Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Little Peace Maker

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I think Greta has a lot of me in her, I also think she has a lot of Matt so maybe she is just a good mix. In any case she is turning into a little peace maker as she tries to intervene on Vaughn's behalf. It seems to be happening a lot lately but these are the only two examples I can dredge up right now.

The other day Vaughn wanted an apple but he had already eaten a LOT of goldfish crackers and a banana and it was getting close to supper time. I told him no he'd had enough. Of course that resulted in a full blown tantrum of whining and crying which promptly landed him upstairs in his room until he could calm down enough to rejoin us. As Vaughn is stomping up the stairs, Greta who is nicely eating her banana says
"Brodda cry?"
"Mommy, brodda have apple . . . pease"

She was looking at me like just let him have it Mom, come on it's not a big deal.

The other example is from supper a few nights ago. Sometimes Vaughn is the best eater and sometimes he is awful, after being asked to eat his supper and stop being silly he looked at Matt and yelled, "No!" You can imagine that didn't go over very well. Vaughn and Daddy left the table to have a discussion on why that wasn't a good idea. Greta yells after them as they are walking away, "Daddy, no! Brodda ok!!!"

It's nice that she is looking out for her big Brodda

Baby #3

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Since it is now 'Facebook Official' :) I guess I should really have a blog post about it. Matt and I have apparently lost our grip on sanity and are having Baby # 3 sometime mid October.

Ok, I am really excited and I know that is going to be lots of fun as I get to watch my 3 munchkins grow up but I don't think I was this scared since I first found out I was having Vaughn. 3 is a whole new world and I'm afraid of messing up. I'm afraid of Greta getting left behind because she will now be the 'middle' child. Although in fairness I'm pretty sure Greta's genetic makeup will not allow her to be left behind she isn't exactly the sit quietly so you can forget she's there child :) I'm afraid I'm going to be too tired to give each of them all the attention they need. I'm afraid I'm going to be so tired from chasing 3 kids I won't have any time left for Matt. I am just plain afraid of failing I guess. Being a wife and Mom are the most important roles I'll ever have in my life and I want to do them well. Luckily I'm not alone and the Lord knows what I need to get through each day and what I need to raise 3 kids that passionately love him and love others.

Matt and I will figure it out together, one step and one sleepless night at a time.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


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Vaughn is currently obsessed with superhero's. I feel like it could get really expensive to keep up with his latest and greatest obsession since he seems to change them every few weeks.

Last week while leaving Costco Matt and I noticed an older gentleman trying to get a HUGE bag of dog food into his van and it looked like he was having trouble. Matt stopped the car and got out to help. Vaughn asked me what Daddy was doing so I explained he was going to help. He then looked at me with the hugest eyes and said, "Mommy, is Daddy Superman?"
Yes, Vaughn Daddy is Superman.

The Superhero obsession continues with who can do the best job helping the people in Japan

I have been endlessly watching footage of Japan, it has been heavy on my heart. One morning Vaughn sat with me at the computer and watched. He asked what was happening so I gave him the 3.5 year old version and told him we need to pray and ask Jesus to help the people in Japan. He then asked me if Daddy and Jesus were going to there and helped. I explained that it was too far for Daddy to go but Jesus could help. He thought for a minute and said, "But Jesus and Superman could go!" Yes, Vaughn Jesus and Superman can help. I'm wondering where I'm going wrong in our talks about Theology that Vaughn thinks Jesus needs the help of Superman . . .hmmm. . . I'm going to have to keep working on this one :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Greta Singing her Kindermusik Song - Bow wow wow

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This is Greta's version of the song. The words are actually supposed to be

Bow wow wow
Whose dog are thou?
I am Greta's dog
Bow wow wow

You can see she gets the Bow wow wow parts and the "I" right but that's about it, but she's super cute doing it. I should also add that she sings this song ALL THE TIME! If there is a quiet moment have no fear she will fill it with the song. Sometimes she gets creative and throws in other animals sounds but mostly she sticks to the original.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We are In

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After what felt like an eternity of waiting we are finally in. This is a beautiful home and we are blessed to be here. The kids are loving all the space and having their own beds back. I loved that this morning I was able to get up and get ready without waking anyone up or trying to eat my breakfast with Vaughn sleeping on a mattress 2 feet away.

The thing about moving is that it takes awhile to get unpacked, well that's not entirely true, if your name is Tracy Dunham and Arlene Wells you unpack your entire house in a day. But my name isn't so it's taking me awhile. I've decided to take a one room at a time approach. I am happy to say I got the master bedroom, closet and bathroom unpacked, cleaned and presentable. I don't have pictures up or any of the little touches that makes it feel like home but when I wake up tomorrow morning I won't be tripping over boxes and suitcases. When I went downstairs to make my reward of popcorn I did notice a box of clothes that hadn't been brought up yet which means that I have more unpacking to do in the master but I'll get there.

That's the thing about unpacking, just when you think every box is empty and you have found just the perfect place for everything, you turn around and your husband has unloaded the rest of the stuff from the garage he didn't do yesterday. Oh well I'll get there and I'm taking my time, I'm not killing myself to get it done.

Tuesday I'm off to the condo to scrub it until it shines because the least I can do is give it back to Alan in the condition he lent it to us in. I know I've said this already but my family is blessed beyond measure. I feel a bit like this scripture today

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38. I'm not sure that we have given enough to receive this wonderful gift but it is something to aim towards.

Off to bed now, my nice warm bed that when I look out the window I'll see a snow covered field full of hay bales. For those of you 'country' kids you will understand the pure peace this brings my soul while I snuggle with my book under the covers.

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