"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."
Today was officially the first day of Fall and the weather cooperated perfectly! It was a cool 63 degrees most of the day with some drizzle and cool breeze. Just right to start the day with a Pumpkin Spice Latte !
Then it was off the the kitchen for the first Fall dish of the season- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins with a Cinnamon Streusel topping...YUMMY!
Ohhhh, they made the house smell dreamy! Just ask our number one smeller!
1. Today I woke-up about 3:20 AM and I made myself stay in bed until I just couldn't stand it anymore! So, at 4 AM I am bustling around the house getting so much done. I think this 4 am thing could be good following A LOT of coffee at around 8AM!
2. Today was my little sister's birthday!
She spent the day with her new little baby girl, Lilah Claire
My sister and Lilah hold such special places in my heart.
Love ya girls!
3. My sweet K-man has been tearful the last couple of days at school.
I guess the newness of going to school has worn off and after the extended weekend with family..."I don't want to go to school." has started. Today, as I walked him to class he looked at me and then took in a deap breath as he stepped into class. It completely broke my heart. Today was MUCH harder then the first day.
The teacher said everything has been going good and he is happy when I pick him up...just tearful mornings-bummer.
4. Nothing says HUNTING SEASON like a new "big boy toy"!
Seriously...All I have been hearing about for the last SEVERAL days has been: Deer Lease 4-wheeler Buck Deer Blinds Deer Feeders Opening Day... Yes, this goes on for months!!!
(gotta love my boys!)
5. Finally, Who said learning about the letter "B" and the sound it makes couldn't be fun! AND throw in the color Blue and I'm a down right awsome Momma/teacher of one Little Bit!
I went up to the school this morning to help out K-man's teacher...after spending 2 hours in the teacher's workroom, with other mothers, I have concluded that I am not fit for a child (let alone 2 boys) in the sporting arena! I have found out that "anyone who is anyone" and "any child who does not want to be left behind" is participating in sports AT LEAST 3 days a week and all day on Saturday!!! These "school sports" start at 7 years old (1st grade). These mothers are all about sports-what child is doing what and who did what and how many sports this or that. Sigh*
My neighbor has warned me...her 7 year old boy practices peewee football 3 nights a week (6-8pm), games are on Saturday, and the coach opens his home after church on Sunday to review film!!!!!! You read it right, 7 YEARS OLD! My neighbor was so upset, but she felt the pressure because "all the other boys were doing it!"
Well, this little town better watch out! I have many concerns about this world we have to live in and I know were my time and heart cry out to be, with my Father! I know there is a balance that must be reached by each family- God, Family, Friends, School, Sports...etc. BUT, this world is tough~You hurt a bit when you have to tell your child no, or when you ask them to look different or act different in a world that focuses on so many "other" things and desires.
I am totally for sports and after school activities (both me and my adorable husband were very competitive in sports growing up). AND I know my boys will be active in activities that will only better them and make them well-rounded...BUT, I was blessed by God with these two adorable boys who also need to know how to share God's word, know who God is and how much He loves them, and what our purpose in this world is...time MUST be spent on these things before all else!
"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and it's desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." 1 John 2:15-17
I have time to spend in prayer over this "balance" that will be needed for our family. I can tell you now that I will fight for the balance to lean significantly toward GOD (and not three nights a week practice for a 7 YEAR OLD!) Seriously, where is the focus on the family! (ohhhhh, that's another post!)
What are you doing or have done to keep God and family first? We totally need to support each other in this!
I prayed diligently and with all my heart for God to bless me with boys...
NOW, I pray diligently and with all my heart BECAUSE I have boys!
This picture was taken about three weeks ago while on the phone with my Mom following K-man bumping into Little Bit (ohhh, the heartache!).
The Story: I had a friend and her children visiting from Houston. I think they had been at my house maybe two hours when the collision occurred between K-man and Little Bit on the bunk bed. K-man cried/screamed (you know the way that makes you heart drop!) I found K-man with his two front teeth bleeding and I couldn't get them to stop AND they were loose (Reminder he is only 5...). We ended up, after a 45 minute drive, at a dentist office where they casually let me know that he would need to have both teeth"wiggled" out because the gums would eventually reject them. They had both been broken under the gums at the root level. Yes, it would only take the "just right hit" to cause that to happen!
Well, following three weeks of mush to eat, a wild crazy mom trying to keep the teeth from being hit and injured worse, and one week of school (bribing K-man to say OFF the merry-go-round!) We were off to the dentist.
We have been prepping K-man about the laughing gas, the "wiggling" of the teeth out , and the tooth fairy... AND I have been praying!!! I have gone through the teary emotions of my baby going to Kinder and my baby loosing his "baby look" and the anxiety of the discomfort for K-man. God is good and answers prayers.
K-man was a "tough man" today and did great! He even said it didn't hurt! Only one tooth was taken following another X-ray (which K-man thought was cool!). The Dr. was wonderful with K-man and with me (heehee). The tooth at the root was crushed so, there was some digging that had to be done to get all the pieces out- (K-man will be sore). I told K-man that I prayed through the whole procedure. He just gave me a hug and said, "I know." Oh, my sweet baby boy!
He may look a bit older, but he is still my little boy. An ice cream and transformer later he was a happy boy!
Little Bit got in on the celebration too!
Did I mention I have TWO boys!?! Let's say DAILY PRAYERS!