HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIEL!
Daniel requested a yellow cake with white icing and M&M’s on top. He also wanted ice cream – chocolate and vanilla in the same container. Daniel is very specific in his requests…good thing they make chocolate and vanilla together like that. 🙂
Daniel also requested homemade pizza for his birthday dinner tonight. He wanted one with big, round things on it (pepperoni) and the other to have little black things on it so he can pick them off. I explained that we just wouldn’t put black olives on it when we made it.
We don’t make a big deal about things like Mother’s Day at my house. We might pick up fast food on the way home from church or order pizza so that I don’t have to cook lunch, but no big celebration. Emily always makes me a homemade card and she sees to it that all of the kids make me a picture, card, or something.
Last year when she was helping the little ones color a picture for me, she must have made a big deal about telling the kids to say “Happy Mother’s Day!” to me when they presented their artwork. Ever since then, whenever the my 3 little ones make an art project or color a picture for me, they always say “Happy Mother’s Day!” when they hand it to me. It’s kind of cute, especially in October. I thought they would quit after awhile, but they are still doing it.
Somewhere along the line, “Happy Mother’s Day!” started to mean more to Jessica (age 4). Not long ago she started to tell me “Happy Mother’s Day” at random times and not only when she was presenting me with something.
This week must have been an especially good week in our house because Jessica has told me “Happy Mother’s Day!” at least once a day. This morning, we were waiting for her speech therapy teacher, just standing in a hallway, when she looked up at me and said “Happy Mother’s Day!”
Maybe it’s because she is happy. Maybe it’s because I am in a good mood. I’m not sure why she decides to say it, but I love it when she does.
So to all you mom’s out there…HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!
Tomorrow night our ladies evening Bible study begins a Beth Moore study Loving Well. I am so excited about this study.
I’ve previewed the first session and I found it convicting and very applicable to every area of our lives. I can’t wait to start the study and see what God is going to do.
We’re meeting on Monday night at 7pm. Hope to see you there!
For more info, see the Ladies Ministry Blog.
I am still chugging along reading The Message. I am just about to start the book of Job.
My favorite quote from The Message so far comes from 2 Chronicles 22. When describing King Ahaziah it describes him like this…
“After the death of his father, he attended the sin school of Ahab, and graduated with a degree in doom.”
Now that is a pretty vivid picture of a bad king. Sounds like a Lord of the Rings movie character.
Daniel’s birthday is coming up the end of this month…he’ll be 6 years old. My parents asked for suggestions of what he might want for his birthday. I wasn’t sure, so I decided to be direct and ask him what he would like to get. Below is our conversation…
Me: Daniel, what would you like for your birthday?
Daniel: A peanut butter & jelly cake, bread, and applesauce.
Me (trying not to laugh): No, Daniel. I mean what would you like for a birthday present. Is there some toy you want?
Daniel (now seriously thinking): Applesauce and a toy bomb.
So what more could you ask for??? I relayed this vital information to my parents and they enjoyed it, but it wasn’t as helpful as they expected. Know anywhere to buy a good toy bomb? I think I got the applesauce covered. 🙂
Just over two weeks ago I started my part-time job as children’s director at our church. Adding those extra hours into my week really threw me off more than I expected. Probably because I didn’t really plan for the change and adjust.
It probably didn’t help that Donald started working later hours at work recently so we were also staying up and waking up later. My housework fell behind, homeschooling wasn’t flowing well, and even reading The Message fell to the wayside. I was talking with a friend over coffee about it when it became obvious to me what I needed to do…wake up earlier!
So today I am back on track. I woke up at 5:40am so I could get my Bible reading and prayer time before the little ones woke up. I was able to get more morning chores done before school. School went better. We are rolling full steam ahead.
Of course, I am going to need a nap this afternoon, but I know I am headed in the right direction again. Discipline is so hard. But the good thing is if you get disciplined in one area of your life, it usually starts flowing into other areas… so I’m off to eat my salad for lunch and take a much needed nap.
Here are a few of my favorite things…
A cool breeze. I love it when the breeze is just right. You can sit in the sunshine and not get too hot. You can open your car windows. You can turn off the AC and open the windows in the house. The BEST is to lay down for a nap and have the window open so that the breeze is blowing in while you sleep…nothing beats that!
Icing. Okay…this is not so healthy, but I am a sucker for icing. I like the corner piece of the cake and the icing filled donut.
Movies. I’m a movie gal. I like old classics like Harvey and Arsenic & Old Lace. I like musicals like Sound of Music and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I like action films like Bourne Identity and The Last Samurai. I like war movies like Band of Brothers and The Great Escape. Sci-Fi like Star Trek and The Fifth Element. Then there are the chick flicks like Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables. I love a good movie.
Friends. Whether it is having company over, getting together to play games, or just coffee with a friend…I love to hang out with people. I like to sit around and tell stories. I like getting to know people better.
These are just a few of my favorite things. I will add more another time.