Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A few Evelyn stories

Well, I am supposed to be mowing the front lawn while the kiddos nap this afternoon, but the mower has decided to chew up the lawn. Not the best thing to have a lawn mower do when you're trying to sell your house. So, I think I'll wait on that.

Instead, I'll take a few minutes to share a couple of stories, courtesy of Evelyn. Yesterday, I was doing a bit of computer work while Evelyn and Ezra watched Sesame Street. When it was over, I set the computer down on the ground. Evelyn looked at me and asked me if I was going to put the computer away. I told her I would in a little bit. She looked at me and said, "You took it out, Mommy, you need to put it away. . . it goes over there." Thank you Mommy Evelyn.

Then, while I was preparing supper yesterday, Lucas started wailing in the living room. That's not so unusual around supper time for him, but this sounded a bit more serious, so I went to check it out. After a bit of prompting, Evelyn confessed that she had hit Lucas on the head with a coaster. She was sent to her room for a bit and had to apologize to Lucas. Fast forward to bedtime. I went in to pray with Ezra and Evelyn. After praying with Evelyn, she tried to tell me something. I couldn't understand much more than Lucas, so I asked her if she wanted me to pray for Lucas. She nodded her head, so I briefly prayed for Lucas to sleep well. I turned to leave and Evelyn said, no, pray Lucas. Apparently, I wasn't getting what she wanted. Well, after a bit of discussion, I finally figured out that she wanted me to pray and ask Jesus to forgive her for hitting Lucas on the head with a coaster. I did and she was satisfied. Wow, I didn't see that one coming!

Well, off to finish up the cinnamon rolls for the thirty high school students who are doing a service project out at the acreage on Friday.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

We had a fun, full weekend and were blessed to be able to spend time with Joel's parents and my parents and sister. What a treasure family is! Here are pictures of the weekend.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A bit behind

So, I'm a little bit behind in folding laundry. . .
Anyone want to come and help?!
I'll be here for the next hour. . .

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Daily fun

I can't resist sharing some of the fun we've been having around here.

even amidst the sickness. . .

Legos. . .

Reading. . .

Lucas enjoying his snack. . .

The musical ones making the house soooo quiet (warning, you might want to turn the volume down on this one!) . . . (yes, that is Christmas music in April)

Evelyn's joy in her big brother playing with her. . .

It's the little things, the ordinary daily happenings, that make a family.

Friday, April 1, 2011

An idea for another year

Ooooo. . . I love this idea from Ann Voskamp, a repentance box for Lent*. It is a box that is sealed, where you can write your sins, drop them in and then on Easter, throw them away, just like Jesus has taken away all of our sins. Motherhood, for me, has made me so much more aware and sensitive of my sins. There are so many little eyes watching me, little ears listening to me, and all day long, my sins seep out and settle over the little ones in my house. Sometimes the weight of it crushes my spirit. I love the picture of putting away my sins, visibly throwing them into the locked body of Jesus who has taken care of them all. I love what this could teach my children. An idea for another year, when they are just a bit older. But, I think I might start looking for my own box today. . .

*There are 2 posts associated with this link. The first one has to do with a peace retreat, which, as a side note, I really like the idea of as well. However, the second post is the one I am referencing here.