Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy 30th Husband!!!

I am encouraged by these verses below, I hope to have 30+ more years with you, Matt! I love you and am so thankful for you today, your day!!!

Ephesians 5:22-33
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[b] 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

These pictures are from our TN vacation, Sept 2011

The kiddos!

These pictures are sort of old, but they are to cute not to post! These two kiddos have been keeping me busy, but I love it! Molly is the funniest, sassiest, happiest girl I know, and Andrew is still all boy! He loves to wrestle with his Daddy, Papa or uncles. He is saying the cutest things lately, and both kids keep Matt and me laughing! We sure do love them!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

School update

For those of you who have not heard, we took Andrew out of preschool recently. We had him at a great school (that was definitely not the problem). I was the one having the problem. I had a problem sending my son off to school for 10 hours a week. He is only 3 and I only have him at home for 18 years and I want to make the most of these years.

We have decided to home-school Andrew for now. You may think I am crazy, or you may fear that Andrew will not be socialized (that is what everyone thinks about home-schooled kids). I have my son involved with other children almost every day. We have playdates with kids his age & I meet once a week with another home-schooling mom (who has boys). This is not a forever decision, it is just a 'for now' decision. I don't even know what I am going to do about Kindergarden yet. We are taking this new adventure one day at a time.

Andrew LOVES doing school at home! He asks me almost everyday, "Are we doing school today, Mommy?" We do school just two mornings a week and we are just focusing on our letters, numbers, shapes & colors right now. I am trying to do a lot of hands on projects and I have a dear friend (who teaches PreK 4 in the public school system) helping me stay on track! We are learning the children's catechism too! So far we are really enjoying school at home!

I will keep you updated on our journey. Please pray that I would have patience as I teach Andrew and that he would continue to thrive in this setting!

Here are some pictures of our first day of doing school at home!
We turned our kitchen nook area into a little school room. It is cute!

I have the most adorable student in my class! :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Molly's 1 year stats

So I am about a month behind on this (shocker). I would probably just pass this up and not even blog it, if it weren't for the fact that I use my blog as a record book for myself. We took Molly for her 1 year check up about a month ago and of course she is doing great and right on track!

Here are her stats:
29.12 lbs (97%), this was no shock to us since she was almost 20 lbs at 4 months!! Yes, she is a big girl!
31 inches long (90%)

Yes, we just have big, tall kids! :)

Molly is still the happiest, enjoyable little girl! She is now walking (at 13 months). She loves to read books, take baths, eat and play with her big brother. She can say, Mama, Dada, Papa, Hello, Yes & No. She can sign, Eat, More, Please, All done, thank you and she can blow kisses.

We are constantly laughing at the funny things she does and she loves to give hugs and snuggle!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Andrew swimming!

This video was taken early on this summer (and I am just getting around to posting it now), but look at what a good swimmer my Andrew is! It is so nice not to worry about him when we go to the pool. Now if I could only get Molly swimming on her own, we would be golden!

Molly walking...

Yep, she is on the move...100%