This Is Why!

"I tell you the truth, whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me." Matthew 25:40

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Baby Turns 6!

Today my sweet little Asa turns 6 years old. Asa was born 3 weeks early and only weighed 5lbs....boy how he has grown! I am amazed each day at how sweet and loving he is....we are so blessed that God gave us Asa...he is such a joy to have in our lives!

We celebrated with friends at his party this past weekend at the YMCA...which was a blast...but today was the really special day. I made the special birthday pancake for breakfast, took donuts to school for his class, and cooked his favorite meal...Beef Stroganoff...and chocolate chip cookies! Iris even surprised him with a gift from her....a FUSHIGI!!!
I can't believe how fast the kids are feels like just yesterday that they were babies!

Happy 6th Birthday my precious PONY(this is what Iris named him when he was a baby)...we love you!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Here We Go Again!

Don't you just love the snow!!! It's so beautiful...and the kids are having so much fun! Kelly even got his skis out!
The kids worked so hard on building their snowman which Asa named "Google"!
I dread seeing the snow go...we're really going to miss making the YUMMY Snow Cream!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Itchy Eye Syndrome

Having the kids go back to school this week has been sad for me. It is so quiet around here...believe it or not I miss the noise and the mess! Those two weeks they were home were so favorite part was having them climb into my bed each morning to snuggle and not having to worry about getting ready to be anywhere at a certain time! Asa is my early bird so I would love hearing his new "Luigi" slippers scuffling across the wood floor as he made his way to my room each morning around 6:30am...he loves moms bed...he says it's so "snuggly"!

Well the first day they went back to school Iris was ready to get back and see her teacher and her friends...but Asa was a little hesitant. He loves school but being home for so long with me made him a little sad to go back. When I picked him up that first day back his teacher told me he had a case of "itchy eyes" that morning. At first I wasn't sure what she meant...but then she explained that he had cried. No mom wants to see their child cry...but when they cry because they love you and want to be with you...well I can't help but enjoy that a little. Asa even told me that when he was lined up in the hallway with his classmates during the day he started praying that God would send me down the hall to come pick him up early. When he told me that I almost cried. I took it as a good opportunity to explain to him and Iris about unanswered prayers. I explained to them that even though we pray about something we really want...God will always know what's best for us and may choose to not answer that prayer. Even though Asa really wanted me to show up at his school God knew that it was best for him to stay and be there to learn what he needed to and not get behind in his work.
Our kids grow up so fast and I just cherish the time I have with them so much! We are counting the days until their next school break!

**Check out the picture Asa drew for me...soooo sweet! He says he's "mom's baby"!!!...I couldn't resist taking a picture...that way I have some proof to show him when he's 16 and doesn't have time for his mom!!