Tuesday, May 06, 2008

as of lately attempt2

 


Kenzie stepped on a nail outside. It went right through her shoe. Ouch! In her tears she still insisted she say the prayer. (She has seriously given every prayer we have had as a family for the last month or so...) So Chay cleaned her foot with soap and water while she sat next to the kitchen sink- I decided to say a little prayer thinking it would bring hope and faith or something... and then her sobs stopped for a second to say, "I DO IT, I SAY IT!" and this was her prayer as tears rolled down her cheeks and in between big gasps of air: "Father, I hurt, owie foot- better please....mommy...foot hurt outside...name Jesus Christ Amen"

Chay and I both got a little teary-eyed ourselves- I don't think I have heard a more sincere prayer. All I could think was 'well with that faith I wouldn't be surprised if the owie was already healed and gone' so that was a tender moment...we then stopped her crying with hot chocolate and Ice Age...



um...here is a quote that made me reflect much... "Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it." - Dalai Lama
-this could be turned both ways- it is good to sacrifice and work hard for things...yet we need to be careful that our goal of "success" doesn't ruin or lessen essential growth in relationships with our children, spouse, family, friends...

 


Julia Kaye- what a precious little person. She will be 9 months on Thursday! Can you believe how fast the time has gone? I can. Every minute. It has been a long 9 months...or a long 2 years since I started to have children...

Julia is at this stage where she is full of giggles, curiosity, and snuggles. She always smiles. She is still fat. She is struggling with this very much- her spirit wants to crawl and be everywhere but her body is just too heavy to move...she spins circles on her belly...cruises in the walker...and still jumps like crazy in the johnny jump up...but she cries a lot when she is on her belly because she can't move...oh Ju Ju you will figure it out...


So you know your kids are close in age when: they are both teething, both wear the same size diaper, both weigh the same, both shake their head no at me,...

 


Kenzie loves to get in Julia's crib and wrestle with her. I try not to interrupt unless I hear screaming or gagging or something- Julia just laughs and smiles most of the time. I want them to get along. Please get along forever and ever...no fighting!!!!

Ok well my laundry room is almost finished...
when you get free counter tops and cabinets that were designed for someone else's kitchen it can be tough getting them to work and fit- it has been a puzzle...but seriously I can't get over how nice the room is looking...more to come on that later

but guess what I got ourselves into now?...I got a free fence- a 6 foot wood privacy fence to go around our back yard and between us and our crazy friendly cigarette bud flicken neighbors. We share the same driveway basically...and it so hard to get used to.. I placed an ad on KSL saying if anyone was getting rid of their wood fence please let me know and we'll come take it down for you. Well sure enough a nice lady wrote back 2 weeks later offering us her fence...she was of course upgrading to vinyl...so...another project comes our way.

I like projects. It gives me something to think about and to look forward to. Chay I am sure would like to relax and go ride his 4 wheeler or something...but for me- I am a lot happier when I am creating, learning new things, seeing change...working on something new (not doing the dishes or laundry- these don't count...or cleaning the bathroom)

 


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8 comments:

Heather said...

April--Your girls are so beautiful!! As are you! I love reading your blog, I miss playing with you out on the farm!!! Make sure that kenz is updated on her tetnus shot!!! Rusty nails are the worse thing!!! poor baby!

April said...

if she is up to date on her shots then she is updated on her tetnus right? Isn't that apart of the DpT? Nurse Heather????

Marne said...

Lots going on for you April! You are doing great at all the home improvement projects. The girls are so freakin' cute...I still want to squeeze Julia's cheeks...what a luvable kid. And sweet Kenzie...what a sincere prayer. Those are the best prayers.

Tara said...

The girlies are so precious! I'm wondering what your next project will be after the fence... hmmm...

I'll admit I like projects too. In our old house after the basement was done and the floors upstairs replaced... we moved to start it all over again. Yikes! I'll be so happy to see progress in our dirt (yard). Plenty to keep us busy for awhile.

Joette Tomblin said...

I'm crying right here in the spokane public library. I miss you guys!

Gage said...

kenz i sowwy. forgive me. i will be better boy

Heather said...

Yup she's good. LOL That always worries me!!!! I hate that one. I had to have a current DpT for school and it made my arm hurt for like a week

Ballao Family said...

Oh, I love that she wants to pray all the time you are such a wonderful mother. Happy Mothers Day! Take care always, Emily set me up with a blog while she was here so I have entered the blogging worl finally. love ya