Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
- God created everything
- Memorizing scripture
- Happiness is a choice -- choose it.
- Cats can't talk (she said this after I asked our cat a question)
- It is better to share even when other kids take the toys you had first
I know she is not a prodigy or even much different than other kids her same age, but she is the example I have to witness on a daily basis and I am so thankful to God for this opportunity.
She is already starting to read and I think this is an amazing process. It is great to hear her read outloud signs, cereal boxes, mail and products we see at the store. Although today, as we were passing through the feminine hygiene department, I was glad she didn't use that opportunity to read outloud any words. lol!
Here are a couple of pics we took this past week. One is of lil E when she kept her jammies on all day long. After her bath that night, she was confused why she was putting different jammies on again....and not clothes. Confused, but happy! :)
And this is one of the two of us on the couch watching her favorite letter show (Wheel of Fortune).
And here she is dancing to one of her new favorite songs, Waves of Mercy. She is doing the motions they taught her at church. :) Here are the words to the chorus in case you can't hear it very well:
Waves of mercy, waves of grace
Everywhere I look I see Your face
Your love has captured me
Oh my God, this love, How can it be?
Friday, October 31, 2008
Here is the video of the "practice yee-haw"....
Friday, October 17, 2008
Yesterday (Saturday), Daddy realized that lil E hadn't been to the restroom in quite a while...
Daddy said: "Do you need to go potty? You haven't been in a long time."
She replied, "I went Daddy."
She replied: "Tuesday"
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Here we are getting ready for our hike at Cades Cove. Yes, that is a harness (leash) on our darling daughter. We didn't want to lose her. :) We saw this sign about aggressive bear activity on our way to the trail.
Daddy shows her how to throw the rocks and acorns off of the bridge. According to the hikers who came through after us, there was probably a bear watching us from the woods here. Eek!
This is a picture from Clingman's Dome (well the parking lot). It was so cold and windy up there. It was kind of a hazy day and a huge cloud rolled in just after we climbed to the peak. Ugh! But, the view was fantastic and worth the 1/2 mile hike up to the top (even just to say we were > 6600 ft altitude). :)
Monday, September 22, 2008
I enjoy reading and listening to podcasted sermons to learn more and more about my Lord. The podcasts I enjoy the most are:
Truth for Life - Allistair Begg
Grace to You - John McArthur
Love Worth Finding - Adrian Rogers
Revive our Hearats - Nancy Leigh DeMoss
I am just starting a book study with other women on the Lies Women Believe. This looks to be very convicting and a wonderful way to grow closer to the woman God wants me to be. I am sure I will have more than enough "things" pointed out to work on for the next few months (years).
I have loved to cook for a long time, but now, I am faced with a new challenge. My daughter has an egg allergy (which means no nuts or eggs until she is 5) as well as a dairy intolerance. It turns out that some of the health issues I have had are also related to a dairy intolerance. So, I am always looking for healthy ways to cook dairy and egg free. It turns out, dairy and eggs are important ingredients in most "fun" foods, such as cookies, brownies, cakes..... So this is QUITE the challenge. My daughter and I also don't do very well with the soy products (ugh). I look for many vegan recipes and they are super helpful.
Here is the recipe that is in the oven now:
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 c. supar
1 c. shredded, peeled apple(I used two apples)
1/4 c. cooking oil(I used canola oil)
1 egg( I used applesauce)
1/4 tsp lemon peel (no lemon in mine)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (no nuts in mine)
Grease 8x4x2 bread pan. Preheat oven at 350. In med. bowl combine flour, cinn, baking soda, powder, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.In another bowl combine sugar, shredded apples, oil, egg(or subst.), and lemon. Mix well. Add the dry mixt to the apple mixt. Stir just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.Spoon batter into your greased pan and bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes. Let it cool for about 10min before you remove it from the pan.The base of this recipe comes from my old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I just "veganized" it. Enjoy!!
** this came out WONDERFUL!! next time, i'll cut back on the sugar though.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Strawberry Shortcake and all her pals. :) We were all at the birthday party for my cousin's little girl and my aunt, the photographer, decided this would be a great shot. I was hesitant at the time, but it came out pretty cute. :)
And now here is one of the true cutie patooties! Yes, the little girls showed us old gals up. They are true beauties!!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Playing I Spy, I said, I spy with my little eye something gray. My loving daughter belted out, "Your hair Mama, Your hair!"
Cute Quote #4
Daddy came upon a new stop sign in the road that had not been there before, and exclaimed, "Where did that come from? I wonder who put that there?" Miss Smartie replied, "Jesus did." and then proudly added, "I'm getting good at this!". :)
Of course, when Mommy came upon that stop sign, it completely caught her by surprise, so she barrelled on through it. While Mommy was complaining, Miss Smartie was in the back seat reminding Mommy that red means stop and green means go. Oops...
Cute Quote #3
The other night, she was comparing how to spell "Cole" and "cold". She started to say "c-o-l-e-d", and then looked at me and asked what that spelled. I said that isn't a word. She said, "yes it is Mommy, just sound it out."
Cute Quote #2
As I was assisting in the "clean up process" during a bathroom break, my darling daughter was leaning forward (for obvious reasons) and announced "Mommy, you have BIG toenails!" I'm still trying to decide if that is a compliment or not. ;)
Cute Quote #1
Upon waking up from her nap this afternoon, my daughter and I had this clever (on her part) conversation that proves she is too darn smart.
Darling Daughter: "Mom, can you please turn on lampie?" (new pink desk lamp in her room)
Mom: "How about we just open the blind and light the room with the sunshine that God made for us instead."
Darling Daughter: "God made lampie"
Mom: "Yes He did. But, lampie takes electricity which costs money and the sunshine is free."
Darling Daughter: "God made money"
Mom: "Wanna play outside?" :)
Friday, September 5, 2008
How about this for acrobatic! and yes, that is an "Oink" you hear. She was making an animal sound after each somersault. Of course, one time she accidentally said "pig" and thought it was hilarious! Close....
So, turning 3 is great! New polly pockets. New toys. Get to start school stuff. Learning how to read. And now, a new car seat! Cup holder, secret compartment and all!! Woohoo!
She continues to amaze us. Last night was just her second week in the Wednesday program at church (Cupbearers), and she already learned the first Bible memory verse. Keep in mind, she is 3 and the program is for 4-5 year olds (she is in early since we volunteer with the older kids) and they give the kids a month to learn each verse. Also notice this isn't just an easy verse like "Jesus Wept". It is:
"So whether you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"
1 Corinthians 10:31
Yes, she amazes us each and every day!
3 years old
33 lbs - 75th %
37 1/2 inches tall - 75th %
Doctor said she is perfect, but we already know that. :)
Here is another picture, this one from the zoo a few weeks ago.