Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Too Much to Write

I seem to have a few too many ideas of things to write this week. This week I am turning ___!!!! I can hardly believe it, but (it's just another number). This past weekend Jason surprised me with a get together with my parents, brother, and grandmother. I also got the BEST PRESENT EVER!!! I will post about it in a few days. Also, I have been tagged by Anna and I can't wait to get around to posting that too. Tonight, Joshua has his first tee ball game, so be on the lookout for pictures. GO CARDINALS! I also got some pictures of the kids out back with the horses. But for now, I will leave you with a few thoughts while I have a few minutes...

Why is it that both of my kids now think it funny to ask the person behind the counter if they are a boy or a girl? It has become quite embarrassing to say the least!

We still love playing the "What letter starts with ___ game".

Joshua and Abby Kate's last day of Preschool is tomorrow. We are all looking forward to some fun summer time activities together!

Who wants to cook when it is so hot outside?

This Sunday in Bible class, we looked at Ephesians 5:1-2. "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." One example that was drawn from this passage was in reference to our children. Our children want to do everything just like Mommy and Daddy.

Joshua is a BIG Daddy's boy! Jason is his hero! I even remember watching the way that Joshua would look into his Daddy's eyes when he was in the NICU. Joshua absolutely loves Jason with all of his heart. Everything that Jason does, Joshua is quick to follow. One night on the way to church, Joshua was talking to me about wanting to go up in the sky in a rocket. I told him that he would have to become an astronaut to ride in a rocket ship. The more he thought about it, the more scared he became about being so high up in the sky. Joshua then told me that his Daddy would go with him and that they would have a great time. Joshua then said, "Mommy, when do I get to turn into Daddy?". I told him that he would one day be a Daddy, but he did not like that answer. Then with the sweetest voice ever, he said, "No, when do I get to turn into Jason?". How precious is that!!! Joshua just can't wait to be called by his Daddy's name.

Joshua's desire to be just like his Daddy just fills my heart. And it also causes me to think that I should be just as devoted to imitating God as Joshua is devoted to imitating Jason. I should want to imitate God and be called by my Father's name, too!


Stacy said...

Good post! Kids sure can teach us a lot, huh? How cute--When do I get to turn into daddy?! I love that! That's a great pic of Joshua!

I don't want to cook either! That's why we have been doing so many picnics and grilling outside!

I love your present too! :)

Jason said...

What's with all the secrecy around how old you'll be tomorrow? Everybody knows you'll be 33.