|I have been informed by my sister Melanie that she and the ladies at the hospital where she works are tired of looking at K eat a raspberry popscicle.
A not so subtle hint that I need to update my blog. :)
Sorry I've been so slow in updating, but I was sick for a couple weeks there and didn't feel much like posting. I think I had the flu - ick. I think I've met the sickness quota for the season. I'm also in the process of redoing our schedule now that K has transitioned down to 1 nap, and it has cut out some of my computer time.
If you ask J the best thing about mom being sick would be that the Cahill's (Mel) made us a dinner last week so I didn't have to cook and we could take a break from fast food - I just love my care group. J is a big fan of people bring us meals - I don't know if I should take that as a comment on my cooking or not. He is always telling me to have another baby so all those people will bring us food again (HA!) now I think he's secretly hoping I get sick again.
During this sickness I was made increasingly aware of how many useless words I use during the day. I come from a line of women with sharp wit and even sharper tongues. We have a quick comeback for everything and I really have a struggle in that area. Due to the coughing episodes I was having, while I was sick, I had very little use of my voice. I found that I was much more careful with what I said - because my "voice time" was limited. It was almost comical squelching phrases and comments that would have normally rolled right off my tongue.
It really brought new light to Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
I was struck by how much more careful I was with my words when it hurt 'me' to talk - Now if I can just write that verse on the foreheads of my children so that it will come to mind more readily when I am talking to them.
I know that most of my visitors don't come to read my posts, but to see the pictures so here they are:
Playing outside on the porch: Daddy was on vacation this past week and cleaned off the porch he built and we opened up the French doors and let K play out on the porch. She had so much fun stepping up into the house and then back down onto the porch. She did that over and over again. She thought it was extremely funny that she could still see me on the other side of the glass door.
(words below pictures :-) )
Oustide -trying to escape - Good thing she has a big head - ha ha
Silly faces through the glass
Well I was going to post some pictures for Melanie (my sister) that I took the night I had her kids sleep over last month, but blogger has decided that I can't post anymore pictures right now, so I will try again later.