Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Gives Me Strength

 Here I thought January and February would go by slow this year.  Boy was I wrong. 
I've had a lot to do to get ready for the baby and even though I'm 4 weeks away from my due date I am feeling like he could be here at any time.  I finally got the diaper bag packed for the hospital.  Sissy has enjoyed dragging it around and playing with it.
 Random funny face.
 Sissy is still very into tea parties and now likes to set the table.  She will bring out ever play plate and bowl and set it on her table and add a fork or spoon to each.  She is very serious about it and does not like it when I clean up what she has put out.
 She has also enjoyed her time on the potty.  She even pooped in the potty a couple days ago.  We are not potty training but getting her used to the idea of going on a potty and so far she really seems to like it.
 Last week I had a doctor's appointment so we headed down the night before to see Nana and Gampa and go to a basketball game with them.  The kiddos took their nap on the way down.
 Heading to the gym.
 Poor Bubby was not a big fan of the buzzer. 
 Sissy made friends with a baby and ended up taking away all of the baby's toys. Not a good sign for how she's gonna be when the new baby gets here.
 Bubby made friends too.  Actually they were already friends from church and they were enjoying the Ipad while the game was going on.
 Precious picture taken during the National Anthem.

Unfortunately, our evening didn't go like we thought it would.  Nana ended up tripping and falling in the cafeteria area.  She was taken to the hospital and we found out that she broke her wrist.  After seeing an orthopedic doctor this last Monday we then found out that not only was her wrist was actually crushed.  She will be having surgery tomorrow to add a plate and screws to her wrist.  It is not what Nana needed at this time.  It has broken my heart to see her once again going through so much pain.  We are praying for her surgery to go smoothly and for recovering to be quick and with less pain than she is dealing with now.  And God willing we pray that her wrist will be as good as new someday soon.
 With Nana laid up that means we are going to be doing lots of doctor visits with just me and the two kiddos.  Luckily, the kids are usually pretty good for me.
 And seem to enjoy it.
 I still can't believe just how big this guy is getting.
 Random picture of Sissy throwing a lil fit in the bookshelf.
 One of my favorite times of day is in the morning.  The kiddos both sit at their table and eat their breakfast while watching Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (A spin-off of Mr. Rodgers) and I sit in the recliner drinking my coffee and getting my Bible time in.  It is a wonderful, peaceful, much-enjoyed time.
 With this baby not far off I have gone through lots of stages but currently I am going through a nesting stage.  Here I am downstairs going through old bags of baby clothes around 8 o'clock at night.
 I found a cute lil ghost figure running around there with me.
The other day I was in the playroom with Bubby when I started noticing that Marley was acting weird.
 He was acting really hyper and needy.  Bubby enjoyed this and took that opportunity to play fetch with Marley. 
 But no matter what I did Marley would not get two inches from me.
 We tried to do puzzles and games but Marley kept butting in.
 Here he is standing on the puzzle I was trying to do.  I remember when I went into labor with Bubby Marley got really weird so now I'm wondering if this is a sign that something is to come.
 Sweet Bubby lining up all his ninja turtles.
 My most important task while nesting is to make sure I spend extra time sitting down to play with  my two little ones.  Even when my instinct is to be organizing or cleaning my heart is truly right here on the floor of the playroom with my precious children.
 And apparently Marley too....since he won't let me take my hand off of him.  Silly dog.
 Sissy reassuring Marley that everything is going to be okay.
I'll end this post with a precious smile from Bubby. 
We have a lot going always....but we sure are enjoying life and spending lots of time together.  It won't be long before we go from a family of 4 to a family of 5 and I'm looking forward to the entire journey.  Lord knows my heart is full.  Life may not always be perfect and maybe it has a few unexpected turns, but God didn't say this life would be easy.  He did, however, say that He would never leave us and I know for a fact he has kept that promise.  As we face the trial of mom's surgery and the joy of an upcoming birth of a child....we can rest assured that we will have God with us through it all.  And I must say....I would much rather have a life of trials and ups and downs with God by my side than a life that is a bed of roses and not have God with me.  "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

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