||Miscellaneous pictures and thoughts from our home today. A lot of nothing and something.||
The other day I was reading in the playroom, and I looked over to see Elle doing something odd with her dolls. They were hugging and dancing with this man…
I said a bit nervously (because, you never know…),
“So what`s going on there?”
She said, her face just glowing with a smile,
“The children are being with Jesus.”
(Don`t you just love how Strawberry Shortcake is praising the Lord? And how Jesus has his hand lovingly around PollyPocket?)
I just LOVE to hear and see my girls becoming acquainted with Jesus. And the conversations about Him are often funny.
Yesterday, we were driving to the Dr to check out Laila`s mosquito bites that just aren`t healing– we were just turning into the driveway to the office– and I said to Elle,
“If you talk to God, pray for Laila`s ouchies, will ya?”
Elle said matter a factly,
“Mom, the DOCTOR will take care of it.”
“Well, you can still tell Him about it anyway”,
Then she said,
“Mom. I think, let`s just let the DOCTOR take care of it.”
She also thinks it`s really funny to sing the Little Brown Bed lullaby like this:
When night time comes
and my prayers are said
I go to sleep in my little brown bed
and God DOES NOT TAKE CARE OF ME!
Then she lays over on her bed and just dies giggling, because she knows I don`t like it when she sings it that way.
My first thought is how horrified that she would sing about God that way. Then I wonder… God understands kids and their minds– does it just make Him smile just a little bit too?
My favorite quote of all time:
Be pretty if you can,
be witty if you must,
but be gracious if it KILLS you.
~Elsie De Wolf
Yes, I wish my handwriting was cooler.
Have a dark corner that drives you nuts like this one did me? I found adding the green-ness of a live plant is a very lively thing for an ugly area.
The plant was Walmart clearance (1.79), the flower pot was 1.99 at IKEA and the label you could cut and glue onto it, from about anywhere.
If the girls get up before I am ready for them, I started giving them a warm “milky”, a pile of books, and a soft blanket to babysit them for a half hour or so. They practically think it`s Christmas– if you make a big deal about it. 🙂
The other morning I had this link playing, it must have put Elle in a worshipful mood because I looked over– and she was just sitting there, closing her eyes, and emotionally reading her Bible.
(And by the way, play that link, and leave it running— it`s THE BEST!)
Not that she can read or anything.
Our family is loving:
Make a chicken/rice/black beans/cummin type meal in the oven, then top with all the fresh garden goodness that your garden is putting out right then. Also add CILANTRO and sour cream. Low fat kind, if you must. It is so FRESH and delish.
Do you ever notice how much of your life, you LIVE at your kitchen table?
PLAIN PAPER only, neither of my girls will use a coloring book even though we have lots.
Does your little girl ever wear a shirt, you ask? It becoming a bit of a theme isn`t it? the other day I got a text from one of my best friends and I can`t remember it word for word, but part of it went something like this:
“…Hey, I miss you. I drove past your house earlier today and saw Laila looking out the window with no shirt on.”
I laughed and laughed– next it`ll be the talk of the town.
G took me along to a Craigslist seller that he bought some school stuff from.
I ended up buying this awesome leather and aluminum chair for $5. I almost got whiplash from grabbing it so fast.
Thar she sits.
Working on stuff with her.
I also snagged this for $5. Nope, it`s too old to have a CD player in it– just radio and cassette tapes for this old girl. You know what? That`s why I like it so much. I have picked up some of the praise tapes (.25) that I listened to when I was little. I LOVE to give my girls stuff to love, that I loved when I was little. If feels really quality somehow.
Splurged a little more on this industrial lamp from that same seller. I bought this lamp to re-sell but– aw– I love her, and am planning to keepsie her at this point in my life.
Pretty face she has.
Ever have a down day, where you have no energy, but long for connection?
I picked out some pretty stamps at the post office (big to me), and splurged on some special note cards, and then created a spot to get in touch with a few precious friends by mail– that GOD laid on my heart that day.
Make address labels from cut-outs from your favorite catalog (plus glue)… rip out and include a magazine page that made you think of your letter`s recipient… write silly notes on the front… go wild. It`s fun to be creative.
It has proved to be very renewing for me.
Corn day. A good day, but one I do not care to do over.
Labor day weekend at a friends house.
I need to go. Always remember: