Inspiration for today...

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Philippians 4: 4-8

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My kiddos are getting big...

K can sit - loves to eat "real" food and now has a tooth! When did she get so big?! I am sure that other teeth are close to follow. I actually didn't even realize that she was getting one until I noticed that her bottom gums had a spot on it...upon further inspection (sticking my finger in and scraping it against the sharp nubs of her tooth) I realized what it was. She had been waking up more at night but other than that not real fussy. She loves to watch her big brothers - I can almost see her wheels turning trying to find ways to upset them. She is such a great baby - but I CAN wait a little while longer before she starts to crawl :)

C is kind of getting the hang of potty training. Yes, I am actually bribing him with is the only bribe that has been working. He earns a penny for every time he sits on the toilet, if he actually goes potty then he gets a quarter as well. If by some miracle of fate he actually has a BM in the toilet he earns himself a dollar. He said, "Mom, I want the green one." I told him what he needed to do so he settled for "the brown one" (penny). This after trying to bribe him with toys, meals out, and even a four-wheeler. **Check out my next Friday Funnies to see how he makes me laugh!

D is a great kid as well. His imagination is so great. I was going to put him in an ECFE class on acting but they had to be going into first grade to join. His latest interests are centaurs and griffins. He is learning the different sounds of the letters and has learned to spell many words (makes this momma proud). He can remember lots of things with such detail. His favorite book is a halloween one about a haunted house and he can verbatum remember the words to that book even though they have not read it in a long time. Or, he can remember scenes from movies or cartoons and repeat them word for word even though it has been a while since he has seen him...I am envious of his memory! Not that mine has ever been that great but I think it is non-existent nowadays.

Oh, to be young again - or at least have a portion of the energy that they have!!!!


I'm Losing It! said...

Hip hip hooray! for C and his potty progress, and his big brother sure is a little smarty...teaching himself to read, Great job, D! As for little K, apparently it is time for you guys to start on a little sister for her...she's definitely not a newborn anymore! Thanks for the update.

Word Verification: FORSHIP; the very first part of any Sunday church service, directly preceeding Worship.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the updates! I love the pictures of your kids! That is great that miss K has a tooth and is sitting! SO cute! I think Cole maybe working on teeth, too...I know, so little! He is drooling like crazy! Nathaniel got his teeth super early.
I hope the money bribery will work with C! WHen you said brown one/green one, I wondered...thanks for the clarification! :) ~LOL
I could see D in acting! He would be really good with it! Yes, he has a great imagination!

Qtpies7 said...

I'd like to have a portion of that memory! LOL

Kelly said...

Maybe I'll have to try bribing my daughter with money. Candy works ok but she thinks that once she's gone once a day that's all she needs to do