We did something small this year. Only a couple of friends and family. I think we are going to start doing an every other year on friends thing. Hannah had a big friends party last year and Justus only had family. So, I think this year was smaller for Hannah and so Justus will get to have a friends party this year.
I don't know.
I think at this point all Justus' friends are Hannah's friends. Is that sad?
Anyway, it was lots of fun. The cake was AMAZING!! If you need a number for a great cake person PLEASE, ask me. I know a couple of someones!!! Hannah asked Mrs Elizabeth for a striped cake with Dora on top. How perfect did she do?
The girls who did come were sweet and had lot of fun dressing up, playing, and throwing water balloons at Mr Chris!
Thank you to everyone for the gifts. What a spoiled, cute little 4 year old!
This is probably the first year we decided to do something ON her birthday. It wasn't much but it made her realize how special she is. Chris went in to work late Wednesday morning so that he could take Hannah out to a special birthday-Daddy-Hannah-breakfast.She thought it was great - She came home with a Chick-Fil-A cow. (and breakfast for mommy as an added bonus to me!)When we asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said "a cross necklace like mommy's" and of course the first reaction was that there was no way we were going to pay for any jewelry for a 4 year old. Well, I was looking thru some old things and found my old cross necklace. We found a place that would clean it for free and WahLah she got what she wanted! Chris gave it to her at breakfast and she was so excited.Then we went to the library and Reese got to meet up with us there. Big Wonderful!Then we went to Mr and Mrs Pritchett's house to eat lunch and play. Hannah came home with a tummy full of cupcakes with sprinkles and a beautiful hand-made dress!!!At the church building some others spoiled her rotten with some sweet gifts to show they love her and lots of happy birthday wishes. It ended up being such a special day. The only problem was that she thought her party was just around the corner all day. Explaining that "this day" is your birthday and that the "party" is another day is a big deal! :-)
Hannah decided to go home with my parents and so she is in play clothes. (They went to worship when they got back to their house.)
Justus did not know what to do at picture time without Hannah's example and was really not havin' it! If you are lucky you may get to see pictures of him on the floor having a fit because we simple asked him to smile.
And since Justus wasn't awake when Hannah left there are none of them together.
I let Hannah go into Justus' room this morning to "spend some time with him" before I could get in there to get him out of bed. I heard her talking thru the monitor. I knew she was in there. I go in and I look around and I don't see her anywhere.
For a moment I am confused and then I followed Justus' eyes.
Who knew I would find her sitting criss-cross-applesauce, hangging out, in Justus' dirty clothes hamper.
Chris and I have not had the chance to be in an adult Bible class together in a while. In my humble opinion every couple needs to make sure they do that regularly. Chris and I try to have at least 1 class together a quarter but the last couple of quarters it just has not worked out.
Anyway, we are now in a Sunday morning class about Job. I have some mixed feelings on Job. I took a class on this book of the Bible in college and I have been to other classes about it.... Anyway, Chris and I are really excited about being in this class together.
This week we talked about what a good man Job was. I knew he was good, but I don't think I ever realized how good he was. When his troubles started he was probably around 70 years old, had 10 grown kids, and was the manager of lots of land.
Job 1:1, 8 God describes Job as blameless, upright, fearing God, and shunning evil.
Job 4:3-4 Job helped those who were in trouble.
He gave good advice
He helped the poor
He helped the orphans
He helped widows
He clothed himself with righteousness
He was just
He helped the blind
He helped the lame
Job 30:25 Job was compassionate.
He did not covet
He did not look at other women
He was not deceitful
He did not commit adultery
He treated his servants like humans, not possessions
He did not trust in or worship riches
He did not wish evil upon his enemies
He confessed his sins
He was a good steward of his land
He repaid his debts
Sometimes I feel like I couldn't establish that kind of reputation with even one of these characteristics, with 2 children and yet Job did it with much more on his plate than me.
Do you think you could ever be described with all of these good qualities? I don't think I could.
I love taking Hannah's picture by the fence. I am not completely sure why. I then love to put the pictures on the computer and pretend I am a real photographer and make them look artsy by applying different effects to them.
Anyway, the story goes that I asked Hannah to please go to the fence to take some pictures and this is what she did (after she just leaned up against it and rolled her eyes for me).
Then I asked her to put her feel together. She did and I told her she looked so pretty and much more like a little lady and then I got these poses......Oh My! What a Cutie, Crazy, Silly Girl!
Would you like to have some of these?Let me change that, You Want Some Of These! They are called French Breakfast Puffs and I got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman! Yes, Trust Me! You want some of these! Check out the recipes our family likes and you WILL find this one!!
I am a Christian woman with the most wonderful husband. He is the absolute perfect man for me. I also have a beautiful daughter and a handsome son. We are blessed! Our family, daily, tries to do God's will and live as He would want, following the example of His Son, Jesus Christ.
"And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You."