Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dear Journal,

The day started off pretty well. My usual breakfast for the Hubby, before sending him off to work. Sipping my coffee over Facebook stalking, then a shower and making Mira's breakfast. She woke up on the right side of the bed, and cooperated completely with a diaper change, breakfast, then getting dressed. The plan was to run to Babies R Us for new sippy cups, then the grocery store before returning home for lunch and nap. The trip was great, NOT EVEN 1 TEMPER TANTRUM!

I was thinking I would do another "Through the Eyes of a Child" post today, as Mira and I had to take a ride on an escalator. She was so excited, and trying to figure it all out! She kept looking up and down, saying "Up Up Up!" and "WOW!" When we were leaving, it was the same excitement, and "Down Down Down!" Oh, the simple things!

The first stop took a little longer than expected, so we skipped the grocery store and went straight home just in time for lunch and nap time.  I was all excited about the new sippy cups, so I decided to wash one up and try it out.  Sassy Grow Up Cup turned out to be rocket science to me! I washed it and filled it with water, and the stupid thing kept leaking when I tipped it up. Then once I got it to my mouth, one drop would drip out, and that was it. I let the toddler try it out, and the same thing happened. Only she LOVED it! Of course anything she can do to make a mess is right up her alley! I was already convinced that the cup was terrible and it and the other 3 I bought were getting returned! After Mira went down for her nap, I decided to investigate a little better. I took it apart, and started over. Well, this time I got it together the right way, and figured out where exactly the liquid comes out of, and hit the jackpot! It's an awesome cup! Doesn't leak, and you sip from the outside rim and the liquid comes right out! Genius! I didn't feel stupid, because it was difficult! Just hope no one saw me drinking from it!

Naptime = Bliss and it lasted for 3 hours! I was extremely productive, doing laundry and de-cluttering a little. However, the 3 hour nap pushed our shopping trip back later than anticipated. Back to the rough part of our day, 4:00. Typical meltdown hour around here! I took plenty of entertainment and snacks to tide her over, since we would still have to make dinner when we returned. (I'm ever so organized and prepared! Ha!)

The trip was great, again, NO tantrums, she sat nicely in the cart and waited patiently in the checkout line! Getting her in the car seat is usually a fight, so I gave her my keys to play with. She loves to push the beep beep button! I got her strapped in and without thinking shut the door. I heard a click, and looked down. She locked the doors. OH. MY. GOODNESS. My heart was in my throat as I looked at every door lock, and realized my baby was locked in the car. Crap. What am I gonna do????? I started yelling at the window for her to "Hit the beep beep button!" She just laughed and waved the keys at me. I said it over a couple times, and was reaching for my cell when I heard the click. SHE ACTUALLY UNLOCKED IT. I grabbed the door handle as quick as I could (she usually pushes the button over and over again!) and opened the door. AAAGGGHHHHH!!!!!! I burst into tears, as I couldn't believe I made such a stupid mistake, and she just giggled and giggled!

By the time we got home, I could finally laugh about it. I quickly carried Mira in and brought in the groceries. I was planning to make Potato Soup, and I quickly learned that you can't rush a pot of soup! I was making a huge mess. I ran down to check on Mira (who was watching The Wiggles) and she's holding a plastic bag. As I get closer I realize what USED to be in that bag; a doz. eggs, which are now inside the Pack 'N Play with her! I accidentally left them on the couch next to her and she pulled them in. Crap. I grabbed them before she stepped on them, and not one was broken! Are you kidding me????

Someone was really watching out for me today! For some reason, the roux I was making to go in my soup flopped completely and was more like batter, but I managed to salvage what I could, and it actually turned out pretty well! I will be searching for an easier recipe though :-)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Gratituesday: Nieces and Nephews!

I am so thankful for the super sweet and adorable children in our family! How can you NOT love these
precious gifts from God?????


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gratituesday: Laughter

I apologize for the blurry cell phone picture,  but I couldn't find my camera fast enough to capture this moment. This sweet spunky silly goose has brought more laughter into my life than I could have ever imagined. Oh, there's tears and frustration, no doubt. But the laughter and joy that we share far out-weighs the other. The sound of children laughing is one that I have longed to have filling my home. I can't imagine my life without her, and I'm so thankful for this super silly goose!

Psalm 126:2
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Through the Eyes of a Child

I always enjoy watching Mira experience new things. Sometimes even the simplest little things bring her such excitement. One that sticks in my mind the most is when we cross a bridge over a body of water, and she says, "Wow!" This usually happens every time we drive by Canonsburg Lake, which happens often since we live close by. She still says it every time, and it reminds me to appreciate life's little moments. Pay attention to the little things. Appreciate the beautiful creation that we are surrounded by. Thank the creator for the tiniest miracles.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I've been having a terrible time at writing blogs lately, because I have so much in my brain I can't seem to type it in a way that makes sense. I think I may need to start writing short, simple, to the point posts just to get it out, instead of waiting until there's so much jumbled up in there that it can't come out right.


So today I have a heavy heart about many things, but I think what's on my mind the most is that there are many children heading back to school, with parents who work. Normal life, right? I am sad for the working parents who are not able to work it out to be there when their children get on and off the bus. I can't imagine the stress and worry that you would be facing, knowing there are crazy people in the world, who are preying on children and trying to lure them into their cars from their bus stop. I'm praying for the children all over the world, who are coming home to an empty house, the parents who are working so hard to make a better life for their family, and the sick people who are intending to do harm to innocent children. Every time I hear a story about this on the news, it sickens me. I pray God will change the heart of the evil ones, and protect the lives of the sweet children.