No Worries January 12, 2009
Mason only just learned to tie his shoes. I figured he'd learn at one point or another and in the meantime we had plenty of lace-free shoes to choose from.
A Very Merry Un-Birthday to You! January 11, 2009
Today is Marcus’ half birthday.
A few weeks ago I realized with a shock that soon he would be a TEEN ager and that we have, as of today, only 5 1/2 short years with him as our dependent kiddo.
— I almost have to take a break from typing to breathe into a sack just at the thought of this. Yikes!
I’ve also been increasingly aware of how fast life goes and that we can’t keep letting days and weeks go by without consciously marking our love and commitment to each other in some way.
So, as a little gesture, I decided that we should observe half-birthdays.
Today was Marcus’. We got him a card, some cupcakes, and cooked him a glorious breakfast for dinner: homemade Belgian waffles, sausage links, scrambled eggs and orange juice.
Over dinner we took turns wishing Marcus well on the last half of his 12th year and then switched gears to telling riddles.
I think the sentiment was well received. I’m looking forward to rest of our un-birthdays coming up in quick succession: Andre tomorrow, Claire in February and Mason in March.
Girl time January 10, 2009
Claire and I are participating in the Secret Keeper Girl study at church. I wasn't quite sure what to expect and was a little worried it'd be a bit too 'girl-y' and cute – it turns out I'm so glad we signed up!
The theme is to set aside time for Moms and Daughters to talk about God's plan for each of us and to emphasize that as children of God, we're his precious princesses.
This week we talked about how we're all beautiful in our own way and that our true beauty comes from the Lord. We gave each other hand massages and shared the things we admired about each other.
The time itself was pretty simple and the activities weren't that big a deal — but taking the time to sit and talk about such important topics was awesome.