Monday, July 13, 2015

Toe names

While painting her toenails, Mollie commented that her thumb toe is big and strong and her pointer toe is the longest.  Honestly, I guess I never thought to teach the girls big toe and first toe. (Until today that is.) I love homeschooling but there are gaps.  I find it amusing where they show up at times.  Blessings.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy birthday America

While watching fireworks with Betsy, she said we should rename them.
"Boom wows" were her suggestion. Hope you had a happy 4th.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Corn dog

While walking through the freezer section at the grocery story, Betsy says, "meatballs on a stick? Eww!" I look over to see a box of corn dogs. I guess we won't be trying those anytime soon. Lol. Blessings.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mollie 6.5

WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Chew with your mouth closed
2. What makes mom happy?
Obeying her
3. What makes mom sad?
Disobeying her
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Read stories
5. What was your mom like as a child?
She had blonde hair
6. How old is your mom?
7. How tall is your mom?
Very tall
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Be with daddy and me
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Kind and loving
11. What is your mom really good at?
Being kind
12. What is your mom not very good at?
13. What does your mom do for a job?
Teaching us
14.What is your mom's favorite food?
15.What makes you proud of your mom?
Her smile
16. If your mom were a character, who would she be?
17. What do you and your mom do together?
18. How are you and your mom the same?
Our hair
19. How are you and your mom different?
Our skin (your skin is like Betsy's and mine is like daddy's)

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
She kisses me
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
His loving and kindness
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
23. How old was your Mom when you were born?
Pretty amusing. Especially since she has a little sister #8. Ha!
 So funny.  Especially since I am not tall and closer to 45 than 35!
But I do love that Mollie sees me and Andy as
Loving and kind parents. (Some days I feel far from either.)

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Betsy says my bed is relaxful, and I totally agree-especially when she isn't in it!  Blessings

Monday, May 4, 2015

The green ring

Andy took the girls to the park tonight, and I had some down time at the house.  A green plastic ring was given to daddy for safe keeping. However, the ring fell out of his pocket or was left on a bench.  The girls were asking about it at home when that discovery was made.  Sweet daddy that he is, drove back to the park to search for the ring at dusk. He found it in the grass. The girls are happy, and I continue to realize how blessed we are to have him.  I know he is tired, needs to work, and would rather be doing any number of different things, but he took the time to go look for a ring that probably cost a dime, which made all of his girls happy!  Blessings

Monday, February 16, 2015


Betsy was putting up the weather cards, she chose snow and cold. Good choices for today! However, she noticed the Spanish side and asked me to translate.  I told her frio means cold. She asked, "did you say 'freeze-o'?" Not exactly, but it does make sense! Blessings

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sleeping beauties

Andy helped me (and Betsy) see that the goal isn't necessarily for her to sleep all night long, but for her to get up and down without waking us or her sister.  That is a better goal for sure.  The monitor is still out of the girl's room.  During the first few days, I would hear Betsy crying after getting up for a drink or to go potty.  She even came to our door a few times to request assistance to get back in her bed.  Poor thing, she was paralyzed by her fears.  The girls have a rather large night light, but she would say she was scared of the dark.  Once, I talked her through getting back in her bed from my door.  Then, I immediately walked down the hall to praise her just after she had tucked herself in bed.  She has cried a few times to gather up her courage to cross the hall and get back to bed, but I'm hearing her cries less as the weeks go on.  She is gaining courage.  She is conquering her fears. She may be sleeping through the night, I know that I am. Blessings.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Goodbye monitor

Andy and I made the decision to turn the monitor off in the girls' room. Now, I don't hear them wake up, but I am fully confident that they would come get us or call loud enough if there is a problem.  Honestly, I think they've slept better since pulling the plug.  I know I have. Blessings.

Friday, January 16, 2015

One tired mama

I am happy to report that Betsy slept all night; however, Mollie woke up at 1ish calling for me because she had a bad dream. At least they don't wake each other up! On the way home this evening, Mollie said she was glad it was the weekend. I assured her that I was too. Hope it's a restful one for you and yours. Blessings.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The call out

Last night, Betsy called out from the bathroom at 1:30 a.m. At least it wasn't from her bed, a baby step. Here's to hoping for a full nights rest for the both of us. Blessings.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

5 a.m. wake up

Well, I talked with Betsy before bed, reminded her of the rules, prayed with her and wished her sweet dreams. 2 a.m. came and went but at 5 she started calling for Mollie!  Thankfully, Mollie didn't wake up, but I went in to comfort her from a bad dream. After a potty break and a drink, Betsy went back to sleep for a couple more hours.  Maybe tonight we will be able to break the 5 a.m. wake up call as well for me and Mollie. Blessings.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Lately, Betsy has not been sleeping through the night. It is so exhausting! Even with reminders that she is allowed to go potty or get a drink after she's been asleep, she calls out for help. Repeatedly. Until a parent gets there.  I think it may stem from her sleepless nights while sick, and now she is used to waking at 2 and 5. I'm ready to break that habit. With more reminders and some prayers, we'll tackle this. Crossing my fingers that tonight is the night. Blessings.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mollie Interview: 6

1. How old are you? 6
2. Who is your best friend? Evelyn and Aubrey
3. What is your favorite thing to do? Doing crafts
4. What is your favorite color? Pink
5. What is your favorite food and drink? Pizza and 7-Up
6. What do you like to do with your family? Go to the beach
7. What is your favorite toy? Bunny
8. What do you want to do when you grow up? Teacher
9. What makes you happy? Bunnies
10. What makes you sad? Mean kitties
11. What is your favorite show to watch? Lego Movie, Timothy Goes to School
12. What is your favorite book? Millie
13. What do you love to learn about? Animals
14. What was the best part of your birthday? Getting to be with my friends and family
15. Where do you like to go? Dollywood
16. What are you really good at? Playing UNO
17. What is your favorite treat? Chocolate
18. What do you think about before going to sleep?  My dreams
19. What is your favorite animal? Bunny
20. What is your favorite song? Sing Sweet Nightingale (Cinderella)


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy new year

So ready to be done with illnesses. It seems like we have been sick off and on since Thanksgiving.  Today we welcomed in 2015 with sick kids and adults to boot.  Prayers for all of you to have a happy and healthy new year! Blessings.
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