Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Which is not to say it will always be this peaceful. As my friend Leigh Ann suggested, I'll just post this here and save it as something I can refer back to in the rough times. :) I'm okay with that as I know that God called me to this and He will provide whatever we need to get through it.
This morning my best friend called me. She was at a garage sale, saw some homeschool materials and wondered if I might be interested? I asked her to describe them to me and she told me it was a complete first grade curriculum from a Christian publisher for $30. I recognized the name but couldn't picture it. It included Science and History. Anyway, she asked the man running the sale if he would consider splitting it up and selling parts of it separately. He said yes.
God is so good and faithful to provide not just some, but ALL of our needs. He provided for me and not just the bare minimum...the very thing I had wanted all along. I am humbled by the God of the universe! Amazing.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Bridget's birthday was on a Friday this year. It also happened to be the best day for Sam to take time off work and stay home with Jonah and Bridget so I could take Henry for a special trip to six flags. So the rest of her day was spent with her Daddy and brother puttering around the yard and the shop. I wasn't there but I'm sure she had a blast!
We ended the day together. When Henry and I got home we had a few friends over (Valerie and Austie) and shared pink strawberry cupcakes with the birthday girl. I think she thought I had lost my mind when I set the lit candles in front of her. She did try to blow them out, but ended up getting a little help from Jonah.
The next night we went to a barbecue at our friend Ingrid's house. Ingrid wanted to celebrate with Bridget, so she brought her a brownie with a cute little #2 candle and we all sang for her again. I'd like to say that was the only dessert she had that evening, but the desserts were set up on a coffee table just perfect for a little two-year-old to help herself. :)
The following day was Sunday. After church we headed home for quick naps and then went out to the lake for Bridget's actual birthday party. Grammy and Grandpop, Jon and Kelly, Jordan and Matthew were all out there too. We spent the afternoon swimming and enjoying the lake. I made Bridget an Elmo cake since he is her favorite thing these days. That somehow inadvertently started a new name for Elmo around these parts....now whenever she sees him on something she calls him ElmoCake.
The boys REALLY wanted a pinata for Bridget's party. We looked at them at Walmart and decided the $20 price (and that didn't include filling it!) was just too much for something that Bridget couldn't really participate in. As we were leaving that department, Henry pulled something off the shelf. "How about this elephant one, Mom? I think it's on sale!" Now it was, in fact, on sale, but it took me a minute to see the 'elephant' instead of the 2009. Do you see it? I couldn't resist at that point and bought this one for only $7 on clearance!
....and then later on Bridget and Matthew slipped inside to play in the playroom together. These little cousins are just the sweetest things and they love each other so much. I love seeing them together! If only they wouldn't get into so much trouble together--they have such a knack for causing mischief when they are with each other. ;)
It was a busy weekend full of birthday bashes, but Bridget was blessed and had a blast! :)
Happy Birthday, my precious daughter.