Thursday, April 29, 2010

My 3

It doesn't get better than this.
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.

Easter Moments

Yeah, I'm a little late in posting these but better late than never, right?  This year the kids came downstairs to their Easter baskets from Grandma and Grandpa Cox.  Very fun and personal goodies for each of the kids!

Galina especially loved her Fancy Nancy book.

Treyton enjoyed a little wind up bug that flipped over.
They both got one!
Brielle got a little lamb; it's fleece was white as snow.
She liked the box too.
Galina had to come over and check it all out, of course.
Brielle doesn't always know what to do with Galina.  Neither do I for that matter.
Then it was time to get ready for church.  Easter service is my most favorite church service of the whole year.
The joy, the hope found in our Savior's resurrection is palpable on Easter at church.
Galina didn't want to take her dress off for three days.  She even slept with it at nap time. 
Treyton was pretty proud of his tie too. Boy did he feel grown up! He kept showing us his muscles.
It was a happy Easter indeed!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Book Review - If I Could Ask God Anything

If I Could Ask God Anything, by Kathryn Slattery is a book geared towards elementary aged kids attempting to answer questions of faith, religion, and life. It is divided into sections organized by questions based on a topic: God, The Bible, Prayer, Being a Christian to name a few. Each answer includes relevant Bible verses which is helpful.
To me, this book was okay but definitely not my favorite. I think that several questions were not really answered. Of course it’s hard to agree on everything relating to some big theological issues, but I felt that several fell short of my expectations. The Bible itself answers many of these questions better. Oversimplification was a problem as well as some answers I may not totally have agreed on. But all in all, it was a good book, just not one that I would solely use without some active parenting.

Brielle's First Feeding

Some people say, "Back when I was waiting on tables." Well, for me that time is NOW. 

But it's certainly not a problem when you have something as sweet as this to wait on.
She barely fit in the high chair as I got ready to feed her the first bite of "real food".
We started with rice cereal.
She was excited about what was going first.

But then, not so much.
We tried it again.
But her lips were locked.
Since then, she continues to keep them shut tight.  My "Sweet Pickle" doesn't like baby food!  I have been trying everything but she still locks her lips.  Then only thing I can get her to open her mouth for, without prying them with a spoon, is carrots and sweet potatoes.  I've tried Cheerios, baby puffs, and Kix.  She just cries and chokes.  This is going to be a long road, I think. 

Okay, Brielle, I tget it.  My milk is soooo good that you don't want anything else.  Thanks for the compliment, Little One.  But really, my Sweet Suckling, we need to move on....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Galina on Display

Well, she got it.  Her first time in front of an audience. 

At CBS (Community Bible Study) this past week Galina's class got to show off by singing for all the women. 

Unfortunately I didn't get a very good seat.  Plus our camera is not great so my pics didn't turn out the best.  On the other hand, the entertainment was top notch!
Galina didn't disappoint.
Even when she was the only one sitting, distracting the others around her.  For a while it was up, down, up down.  Between waves and SHOUT OUTS to mommy of course.  (For those of you who don't know Galina, she can be very, very loud.)

Here she is praying.  Nothing melts my heart like seeing her pray.
There was a song about being a friend.
Galina made sure everyone knew that, "This is my friend, Mommy!"
A fun morning for both Galina and her proud mommy....who everyone knew by the end of the concert, by the way.