I have to document this so it makes it in the blogbook. I am working from the blurb.com website. Has anyone tried this?
Kaitlyn and I have been working on the Letter B this week so Monday while out running errands we searched road signs for Letter B's. We found Barnes & Nobles and Best Buy. She got so excited..."Look mom 2 B's!!!!"
And then Kaitlyn says, "Mom, let's look for the letter 7". Now Kaitlyn confuses the term letter and number quite often....and now she has days, years, and months all confused too. She told me yesterday, remember last year (which was yesterday) when we had a Popsicle?
So anyway, I respond, "Well, honey 7 is a number not a letter so we wont' find the letter 7". And immediatly she says "Look mom!! It's a letter 7!!!!!"
Darn you 7-11 gas station.......You made mommy a liar.
We celebrated a little of Father's Day 2011 early when Kaitlyn invited Chris to Donuts with Dad at her school. She was so excited to have Dad take her to school and to give him her fun surprises!
She's definitely Daddy's Princess!!!
I had so much fun asking Kaitlyn questions about dad and filling out this Meet My Dad page.
I loved her answers.....
What is your Daddy's name: Chris
What does Daddy do for fun: play with me
What does daddy do at work: helping
What are his favorite things to eat: people food
What does he like to drink: Dr Pepper
How old is daddy: "C"
How tall is daddy: 6 years old
What is daddy's hair like: brownish
How much does he weigh: 3 months
What makes daddy the best: me (ahh!! love this answer!!)
What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy: play my hippo game
How long have you know daddy: 3
Where did you and daddy meet: home
To complete our week of Letter "A" we continued memorizing our bible verse Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you." I didn't know if we were ready for memorizing, but Little Miss has this down!
I can't count how many times this week Kaitlyn and I were able to talk to Jesus about our problems. We prayed for hurt fingers and lost toys, and daddy to come home safe, Jackson's nose to stop running, Jesus to keep us safe at night, we even prayed for her imaginary friends. :)
Kaitlyn prayed one night that she would forgive me. Nothing like your little one telling you...mommy I forbive (forgive) you after she has gotten into trouble. Ha!
We also learned about being in the Lord's Army. I taught Kaitlyn the fun song that about putting on the Armor of God.
I almost peed my pants the first time we sang it together.Some of her renditions are :
I ordered thisas soon as I saw it. This is my heartbeat!
God has me in such a season in my life that I know my calling is clear. I would eat rice and beans the rest of my life just to be the mommy God has called me to be. Thank you Lord for my precious babies, what an absolute blessing and joy to be their mom.
Kaitlyn is such a smart cookie and LOVES learning! She has been very eager to learn her letters and just the little bit Chris and I have worked with her this past week she can pick out the letters a C, S, K and J (all our first initials). I decided to work with her this summer on letters....so naturally we started this week with "A".
We did a couple of handwriting pages and when our sheet said A is for apple...she immediatly said "Adam and Eve" (love that!!!!) Now I know it was a fruit....but her bible stories say apple so we are going with it :)
God has been pruning away at my heart on the calling we have as parents to exemplify Christ to our children. No better time to live out Deuteronomy 11:19 then now...so Kaitlyn and are going to work on a scripture for the each of the letter we learn. Our scripture for letter A is Matthew 7:7
Kaitlyn and I talked about how we can ask God for things when we pray. So I gave her some examples...."God, I ask you to please not make me scared when I sleep in my big girl bed" or "God, I ask that you keep Daddy safe when he goes on his trip this week" and she chimed in..."and God I ask that you please let the Aggies win" (HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Oh me, oh my!!! The Ag's are down by 4 right now, so I hope (and Daddy hopes) this little girls prayers work. I love experiencing the innocence and heart of a child!
I cleaned out my closet this week. Quite a chore! I have every size imaginable in that dungeon! Luckily since having Jackson I was at pre-pregnancy weight at my first check-up appointment. But....there are those outfits...you know the ones...the outfits you wore decades ago that you just know you will fit into someday. Well, I gave those the boot this week. I had hung onto them so long they aren't in style anymore.
As I made a pile (what Kaitlyn calls a mess) in my closet floor of outfits too small for me, Kaitlyn says "Ahhh (as if she's frustrated), okay mom I'll wear them if they are too little for you". Little did I know she had already threw together a snazzy outfit for herself!
I am 6 months into having weekly scriptures posted in my kitchen to read and pray over My Precious Family.
Week 1: Psalm 86:11
'"Teach me your ways Oh Lord. I will walk in your truth. Give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name. "
Week 2: Hebrews 4:16
"Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. "
Week 3: Ephesians 4:29
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs-that is may benefit those who listen. "
Week 4: Titus 2: 11-13
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I want to be the woman who's husband trusts her, who does him good and not harm all the days of her life, who works with willing hands, who rises before everyone else to take care of needs like clothing and food, a woman who dresses herself with strength physically and spiritually, one who works until the work is done, the one who keeps things steady, who helps the needy, who makes herself appealing for her husband, one who is proud of her husband and lets people know it, who has much dignity, one who overflows with wisdom and has a kind tongue, one who is not lazy, a woman who's children call her blessed and her husband praises her, one who remembers that charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised!(Proverbs 31:10-31)