Friday, January 11, 2008

Planning Ahead

The other morning we were watching Playhouse Disney and the commercial came on where they were promoting the Disney Princess video release. They have all of these little girls dressed up in their favorite princess costume.

Cole says,"When I get bigger and get my yellow race car I'm gonna go pick up my
Princess Abby and take her to the princess show."

I said, "You know you're going to have to talk to her daddy, Mr. Kane, about that."

Cole replied, "Hmmm; that might be a problem."

I cracked up!

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday 13

13 Things Said When We Told People We Were Pregnant:

1- "You have just taken my breath away."

2- "Are you kidding?"

3- "Are you serious?"

4- "I guess CJ wasn’t on lock down "(My personal favorite.)

5- "Are you guys sure you’re reading the directions correctly "(on the birth control)?

6- " Where are you gonna put all of those kids?"

7- "So, you think you got this figured out?"

8- "What are we going to do with Judah" (asked by Cole)?

9- "Now probably isn’t the best time for that"(REALLY?!?!!?).

10- "We really need a girl to spice things up around here" (There are NO great-grand girls yet on either side of the family.).

11- "You have your own play group."

12- "You must love being pregnant." (My response: “NO, but I love babies!”)

13- "You may as well go for another after this one" (My response: “NO!).

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Our Night at the Museum

We went to the Edventure Museum tonight and it was AMAZING! The boys have been there before with my parents, but it was CJ's and my first time. I could not believe how long the boys stayed at each station. We were there for an hour and a half and didn't even make it off of the first floor (it has 3)! Everything was kid-friendly and hands on. When you walk in there is this gargantuan statue of a 10-year old boy you (well, the kids) can crawl up into. You see his digestive system and slide down his colon- yum! Cole loved it, Jonah would not even go there. Judah was stuck in the stroller, but I believe he would have attacked it. We will definitely make this a monthly "ed"-venture!!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Thursday 13

My little Judah has been sick since we have moved to Lexington; either with colds, runny nose, or the worst has been the 2 bouts of pneumonia. Those of you who know us, know none of our children have been sick for more than about 30 hours and none of them have ever been on antibiotics (we are kind of anti-medicine family). So anyway, racking my brain, the Lord reminded me maybe one of the reasons Judah has been so sick is my neglecting my prayer time- specifically over them. Before we moved, I made it a point to spend a minute or so praying over each of them separately. Since we have moved and I've gotten prego, not so much. So, I am sure it's not all spiritual but the Word does say, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven..." (Matt. 18:18) and "Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus" (Philipians 4:6-7).
So, my list this week is
13 ways I pray for my kids.

1- Feeling loved and accepted.

2- Protection from sickness, disease, and harm

3- Attracting Godly friends and role models

4- Developing a hunger for the things of God
5- Honoring parents and resisting rebellion
6- Breaking down ungodly strongholds/ generational sins and curses
7- Having a love of learning

8- Finding the perfect mate

9- Seeking wisdom and discernment

10- Identifying God-given gifts and talents

11- Enjoying freedom from fear

12- Learning to speak life

13- Releasing my child into God's hands.

Most of these come straight from Stormie Omartian's book
The Power of a Praying Parent. I highly recommend it. The chapters are short and to the point. It's a great bathroom reader.

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