March 31, 2011

I have no creative title for this post....

Again, not sure why I feel like writing a blog when there doesn't seem to be much of anything to say.  I am staying awake to keep Kevin company while he is working on various projects.  I feel bad that he so often needs to stay up late and I head off to bed and leave him alone, so I am doing my best to stay awake.  There seem to be so many thoughts about so many different things swirling around in my head.  Most aren't fully formed, so I am not ready to share them, and, well, the rest are probably not worth sharing because no one but me would care about them!

Next week both of my kids will have birthdays.  On Tuesday, Ethan will turn 2 and on Wednesday, Sophie will be 5.  Wow!  Where has the time gone?  I say that a lot, huh?  But, everyday I am just amazed at the changes I see in them, especially Ethan, and it just seems like yesterday we were finding out we were pregnant!  All those wise parents and grandparents out there weren't kidding when they said to cherish every moment because they are all grown up before you know it!

Also, next week, I'll be tossing some things in a yard sale with a friend, so I need to go back through closets and toy boxes just to make sure I have everything in the yard sale pile that needs to be there!  At this point, I honestly feel like selling everything...I mean, that would sure be easier than having to sort, right?  ;)  OK, maybe not the most practical thinking, but it would be easier!

Just watching an episode of The West Wing to help keep me awake.  Man, until I watch shows like this that I just love, I forget how into the shows I become.  It's like the characters are my best friends or part of the family!  I want to know where they're from, what happens to them, what they're thinking, etc. I love stories and I love telling stories!  I think that's why it's so much easier for me to read the Old Testament than the New Testament!  I love the characters and the stories and the plots, etc. 

Well, I think I have wasted enough of your time and I can't think of anything else to write!  See you next time!

March 24, 2011

It's Been a Long Time...

I haven't blogged in what seems like forever!  It's not so much because there hasn't been anything on my mind, but perhaps because there's just been too much!  From kid's birthdays to Sophie starting school to what we're having for dinner, my brain feels like it's been on overload!  In fact, there's still so much on my mind, I have no idea where to start to write a blog today!  I guess I'll just fill you in on some of the crazy things going on around here!

--Ethan's been talking like crazy!  Though he can't say every word perfectly, but he sure tries to repeat everything he hears!  Sure makes Kevin and I think twice before saying anything out loud...and we're working on getting Sophie to do the same thing!  He wants to do anything and everything that Big Sister is doing, so we're trying to use those times as teaching moments with Sophie.  It sure is a reminder that we will be accountable for every action and word!!!!!  He is just getting so big it's hard to believe.  In just a little less than two weeks, he'll be 2.  Where in the world has the time gone?!?!?!?
--In a little less than two weeks, Sophie will be 5.  Really, I am not kidding, she'll be 5!  How did that happen?  Seems like just yesterday we were on the road with Bibleman and finding out we were pregnant, and now we are so close to having a school-aged child.  She is such a sweet girl and fills our lives with much blessing, joy, laughter, frustration, tears, and entertainment everyday!  We are reading chapter books with her now trying to see if she can remember the story line day to day.  She does pretty well!  She'll be doing her kindergarten screening sometime in April or May. 
--We've been without TV for about 3 weeks now and, in all honesty, we really haven't missed it.  Yes, we will still watch a movie on movie nights and I do let the kids watch a movie during the day every now and then.  But, Sophie was becoming so worried about looks and popularity and boyfriends, etc. because that's all the shows seem to talk about these days, so we decided it was probably best to just not watch!  I mean, she's not even 5, yet!  No TV may not be permanent, but it's working right now and we've had a lot of fun having way more family time and more game time and more baking time. Of course, it's been a little easier because we've had several really nice days and we could play outside.  No TV in the winter just might have killed us, who knows!

Well, I think that's about all that's happening here!  Nothing too exciting!