Tuesday, August 26, 2008
My baby has started preschool! She has been so excited about going to school with sissy! I felt very blessed that we were able to get her in because we have been on a waiting list and it was looking like the chances were pretty slim, however, with lots of prayer, I feel that she is right where God wanted her to be. None the less, it was a very rough day for me yesterday! Abby looked so sweet and had a good day, however I cried half the day! Abby has always stayed with my mom so it's a bit of a transition! I think I was the first mom there yesterday I was there to pick her up at 2:30. She was all smiles and hugs! She said she had a good day. She was alittle clingy this morning so please be praying that she continues to enjoy it! My fear is that she will go for a week and feel that she no longer needs to be big like sissy! If she is ok, I'm ok, but if she cries, it will take everything in me not to kidnap her from the school! LOL She has a precious teacher that I actually went to high school with. Naps and leaving shoes on all day will be a challenge for her! She made a new friend yesterday named Alexis. Alexis was having a melt down this morning so abby was a little teary eyed when I left. I told her to take care of her friend so she would not be sad so hopefully that will be her mission today and she will have a wonderful day! Mom goes back to the Neurosurgeon in September to schedule her surgery, please continue to keep her in your prayers as well. She is also having a hard time not having Miss Abby with her all day so pray for her comfort in that as well! We are praying that Abby has a wonderful year at school!
Lexi started back to school soooo hard to believe that she is in third grade! She is such a brilliant little girl, we are very proud of her. She is always a little nervous about who her teacher will be, as am I! Very hard to leave your precious little ones with someone that you do not know! Alexis has been pleased with her teacher and is trying to get back into the groove of having to get up early every morning. She is VERY into fashion this year, so that is our biggest delima each day! We have been very blessed, God has given her a good teacher every year! We pray that she has a wonderful year!
Well it's been a while, but I stay VERY busy! We have been preparing for school! Abby has been asking for a long time for Saraya to stay all night. Abby tries to be as big as Alexis and since Alexis has friends stay all night, Abby thinks she should have friends stay all night too. While I don't feel that 4 years old is really old enough for most little girls to stay overnight, I felt her pain so we had a "mock slumber party" for Abby and Lexi had the real deal the weekend before school. Scott went with James to Nashville for a Raiders game so we had a girls night! The little ones came dressed in their P.J.s with sleeping bags and they stayed until 9:00. We decorated our own shirts, got manicures and pedicures, had cake, made ice cream sundaes and danced with Hannah Montanna a/k/a Melissa! The girls had soooo much fun and so did Melissa and I! Here are a few picks from our GNO!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Ok guys, if you are new to the Wii, be very careful! The girls wanted me to play Wii with them last night and although I have played Tennis and Bowling with them before and got a little sore, I had yet to do boxing. I am a little competitive. I had to beat my eight year olds score, therefore I went a little pshyo. However, Alexis informed me that I was only doing the punching bag, that it wasn't the actual game, so then I started the fight only to find AGAIN that I was still practicing, not the real thing yet. So when I actually started fighting, the girls were screaming at me and I was like a freakin championship boxer. I'm sure you guys would have got a really good laugh if you had seen me! I think I threw my arm out. I am in a little pain today! Wii - Use with caution!
Why do we worry about how other's perceive us and if others like us? I have recently realized that I care wayyyy tooo much about if other people like me. I'm a "people pleaser" always trying to make EVERYBODY my friends. The reality of it is, some people just are not going to mesh well together and that's ok. Some people just have different personalities that don't click. Some will be there when it's fun, some will be there for what you have to give, some will be there for who you are, and a very few people will be there when you really need them. TRUE friends are really hard to come by. No matter what the situtaion is, I have to be me and be comfortable being who God made me to be and love everybody rather they give that love back or not. Really, it's not about me anyways and it's not about people! I'm here for a purpose and picking up friends on my journey is wonderful, but if a few don't want to be picked up, I have to leave them there and keep on truckin on my mission! I am so blessed with some wonderful friends! Now, for my very best friend, Jesus, he fills voids that no one could ever fill, he loves stronger, he loves longer, he's always there, he always listens, he always cares, he's always real, he always gives what I need, he's always enough! No matter what the situation is, if the picture doesn't look exactly like you think the picture should look, if it doesn't seem like you will make it through whatever situtation that you are in, there's one friend that will always be by your side to pull you up out of your valley and get you on top of things again. Jesus will always be enough!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
As many of you know, I stay home on Tuesdays to spend the day with my girls. Yesterday was a great day for the girls and I. I have to stop and remind myself often, it's not so much things that they want as much as it is my attention. I decided yesterday was all about the girls and this Tuesday we were not going to the waterpark, or the movies, or the library, we were staying home and enjoying each other's company. When the girls got up I made breakfast, Lexi and I did math facts flash cards to review for school, Abby and I did lower case alphabet flash cards, we reviewed left and right, and emotions. We cut out pictures and made an emotions collage, colored with chalk on the side walk, read books, played in the sprinkler, played Old maid, matching game, and we did our bible verse and read some scriptures. Our bible verse was about having enough faith - as much as a mustard seed. We are reading the book of James right now, and although I have read it before, God keeps revealing new things to me and showing me places that I need to improve. As far as the bible verse goes, I am getting a good lesson from that as well. Why do we doubt when God never fails. Why do we doubt that he will do what he says he will do? I think in terms of a child, when I tell my children that I am going to do something for them, you better believe that I am going to do it. God loves me so much more than I could ever love them, although it's hard for me to comprehend, he does and he will always take care of my needs. Why do I sit and worry about the future when he say's, DON'T worry about tomorrow, I'm going to take care of you. If I told my children not to worry about something tomorrow that I would take care of whatever it might be that was bothering them, they put their trust in what I say. I try to think back to a message that James delivered at church one Sunday on how we decieve ourselves into believing that we are in control of our situations, when honestly we have no control. Everything is in God's hands so worrying about the unknow or the future does absolutely no good. Prayer and Faith....these are the keys to it all. Pray for my faith, that I will learn to apply what I am teaching to my children to my own life in a much greater way than I ever have before. Love you all!