Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Because I need to post something . . . .

This is by far the longest I've ever gone between blog posts. Having an almost two year old that is extremely "busy" plus keeping up with the boys and all their activities/therapies/schoolwork hasn't really left me with much motivation to do anything at the end of the day. I'm not sure I'll catch back up or get in a rhythm anytime soon so in the meantime here are some random pictures from our day to day busyness. 

Even at 7, they are still my sweet little babies =-)


Ally waiting on the school bus on a cold afternoon, the boys don't ride very often but when they do, Ally can't wait to meet them!



"Just eating this Elmer's glue stick, Mama, no biggie . . . ."


Ally likes to have her tiny pony tail in for about 45 seconds and then she jerks it out



One afternoon I felt particularly brave and so I took all three kids to the women's basketball game all by myself


Amazingly we lasted all the way through the end of the game!


Ally ate her weight in popcorn!


One night Andrew really wanted to read his book to Ally


And much to my surprise and delight, she let him!


Andrew was so proud of himself for a job well done =-) 
It brought Mama much joy as well



Science Fun with Daddy LOL


Ally decided to "help" me pack for her overnight stay at Granny's by dumping all the panties out of the drawers and then throwing them in the suitcase. Ironically she does not even wear panties yet.


Found this is Adam's backpack one day, I guess he was in a hurry to get home so he could do his homework? ;-) Love him!


This is the face you make when you realize the dog has just snatched your granola bar right out of your hand and eaten it


One day after school we went to spoons to celebrate Adam having a particularly good day at school =-) Is he handsome or what? Those blue eyes kill me every time!


Me and my sweet boys



Andrew loves to color, Ally loves to eat colors


Adam lost his first top tooth at school! He is really growing up!


 (If you think his teeth look peculiar, that is because he has enamel hypoplasia, permanent damage to both his baby and adult teeth that occured from his severe prematurity. While not pleasant for him, I guess of all the preemie things he could be dealing with, teeth issues really don't seem so bad) 

Ally and I went to the kids school for a lunch date. It's hard to get a decent picture of these three at once!


One night I caught the boys up way past their bedtime, they were reading a library book!


Reading has been a challenge for some of us so there was no way I could be upset at them for being up late, especially hearing them help each other with the hard words. That's the kind of team work that make my heart happy =-)


I guess that about does it for today. I hope I can get motivated to post again soon, these days are just slipping away from me all too quickly.

24 comments:

Lynn said...

An update! An update! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!! All the pics are adorable but the one taken at lunch at school...that look on Ally's face is priceless!
Praying as always!
Psalms 142:1-3a I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.

Lynn said...

Praying right now!
1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Lynn said...

Such words of comfort! Continuing to pray!
1 Peter 1:18-19, 20 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot (21) Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Lynn said...

Know that you're always in my prayers!!!!!!!
John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Lynn said...

Lifting up prayers right now!
1 John 1:1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

Lynn said...

True peace can only come from Christ. Praying!
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Lynn said...

Always keep your eyes on the Lord! Praying!
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Lynn said...

Praying right now!
Psalms 4:1, 7-8 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. (7-8) Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Lynn said...

May your roots go down deep into the Lord and His Word. Praying as always!
Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Torey said...

Hi,
I found your blog searching for SPML and hemiplegia. I'm currently researching the procedure for my 3.5 year old that has hemi cp. Would love to chat more with you about your experiences with the surgery and how your son has improved. I couldn't figure out how to email you directly, but would really love to be able to ask you some questions.
Thanks so much,
Torey
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Lynn said...

Praying!
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Lynn said...

Praying in Seattle!
Psalms 27:1, 4-5 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?...One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Lynn said...

I'm sorry! Thought they were going to come back and pull it off, but...
Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
Psalms 27:7-9 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Lynn said...

Continuing to lift up prayers!
Psalms 27:13-14: I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Lynn said...

Lifting up prayer!
Psalms 63:1-2 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Lynn said...

Praying!
Psalms 63:5-8 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

Lynn said...

I'm here praying right now.
Psalms 116:1-5 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

Lynn said...

Know that I'm praying!
Isaiah 12:2-5 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

Lynn said...

There are such comforting words in Isaiah! Praying!
Isaiah 25:8-9 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Lynn said...

Praying in Seattle as always!
Isaiah 41:10, 13 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (13) For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

Lynn said...

Praying!
Isaiah 49:13-16a Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands...

Lynn said...

I'm always here praying!
Isaiah 43:1-3a But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel...

Lynn said...

Even during the hardest trials of life the Lord is always there! Praying!
Habakkuk 3:17-19 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places...

Lynn said...

We have hope because of what happened so many years ago this week. Jesus came and suffered in your place that all who believe might share eternity with Him! Praying as always!
Isaiah 53:1-3 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.