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Thursday, February 25, 2010

refined table manners?

MK's doctor referred her to Sooner Start to get some help with her walking--or lack there of. So the lady comes last week for the first "interview". During this time she asks many, many questions about Mary Katherine and her development. Somewhere in the line of questions she addressed using silverware.

Social Worker: "Does Mary Katherine use a spoon and fork well?"

Me: "Oh yes, she has wonderful table manners."

Just kidding...I didn't lie to her. I told her that we were still working on that skill.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mary Katherine's new favorite word...

MINE! And she seems to think that everything is "mine"! Oh what fun!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Enjoying the Nice Day

We celebrated the high of 50 degrees today with a trip to the park. It had been too long!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I just finished reading a friend's post about honesty and her struggles she's having with being a mother. Go over and read it (ournewfanglednest). I've struggled recently with some things and debated on posting about it. When reading the post it hit me about how honesty may be important at times. It's not complaining, disregarding God's goodness or blessings, or making light of other's larger sufferings. I think it's more of being real and fragile and knowing that we are in need of God's comfort. We are in need of other's intercessions.

As most of my readers know, I miscarried 9 weeks ago. This miscarriage has been hard. In fact, harder now than it was immediately after the fact. I have several friends/acquaintances that are pregnant with similar due dates that I had. Lately, I've read and heard of several first kicks, sonograms determining sex, etc. I've almost gone to the point of "hiding" these people's status updates on facebook so I don't have to read about it. I find myself going to the internet and reading about what my baby would be doing and how he would be developing weekly.

Probably my worst struggle right now though is the fear and confusion of future pregnancies. I am afraid to get pregnant again. I've even struggled with the idea of even trying to have biological children again. What if God doesn't want me or won't allow me to have another child. Do I want to go through that again? Do we adopt now rather than later like we originally planned?

Like in Jen's blog, I'm not looking for advice-- just prayers and your understanding if you see me struggling. Thank you for listening.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Needed Organization

MK's toys and books were in dire need of some organization. The mess crept up on me as she began getting more and more toys. Before I knew it, we had lined the entire living room corner's floor with toppling piles of books and toys. Here's the solution I've come up with now. The total project cost me around $100. The closet under the stairs was also reorganized to hold some of her larger toys. There's a few other ideas (wants) gathering in my mind, but haven't quite materialized. It seems that every change costs money.
Organization (or at least a sense of organization) sure feels good to this momma!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Birthday Bash

As you can imagine MK was tickled pink when she received this in the mail a couple of weeks ago!

However, she wasn't quite as thrilled when she found herself at the top of this and found out the only way to get down!

Thankfully, she was able to regain her composure when her eyes met this masterpiece!(Cars aren't her favorite, but they seem to look better fixed on this!)

And the awesome party favors sure seemed nice!

And since we were there, we might as well celebrate with the other boy as well. He did turn 3 months last week.

We had a great weekend, now back to the main feature these days...SNOW.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Another beautiful snow...

and we are going crazy inside the house! We need to do a toy swap with someone! Or maybe we'll just go invite ourselves over to someone's house. That way we don't have to do the clean-up. Now that's a good idea! Hmmm...

I also realized today that when I had to redo my links I forgot three friends/family blogs. If anyone realized it, I hope you didn't take offense. I did realize it on my own because I was looking for your updates. (At least it wasn't like one of my friend's that had to remind me that hers was not on. oops :) )

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow Fun

My friend called and wanted to see what pictures in the snow would look like, so we put on MK's coat and oos (shoes) and loaded her in the wagon to join the fun.
Here's where we started...
Somehow in a few minutes the sucker changed hands.

Oops! Sorry about that.
That may have been MK's first sucker.
Probably won't be the last.