Thursday, March 11, 2010


On the way home from the Y this morning:

Noah: Mommy-
Me: Yes, Noah?
Noah: No, I not Noah. I GREY. BATMAN.
Me: Oh, sorry. Yes, Grey Batman?
Noah: I hungry
Me: Okay, we'll be home in a few minutes and mommy will make lunch
Noah: Di-sore duggets? (Dinosaur nuggets)
Me: No, today we'll have turkey dogs, fruit and chips
Noah: Mommy. That's beauful* lunch. (*beautiful)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Layla Grace

All I can think about tonight is Layla Grace. Her life story has touched me so deeply, and tonight I feel so much grief for her family and friends. I can only say that I am thankful to Layla and her parents for reminding me of what a special privilege it is that the Lord has entrusted me with two of his children. I feel ashamed for every time I have lost my patience and for every moment that I have taken them for granted. My deepest desire is to be the type of parent that God is to us all. Impossible, but definitely something to strive for. This is an awesome responsibility, and I pray that I never forget to cherish every. single. moment. God bless us all, and may Layla Grace rest comfortably in the arms of our Father.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cuties in Ketchup

Yesterday was the perfect day for lunch on the patio. Sunny, breezy and beautiful. So, after the Y we went straight to the backyard and played, listened to music and the kids enjoyed their lunch of chicken nuggets and "cutie" oranges. Noah will not eat any type of meat unless there is ketchup involved. Penelope decided she wanted ketchup, so I put a little squirt on her plate. She then proceeded to dip her little cutie orange slices into the ketchup and devour them one by one. And it. was. just. perfect.