Monday, February 23, 2009

Toddler Tantrams and Other of God Blessings

O.K Right now I am trying to see the tantrums that Aaron is throwing as a blessing from Heavenly Father. I mean I do pray for patients and the ability to love those I guess he has a scene of humor and is giving me the opportunity to practice on a frequent bases. I am trying to remember all of the smiles when he is having a hard time, that way I can get to the other side.

So, on Friday Aaron brought me to my knees (literally!!). I had had it and knelt by the couch to pray and try to regroup. As I prayed the screaming in the background stopped. When I said Amen, I heard a little voice beside me say "amen"... I realized he had stopped his tantrum and had moved to stand right next to me and then my little screaming tyrant leaned over and gave me a huge hug. I couldn't help it I just started crying.

I love my children and they teach me so much every day!! I am so blessed!

Friday, February 13, 2009

March of Dimes

So, part of my fitness plan was to do a run where I would raise money. So, we are all going to do the 6.2 mile March of Dimes run on April 25th in Salem! Please visit our web link and donate a few dollars to healthy babies!! Then go hug your!! Our teams website is:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

OMSI Exploration

Today we went to the science museum. Aaron had a great time touching, exploring, learning and growing. We have been trying to make one outing a month to someplace a little more exciting. Aaron has such an adventurous spirit and a curious mind. There is a lot we can do at home, but it is always fun to get out and use other people's environments. Next month we will be going to the Children's Museum as the new infant/toddler room will be ready. We are very excited.

Toddlers can learn a lot at OMSI we....

Constructed ....

We touched EVERYTHING ...

Life is Good

Do you ever have those days where you just feel blessed. Today was one of those days. I picked Logan up from work and we went to OMSI... Aaron was his usual energy filled self and Drew slept through the whole thing. I just looked at my family and I felt this overwhelming scene of joy and peace. They are such a blessing to me...I learn to let go and enjoy the moment little by little. To let the laundry go, and play with trucks forgo the "perfect" house for paint smudged walls and foot prints. I know that Lord has given me so much and I really can not imagin how I deserve even a moment of this, but I guess that is the wonder of our Heavenly Father's love.