Saturday, November 28, 2009
"Dear God, thank You that we can have a fun time together. And thank You that you didn't lie and that You're the perfect One. And thank You that You didn't have any accidents when You made the world. And thank You that magic isn't real - like magic carpets and stuff. Amen."
Allie's prayer went something like this: "Dear God, help us to be good and thank You for the gooey geyser. [peels of laughter..] And thank You for the gooey geyser [more laughter...]. And thank You for the gooey geyser [still more laughter...] Amen." (the gooey geyser being something from a Dora movie) That kid thought she was SO funny!
My prayer: "Lord, thank You for the blessing of my husband and daughters. Thank You that they know You and grow their hearts to a better understanding of Your love and what You did when you sent Jesus to die on the cross for their sins. Let Rich and I love each other and You more every day. Amen!!!"
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Avery: "Are you OK?"
Allie: "Yes, I'm having a hard time cleaning my nose."
Avery: "Do you know what Mommy told me a lot and a long time ago? She said that you can pray to God in your heart and He will help you. Like you can ask Him to take away your bad dreams and give you good dreams or you can ask Him to help your nose feel better."
Allie: "I'm having a hard time cleaning my nose."
Avery: "I think you had a hard time sleeping because you were coughing a lot and it kept you awake."
Allie: "I'm just having a hard time cleaning my nose."
Avery: "You can go tell Mommy and she will help you."
Allie: "Yeah, I can go get in bed with Mommy and sleep with her if I have a hard time sleeping."
Avery: "Wait here and I will go talk to Mommy." (to me) "Mommy, Allie's having a hard time."
And as they went downstairs to watch Curious George on PBS, I heard them say:
Avery: "Allie, I'll let you pick whatever show you want." (which is moot since there's only one channel with kids' shows on at our house)
Allie: "And can I sit in the soft chair?" (obviously one source of contention in our home)
Folks, kindness DOES occur in our home! Praise the Lord! You can imagine the beaming smiles Rich and I had on our faces as we listened in our bed...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
The pink page in the frame was my price sheet: $6 per charm and chains ranging from $6 - $12. Pretty affordable! The brown page in the silver frame listed a special: 4 charms for $20!
Monday, November 2, 2009
This is Avery's necklace on her. The focus didn't work to well, but you can see it's so cute on her!
I admit I'm a bit apprehensive about actually trying to sell these. I really wouldn't be doing it if I hadn't been encouraged from many of you that people really do like these and will want to buy them. We'll see what happens!