April 24, 2013

Glorious Day

The past few weeks we have had the best discussions with Abby about Jesus. 

Between Easter lessons and AWANA, Abby is learning some powerful verses about Jesus, His sacrifice, love for us, and our sins. Abby is really starting to process and ask us great questions. It makes my heart so happy to see her recognize Jesus for what he did and to store Him in her heart.

She has learned a verse a week since September and can easily recall about 10 of them. Her new favorite- "Go into all the world and preach the gospel". We end it with a loud Hallelujah and a quiet Amen. It is one of the funniest things to hear- she says Hallelujah with such fervor. 

We had another big breakthrough this week- for the first time ever, Abby noticed the music on my ringtone and asked to hear it. Glorious Day has been my ringtone for over a year. I love the words to it and love that she "got" them. We have played it more than once daily since then and tonight she told me the chorus. 

For other parents out there, don't think the little things you are doing aren't catching on. I have waited for so long for Abby to hear my song and learn it is about Jesus. I know that we will have more conversations in the car now because of it and future songs we play. I pray I have answers for the questions that will come because when I don't know the answer, Abby always says, "Let's ask Siri". Awkward :)

April 21, 2013

Our Saturday

In our attempt to eat healthier, I have visited the Farmer's Market a handful of times. This weekend, Abby and Marcus joined me. The market is at nearby Lakeline Mall and they have fun little activities for the kids. Abby loved the little black bunny rabbit, but didn't love the face painting? What kid doesn't love face painting?

This clown was pretty cool and he made Abby happy with a purple puffy poodle on a purple leash. 

She knew just what she wanted!

After story time and working out, we had lunch and naps at home and then joined our friends, The Jamisons, for dinner at Dahlia's Cafe in Liberty Hill. We went there for my birthday and loved it, so we came back with friends this time! The girls played in the big backyard while the adults caught up and then when the live music started, the girls had fun dancing!

It was an exhausting but super fun day!

April 17, 2013

Social Butterfly

These are pretty awful pictures, but they totally represent our busy day yesterday!

We met some new friends at the park Tuesday morning for play and a picnic. Abby requested I take her picture with Harper and then she gave me the "finger". Oops! I wish I had noticed it prior to the play date ending. Silly girl must have been scratching her face.

After being at the park all morning, we rested and then the door bell rang and our friend Kiersten and Kaylinn came over to play. We hadn't seen them in months and everyone was excited!

We played outside for a little while and I made a bowling game for them. Thank you Pinterest. They played a few times and we've played more since. Marcus is on a sparkling water kick- we saved a few bottles and had a game ready!

 While the girls played, I got to spend some time with this little man. He discovered how yummy a banana can be!

About an hour after our playdate, I went to dinner with my friends lovingly called The Dance Moms. Our girls had dance together over a year ago, but we all became friends and do dinner on occasion.  We stayed out late eating yummy food and talking!

It was a fun day with lots of friends!

April 12, 2013

The Bee's Knees

My sweet girl had a rough Wednesday. She got up from rest time to potty and told her teacher that she couldn't walk- her knee hurt. Abby then proceeded to crawl the remainder of the day. At pick up we discussed the incident- she asked for a band aid and claimed she hurt it on Monday. Since she was fine all day Monday, Tuesday and until rest time, her teacher and I chalked it up to being tired and possible emotional about something else.

When she still wouldn't walk on it Thursday morning, we visited the doctor. She has a sprained knee... a very minor version apparently because she was walking on it by 4 PM that day. This morning before school I asked her to stop doing PE today if it started hurting her again. She told me, "I can't do all my tricks, but I can still do some without it hurting." Well, that is good to know! :)

Love when we are early to school because Abby sits in my lap and snuggles with me before the doors open. I realize the time is coming when she will not sit in my lap or snuggle so freely, so I am trying to cherish it, focus on her and give long and tight squeezes when given the chance. 


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