Monday, July 30, 2012

July 2012 - the blessings continue...

This last month we spent a lot of time at Grandma Nancy's. Jake's work schedule has been a tricky adjustment for all of us, but it is good for us to get used to it.  We have been spoiled for the 4 years he has worked at home.

When brother isn't busy building something, playing super heroes or watching tv he is smothering his sister with affection (or aggression) and mommy is learning that 4 year olds do not learn self control naturally. Any self-control training tips?  We talk VERY often of "Think before you do" and "treat others how you want to be treated" There are days I just do the "no touching sister" rule because he is just too full of energy to slow down and take care. We are starting preschool in a couple of weeks so I should have some "first day of school" pictures up and maybe a post or two about our curriculum throughout the year.

We are so happy to have such an adorable baby girl.  She is a gem and keeps us all on our toes!  She is full of so much energy and excitement for life.  She is crawling everywhere at 6 1/2 months. Just last night I saw her inspecting for the first time.. where to pull herself up to.  We have a few good spots for her to cruise around on when the time comes. She has been reaching for low drawer handles and I can tell she is discovering how to get around on her own, but just needs a little more muscle and stability.  Brother is learning to keep his small toys in his room and mommy is learning to clean the floors more to get the dog hair up!

I am taking on the challenge this school year of really sacrificing my time for my children. Each child takes a mom a little further down the path of self sacrifice and selflessness. We either embrace it and let it change us for the good or we fight it, harming the whole family.  I am thankful for each of them.  It is comforting to look back and see God at work.  Each day I must not take lightly the fight I face.  Life is hard, lets not deceive ourselves to think that it will be easy.  I need to accept it and keep a positive perspective of the toil and work ahead. If I wake up unprepared for the gauntlet ahead I am miserable throughout the day. We are mere ants in God's plan, but we have important jobs to do each day.  It's all about perspective!  

Having fun at Grandma Nancy's!

Out at the park with Grandma W for a beautiful evening picnic. :)

Happy school preparations to everyone!!


  1. Awww! Love the update!! I can't believe our little ones are growing so big already, Katy! Adorable children you have there :)

  2. Adorable pictures of your sweet family:) we need new ones!