Wednesday, October 27, 2010

3 months

Not much to report on for Eva's monthly update. She's a little heavier and is awake more often for longer periods of time. She was sleeping through the night for a few weeks and is now up again for a 4am feeding. She is getting better about laying down by herself when she is awake and doesn't mind as much being held while the person holding her is sitting down. Basically for the last 3 months she wants you to stand and hold her, facing out, or else she isn't happy. I bought her a play gym Monday and she loves it! Sam asked why we didn't get her one earlier. I am wondering the same thing. She's been to San Diego and last weekend took her first, of many I'm sure, trips to Cincinnati.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

good start

I know this is a silly post. But I just love days that start with a really yummy breakfast. Why do I not make time for this every morning? It puts me in such a good mood and sets the tone for the rest of the day. This mornings breakfast; scrambled eggs with red peppers and goat cheese, grapefruit and coffee.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Instead of bible study last week, us girls decided to take all the kids to Spooner Farms to pick out pumpkins. What is it about going to a pumpkin patch that is so fun? Spooner Farms is actually a raspberry farm that transforms to a pumpkin patch this time of year, complete with corn maze, pumpkin sling-shot, farm animals, fresh carmel corn and amazing pumpkin spice caramels!

I love these girls and could never say enough good things about each one of them. We've been getting together once a week for the last 3 and a half years. We have definitely laughed a lot and cried a lot. I love this picture because I don't think any of us are actually holding our own children. :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The next Beckham?

Søren joined a mommy/daddy and me soccer "team" for the month of October. It is a 2-3 year old class for 30 minutes once a week. I first thought 30 minutes would not be long enough, but boy was I wrong. I thought he would love soccer and be quick to do whatever coach instructed him to do. Again, I was wrong. The soccer field is the outfield of a baseball field, so the first day Søren took off to run the bases. There is a playground close as well. He would rather go down the slide, then dribble to the flag and back again and again. He does love wearing his shinguards and soccer socks. He loves dribbling in to kick a goal. The highlight is definitely getting a sticker from coach at the end. Even though he might be more interested in other sports at this point (i.e. golf and baseball), it is a proud moment for me to watch my boy play soccer.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

you've been given today

When the same thing happens at the same time I tend to write it off as just a coincidence. I'm not one who sees a meaning or fate around every corner, but I don't ignore these "happenings" either. This morning I had one of those moments I couldn't let go of. I had to stop and ask myself, OK Lord what are you trying to tell me here. Todays daily reading from Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load was about living in the moment, not wishing life away. The author writes about how God provided bread for that day for the Hebrews who were wandering around in the dessert. If it wasn't eaten that day, it would spoil by the next. We are taught how to pray by asking to "give us this day our daily bread."
After reading that chapter I decided to open a new book my mom just gave me titled Cold Tangerines. What was her first chapter about? Living in the moment. Ha! She writes
I don't want to wait anymore. I choose to believe that there is nothing more sacred or profound than this day. I choose to believe that there may be a thousand big moments embedded in this day, waiting to be discovered like tiny shards of gold. The big moments are the daily, tiny moments of courage and forgiveness and hope that we grab on to and extend to one another. That's the drama of life, swirling all around us, and generally I don't even see it, because I'm too busy waiting to become whatever it is I think I am about to become. The big moments are in every hour, every conversation, every meal, every meeting.

It's so easy to get caught up in where I want to be in life, what I want for my kids and my husband. I'm not asking for my daily bread, I'm too busy thinking about how and what will be provided in the future, when all I need is my daily nourishment because it will spoil by tomorrow and because today is all I have been given.
I chose this picture because when my sister came to visit she kept saying that Soren is just living in the moment. His world is all about right now. That is so true!! I think this picture (thank you dad) captures Soren truly living in the moment without a care in the world!