Sunday, May 30, 2010

Family Movie Night!

Today was family day.  We did everything together.  It was lots of fun.  We ended the day with Family Movie Night.  We went all out
We bought The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.

We started out with some ice cream.  I only managed to get one picture of that.
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After that was all cleaned up we got out blankets and popcorn.  Madelynn was really enjoying herself with the popcorn.  Casey wasn’t enjoying it so much because it was getting stuck in his teeth.
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Then Casey tried to hid when he realized I was taking pictures.
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She did not let that bowl go.
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Daddy didn’t make it through the movie.  He fell asleep about half way through. 
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Madelynn and I finished off the whole bowl of popcorn.  I made way more than I should have.  There was still half a pot worth in the kitchen. 

After the movie Madelynn danced around to the music on the credits and then went to bed. 

Casey woke up and we watched 2 movies.  They were both crappy.  I don’t know how/who/why it was decided that movies must contain a curse word every 2 minutes.  It’s like they’re keeping up with a quota.  And action movies used to just be action and not to much for blood and guts.  Now?  They’re disgusting!  I don’t think I will watch an action movie ever again.

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Little Helper Strikes Again!

 

Madelynn has helped me dust the tv stand
She has helped me make dough for stromboli.
She’s getting better at helping me clean her room.
And now, She helps me do dishes!
She had lots of fun doing dishes.  She did not want to stop.  She didn’t really do any of them.  She just filled measuring cups with water and dumped them out over and over while holding various kitchen utensils.  In these 2 pictures she’s holding a butter knife.  She eventually put that down for a big green plastic spoon.

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My new plan is to get her involved in household chores that way I will keep up with them while teaching her what it’s like to be a housewife and just how much fun it actually can be.  Because I’m sure if someone would have taken that time with me I wouldn’t procrastinate as much on my work as I do now. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Conviction VS Not Wanting to be Left Out

Tonight I found myself struggling.  I am having a hard time telling the difference between my convictions, and my little "but I don't wanna be left out" voice.
Like I know my want to read the Bible from cover to cover came from a conviction.
I can't really think of anything right now that's one of those "but I don't wanna be left out things" other than the want I have to wear skirts sometimes.

Well, while I was typing this I think I figured out my answer actually.  Weird how when I sit down and think about stuff and really inspect it I see God's answer.  
My issue was, "Am I going to wear a skirt to the play date tomorrow?"  Well, yes I am.  You know why?  Because all of my pants have a huge hole in them.  Both pairs of pants are only a few months old but both of them have holes near the butt of them.  So I have had to wear skirts.  That's all I've been wearing for the past week in public.  I have a pair of black capris that I wear at home(and to my SIL's) but not out cause they have a small hole in the knee.  So either God made it where my pants would get holes in them or God doesn't see the need to bless us with the money to be able to buy more clothes.  Because He has for sure blessed us with money in other areas.
I don't even know if I should post this.  It kinda sounds like random ramblings.  But I think I'm gonna post it anyway.  Maybe it'll help someone else work through their thoughts.

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for giving us answers when we haven't even asked you the question.  Even when we aren't being faithful and bringing our concerns to You, You still know them.  You still know what we need in our lives.  Thank  You for the great people that You have put into our lives.  Thank You for all Your many blessings and all of the things that You do for us. In Jesus' name I pray.
Amen.