Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Maclaren Quest Giveaway!

Tenille over at Fiesty, Frugal, and Fabulous has written a review on the Maclaren Quest and it's PINK! :) My girls would love to ride in this stroller!

Here's the link to check it out:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Young children in church

I have two little girls: one is three-and-a-half, and the other is one-and-a-half. I am with them 24/7.  I rarely leave them with my hubby to even run out to go shopping. If I do, the youngest is always napping. If she wakes before my arrival, she runs around the house calling my name and looking for me. When she realizes I am gone, she breaks down into tears. :( My hubby does everything to try to make her happy again, but with little success. The oldest was the exact same way, but is fine to be left with my hubby--and no one else.

So then comes the dilemma three times a week--Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. My littlest does not want to stay in the nursery. I do not think it is right (for my family) to leave a little one upset and crying in an unfamiliar person's arms when not absolutely necessary. After months of trying to sneak away without her seeing me leave the church nursery, my hubby and I decided to try to keep her with us in church. My 3 yo does okay usually, but my 1 yo--not so much. She is everywhere (or at least she tries to be), and if I restrain her she gets upset. Then she talks. Not loudly, but it is still talking. We sit in the very back, so we won't be a huge distraction. Most of the church members have been very kind about it, but there are still the select few who have said something no so kind. :/

What do you think? What age did you start bringing your child into the service with you? Any tips how to keep the kids quiet?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wish I could win this giveaway!

The Bragging Mommy is giving away a Bumbleride Flite stroller! I really hope I can win. You can find her review and enter to win for yourself at The Bragging Mommy . You can also check out the stroller at Bumbleride.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bucket of FUN!

Our inflatable pool got a hole in it, so we decided to improvise with personal toy buckets. The girls had a blast, and I didn't have to worry about big sister knocking over the little one. We had to have some way to enjoy playing outside of the house in this heat!

We got these buckets for around $6 at Target. :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

For my daughters...

Dear sweet girls of mine,
The world wants to tell me what to do with you,
But I know what to do with you…
The Bible says to be gentle and comfort you,
So little girls, when you are sad I will hold you, and not worry of spoiling you.
When you are sleeping, I will kiss your little cheeks.
When you need me, I will be there, no matter what the world says.
I will not push you when it is not necessary, but wait for the right moment, when you are ready.
At one and three years old, there is no need to be independent of me just yet.
God gave you to me to love and nurture.

Little girls, you are so precious to me-- a gift from above.
I want to teach you of my Savior’s love.
I will show you and correct you, admonish and teach you.
To obey and be kind is what the Bible says.
I will show you respect, so that you may learn to respect me.
I will lead you and train you, and I will show you also to trust me.
God gave you to me to teach and correct. 
 I love you so much, my dear, sweet girls. :)

I Thessalonians 2:7
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

Isaiah 66:13
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 49:15
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 4:3-5
For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I should be in bed...

But I am having a lot of fun setting up my new blog. I have tried other attempts at blogging, but this one will be the attempt that sticks. :) Both my girls are sleeping, and my husband is out of town taking a class, which he is doing very well in. More to come tomorrow...it's late here!