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Posted on October 31, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Making Jack laugh- ithappens around here a lot!



Say WHAT now??

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The other day Parker and I were talking about, well, who knows what.
He tends to ramble on, and on, and on.
I'm sure NO ONE who has kids can relate with me!
Anyway, he was in the middle of saying something when suddenly he blurted out a line I never thought a 4 year old would say. So I said,
"Wait, what did you just say?"
Parker- "I said, so you just say 'get a straw and suck it up!', like that"
I.lost.it.
I was laughing so hard. I yelled for Joe to come closer and hear what Parker had to say.
Parker- "I said, 'get a straw and suck it up'..."
After I composed myself I asked who taught him to say that, and his reply...
"Drew, and Aaron, from the team from last week" (aka mission team from Briar Hill).
So, THANK YOU guys, you did a fabulous job teaching our son some profound new sayings!

Not Sleeping

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 10:53 AM Comments comments (1)

Parker: "Mom, London isn't asleep yet"

Me: "Parker, don't worry about her, just worry about yourself."

Parker: " I won't. I'll just worry about Jesus."


kitten...?

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM Comments comments (0)

While in the truck Parker kept trying to get Joe to put his seatbelt on. When he wouldn't listen, he yelled out, "Hellooooo kitten, seatbelt on!"

Bad Things

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 9:47 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been trying harder to focus on some basic Bible topics and doctrine with Parker. Now, since he's only 3 1/2, Joe had to make it so he can understand. Man, is it cute!! He is repeating the things we're teaching him like a champ.

One of the things we ask is, "How do we know there's a God?"

Answer: "We can see (point to eyes) what He has made, we can know (point to head) right from wrong, and because of Jesus (point to the sky)."

He has really been meditating on these things because this, and other topics, will arise during daily conversation.

The other night I put him to bed and told him no playing or I'd have to take his guys (spiderman, ironman, and buzz- you know, The guys).

I shut the door and what did I hear?

Playing.

So I walked in his room and took said guys away, to which he reacted as would and 3 year old- going right to sleep with a fit. This time, however, some logical thinking accompanied the crying.

Parker: "You did a bad thing. You took my guys (sniff, tears)."

Me: "Parker, I told you that I would take them if you played."

Parker: (sobbing) "But when we do bad things (pointing to his head, remembering the right and wrong stuff we studied) we have to say we're sorry because God doesn't want us to do bad things. You did a bad thing"

This is where I wanted to laugh. Poor little guy thought it was pretty gosh darn awful that his guys weren't going to be sleeping with him. However, I restrained and continued my sweet conversation with him. Trying to explain consequences to a 3 year old is a tough one!

After all this took place I began to think and the Lord spoke to me.

Sometimes it seems like a chore to teach such things to him. He doesn't sit still, pay attention, plays instead of listens, I could go on and on. Sometimes I'm not sure anything we're saying is taking hold. However, in this moment the Lord reminded me that our dilgence in instructing him in the ways of the Lord is what matters most. How will he learn these important truths if we aren't focusing on them in our own home as a family?

I was also thankful for the moment that I didn't miss out on. Often, I am tired and don't want to deal with his bedtime fits and so my response is to just walk away and not listen to his 2nd 500th complaint of the night. I am thankful that was not my reaction on this particular night. I would have missed out on a precious thing- seeing the Lord work in his mind and heart.


Doings

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 11:54 AM Comments comments (0)

Parker and I are memorizing Bible verses together. The other day we sat to practice and review them and as we did, here's what Parker said:


"Even a child is known by his doings....Where are my doings?"



I love the things he thinks of saying!

Oops

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I guess Parker heard what I was watching when he came down the stairs from his nap today. He came in singing " I will be there for you, I will be there for you, I will be there for yoooouuu".
He is too funny!
Do you know what I was watching??

oh this child...

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM Comments comments (0)

When we left Parker's swim lessons today he really wanted a candy, but I told him I didn't have the extra money because I had to pay for the taxi. Here's our conversation about it on the way home.

 Parker- "I really wanted some chocolate"
Me- "I'm sorry, bub, I just didn't have enough money this time"
Parker- "Oh. That's bad."
Later when Joe got home I told him what happened and when Parker heard what I told him, he looked at us, laughed and said seriously "Yea. That's BAD!"

Seriously

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 10:19 AM Comments comments (0)

How can our son be so cute?


Joe gave Parker a snack

Parker looks at Joe and says,

"Tanks Bro"

Big boy at his swimming lessons

Little Evangelist

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 9:16 AM Comments comments (2)

Well, he didn't exactly "evangelize", but it was close enough.
We were driving in the truck, Joe and I were talking about...who knows...and Parker was carrying on a conversation with London in the backseat. We had recently been talking about Jesus so I guess Parker had it on his mind and this is what we heard:

"Jesus died on the cross. For me and you and mommy and daddy. His blood came all out (hand motions included). He died and then- HE CAME BACK TO LIFE! So we can go to Heaven!"

AH!! Can you believe it?
Melt.my.heart.


What a sweetie! I love how the truth's about God soak into his mind so quickly and how he's in awe of such things. If only I could be the same way all the time. This is a time where I get to learn from him!

Sweet Moments

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 9:59 AM Comments comments (1)

just shared some sweet moments with my kids. London was all smiles while I sang her to sleep and Parker asked me to lay in bed and "cuddle for a couple while".


I am so blessed!

 


Words from our mouths

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 11:19 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know that the mind of an almost 3 year old can retain a TON of information? Parker can sing songs, recite several Bible verses, tell stories (from books and ones he so creatively makes up), speaks Spanish, remembers movies, trips...oh how I could go on and on! I love that he is so intelligent for being the little man that he is.

However, let me pause to say that I realized something today. Now I know it may seem quite obvious simple, but I really HEARD it for the first time this afternoon. Parker was playing with several of his animals and toys in his room while I was getting ready in the the bathroom and this is what I heard-

 

"Sammy, do you hear me?"

" Yes, I do"

"But you hear me? Are you listening?"

"You need to listen and obey"

 

WOAH!! It was as if for a moment he was the daddy in charge of several children in there! SO, he really does hear what we say to him but I guess, since he's 3 years old, he just sometimes chooses to "pretend" to not hear what we say.

This was a great reminder to me- I must guard the things that come out of my mouth. Not only for the sake of the things I say and the attitude of my heart, but for my children as well. They really are listening!

 

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

 



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