Saturday, July 26, 2008

bounce, bounce, bounce

Yesterday I was at a garage sale and saw two big balls with handles on them for the girls to bounce on.  They were covered with a stuffed animal thing that looks like a horse.  I debated about whether or not to get them for the girls... they were only $3.00 a piece and they looked like they would provide hours of fun.  I decided not to get them.  We have sooo many toys and Ali's birthday is next weekend....

When Sam came home I sent him down the street to look at the garage sales because there were a few grills I thought he might be interested in.  Guess what he came home with.  :)  The squeals of delight thrilled Sam and it was all fun to watch.  The girls have bouncing around ever since.  They have also put their bouncy ball horses down for naps a few times:)  

I often contemplate how to teach the girls to have thankful hearts.  We have so much more than we need and we are able to go and do many things.  We have family that gives, gives, gives.  At first my answer was try to control how much they get from people and when they get it.  I am slowly realizing that I need to let people give to the girls and then make sure that I am praying for their hearts, teaching them about gift giving and why people like to give them gifts, and being a good example in their lives.

As Ali frequently says in her prayers, "Thank you God for this good day, and for all of the things you gived us..."


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hot Summer Days

There's nothing better than filling up the pool and having KoolAid on a hot summer day.  Here are the girlies through my dirty back door:)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lists

This morning I woke up and made my list for the week, looked at my calendar, and tried my best to prepare myself for what was to come.  Most of you know me fairly well and know that I am not the best housekeeper.  I am pretty unorganized, never do things in the right order, and have a hard time completing tasks.  I have been working on improving the way that I run our household because it really impacts every part of our lives.  I often reflect on the Proverbs 31 woman and all that she accomplished.  She worked hard, she was efficient, and so much  more.  The kicker for me is that she was wise and kind in all that she did.  Sometimes I get a lot done, but am cranky in the process.  Other times I don't get anything done, but have a blast teaching and playing with the girls.  I am trying to learn balance in that.  Most importantly, I am trying to set aside times to reflect and be with the Lord so that I can grow into a woman who fears the Lord and speaks wise and kind words.  So next time you are at my house you can check my attitude, how clean the house is, and  how I am doing with the girls and Sam.  :)  

My victory today is that I made a long list of realistic things to do and have already checked half of them off.  They are even fully completed:)  

Happy Day.

For Justin and Laura

Click on me

Aria's pushups!

Children's Museum

Imperial Trip

Birthday Parties!

Princess Dance

Aria must be teething...