Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I don't know if it is because I have children of my own now, or if maybe by some miracle I am actually maturing :-), but this year it is really hard for me to get in to the whole Christmas scene. I'm not talking about a Grinch attitude where the sights of trees and lights repulse me. I am talking about a more humbling realization that there are so many children out there that are getting nothing. Scratch that. They are not even getting their basic needs met. I read an article that said that the Santa letter readers at the post offices are being bombarded with letters to Santa that are asking not for x-boxes and American girl dolls, but they are actually asking for things like winter coats and socks. Still some are asking not for things for themselves, but for basic needs for their parents and siblings. I'm sitting here with my heart broken for these kids.

I am not against buying nice things for our families and giving things to our children. But I am having a really hard time being holly jolly and excited when all I can see in my head are pictures of kids that are cold, wearing clothes that do not fit, and hungry, here in Weatherford. I'm more than humbled. I am heartbroken. I know there is more that I can do but am I too selfish to do it? Where do you draw the line in your life that says have a fun time with your family without completely forgetting that at the same moment you are having your holiday feast, there are children whose tummies are growling. I look at Eli and think, he is almost 5 months old and he is completely dependent on us for all his needs. Food, clothes, warmth, love. Yet there are babies his age and all around that do have the long sleeved onsies, socks, hats, food, and stuff we take for granted. Then I think about Caleb. He has such an innocence. He loves us so much and knows that when we put a jacket on him "it gonna keep me warm? it cold outside mama?" I cant imagine not having that option of a jacket and watching him shiver.

I guess I have the blessing and curse of empathy. I know in my heart that God has a special grace for those families, but at the same time the New Testament church "They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need." Acts 2:45 I guess I really don't know why I wrote this. I just wanted to get down what was in my heart. I guess that's what a blog is for right? I guess if you get nothing else out of this post, please join me in prayer for these people. Picture your kids going through those hard times and do what you can this season to help someone in need.

Caleb's Top Ten

Friday, March 19, 2010

Caleb's Top Ten

1. I love that Caleb says "You you" when he means I love you.
2. I love when I look in the rear view and he is looking at his pirate cup going "Arrrr"
3. I love that he is such a mamma's boy in the morning.
4. I love that he leads us around and tells us when and where to sit down
5. I love that he dances when he hears music
6. I love when he sings the last word of every line in a song.
7. I love the fact he changes his voice to a sweet tone when he says sorry.."sowwwy"
8. I love that he likes to put himself to sleep but miss rocking him...
9. I love when he wants something he says "yeeeess" and smiles

Happy Birthday sweet baby boy!

Please Help

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I am sitting here thinking about motherhood and feeling pretty inadequate. Caleb has always been a little on the aggressive side, but it is getting a little out of hand. Between spankings, biting him back, timeouts and a few "talkings to" I am at my wits end. I even gave his pacifier back to him so that he would be less likely to bite people. I dont know what to do to help him. I am nervous every time I take him to church or he is around other kids thinking "What if he bites someone? What if he hits someone?" What makes it worse is that he is starting KDO in 2 weeks! I am not going to lie I am freaking out a little. I have prayed and prayed that God would help him be less aggressive. Can you guys pray for him? He is not a mean kid! If you know him, you know that he is sweet and that he loves to hug and kiss and play and have fun. I am afraid that he is going to have a stigma as "that kid who bites everyone" or "that kid who hits everyone". Please friends. Pray.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hello all! We had our first family zoo experience! It was a blast! It started out as a nice cool morning and turned into quite a warm muggy day.
We saw a big gorilla, lots of fishies, Watched animals eat, and fed the birds! It was a great time!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ok, so it has only been a month since his birthday! We had a blast. We had some friends and family over for a very, VERY windy day. It was so windy that the outdoor activities didnt really work out but we had burgers and loads of fun anyway.

When we started singing "Happy Birthday" to little man, he started squirming around and trying to hide his face! He was all embarrassed! Here is a cute little video thanks to Aunt Megan!
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He of course had a blast with his cupcake and made a huge mess! We gave him a mostly empty Dr. Pepper can and let him loose with a straw around the house! He thought he was pretty special!

Who will it be??

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A few of my friends have posted this on their blogs and I think it sounds really fun and creative! Whooo will be the lucky winners?!

The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! Lucky you!

My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a mask. I may sew or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

He Walks!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

So Caleb has been taking a few steps here and there over the past month, but they were pretty sporadic. Thursday He just took off! He has a few knocks on the noggin but he is doing pretty well! Here we come first birthday!