It has been a crazy couple weeks since Thanksgiving....and I can hardly believe that Christmas is next week....which means this baby is going to make his appearance soon....and so maybe we should also decide on a name sometime....but in the meantime we have been enjoying the Christmas season.
We took Parker to Disney on Ice a couple weeks ago and he LOVED it! He sat through all 2 hours of the show and was amazed. He couldn't stop talking about Pinocchio for days after we went! We went with another family and here is Parker and his friend Hailey.
We have made Christmas cookies and learned all the lyrics to "Frosty the Snowman" (thanks to cousin Hannah and grandma Diane's great Frosty costume)...you know, learning all of the important and meaningful things about Christmas!
Yesterday we had a little Christmas party over at Great-Gram Phelps's place and the kids had so much fun. They ran up and down the halls pretending to be Prancer, Cupid, and Rudolph and sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" to anyone who would stop and listen.
Some days I would love to just freeze Parker and Rebekah at age 2 forever....when they play nice together and have their "deep discussions" it is too sweet for words! I am so thankful for Parker having cousins so close!
I am looking forward to the next 2 weeks and having Sean home some extra days so we can finish up some things before the baby comes and do a little relaxing as well....Hope you are enjoying the season wherever you are, and remembering the TRULY important things to celebrate this Christmas season....Thank you Lord for the gift of your Son and His sacrifice so that we may have life! Hallelujah!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I was trying to actually accomplish something today since most days I have zero energy...So I started some laundry early this morning and after I put it in I couldn't find Parker. I was looking all over the house for him and finally found him in the laundry basket "just being a kitty". During breakfast we read the story of Noah's Ark in his bible and have since then been pretending the story over and over and over....He built his ark on the couch and filled it with all of his animals, but was very distressed that he didn't have a turtle. He called me "mommy Noah" and he was "Parker Noah"....It eventually quit raining and the dove came back with an olive leaf, so we could leave the ark and do something else.
I had a doctors appointment yesterday and everything looks good. I go back in 2 weeks and I will be 35 weeks and I can hardly believe it! I am feeling very big and uncomfortable, but I have to constantly remind myself that it will be worth it in the end. However, the past couple days I have been struggling with anxiety and worry....I find myself constantly worrying about things that aren't even true....stupid things that waste my time and energy and it seriously wears me out...physically, mentally and emotionally. So when worry and anxiety start creeping into my thoughts today I am claiming this verse and I am believing that this truth will give me freedom from worry and anxiety today!
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8