Saturday, August 14, 2010

It seems our positive reinforments are rubbing off!

Me: Jonah, while we are out today, I'll try to stop by Sam's and get you some more dried fruit.

Jonah: Mommy, that is a great idea. You are such a good thinker. I'm proud of your good choices!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Update on Baby Micah

We had an 11:00 ultrasound this morning followed by an appointment with the doctor. Everything looked great on the ultrasound and Micah is growing just as he should. Pictures and video to come!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sickness & Heaven

One day last week, Jonah asked me how he could go to heaven one day. So, in very simple terms, I explained to him about the process and let him ask questions. For over two years now, he could tell you that Jesus died on the cross for our sin and that Jesus went from the cross to Heaven. Then he tells you that "Heaven is also Zion" and bursts into "We're Marching to Zion." While he understands a lot, he doesn't have much grasp on what sin is. We keep answering his questions and talk very openly with him about all of it.

He has never really equated Heaven with anything other than God and Jesus living there. Well, this morning, he walked into the living room and said "Mommy, is MiMi still your mommy?" I said "Yes?" He said "Is Gigi still Daddy's mommy?" Once again, I told him yes but he could tell I was wondering why he asked that. He stood there for a few seconds then said "Well, who is your daddy?" I told him that my daddy was very sick and went to Heaven to live with God. His eyes got really big and he said "Your daddy knows God...AND JESUS?" I explained that my daddy was his grandfather and that if he were still alive, Jonah would know him as POP. We talked about how sick he was and that he wasn't getting any better so Jesus took him to Heaven to live there forever.

He continued to ask questions and could not understand why my dad was so sick. He wanted to know if we ever took him to the doctor and why he didn't take his medicine so he would get better. After a good 30 minutes or so, he seemed content with all the answers and moved on to something else.

A couple of hours passed and he came running into the living room and crawled in my lap with HUGE tears in his eyes. I said "What's wrong sweet boy?" He said "Oh Mommy, I just don't want you to die. You've been sick for so long and throw up too much. Don't let Jesus come get you! I want you to live with me and Daddy!"

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Annual Golf Course Pictures

We started a tradition on Jonah's first birthday that involves pictures at a golf course. If you don't know about it, click here to read about it. We headed out this afternoon to Victoria Hills Golf Course by our house to capture images for the 4th birthday. This is the first time we haven't done the picture on his actual birthday or within a day or two. I guess that is just a sign of how off schedule our life is about to be.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

He loves him some Mrs. Margie!

After Jonah went to bed last Sunday night, Dan got his new easel out of the garage and went to work on putting it together. We had it out for him when he woke up Monday morning. To top things off, Margie had offered to come over for the day to spend time with him so I could get work done on the three rooms in the back that were flip-flopped and do some more consigning. When he heard that news, he could hardly contain himself. She walked in the door and he asked to paint. So, guess what they did!

He moved to the other side of the easel to show off his writing skills. I'm not sure what age a child learns to make letters equal height but we aren't there yet.

While their first painting dried, they moved on to make sock puppets. If you know Jonah well, you know he is really into anything artsy or crafty. We often wonder how he could be our child since he is so into art. But, we try to foster that anyway, even though we don't quite posses that talent. Fortunately, he is going to take art lessons this fall from a girl at church.

They spent over an hour making those puppets that say they are 3 year olds. Margie is convinced you must be a super smart 3 year old to finish those puppets on your own. But, they persevered and ended up with the cutest sock puppets and even put on a puppet show for me.

Once they were done with puppets, (for the time being) they moved on to the Super File Folder of games that Amanda made him. Can you tell they played lots that day? They touched most every toy, game and art project he has!!

Margie literally spent the ENTIRE day with us. I was so grateful for the help and Jonah treasured being the center of her attention all day long.


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