Wednesday, March 7, 2012

February Highlights

The Shortest but Sweetest Month

Carysse & I made Gingersnap Cookies for our Letter G Week 

 "Give me a hug buddy, it's your birthday!"

 Christian was so excited when we celebrated his 9th birthday with his class.  

Happy Birthday My Big Boy!  I Love You!   

 I really like Valentine's Day!  When I saw these Sweet Heart Pops in my Family Fun magazine, I just couldn't wait to make them with Carysse for our Letter H Week.

 Aren't they cute?!?! Yummy too!  

 Here's another cute idea from the Family Fun Magazine. 
All of Christian's teachers loved their Tea Cup Valentines!

 My sweet husband fulfilled one of my cravings again - Bean Quesadillas!  They were so delicious!  I think he also gets 5 stars for the great presentation! 

Our 2nd Family - The Hornings babysitting our kids.  They needed this comfy break after putting the kids to bed.By the way, Krista (in the middle) wrote this book!  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Celebrate the Progress

My friend Julie at Not Just An Ordinary Life recently wrote a blog post that I just had to share.  Here is an excerpt -

I will hold their hand...and wipe their tears...
I will fight to get them the services they need...
and keep them safe when they rage...
I will walk past the holes in the walls and the broken things and give thanks that I have been given this life...not an easy one, but one worth living...
I will throw out all my "expectations" for my children and see them as God sees them...
I will teach them as we go through out each day..even if I want to just get things done...
I will say I am sorry when I am the one who has the bad attitude..
and I will celebrate with them the successes even when I sometimes wish the accomplishments were bigger and better. 

Progress. Around every corner, I can find it if I only look past all the defeat..the struggles...
...and I will celebrate the progress.

Thank you Julie!  This brought much encouragement to my soul today.