Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's so hard to say goodbye

The bookmobile out of the Kalamazoo Public Library has been a huge part of our life as a family. We decided to start going when Alexandra was less than 2. I remember being pregnant with Sebastian when we made our first visit. Tonight was a really, really tough night. There was something bonding for us as a family going to the bookmobile every tuesday night. We'll still go to the library but it just won't be the same.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Color, Color, Color

I realized the other day that I don't think we've ever colored easter eggs. With the kids being 6, 5 and 3 I thought I could do this. It's spring break and we aren't going anywhere, lets color some eggs.

Monday, March 22, 2010

How are you leading....

I've been in a lot of leadership roles. Even in middle school and high school I loved to be in charge of things, er I mean lead things. :) I've always felt that I was a pretty good leader. I'm involved in a couple of things right now where my leadership is needed. In the last month, I've been convicted of complaining a lot about the people that I'm leading. I've always run under the assumption that If I can do something, everyone else can to. But that's not always the case. Everyone is gifted differently, if anyone should know that its me. In the last couple of years I've tried things that I was not gifted at and struggled. I was clearly convicted about how I'm leading people who are struggling. If you are in leadership, think about the people you are leading. They might not be like you, encourage them as best you can, and lead them. It is easy to write that but not so easy to do as I can tell you. I'm asking God to help me. I want to be a better leader, not just one that sits around and complains about those that I'm leading.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I miss Dr. Haddock

When I was growing up, we saw the same dr. almost every time I went into the office. Whether is was for a yearly check up or for a sickness I saw Dr. Haddock. I grew to know what to expect. Although my mom might be able to tell you different, I even remember when my tonsils shrunk, he gave my mom the third degree. He demanded to know why he wasn't informed I had my tonsils out. My reason for reminiscing is that I'm a little tired of large dr. offices where no one really knows you. Atticus has been sick for about 4 days now and the last two days he's been sleeping for about 18 hours a day. I look in his eyes and I can tell he doesn't feel well. I'm not one to run to the dr. at every sneeze or sniffle. I hate to spend the money to have the dr. tell me it's just a virus. What's weird is that he's been very lethargic and hasn't been eating much. That's totally not my 3 year old boy. I get a lecture from the nurse at the dr.'s office that he probably just has a virus. If they knew me and knew my boy, they would know that he tends to have respiratory issues. He was in the NICU for 3 days after he was born with respiratory issues, he's had rsv, croup and has been on the brink of pneumonia. They don't know me and they don't know my child. If they did, they wouldn't be questioning me. Plus, I have a cold and so does Sebastian and I'm not rushing us to the dr. I'm just wishing for the old days where I was known by one Dr. and not unknown by a sea of medical professionals. I could be proven wrong when we do see a Dr. this afternoon and they determine if it's just a cold.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

He turned the tables on me a little bit

After last night's questioning, Sebastian decided to ask me a question on camera, kind of. I love his responses.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Another one bites the dust....

Thanks to Mrs. Shank the music teacher for putting the tooth in an envelope to Alexandra could bring it home!

Oh and Atticus wanted to remind you that he's 3!

What's the best part of being.....

I just randomly asked the kids what the best part of being their age and what's the saddest/hardest. I love their answers.

snug house bug house

This has become a favorite for all the kids. I had to document this great experience.