Friday, October 31, 2008
i have loads of dishes to do tomorrow. im such a slacker with the dishes. If I do manage to eat I usually am holding A or rocking him in his bouncy with one foot. If I eat dinner without him its because I cooked it with him in my arms (or crying to be picked up) OR he wakes up as soon as Im done eating.......so doing the dishes right after we finally get everyone fed is really not plausible most days. If only i had a dish fairy.....
we bought materials for a do-it-yourself shelf in the eating area. this will mean that we can unpack and put away the boxes that are being used to hold the stereo up out of the reach of little hands :) so why not throw in some sanding/painting/installing work to be done! oh and next weekend is Noahs bday party so I might want to put some thought into that sooner rather than later......
so much to do, so little time! life is just so FAST right now. its good, im enjoying it :) but its just so fast. i know its like that for everyone....especially this time of year. I just hate slipping more and more behind!
off to bed i go.....i love getting in next to sweet abram. oh i love that boy. these little creations never stop amazing me. We are so thankful for them!
lots of praying to do before drifting off to sleep......best way to go out, I say :) night!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Did another one this morning......no color added to his eyes, that is from the original picture! Please no comments about me finally having a child with blue eyes (like mine).....dont want to get my hopes up!
Monday, October 27, 2008
We did the first part with him on the dining room table, with light from the window only. The second part was in the master bedroom, on a chair, light from a door that is in there. It was an exhausting hour! But so much fun :) Here are a few of my favorites so his mama can see........more to come.....
(this would be better if his heard wasnt cut off)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Sure, little kids are cute in their costumes (the appropriate and non-scary costumes that is) but for me is juts a black mark on fall. I LOVE this time of year - the cooler weather, Thanksgiving, etc but I like it much better once Halloween is over and all that dark, evil stuf is taken down.
Its disturbing that people think its fun to decorate their homes with things that represent DEATH....tombstones, skeletons, etc. Pumpkins are cute. Witches are not. our culture is so numb to it, its scary.
As strongly as I feel that Halloween is useless (evil decorations, expensive costumes and kids out asking for candy they shouldnt be eating) I have explained to Noah, our evangelist and black-and-white, very inquisitive son that some people do evil on Halloween but some people just dress up cute and have a nice time. Ive tried to teach him that its not an evil day in and of itself, but its what people do on that day and that its ok if people want to just dress up and have fun in a good way :)
well.........as we left the chiropractors office this past week, and through the lobby, she asked them what they were going to be for halloween. There was a brief silence then Noah and I both said gently that we dont celebrate Halloween. Then he looked up, looked her right in the eyes and calmly said "we think its from the devil" .............OH - MY - STARS! If i would have been sucked up into the ground that would have been just fine with me. i was totally horrified. My sweet son - not ashamed of the gospel!
of course "we" do NOT say that to them or anyone else. We'd never want to make anyone feel bad for innocent fun, especially a non-believer. She was totally shocked by that answer (as you can imagine, being he is 6!) and kind of laughed and I kind of laughed and said something like "its really not that big of a deal, we just dont celebrate it" (meaning our reason wasnt that serious). Oh dear. I am taking Abram back in on Monday (cant say enough about babies and cranial manipulation and chiropractic care!!!!!) and Im just going to have to talk to her about it. I totally hate having talks like that. But I want to explain that while we are conservative Christians and we dont celebrate Halloween, we do not teach our children to say its "from the devil" nor do we think anything is wrong with dressing up (she has a 2yr old).
I still wish there was no Halloween at all. And I do believe Satan delights in a day where the things of his domain are made light of and even celebrated. But we are working with Noah on thinking about how we make people feel by what we say (without backing away from truth!)
kids say the darndest things dont they?! :)
Friday, October 24, 2008
I wont go into details but we all know that sometimes little sisters can be annoying and a certain brother got frustrated today.....wasnt Abram :) Steve and I are quite traumatized, as is Jayna :( Thankfully its not too deep. Big brother got in quite a bit of trouble......sigh......not the fun part of parenting thats for sure.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
(this is his favorite outfit. both the shirt and the pants are too small but they are his "army clothes" and he loves them. The boys fight over the shirt all the time!)
Click on this to see it larger and you can see me reflected in his eye - oops!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Just for fun, I took this the other day when she was "talking" to grandma :)
Turns out this shirt is the one he wore to propose in - so they really liked this picture!
This is great-grandma's hand. She insisted on seeing the hair before she left :)