Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lil' Update

It's the fourth week of school, and we are settling into a routine, I think. As nervous as I was about getting everyone ready and out the door by 8 am every morning, it has gone surprisingly smoothly. Even with a nursing baby. She usually eats around 6:30 am, and then goes back to sleep until we leave. After I drop Ethan off, we squeeze in a quick feeding in the parking lot. And it works - she is very flexible, most of the time. I am so, so thankful for this!

Ethan's teacher is a gem - just one of the most patient, positive people I've ever met. She adores every student in her class, and is quick to point out the positive aspects of their personalities. And very, very forgiving of their wiggles and tendancy to chat. :) Every time I hear her talk, I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 13, where it says that love "believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things..." A kindergarten teacher is love by definition!

Each week they are focusing on one letter of the alphabet. Last week was the letter G, and Mrs. Jorgensen took the whole class on a walk to G's Custard for a treat! And today Ethan informed me that he had a hamburger for "H" week. Kindergarten snacks have really improved since I went to school!

I have been enjoying my mornings with Simon. Clare usually sleeps the whole time Ethan is at school, so he "helps" with laundry and cleaning, or we read or play together. And sometimes we get out the watercolors, but that is not always a good idea. :)

I feel like I've been able to get to know his heart a little better these last few weeks. It has been a special time, our mornings together.

And Clare is growing like a weed - she is the chubbiest baby we've ever had. Double chin, thunder thighs, and all that. Poor girl! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009


Have you signed up for Swagbucks yet?

Its a search engine (like google.com) that rewards you with points that you can redeem for cool prizes. I just heard about it the other day, and just by doing my normal searching, I've accumulated 8 points. When I get to 45, I can redeem them for a $5 Amazon gift card! So that might take awhile...unless you sign up too! If you sign up using my referral code here, you can earn extra points, and I will earn a point for every point you earn! So I'm shamelessly promoting myself here! :)

I am excited to see if this program works - I'd love to buy diapers on amazon, that would be amazing. From what I've read, other people have been able to earn quite a bit from Swagbucks, so lets give it a try!

Friday, September 04, 2009

4 months

My little girl is growing...

All of a sudden, I'm not holding a newborn anymore. She wants to wiggle and kick and make happy baby sounds at me, instead of being content to snuggle in my arms. In some ways I wish she would just stay small - I have loved every minute of these last 4 months!

Clare is still loves to be on her tummy - whether she's awake or asleep. She can scoot around a bit now and get the toys she wants. And she adores it when her big brother will sit on the floor and play with her. She just laughs and laughs at him...it cracks me up - she already has such a personality!

Clare has been such a delight - I often find myself silently thanking the Lord for her little life when I'm holding her. The longer I am a mother, the more I am cherishing each and every moment. The Lord has truly blessed us!