Sunday, June 13, 2010

My sweeties

June 2010
Well, all I can say is WOW!
Micah is 5 and has had some trouble with not sleeping in his own bed, he always comes to our room in the middle of the night. Chloe(2 years) has always slept right beside me.....never in her own bed. Claire(10 mo) is in my room But her own little bed. Ya know I wanted to train her right.... (HA HA) Why? Did I purposely do this? The answer..... I am a mom whom cares very much about the children and their feelings. Micah was scared of the dark so i did not want to make him lie there in the dark...the fact he stole every nite light in the house and plugged in his room beside the point. Chloe well it's all she knew and it is her comfort to be right next to me. Claire well she is so little...right?
Well, My hubby was growing tired of the bed situation and wanted to snuggle when ever he wanted....Also with his back was not a good mix(children's feet and elbows and bad back). So after pumping myself up with Super nanny reruns I decided to try. Now I braced myself for torture and screaming and fit throwing for a few weeks. Tonight is the 4th night..... ALL asleep in their own beds!
The first night it did involve some crying and sobbing and Daddy and Mommy had to lie with them individually. Last night and tonight... baths, story time, prayers, soft classical music and waterfall noisemaker and fan while rocking baby Claire and Chloe lies in her bed knowing I am rocking baby and she falls asleep! Claire loves to be rocked so she goes to sleep.
In the other room...Same routine but Garrett and Micah have always listened to a Bible scripture cd to soft music and then after prayers they go to sleep. Micah does get back up but we walk him back to his bed.After a few grumbles and lying with him he does go to sleep.
Now this is a huge deal for me! I felt completely lost in my room at first! I missed them and wanted to go wake them up! LOL
The baby wakes up once but after a bottle and pacifier she goes back to sleep. Chloe wakes up as well...still working on that....she ends up lying with me. But all in all I feel it's progress, I have stuck with it and so I am excited about it. I know it will be best for everyone .
Now I am going to finish decorating the girl's room....we are painting flowers and butterflies on their wall!
I desire to tighten and reconstruct a smoother schedule for everything..... I really want to see their security knowing "this is what we do now, then next we do this, etc..etc..etc..." I just am feeling like a proud Mamma right now...Loving my kids!!
Next task...potty training Chloe.....

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Well here it is June 2010...our plans right now, finishing up school with Garrett and Jacey and of course keep reviewing with Micah and Chloe their letters and numbers so they won't forget everything. But full days only 1 to 2 more weeks. I cannot believe I have a high school graduate! He will continue college in proud of him.

We are "tentatively" planning a trip to Florida for the purpose of introducing Claire to her grandparents and family. She actually will turn 1 year old while there. She has grown so much and such a joy. The trip is not set in stone yet....

I know this is a random post but I have many thoughts going on in my mind.

Do I have a large family...yes somewhat...not compared to others at a home school conference...HEEHEE Some there have 9 or 10 ! Plus 2 of mine are older teens .
Do I Love God with all that is in me...Yes and sometimes to some this can come across as fanatical or weird to hear some things and movies and music we do not associate with.
Do I Worship in a non traditional way...YES and I dance and raise my hands and shout and twirl, use flags and praise hoops.
Do I love going DEEP in better believe it, I want it all or nothing!
Do I disagree worldliness and compromise in so called Christians ...yes I do. I also believe if you Love God and Praise God in one breath you cannot curse , talk crudely and gossip and slander in another...Bible says the 2 don't cannot serve God and the world.
Do I love Homeschooling..YES I do and I happen to take alot of pride in my children's accomplishments. I in no way shape or form want my kids in public school...been there done that! Christian school would be an option but with more then 1 or 2 enrolled...yeah well you get the point. And with curriculum choice and home school coops...pretty much similar anyways and I depend on Jesus to lead and guide me to do it. And again this is what God has for MY life not everyone. I don't judge or think anything when others send their kids to school....that's best for them and their family. Some are called to go "out" in the world to be lights.
Do I hold friendship and Family close? Yes you better believe it.. I value all my relationships and if you want close then I am open to it...and will treat you with respect and honor as a human being. You never know how another person will affect your life if you prejudge and close up and put up walls. Plus none of us are guaranteed another day..what if something happened to someone...would you have treated them differently?Let the wall down and be open to changes and new friendships and yes this can even be with family members.Your family and extended family should be as tight as can be....defending, loving, and cherishing one another. Live with no regrets. I heard one time in a sermon God placed you in your family ancestry line on divine purpose. Your relatives, your siblings, your parents and your friends.........planned by God.

I Love my Husband, my children and thanks God for every single one of them..... I don't regret my life or anything in it ever.... To me I have the best. AS To every person their life should be the best to them...never envy others or criticize and belittle because you don't agree with their choice of life. By whose standards is it weird or wrong? The only thing we judge by is God's word......