Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The phase we are in...

Is so much fun. So far I think that just about to be two-year-olds are pretty much the best.  I know it is kind of cliche to say that "motherhood just gets better and better" but it is true!  Why do I know this?

We've gone through a box of bandaids in a matter of weeks (for some real "injuries", yes) but mostly because they fix all visible and INvisible boo-boos.

Toes must be painted pink at all times.

Blueberries are "bluesies" and strawberries are "stawbees."  Also, "Dis' some good melon!" is something you might hear.

Counting sounds likes this, "1,2,4,6,7,8,10!" Other numbers are optional.

JB is already getting tickled nightly. Poor brother better get used to serious affection.

Name is spelled "E-M-E". Out loud, frequently. And these are the most important letters of the alphabet.... clearly!

"I draw, Mom. Star, heart, circle!"

Night time prayers include being thankful for chocolate milk.

Life is good :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Do Everything

I recently heard this song on the radio by Steven Curtis Chapman. It reminded me also of some of the things I have been reading in the book The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson.  The lyrics of the first verse just remind me that no matter how small the act, or how routine, or how hum-drum, or how "meaningless," everything I do can be done to the glory of God and it is made "meaningful!"

You’re picking up toys on the living room floor
for the 15th time today
Matching up socks and sweeping up lost
Cheerios that got away
You put a baby on your hip and color on your lips
and head out the door
And while I may not know you I bet I know you
Wonder sometimes does it matter at all
We’ll let me remind you it all matters just as long as you
Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
Cause He made you to do
Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of grace
With every move that you make
And every little thing you do
Little stuff big stuff in between stuff
God sees it all the same

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!