Saturday, April 16, 2011

No story tonight!

We have been having a few problems locating Lammy at bedtime. This creates serious drama because a certain little boy can not sleep with out his best friend, Lammy. After a search, we always find him but it delays bed time by 10-30 minutes. Last week, we started telling Jonah that if Lammy isn't in the bed when it is time for him to get in bed, then he doesn't get a story.

We have had lots of grace this whole week and let him go find Lammy. Last night, when it was time for bed, Lammy wasn't there. Dan started counting (TEN...NINE...EIGHT...) for Jonah to go find him but he wasn't even close to being back by the time the countdown was over. So, he didn't get a story.

Dan said his prayer went like this. "Dear God, thank you for Mommy, Daddy, Micah and Max. And God, please help Daddy not to count so fast and help me to run faster. Amen!"

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Fun Day

Bob and Steph wanted to get Jonah from school Wednesday so they could take him to the farm to meet the newest addition. (see the first picture) They sent us text messages throughout the day with pictures from their adventure. It seems he enjoyed himself, huh?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Now that St. Patrick's Day is almost a month in our rear view mirror, I decided to post the pictures. Our neighbor, Jaxon spent the day with us since his daddy had a meeting with his Oncologist. The boys played outside for the entire time. Dan did yard work while they played. Max followed them around in case they dropped gold fish.

When we went inside, I did laundry in Micah's room while Jonah helped entertain Micah. He cracks me up the way he stacks toys on top of Micah in his bouncy seat as to "play" with him. Micah just grins at him and lets him do it.

I don't know if these boys will always be close but I pray they will. I know the days will come when Jonah is annoyed by Micah and when Micah will feel left out but for now, I treasure the smiles they have when they see the other one.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Micah's first baby food

Back on March 13, Micah got to try his first real baby food. Just like his big brother, his first fruit was bananas. Before he tasted it, Jonah asked if he could try it. I gave him a bite and he loved it. What is it with that kid and baby food? He loves it!!! He still does. He asks to eat Micah's baby food as a snack.

Micah loved his first taste of real food. To be honest, he has had every kind of food now and he hasn't objected one of them. It seems this baby boy is going to be an eater. I could get used to a kid that actually eats.

One of the fun things about having a second child, is what a big deal the milestones are for the first child. Jonah gets as excited about Micah's "firsts" as we all did his firsts. And Max, well, he sticks close just in case anyone drops any food.

My, oh my!

I was trying to take a picture of the boys in their bunny shirts. (Max's shirt is courtesy of Beppa!) I told the boys to smile. Micah didn't listen. Apparently, Max did!!! CRACKS. ME. UP.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bye, daddy!

You know how people do those "random things about me" surveys on their blogs? I have done some of those over the years but there is one thing about me that I've never put out there. This is totally crazy but every time Dan goes out of town, I always take pictures of him with our boys in case something happens to him. Before any of you go and call me morbid, let me explain. I don't think I dwell on death. I don't worry non-stop. I don't actually think something WILL happen. The thought comes to mind, so I do it.

So, before Dan left for Atlanta a few weeks ago, I snapped these pictures. Sue was here. She thought I was crazy. Dan just smiles and goes along with it. He is so used to me after almost 12 years of marriage. He just appeases me with things like this. So, here is Micah and Dan.

And then, Jonah and Dan.
Well, I already had my pajamas on but Jonah was convinced he should take a picture of me with his daddy. (He doesn't know Dan calls them the "ICOD Photos." ) He thinks it just a normal day where he gets his picture taken numerous times!! Anyway, Jonah wanted to take our picture and I said I didn't want one because I had pajamas on. Dan thought he was helping me hide my pajamas but instead, it looks more like he has me in a headlock. Ahhh...can't you see the love??

And, just so Zoo-Zoo wasn't left out. She got her picture made with Danno (as she calls him)! Can't you see the love between them?
Oh, and to add the the randomness of my quirky ICOD photos, I never post them until he is home safe and sound. Yep, I'm odd! I openly admit that.

Monday, April 11, 2011

14 hours, one minute

I snapped these pictures with my phone this morning as I went in to get Micah up so we could head to MOPs. I woke him up at 8:46 a.m. 14 hours and 1 minute after he went to sleep! I told you that sweet baby was worn out from yesterday!


Forgiveness seems to be the topic around SBC this week. Dan preached on forgiveness Wednesday night. Dave talked about forgiveness in Sunday School this morning. I even listened to a Podcast last week about forgiveness. I would take it as a sign that I needed to forgive someone...except I don't. At least, not any one comes to mind? For me, I find it fairly easy to forgive. The thing I have struggled with lately isn't forgiving, but forgetting. Although, I don't think the forgetting part is really possible. It sounds great in theory but I just don't think you can really just forget.

There has been an issue in our lives lately that we have really thought through, prayed through and struggled with. But, when it comes down to it, our issue isn't about forgiveness but more about not opening ourselves up to be hurt again. When someone continually hurts you/your family/someone you care about, you must make a decision. You either allow it to continue happening or you set your self free while harboring no bitterness or unforgiveness. In our case, the moment we did that, we realized we hardly ever think about the issue, worry about it, dwell on it or try to come up with solutions.

What do you think? What are your thoughts on forgiveness? Is it hard for you to forgive? What do you think about the whole "don't let the sun go down" idea. We talked about this for a while in Sunday School today. We are gonna pick up where we left off next week.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What. A. Day!

See that cute baby? The one with all the rolls on his legs? The one with the dazed look? Yeah, him. This picture was taken today at 6:17 p.m. This was 12 hours after he woke up this morning. This was taken after a full 4 hours at church, followed by lunch, a quick trip to Pap and Nana's then to a baby shower for almost 4 hours. That sweet, dazed looking baby only took a short (less than 20 minutes) nap at the shower in some one's arms. But, he NEVER made a peep. Well, unless you count giggles! He never cried, screamed or fussed! People at the shower kept asking me if he ever cries. I was so proud of that sweet little boy.

We got home, I snapped a few pictures of them in their orange/brown and quickly put this little angel to bed. He ate, went down at 6:40 and I'm guessing we won't hear a peep out of him until well after 8 tomorrow morning. I'm so grateful to God for giving us easy going kids. Our days and weeks never look the same. His schedule on Sunday and Wednesday is SO off because of church. But, they both take it in stride.

And, to top it off, they are both so stinkin' cute! I'm officially in love with these boys!

Our Baby Dawg


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