Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Just some fun pictures taken this morning with my new camera Brent bought me for Mother's Day. He (and the kiddos) fixed me breakfast in bed...well...he fixed it in the kitchen, and then they served it to me in bed, but I think you knew what I meant. He then surprised me by getting Sarah ready so that gave me extra time to get my makeup and hair done. Sunday mornings tend to be really busy around our house, and I usually end up doing my makeup in the car on the way to church...hence the severe lacking of me in any of the Sunday pictures!
Love this man! The message today in church was about the qualities the older women are supposed to teach to the younger women in the church. I truly don't struggle with loving Brent because he makes it so easy! He is a wonderful example for Daniel of how to care for his wife and treat her with love. I especially appreciate how carefully he dwells with me according to knowledge. I'm not an easy case to crack, but Brent has worked very hard at figuring me out. When we met, his job entailed going into different departments, watching them and their processes, and then writing computer programs to automate those processes--all that to say, he's incredibly analytical and often knows more of what I'm trying to do than I do! But like I said, I'm a tough case to crack and sometimes leave him scratching his head. I'm so thankful that he takes the time to work through issues with me. I often tell Daniel to watch Daddy carefully because he will show him what a godly husband and father acts like. I could go on and on, and often do, so I'll stop now...
My favorite kiddos in the world. It's encouraging to see some fruits of our labors with the older two...and we're working very hard with Sarah right now. She is SO VERY strong-willed...and a little OCD we're thinking. Brent and the kids fixed lunch for me this afternoon. Brent left the oven door open to let the heat out (because it was a bit chilly in the house today!) She got up from her chair (she's no longer in a high chair either) and went and shut it. It bothers her terribly if things aren't quite right. If something she's playing with breaks or comes apart...her world stops. She's definitely going to be our perfectionist! On a side note...we were driving home from school on Friday, and Sarah started counting. She's done this a lot lately-usually making it to 3 or 4. But Friday, I promise it's true, she counted to 11!!! The kids and I kept waiting and didn't say a thing, and she just kept counting. I'm so glad I wasn't alone with her or I might have second guessed what I was hearing. She counted to 7 for Brent this morning...we're in so much trouble with her...I'm going to start praying for her school teachers soon because with her OCD tendancies and her quick study of things...they are going to have to be on their toes!
Sarah got bored sitting for pictures so she decided to stand behind the kids and put her arms around them. She definitely has her own way of doing things!
This is the first shot...before she got tired of sitting still...

3 comments:

Marsel said...

Such nice pictures!

Hairgrove Hangout said...

Love your Mother's Day story and the photos of your sweet children. We are very blessed with Godly husbands. Love ya!

Jill said...

I keep my makeup bag in the car at all times!!! We have just enough stop lights between here and the interstate that I can get it all on with time to spare!! =) If I don't go out (in the car) during the day I don't do make-up...is that a bad thing??