girls go first.
*Open doors for girls.
*Carry heavy packages for girls.
*Give up your seat for a girl that is standing.
*Help girls be seated at the table.
*If you wear a hat or cap, take it off when you go inside.
Special Manners for Girls:
*Accept a seat that is offered to you by a boy.
*Let boys open doors for you.
*Let boys help you be seated.
*Always say "thank you" when a boy helps you carry something, offers you a seat, or opens a door for you.
I started laughing when he read these lists to me. I found them to be out-of-date and unrealistic. But as I started to explain to Caleb why each of these manners were listed, I realized just how un-polite of a society we live in. Our culture doesn't teach boys and girls to be the men and women God desires them to be. We don't treat one another with the basic respect that we should.
Now I don't expect every man to open my doors or lift my packages, but seriously, when I am walking toward a door with an infant in a car seat, a diaper bag, a purse, and a toddler by the hand...just open the door!
So while some of these were silly to me, the heart of the message was solid. It isn't really about offering a seat or accepting a seat that is given. Common courtesy is what it comes down to. It doesn't matter what gender or faith you are, or what political party you belong to. We should all treat one another well!!
Posted by blessedby6 at 5:37 PM