Friday, September 24, 2010

Aidan's Big Boy Room

Well Aidan's room is finally finished.....Cliff is going to put the rails on his bed tonight and hopefully he will sleep in there okay so that we can start on the nursery. I think it turned out pretty cute. This was the first room that I have decorated where Cliff really wanted an opinion. He was very particular about what pennants to get Aidan and how they should be put on the wall. He also made me choose a certain baseball league for my decorating .....Too bad I don't know the difference. Anyway here it is...








Thursday, September 23, 2010

Haircuts

Aidan and I headed over to my good friend Laura's house today for haircuts. It was an especially fun morning because this was Aidan's very first haircut. He is 21 months and we still had not cut it. We kept hoping it would turn more curly but it just wasn't. He did very good!! i made a video for Cliff since he couldn't be there....I put it on just for those who might be interested. I also have been wanting to chop my hair off for a really long time and decided this week that I would just go for it. Here are some pics!






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Monday, September 20, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mothers of the Bible

This quarter at church I am teaching a Bible class for mothers called "Mothers of the Bible." It is something that has been on my heart for a long time now and finally proposed the idea to the eldership in early summer. We are following the book below where we look at 12 different mothers over a 12 week period. The book does this by taking us thru a short devotional thought Monday thru Friday while also reading the stories from the scripture. For class time I use the first part of class to review our readings from the week and the last part to discuss our lives as Christian mothers and what these mothers of the Bible can help teach us as followers of Christ. My first class was this past Sunday morning. It looks like I will have around 18 women in the class. On Sunday we went around the room and each said a little bit about ourselves but I asked them to each share with the group what they felt their greatest blessing and trial currently was as a mother. I was very impressed with how much the women chose to open up and share. Emotions were very high and by the end of class everyone was crying. I think this just proves how much mothers need to get together to share their current joys and trials and have someone understand what they are going through. Please pray for me as I lead this class for the next 12 weeks and that these ladies are able to get out of the class what they need. This week we are covering Eve.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Seattle Vacation

Cliff and I just returned from our mini-vacation to Seattle. I had never been there before so this was really fun for me. During this time we were able to go to Pike's Place Market, have dinner at the Space Needle, visit the aquarium, the music and science museum, see the first Starbucks, and eat at a variety of delicious restaurants. We stayed at the Inn at the Market which was right in the middle of the market. It was very relaxing and a great getaway before baby number 2 arrives.



















Friday, September 3, 2010

Fun Toy for the Summer

We got this for Aidan about a month ago at Target and I think it has been his favorite toy of the Summer. Cliff and I like it because we can steer him while he practices his peddling and steering as well. He also loves ringing the little bell. Since we live just 6 blocks from church we often will get up a little early and walk and have been taking him in this instead of his stroller. Next summer I think he will be big enough to take out the adult steerer and he can use it as a regular tricycle. So with all that being said, I would highly recommend getting this for your kiddo if they are around Aidan's age. It also comes in girl colors.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Toddler Bed

We transitioned Aidan over to a toddler bed two nights ago. We probably should have done it sooner but this was the first time we could get to it. We were a little nervous about how it would go. We didn't know if he would fall our or just get out of his bed when he was supposed to stay in. But we were pleasantly surprised at how great it went. He as SOOOO excited to have a big boy bed. He has been spending a lot of time just playing in it and reading his books. When we put him down for nap time or overnight he goes right to sleep and so far has not fallen out and has been sleeping great. Even in the mornings he has just stuck to his regular routine and waited for us to come get him. We will see how long that lasts :) We have his twin bed in the garage ready to be put up but we thought this would be a better transition first for at least a month or so.