Pretty in pink
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
It wasn't official till Lia signed it with that sweet little foot of hers.
Last night we celebrated with Dora cupcakes and cake batter ice cream. Yeah boy.
And of course a present or two.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
say a prayer for my Alex today.
He has his pre-kindergarten check-up this afternoon which means multiple shots.
Our last visit to the pediatrician was a memorable one. He needed to have a wart removed and screamed so loudly that in his words "He shook the building down."
I'd say that was a pretty accurate description.
Thanks in advance for your prayers for him...and for me.
We're gonna need them.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
While the big kids were at piano, we found a park close by and burned some energy...
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Scott was able to pick up a couple of tickets this week in the student section no less.
He asked a co-worker, who is a season ticket holder, if his rabid fandom for the visiting team would get him accosted since he'd be sitting with the Cameron Crazies.
The guy just looked at him quizically and said, "It's not like we're Maryland or anything."
Still, I take great comfort in the fact that if things were to get ugly there's probably at least a couple hundred doctors in the house.
Should be exciting.....and as Lia says....
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I suffer from it constantly.
Nevertheless, at the end of the day, the deed was done and Miss Lia should have 9 lovely digits coming her way in a few weeks.
Like last night when we were getting ready for dinner.
I asked Lia, rather nonchalantly, to get her plate from the drawer and set it at her spot on the table.
And with an "O-tay, Mommy," she did it.
And it struck me that a year ago not only had she never spoken a word of English, she had never heard a word of English. And now she hears a few words, knows exactly what they mean, and acts accordingly.
I just find it amazing.
And that's not all.
After she retrieved her plate from the drawer and was on her way to the table she lifted it up to Scott and said, "Daddy, I got pwate!" knowing he would be pleased.
That was not lost on me either.
As she set her plate on the table, it represented her place there...in the family. Her family.
And at dinner, Lia prays. Always. Even if it's not her night, she waits until the initial prayer is finished and then says "My pray!" And does she ever.
Last night, she started with her ususal "JE-SUSH....and then rattled off every one's name at the table...Ki-chael, Lar-Lar, Line, Ayee, Mommy, and Daddy," thanking her Je-sush for each of them.
And every day, we thank Him for her and the ability to watch her grow and learn and know the One who has had His hand on her from the beginning long before we were ever a part of her life.
Also, last night we began teaching her the first set of catechism questions:
Yes He did little one. By Him and for Him you were made and it is our prayer that as you grow in wisdom and in stature, that you grow even more in the grace and knowledge of Him as well, that you may experience the delight of your heavenly Father as you do your earthly one.
From language development to dinner-time theology it is all just simply amazing.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The kids were off playing happily (and quietly) together enabling me to get a little extra work done around the house.
When asked what they were engaged in, they responded, "Oh we're just playing with our animals."
Stuffed animals. Harmless, right?
Not when the animals are huddled in the corner of the bedroom playing POKER with each other!
POKER?!?!? Where did I go wrong?
(Although I do have to say, the lamb does have a pretty good poker face).
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Actually, if we have to have snow, this wasn't too bad. Enough to be pretty but not enough to keep us off the roads. The countdown for days of flip flops and sunblock continues....
For those of you back in Virginia, I'll stop my whining now :)