Monday, February 22, 2010

10 Smile Tuesday

This post may be a little premature since Tuesday is not even here yet, but I know I have a tendency to let Tuesday slip away lately so I thought I'd get a jump on it since I had a minute. The last week has been filled with a lot of ups and downs since I've had flu like symptoms for the better part of it, hoping I'm on the upward part of that now though as it seems I'm getting more energy back and sleep is helping.

So, here's on to our smiles:

1. Going to the children's museum. We really are fortunate here in Indiana because we have the largest children's museum in the world, and the kids all seriously love it. This makes up a lot of smiles in the winter because we tend to go there a lot when it's cold. It's a bit of a haul for us, but worth it to get the kids out to stretch their legs, have fun and learn something too!


2. My great husband. While I've been sick this weekend, my husband took care of the girls, took them out for donuts, took Lilla to the movie and even hauled them to Wal-Mart to get me some Sprite! I'm pretty thankful for that guy!

3. 4 yr. old theology. Lilla never ceases to amaze me. This week Michael was giving her a bath and out of nowhere she said, "Daddy, we wash the outside but God washes the inside." Where, oh where does she get this stuff from? She just blows us away. When she was born we dedicated her to the Lord and prayed she'd be a missionary someday...I have a feeling, she's on her way!

4. She also is saying funny things though too, which I must really write down for posterity. I had some tulips sitting on the counter the other day and when she asked me what they were, I told her. She then looked at me ever so strangely and asked, "They have two lips?!?!"

5. MOPS. Our MOPS group met last Friday. We had so much fun and many laughs. The best part is we tried out Zumba. So fun!6. Small group. We started a new series in our church, which started a new small group. It's all about growing in God and having a plan to grow in God. I am really excited to be doing this study as I normally am fly by the seat of my pants, Ms. unplanned herself. So, if this can cause me to grow towards a deeper and more full relationship with God, I am all for it and excited!

7. Friends. I went over to my friend, Carrie's, house the other day for a playdate. Our girls have been friends since Lilla was about 20 months old and it's so fun to see how they've grown. They were having a ball jumping off the baby slide on to the bean bag below. And since we had second children just months apart, they have a friend too. Good times!
8. Although I am more than ready for Spring, I can't help but be thankful to God for the beauty of his creation when I go outside and it looks like Narnia! It has been very cold here lately so we've woken up to some amazing sights of white everywhere. Gorgeous!!
9. King Kong. Now, I know I shouldn't laugh, but it's quite funny so I do. Anna, my 1 yr. old, wrestling Lilla, my 4 yr. old, to the ground. This is becoming an all too familiar sight lately. We just can't believe how she is able to do this. Her nickname, King Kong, truly fits this child!

10. In that same vein of developing her own personality, I also want to say how sweet and cuddly, lovely and smiley this little pumpkin can be. She is the strong willed child, without a doubt could make Dr. Dobson cry (as my bestie, Shelley, would say) but oh, how her smile could melt the coldest heart and her giggle could win a war. She is love!

What are you smiling about today?

9 comments:

Full of Grace said...

I love children's museums- we have a similar thing, two science and discovery centers. We LOVE going there!

Sorry you were sick, but glad you had a hubby to help out!

Sometimes I wish I didn't have to do daycare, I miss out on alot of fun things (like MOPS) since I work 6 days a week now. It really crunches my ability to do fun things with my own kids as well..

Have a wonderful day! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm smiling today because of your post - thanks! It reminded me of our pastor's call to join a small group this past Sunday. He said that his new theme for Life Groups was going to be: "Join a Life Group, or Die." LOL! This came after his teaching about God calling us to live in community with one another, so that our spiritual lives don't wither and die. Through your musings, I was also reminded of my own strong-willed toddler of years past, who is now 12. I pitched the Dobson book my mom bought to help me, when I read his advice to break the will and use spankings...I asked God regularly to help me raise this difficult child in such a way that her strong will would be the blessing that he intended when He gave it to her. I do believe that it was meant to serve a purpose. She has blossomed into a beautifully-spirited young lady, and her once difficult-to-deal-with strong will has turned into a very strong character. At the same time, she is very determined and no one will ever be able to take advantage of her! LOL! Enjoy the ride - they grow up FAST.

ttjk said...

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gail said...

So glad you're feeling better, Amy. I love your posts.

Brigette Joy said...

I love Zumba! I used to do it at my community center. I look forward to doing it again after the baby is born. :)

Shannon said...

Feel better soon. I have been to that museum! It was a blast, I lived in Indiana for a very short few weeks as a teenager.

Rebecca said...

such lovely smiles and pictures. glad you are starting to feel better. it's so hard being sick & being a mom. sounds like your hubby took good care of you.
my youngest girl is the brute of the family as well, but she's also so lovey, smiley and cuddly. crazy how that works!

Suzanne said...

Amy you gave me many smiles upon reading this. I love #3, brought me to tears. What a beautiful and deep understanding for a little girl. You are a great momma.

Full of Grace said...

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