Raising kids was so much easier before we had one! I had it all figured out until Kendall came along...now not so much. In college I had to write my philosophy of Education...What I thought was important in the process of learning. My instructor cautioned us that our philosophy would always be changing and developing. I'm figuring the same is true in parenting. I've made a list of some of my changing philosophies....this is deep, people....
Kids in Momma's bed-- Then--I swore our kids would never ever sleep with us. Parents who do, lack discipline. Now--My favorite thing in the world is snuggling Kendall girl in bed. Michael probably likes it more than I do. And before I get the smushing-the-baby-in-our-sleep lecture...it hardly ever happens. Just saying I like it when it does. Pretty sure I won't like it when she's fifteen though.
Spit Shine--Need I say more? Then--Gross! Now--Is that a smudge on her cheek?
Kid with Boogies in their noses... Then--Someone should report those parents to DCS. Now--What's one little boogie gonna hurt? She's happy and it's time for church...no sense in ticking her off with the booger sucker! The way I figure it's counterproductive. The screaming fit that is induced by the sucker only makes more boogers. I'll just keep the ones we already have! Kids with long fingernails-- Then: Yucky Yuck Now: Those nails are so teny tiny and these clippers are so big. I'm pretty sure she'll need all ten fingers to play Beethoven and write her great novel. We'll cut them later!
Here's my cell phone pics from the last two weeks.
Kendall girl ready for church yesterday. I wish I had took some of these with my big camera. :( I think she likes going to church :).
Exhausted from shopping at Wal-mart last week.
The front of my mother's day necklace (I already had the heart). Michael did good. :) It wasn't anything I asked for, but now I can't think of anything I'd rather have.
My other gift. He gave me the necklace on Saturday so I could wear it all weekend. I was suprised when he pulled this out of Sunday. I love me some willow tree. I used it along with another one I already had as the center pieces on our table for Mother's Day Lunch. He spoils me!
If I had any dignity I wouldn't post such pictures of myself. This was a house cleaning day. Kendall was wanting attention and I was needing to get stuff done! She likes her sling.
Little girl has decided she doesn't want to be swaddled anymore. :( First picture is swaddled second is not. We are still getting adjusted to life without the swaddle. She is not sleeping as deep anymore but it's getting a little better each day. If she'd just quit waking herself up with those arms!
Headed to church on Wednesday Nite.
Loving her jumperoo! She gets lots of attention each day but I try to be conscious not to hold her all day. Hopefully she won't be too spoiled. :)
I know I have probably said it 15 times on my blog in the last 3 months....but I am so thankful to be Kendall's Momma. (Poor girl needs some sunglasses). Though I don't want to, I'm often guilty of taking the blessing of being a momma for granted.
My first Mother's Day was so special to me. I couldn't be happier! Honestly, people would think we were nuts if they knew how much time we sit and play with her, stare at her, and laugh at all her little quirks. She is so very loved!
My heart is sad for all my friends who haven't experienced this blessing yet. Please know that I pray for some of you everyday.
We had a very good and super busy busy weekend. I'll post
about it later this week. I have lots of pictures. For now I'm dwelling on the blessing of being
To describe myself in one word....Blessed. To describe myself in many words: wife, daughter, sister, friend, child of a king, crafter, and second grade teacher. The Lord has blessed me beyond my wildest dreams! I married my sweetheart in July '08 and am content and happy as we serve the Lord and enjoy the newly wed life together.
Have questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Decorate every room in my house 2. Dye my hair 3. Become more disciplined in my devotional life 4. Find and keep a family doctor 5. Learn to use my camera on manual 6. Volunteer for some worthy organization 7. Stop drinking soft drinks 8. Lose 30 pounds 9. Get in the best shape of my life 10. Organize my recipes in one place 11. Take an amazing Vacation 12. Have a baby/or adopt :) 13. Organize my birthday list and start sending cards 14. Can and freeze vegetable from our garden 15. Go Hunting with Michael 16. Take a road trip 17. Organize my hard drive 18. Order a custom painting for our house 19. Write a children's book 20. Submit a picture to I heart faces 21. Clean out my car trunk 22. Make Little Girl Hair bows 23. Buy and Learn to use photo shop 24. Photograph a Waterfall 25. Have a girls night out with friends--any takers? 26. Join a book club 27. Visit Biltmore 28. really get dedicated with couponing 29. Set a budget and live on it 30. re-design my blog
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