Monday, September 19, 2011

"A cheerful heart is good medicine" Proverbs 17:22
Mommy & Josiah

"A cheerful heart is good medicine" Proverbs 17:22, is a verse I learned today during the message at church that I wanted to remember. There are so many times when I am at church and the message is so great that it just feeds my "soul" while I am there but then within a week or sometimes maybe even the next day I probably couldn't even tell you what the message was entirely about. But I am not alone because today the Pastor was talking about just that and said something very interesting. He said that he can't remember what he had for dinner last week or sometimes even last night but he knows that he is not hungry and that he is well nourished and well fed and it's the same with our soul.

Michigan football has begun! "Go Blue" is something Natalia now says and Josiah seems to like watching the games as well.

As I was trying to get Josiah out of the highchair, big sister Natalia said, "Mommy I'll do it". Of course I had to help but while he was still strapped in I snapped a couple pictures because it was so cute. She is such a good big sister and trys to help all the time.

P.S. I added a couple new songs to our playlist.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering September 11th:
As I pray for the families, I am reminded that the Bible tells us it's an eternal house in heaven, built by God, not humans. Scripture confirms heaven is a place that is secure for eternity. It's free from terrorists, it's a place of joy and peace, and there's no heartache or tears there.

"Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands" 2 Corinthians 5:1, Free daily devotional sent to my e-mail

Saturday, September 10, 2011

6 Months Old

At 6 months old you are the most lovable little boy ever and you always return a smile. You are crawling all over the place, clapping your hands and banging toys together. You love rice cereal with fruit and you love to babble. You are often exploring (your toys and Natalia's) and you love to jump in the jumper. Natalia is learning to share her toys with you although mommy has learned in school that it's appropriate for her to say "mine" at 2 years old. At her age, her identity is in her toys. In Natalia's mind, it's equivalent to someone asking me if they can borrow my college degree-- it just doesn't make sense, that's "mine", it's my identity. With that, we encourage her to share with you but at the same time we do not make it a battle. But daddy has found ways around this and says all the toys are God's toys and He is sharing them with both of you and that seems to have worked actually!! Haha! You often laugh with your sister over what seems to be nothing at all but you both think "something" is funny. It must be a brother/ sister thing, it's really cute. We love you both very very much and are so incredibly blessed God choose us to be your parents.

Grandma & Grandpa L visit with "Aunt" Connie & "Uncle" Charlie : )

Connie is Frank's God-Mother and has known him all his life and calls him, "Doctor Baby Frankie" : ) Natalia was so excited to see everyone and had lots of hugs to share. She loved the sunglasses and other goodies she got that day and still wares them all the time.
Hugs for Aunt Connie
Hugs for Grandma L
Natalia was so excited to see that Charlie had sunglasses as well. Haha!
Baby Josiah with Aunt Connie & Grandpa L

Kisses for baby Josiah

Grandma & Grandpa L
Come back and visit again soon, we miss you dearly.

See! : ) Here she is Natalia STILL waring her sunglasses (oh, and her bracelets) in her PJ's needless to say, haha!
Ok, so I thought this picture was adorable. Here is daddy being a good sport while we were out to dinner : )

P.S. Sometimes when I look back at a lot of pictures I hope when you are older you don't look at them and wonder where I was (since I'm not in a lot of the pictures) but that is because I was always the one taking them!! Every single one of them : )) Some may even say that I take too many pictures but I just don't want to forget anything, ever. Oh, and I want to make this Blog into a book one day. Boy, that will be one looonnngggg book. I love you!!! Love, mommy.