Saturday, May 29, 2010

Such a sponge!!

Gracie has turned into such a sponge lately!! It's funny, too, because sometimes she comes out with things and I didn't realize that she had even been paying attention when I talked about it. For example, today we went to a picnic for our church softball team. After we had eaten, one of the boys on the team saw a pair of sneakers hanging in a tree. (Why do people do that anyway? Around here, you always see sneakers hanging on phone lines. What's the use in that??) Anyway...he climbed the tree to try and get them. It became quite the spectacle, as he couldn't crawl out onto the actual branch they were on, it would have given under his weight. So, he had branches and was trying to bat them down. His dad kept yelling funny little comments, and then talked about persevering. Well, during all of this, Grace was BUSY playing on the slide. I never saw her look twice at what was going on. However, as she was trying to fall asleep, she said, "Jordan persepeered and he got the shoes in the tree, Mommy?" So, I got to explain what perseverance is... I should have just given her a picture of herself.

Here are some pictures from the slide. The girl behind her is Alura, my friend's niece. I can not say enough about this child. She amazes me!! Whenever she is around Gracie, she takes her under her wing and not only protects her, but makes sure she gets to have fun and play too. This afternoon, I overheard her saying " You just have to be more patient with her. She can do it, but just a little slower than us." She's such a blessing to me.

And for good measure: the sneaker escapade!!

By the way, Josiah is walking!! He is turning into such a handsome little MAN. it amazes me...every day he's less of a baby. This is tonight. My friend washed him up after dinner for me, and she spiked his hair.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fun times...

We had a great day today, at a graduation party for a dear friends daughter ( whom I also consider a dear friend!). Grace was so excited all day, she was going to a "ration party"---that made me laugh, if she only knew what that actually means. I was worried before we left for the party, wondering if she would be able to play with the other kids and have a good time. I also worried about the sun and her eyesight. Well, one of these days I will learn to give my worries to God!! He handles them much better than I do! Does it look like she had fun??

And Josiah had a great time too---I have never seen my son so DIRTY!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

5 Little Monkeys

I realize this is a book that most kids read at a much younger age, but for some reason we never did. We had to take Josiah to the doctor for his 3rd Rocephin shot the other day, and the nurse gave Grace that book to keep her mind off of her brother. I read it to her a few times, and she really liked it. Then she started to complete the sentences! That's not too big a deal for most 3 year olds, but it is for Grace!! By the next day, she could say almost the whole rhyme by herself. It's so encouraging, to know that her brain is getting those synapses firing right again and she's able to use her short term memory so well. God is good!!
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