Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Those Boys, Those Boys

What am I supposed to do with THIS?
This was all his doing!
I have to keep my eye on him, he's already making goldfish and baby powder bombs in the dining room.
My boys have been teaching me alot about how much boys differ from girls.  The things they find fascinating were not at all fascinating to my daughter.  However, she got into her share of mischeif when she was their age.  But, I have to say the goldfish and baby powder incident caught me completely off guard.  Although, this incident was not all as it seemed as I entered the dining room early that Friday morning.  As I soon found out, after I took one look at my oldest son who blurted out "Jaiden spilled the goldfish crackers!".  He continued with "look what I did, Mommy", in an overly excited tone and huge grin on his face.  He was certain that I would absolutely love what he had just accomplished.  That morning happened to be MOPS at the church and I had decided to "utilize the latrine" before quickly heading out the door.  Obviously that was no longer possible since I had to clean the table, floor, and my child.  But, as I began to attempt at cleaning the baby powder off his face and hair he said, "no Mommy, don't take it off I want you to leave it on me".  So, without cleaning his clothes, face, or hair I led them out the door and into the car.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I Dedicate the Blog to Head Coach Justin

I am dedicating this Blog to my amazing husband, who the Lord has blessed me to have spent the last 11 years with.  I am blogging about  my experiences as the assistant coach of Team Houston while my husband is deployed to Afghanistan.  The players on Team Houston include our children Savannah, Avant, and Jaiden who I have the privledge of teaching and watching them grow.  My goal this year is to carry on the Team tradition of teaching our children about the Love of Christ and his plan and purpose in our lives to bring honor and glory to HIM.  Though our head coach may have been temporarily called away to serve our country and do his duty as a United States soldier, we remember the goals that he has set out for our family.  Put God first and everything else will fall into place. Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kindgdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (KJV) "Gospel-centered parenting is not so much something we do as it is something that we model.  It is reflecting God's heart toward us to our children."