Thursday, September 23, 2010

Like mother, like daughter....

I recently read an article from Home Life magazine that really encouraged and convicted me at the same time. As a mother, and especially a mother to daughters I pray that I can be a Godly example to them and train them up to be wonderful women of God. I want to positively impact their lives. I know children truly are reflections of their parents.

The article listed 10 things a daughter should see a mother doing regularly. I wanted to share it with you...even if you have sons....I think the article should have said 10 things your CHILDREN should see you doing.

Love to all,

Let your children catch you doing these 10 things.....

1. Read your Bible regularly and pray out loud.
2. Treat your husband with the utmost respect.
3.Dress and behave modestly.
4. Look well to the ways of your household.
5. Speak kindly to unkind people.
6. Reach out to the poor as well as those in need.
7. Keep a positive attitude, even in difficult circumstances.
8. Give honor to your parents and inlaws.
9. Turn off the TV, when inappropriate programs are on.
10. Tell the truth.

They all sound so simple, right? However, I know I have fallen short on these many times. I hope these encourage you in a few small practical ways to be a Godly example to the little people in your life.

What you say and what you do each and every day matters and will make a big difference in the lives of our children. And when you hear someone say, " They are just like their mom", know how you will feel! :)

A Wife of Noble Character
Proverbs 31:10-31(NLT)

10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,
and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She finds wool and flax
and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She is energetic and strong,
a hard worker.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
her lamp burns late into the night.

19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
her fingers twisting fiber.
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
for everyone has warm clothes.

22 She makes her own bedspreads.
She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
where he sits with the other civic leaders.
24 She makes belted linen garments
and sashes to sell to the merchants.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness.

28 Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her:
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sweet and a little sassy....12 weeks old!

Our Sadie Rose is 99% sweet and about 1% sassy! Ha! Well at least her outfit is a little sassy!

Sadie is officially 12 weeks old. Thought we would have a little mini-photo shoot in her crazy, sweet & sassy zebra outfit. Enjoy!

This is her serious face...
She has found her hands...
Laughing out loud....

Have you ever seen cuter shoes....or chunkier thighs?

You know we love some zebra print at our house! Ha!

Hope you are having a good week!

Love to all,

Monday, September 13, 2010

First Day of Preschool!

It's official folks....we have a PRESCHOOL-er!

It just does not seem possible that my precious baby girl is old enough to go to preschool. But, today we faced reality and Maggie attended her first day. She is attending a sweet little one-day-a-week program at a local church in our area. She is in a small class of just 10 kiddos and has two sweet teachers.

Maggie had a really good first day. No tears at drop off and a good report from her teacher. She painted, colored, did puzzles, worked on some scripture memory, the pledge of allegiance, the letter "A" and the color red. She had a snack, lunch and a little "rest" time too.

We are so thrilled that she had a good first experience. Sadie and I had a great day, too. It's amazing what all you can get done without the assistance (ha!) of a busy 3 year old. I got the house cleaned, sheets changed, laundry started, went to the pharmacy, had an eye exam and got my oil changed and my car washed...woohoo...for a productive Monday! Sadie just ate and slept the day away, like a sweetie.

We sure do love our precious girls, and look forward to many more of their "firsts"!!!!

Love to all,

Maggie Caroline....first day of preschool 9/13/10.
So excited about her "nap-nat"...aka her "nap mat"! Ha, too cute to correct.
Maggie and her teacher Mrs. Marcie. She is a doll and we feel super thankful for her careful watch care and kindness at the preschool.
Their "learning" center...colors, letters, numbers and calendar...

Maggie and some of her classmates....getting started on the morning fun!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cute & Fun with Daddy's glasses....

My shirt says I am C-U-T-E....what do you think?

Getting so big...10 weeks old!
Todd had some fun with sweet Sadie this weekend...he came into the kitchen where I was, he was holding Sadie, and said "Look at me Momma"....and this is what I saw....HA!

Such a little studious thing! How is it that no matter what you put on a baby....they are ALWAYS just cute! Don't know which is cuter the glasses or that double chin?

Love this little doll to pieces!

Have a good week & love to all!

P.S Stay tuned for a "Maggie's first day of preschool post"...she starts tomorrow! Yay!

Friday, September 3, 2010


On my side of the family there are 7 cousins. Ages range from 10 down to 2 months. They are all such great kiddos and all play really sweetly together. They all seem to be crazy about Sadie too...since she is the baby of the family. They are so helpful and hands on, especially my nieces.

What a dear sweet blessing that they all live within 30 miles of each other and get to see each other often. I am so thankful for each of my nieces and you guys so much!

Macy, Maggie, Sadie, Morgan
Jackson, Jerod, Joshua

Love to all,
Aunt Leah

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lions Club Carnival...

On August 20th, our local Lions Club hosted a small town Carnival. We loaded up and decided to take Maggie and Sadie. Maggie was so excited. This was her first carnival experience. She really had a good time and it was some sweet quality family time. Enjoy some pics from our time there.
Todd and Mag enjoying the carousel....
Maggie and her pal Drew enjoying the alligator merry-go-round...
Todd and Maggie on the super-slide...
Maggie loves trains...and got to be the conductor on this one...Chooo-chooo!

Sadie had her first experience in the 7 weeks old. She was a trooper...just looking around and snoozing some while we were out.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2 Months and 2 of a kind!

On August 29th, our Sadie-bug turned 2 months old. What a sweet and blessed 2 months it has been. She is still such a delightful baby and a joy to be around. She is so content and happy.

Here are some of her stats...
*size 1 diapers, wt: 12lbs 2oz (75th percentile), length: 23-1/2" (75th percentile)
*size 3 month clothes, and even a few 3-6 month onesies
*, play, sleep. She takes about 4-6 mini naps a day anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours long. She sleeps through the night, going to be at 10 and sleeping until 6 or 7. She is starting to want to play more under her floor play gym or in her swing. She loves to ride in the car and always falls asleep in there. She loves bathtime and cries when we get her out.
*Firsts...8/1 first time to church, 8/9 stroll in the double stroller, 8/20 first tailgate party before Daddy's softball game, 8/21 first swim, 8/25 first story time at the library, 8/30 slept in her room in her crib.

Two of a kind....My Maggie and Sadie! LOVE matching of the perks to having girls, ha!

I tell Maggie every night in the tub that she is my best friend, and that her and Sadie are gonna be best friends, too! I think they already are.....:).

Love to all,

Puppy love...

Buddy our little daschund has some serious "puppy love "for Sadie!

Smart pooch, huh?

Sadie and Buddy during Sadie's tummy time...:)

Love to all,