Saturday, July 26, 2008

Out of the mouth of babes

As we were getting out of the car yesterday this is what I heard from my oldest child.

"I'm being like a mommy, tired and angry."


About 20 minutes later (and lots of worrying about her statement) I asked her what she thought mothers were like. She smiled and said, "precious and beautiful". (Ahhh, feeling much better.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Caroline: Dad, are the Philistines mean?
Dad: Yes.
Caroline: Oh


The girls have all had their well child checks (as well as some other trips to the doctor's office). I feel as if Dr. Sandoval and I are very close friends. We see each other at least once a week (or at least it feels that way).

Here are the girls' stats.
Caroline is 48 inches tall (95%) and 42.4 lbs (75%)
Emily is 40 1/2 inches tall (95%) and 38 lbs (95%)
P-Cat is 27 1/2 inches tall (50%) and 19.5 lbs (65%)

Please pray for little P-Cat. We are taking her to an eye doctor to look at her clogged tear duct. She will probably have to have surgery to open it up. I am not looking forward to that.

Other than that, the girls are doing well and keeping me very busy.

Friday, June 6, 2008


We took P-Cat to the doctor on Monday to get her weight checked. She is growing like a weed and back up to the 50th percentile. She weighed in at 16 lbs and 8 oz. I think all the rice cereal and bananas is chunking her up! She loves them. My favorite part of feeding her is hearing the passionate cry of sadness when I show her the empty bowl.

Caroline and Emily have their well-child checks on the 30th. I will post updates on them then.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


What can I say. Emily is my child that charms me and also bring me to my knees in prayer. There are several issues in her life that God is using to bring me closer to Himself and to see how much I want things my way and in my timing. One of the biggest issues is potty training. Emily is refusing to poop in the potty. We have tried so many things to entice her towards pooping in the potty rather than her pants (or swimsuit). We have also taken things away. Things that I thought were very dear to her heart. She seems to adjust quite happily to the loss each time it happens and tells me very sweetly how she will get it back when she poops on the potty.
Today, I cleaned her up twice from a poopy accident. The second time that it happened, we were talking about her consequences. I listed all the things that she could not have until she started pooping in the potty...princess dresses, dress-up shoes, nightgowns, and sweets. She then looked up at me with her big brown eyes and said, "what about hugs?" I melted.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Caroline

Friday was Caroline's 5th birthday. This has been a long awaited birthday for her and all day Friday she told everyone that she met, "I'm five".
Her day started with a breakfast of cinnamon rolls with pink icing and the kitchen decorated with princess decor. I like to spread the birthday fun all through the day, so she opened a couple of presents at breakfast with the promise of more to come throughout the day. She chose Chic-Fil-A for her birthday lunch. Then we came home for cake and ice cream. I thought that she would want a pink cake with pink frosting, but she informed me that she wanted chocolate cake and chocolate frosting with chocolate ice cream (a girl after my own heart). She wanted everything to be the color of Belle's hair (for those of you not up on your princesses, Belle is the princess from Beauty and the Beast). After cake and candles we got to the gifts. Wow, did her eyes light up with each one. Emily was also very helpful in welcoming each new gift. Now she really can't wait for her birthday!
Thanks to Gigi and Big Daddy and Mimi and Daddy Mac and all our aunts and uncles for really fun birthday gifts.
I can't believe that my first baby is 5 years old. The time has gone so fast. Thank you Jesus for entrusting this precious little life to us. Give us wisdom and grace to shepherd her well and to point her to dependence on You.