Nine Month Olds

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Are so much fun!!


And cute...





And cuddly...


Did I mention cute?

















Why I love children

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They sleep on you.


They are easy to carry.


They like to chat all day long!



They fit on dashboards.



They are adorable all the time!


They stack well.



Well, Baby, You're Well.

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I just took Daniel in for his "well-baby" check-up AKA, pay us money so we can tell you, yes, your baby is healthy, as you already knew. And the nurse came in and lightly scolded me for missing his 6 month visit with a "Well, we will just do his 6-month-shots today, then." To which I said, "Um, we don't vaccinate."
*Blink*
*Blink*
Let it slowly seep in.
Embarrassed, "Oh."
*Blink* *blink.*
Does anyone actually read the records?

This is the second time I have had this happen. Last time, a lady looking to put him in a study came in and started her presentation, i.e. propaganda, without taking a breath about the advantages..... to my wallet..... if I put my baby into it. Finally, I got a word in, and explained that we don't vaccinate. To which she looked sheepish and replied, oh so you're probably not interested....

Bingo!

I say all that to say this, the Dr and I got to talking about a separate issue involving speech with my 2-year-old and he started to say that was why well-baby visits were so vitally important so they could "keep on top" of such things. To which I told him I had mentioned my worry to his dr partner months ago and she had said "not to worry about it." He stopped short and was speechless.... Kinda funny actually. I decided all by myself to call the speech people. Why? Bc I'm the mom. I don't need a professional to tell me what my instincts already do. To which he finally recovered and started to proclaim what a great program they have etc etc etc. Yep. Why I called.



So, a well-baby visit over, apparently, I need to go back at a year. Wonder if I'll get told we need to catch up those poisons, er, shots again? Look for that post later! ;)

Celebrate Children Week

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Why I love children---- I shall post a different reason every day this week:

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: 'The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.'

Concerned, James asked: 'What happened to the
flea?'


Peace Out!

Nine

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Where does the time go? Hard to believe that my sweet little baby boy is now NINE months old!!!


Sissa and Deedle


Daddy!


Pensive


Yay!



Momma


Love him!



So thankful for each child! Every day is a blessing from God.

Peace Out!

Jesus Loves the little children

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Do


YOU


UNDERSTAND



HOW




TO


TREAT


CHILDREN


PROPERLY?











Jesus LOVES children. We are to be like Jesus. So we are to LOVE children.

Since Jesus Loves the little children..... So should we.

Pretty obvious.

Any questions?

I'm Sorry, but I'm Still Right!

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I can't say I'd use all the words here but the sentiment's the same. Very true.

Pet Peeve #7: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way
May 23rd, 2007.
Source

I cannot stand the phrase ‘I’m sorry you feel that way.’ Mostly because the people uttering that tripe are very rarely trying to sincerely apologize. Instead, they are subtly implying that you are wrong to feel a particular way.
A good example of this is the conversation I had with an acquaintance last week. In it, I confronted him for the poor way he treated me the day before. I explained to him that while his original intent may have been to help me (And I really doubt that), his method was mean spirited and completely ineffective.
His response?
“I’m sorry you feel that way.”
In other words, I’m wrong. However, if I press the issue, he can always smugly claim he already apologized!
‘I’m sorry you feel that way’ is nothing more than a sleazy way to get credit for apologizing while simultaneously refusing to actually take ownership of your actions. Instead of making amends, you throw out some flippant comment in which you blame the inferiority of the other person for the altercation. I’ve found the main perpetrators of this bullshit technique are those socially inept, egotistical assholes who sincerely believe their shit doesn’t stink. They’re always right and you’re always wrong and if you happen to disagree with that ideology, they’re sorry you feel that way.
Now I am not saying that one should apologize when one does not feel they did something wrong. I simply saying rather than employ an insincere apology, you should have the guts to just come right out and tell the other person why you think they’re incorrect. At least attempt to defend your position! When all else fails you can always fall back on the old tried and true end of modern debates: ‘Let’s agree to disagree.’
Also, I’d just like to point out that apologizing for the outcome of an altercation is not the same as admitting intent. A lot of people seem be under the mistaken impression that apologizing is akin to admitting you were trying to cause someone else distress. This is simply not true.
For example, if a little boy accidentally knocks over a vase and it breaks, it is completely appropriate for him to apologize. Nowhere is he admitting that he purposely intended to smash the vase to pieces, he is merely apologizing for the outcome of his clumsiness.
It is the same thing with adult interactions. If a man accidentally says something mean and hurtful, it is completely appropriate for him to apologize. This does not mean he intended to be mean and hurtful. It simply implies that his words were clumsy and he regrets the outcome of using them.
In closing, I’d just like to say that this is all common sense to most people. Not everyone is a social moron and I apologize to the people reading who aren’t and had to sit through my painfully obvious analogies.
However, there are people out there who completely lack the ability to find fault in themselves or admit any wrongdoing whatsoever. Because of this, they will gleefully pervert conversations in thinly veiled attempts to escape culpability for their actions. I submit that a society that allows people to deny responsibility is a society that inadvertently encourages the assholes of the world to mistreat us.
But hey! At least the assholes of the world will be very sorry we feel that way.




Love this song

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"In Better Hands"

It's hard to stand
On shifting sand
It's hard to shine
In the shadows of the night
You can't be free
If you don't reach for help
And you can't love
If you don't love yourself
But there is hope when my faith runs out...
Cuz I'm in better hands now

[Chorus:]
It's like the sun is shining
When the rain is pourin' down
It's like my soul is flying
Though my feet are on the ground
So take this heart of mine
There's no doubt
I'm in better hands now

I am strong
All because of you
I stand in awe of
Every mountain that you move
I am changed
Yesterday is gone
I am safe
From this moment on...
And there's no fear when the night comes 'round
I'm in better hands now

[Chorus]

It's like the sun is shining
When the rain is pourin' down
It's like my soul is flying
Though my feet are on the ground
It's like the world is silent
Though I know it isn't true
It's like the breath of Jesus
Is right here in this room
So take this heart of mine
There's no doubt

You can't be saved
If you're not reaching out for help






Punkins

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Sorta looks like a Veggie Tale character. Lol.












Field Trip

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I didn't get the best photos his field trip. But we had a good time anyway. We went to a glass blowing place called Flame Worked Creations. The owner is self-taught through books and movies. He had to learn "old-school" bc there was no Internet when he decided that he wanted to do this for a living.


My favorite part of the day was when I asked each child to tell me one thing they learned and the thing that stuck out to them was "You can learn to do anything you want. You have a good brain in your head and you can have anything... You can't have everything, but you can have anything, if you focus on one thing and want it badly enough."


A good lesson to learn early on!!






During our demo, he made a shark and a flower. It was pretty neat!!




Tours and demonstrations are free and the gift shop is jam-packed.


Peace Out!