CategoryMommy Moments

Samuel’s spirit of adventure

My Samuel is a nut. Yesterday, he came inside after being outside for a while. My back was to the door when he came in, so I didn’t see what he was carrying. Then I heard, “Can we eat this for dinner?” I turned around and he had brought a dead squirrel into the house. Long pause. “Um. . . . .no.” “But all we have to do is dump some ketchup on it and throw it in the crockpot.” […]

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He likes to do the dishes

My parents just left after visiting for a week. It was great. While they were here, my mom taught Samuel how to wash dishes. This is the conversation he and I had after dinner tonight. Samuel: Mommy, I’m going to wash dishes for you EVERY DAY. Me: I’m getting lazy not having to do it. Samuel: Oh, no you’re not, Mama. I’m helping you so you don’t have to do it. Besides, it’s fun. The part that has me really […]

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Adventures in head wounds

Last night was an adventure. After church, we went to McDonald’s with some other families from church. We had a great time and the kids ate way too much sugar. We headed home with the intent of putting the kids right in bed. We got into the house and told the boys to put their pajamas on. I started changing Anna into her pajamas. I had gotten a new diaper out for her when I heard a CLUNK in the […]

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She’s still sick

Anna is still sick. The poor girl has been absolutely miserable. When I got home from church tonight, she was still running a fever and just looked like she felt awful. We’ve had revival services all week, and Stephen and I have been trading off who stays home with her. I was really hoping she’d be well enough so we could go to church as a family, but so far it hasn’t happened. She went all day yesterday with no […]

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The flu has hit our home

Anna hasn’t been feeling that well the past couple days. This morning when her temperature was 102* we decided to take her to the doctor. She has the flu. The poor girl is so miserable. I’m just hoping she gets over it quickly. I love holding her and getting her snuggles, but don’t like it when she feels poorly.

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Making Christmas cookies

We made Christmas cookies last night. Samuel kept telling me over and over again, “Thank you for letting us make cookies. I had SO much fun!” The boys got a bit sugar sprinkle happy. I didn’t mind until I looked at Caleb and saw that he had the entire bottle of blue sugar in his mouth. Good thing I noticed it after we finished and not while we were still decorating the cookies! Even Anna had fun pushing the cutters […]

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The kids are sick again

We had an absolutely wonderful trip to my parents’ house last week. Unfortunately, my kids all came home sick. We left here getting over colds, and they started getting new colds right before we came home. Poor things. Samuel started feeling better yesterday but the younger two are taking a little bit longer. They do seem to be doing much better today though. I’m thinking they should be pretty good by tomorrow or Wednesday. Don’t you just hate it when […]

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What a day

Today has been something else. Anna started the day off with a fever, so I canceled the piano lesson that was scheduled because I was afraid she was coming down with something. She was miserable and only wanted to be held. The snuggles were great, but it made it hard to get much else done. Finally, this afternoon I thought to check her gums again. Earlier in the day I didn’t feel any new teeth, but by dinnertime, she had […]

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Anna is one!

My little Anna is one today. It seems like she was just born yesterday. We had her birthday party last night. It wasn’t anything huge – just our family and the grandparents – but it was fun. She loved her cake (strawberry cake with buttercream and chocolate buttercream icing). She even shared it with Caleb. Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!!

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