Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Journal: Mothering Moments

Monday May 3, 2010
We are learning about elephants! Because they say an elephant never forgets, our Words to Remember are "I will remember what God has done for me." We read some books and watched a video about baby elephants and their families. Lydia is playing peek-a-boo: she puts her hands over her eyes, I say, “Where’s Lyddie?” she pulls them away, I say, “Peek-a-boo!” and she giggles.

Tuesday May 4, 2010
Instead of waiting until afternoon to play outside, I ventured out this morning to enjoy the summer-like weather with my children and two girls I babysit. We also made handprints with paint, which we will use for a craft tomorrow.

Wednesday May 5, 2010
We turned yesterday’s handprints into elephants by adding a few details. I had the children do one set for me as a Mother’s Day gift. I just need to find a frame for my special "hand-made" present!

Thursday May 6, 2010
Lydia has been able move around with her seal-flop crawl for a while, but today she is crawling on all fours! Soon she will be following me all over the house and getting into everything!

Friday May 7, 2010
My friend Liz from church and her two girls came over to visit. We had lunch together and played outside. After they left, the children and I went grocery shopping. Then we went to my inlaws' house to see our Pastor's pictures from his recent trip to Greece and Turkey. It was fascinating to see the ruins of the New Testament cities!

Saturday May 8, 2010
Lydia discovered that she can clap; she watches her hands and laughs with delight when she does it. I spent the day in the kichen (with Lydia on my back in the Ergo) making spaghetti sauce and taco meat for dinners, and lasagna and apple cake for Mother’s Day. Don took the boys to the mall to look for a case for his new smartphone, and to WalMart to pick out a Mother’s Day gift for me. What a thoughtful Daddy!

Sunday May 9, 2010
Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like waking up to a cold house, no hot water for a shower, and a feverish baby! Apparently we ran out of oil…oops! Still, it was a nice morning. The boys gave me their special gifts, wrapped in Spiderman paper that they picked out. Hayden got me a hummingbird feeder, and Donny chose a hanger so I can mount it on a window. After church, we had Grandma, Grandpa, and Auntie Crystal over for lunch. Then we went to Grammy and Grampy’s for dinner, where the boys played Wii bowling and Don showed off his phone. Lydia still had a fever all day, but she managed to pose for some family photos and her 11 month portrait. I am so blessed to have great mothers in my life, and to be a mother to three wonderful children!

A verse from this week's readings:

"...The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7b

1 comment:

  1. Your family is so beautiful! It makes me smile to see y'all. What a sweet week it sounds like you had :) Hope Lydia is feeling better by now!