Monday, June 18, 2007

baby steps or 5 year old steps?

My 5 year old son took a shower by himself for the first time!!! I thought this day would never come :{ My son is totally afraid of some forms of being in water. He hates going under water in a "big" pool, he is afraid to float around by himself in a pool with a life jacket on, he's not too fond of the sprinkler, he majorly hates getting his hair washed when I pour water on his head, and a shower!?!? well forget that. So today I gave him a summer cut (shave it all off). He was covered with hair when I was done so I told him to jump in the shower to rinse off and guess what?... He DID it!!! :) I helped him a bit from outside the tub and he had to wipe his eyes once, but he took his very first shower. So after he said we didn't get all the hair off and he wanted to take another shower tonight. Then tonight after his shower he said he wanted to take a shower in the morning. Oh no. Have I created a monster?
He is very shy and it takes him awhile to do things that he's just not sure about. But once he's out. And I never know when he's gonna be ready, it just all of a sudden happens. He keeps us on our toes that's for sure. Gotta love um!! :)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Father's Day

I don't think may father's read my blog, but if you do... Happy Father's Day! If you are not a father, remember to say it to your father or husband. I know so many times fathers get over looked in day to day life. I know so many times my kids and I take my husband for granted. He does so many things for us and it's not because he has to, even though some times I think he does because he's the guy. But he usually does things because he loves us. He could chose to sit around and do nothing because he's "the man of the house" but he does things for me and the kids because he loves us. Now he may not always have the greatest attitude about doing something, but he's not perfect and he's working on it (the attitude, not perfection). I am so glad God gave me the husband I have and my children the father they have. God is doing great things in his life and I am so proud of him. My prayer for him on this... Father's Day Eve is that he will seek God's wisdom as to how to be a godly father and that our kids would be able to see their heavenly father through their earthly father. That he would seek wisdom and advice from godly christian men as to how to raise or son to be a man of God and how to constantly show or daughter how beautiful she is and how much she is loved and cherished by both her heavenly father and her earthly father.
So take some time this weekend to let all the father's in your life know how much you love them. And if you don't have a good relationship or any relationship at all with your father, I pray that you could talk things through or that you could pray for your relationship. That God would help heal hurts and pains. But remember... you have a heavenly father who love you very much no matter who else loves you. And If you didn't know that or don't know Him as your "daddy" or savior, I'd love to tell you more!!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

here I am

It's been so long since my last post but I'm glad I'm back, for now. Life is crazy. My daughter A was sick and my husband likes to be on the computer a lot. When I wanted to try and post, either the kids wanted to play on the computer or they wanted to play a game with me or I felt the need to clean (that doesn't happen much) or some other excuse. It seems the only time i have to myself to be able to really think and type is when the kids are in bed and asleep. But by that time all I feel like doing is lay in bed and knit and watch TV. or I read a book. Oh well, the busy life of me.
My kids are not in bed actually now. My son P is in the tub and A is running around the house somewhere. They are calm and behaving for the moment so I thought I could sneak in a few minutes to post.
As I read over what I just wrote I realize that it's pretty boring. Not much is going on. I have lots of things going around in my head that I want to post about in the future, not yet though. So I guess this post is to say "hey, I'm still here!"