Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Sunday and then some

Well we had a good Easter like always. The girls hunted eggs out at my parents with my younger cousins (they think they are getting too big) Morgan and Madison. Food and family always a good time.

Today Abby really tried my patience. She is in to spitting. We went to eat at the Oyster Bar for dinner, she starting spitting all over the seat. Robb and I both got on to her. Robb told her she would get her mouth washed out with soap is she did it again. Of course when she got home later she got mad and spit at me. Being a mom of her word I took her into the bathroom to wash her mouth out with soap. I used a bar of dove soap (that's what we wash with). She actually liked it. Robb just laughed, I threw my hands up and told him to put everybody to bed. She of course crying for me to come upstairs and say good night. I let her go potty and have a small drink thanks to her re wetting the bed the last few nights. She looks at me and says "I need more soap, peassss" No way. "But I just spit in my woom(room). you need to wash my mouth out" Any suggestions on this.
Can you say strong willed child. Nothing gets her attention.

Easter Sunday
















Easter Sunday

Look how cute my family is.
What did they get in there Easter baskets?

Haylee got a big girl bible.


Abby got a Bible storybook



Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sprinkler fun!

videoRobb worked in the yard and turned on the sprinklers to water. Abby wanted to run in them. Haylee decided to do it also. The were both shaken by the time we stripped them down and brought them in. They had fun.

Lunch at Haylee's School

first visist since surgery! Still move a little slow.
Noni had to drive. Blue snow cone.




Haylee self portrait!



Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Recovery

Life with the Havens family has been crazy! Haylee had her first field trip this year and she actually rode a bus! What big stuff for her and yes mommy went with her. What a fun ride for mommy as well 2 weeks after surgery. Abby is crying out for attention from mommy since she cant be held, pick up or anything else she use to do. Poor baby! We hit, throw, swing, kick, spit and scream at the top of our lungs. We had terrible 2's and 3's will she calm down after she turns 4 in September? I pray so. She can be the sweetest thing at times and it makes me wonder how she can be that other side! Who said being a mom ( stay at home mom) was easy must of had a nanny. My house stays wrecked. One morning I picked up sleeping bags twice in a2 hour period. Does this build character for us as well as for them? I am blessed and Thanks to Philippians 4:13 I am reminded "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Thank You Lord! Easter is almost here and lesson learned from He is Risen is so great for my children. Even Abby who wants to hear and bits and pieces come out of what she gets from it. Haylee bug prays for all her friends, dogs and babies, very well thought out and Long. She takes after her Papaw "Rick".
All in all we are blessed to have each other crazy and all. Thankful for a God who teaches us big life lessons in small ways. Well small compared to some?! Robb has enjoyed and learned that his role as father does not have to be a sports role. Since Haylee has a great dislike for most sports she has tried he has found other ways to bond with her and fill her love tank. Abby might be the high heel wearing soccer player or nails done basketball player he wants. Finding there place is the greatest gift next to God giving us these 2 precious girls that are complete opposite.