Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chase & Seth "isms"

Seth "ism" "

Seth tells me yesterday out of the blue for no reason at at:

"Mommy I loved daddy more because he is a man and he understands my man things and you don't. But don't worry I still like you"

It didn't hurt my feelings, OK, well maybe a little, but it did make my heart smile. I am so glad he adores his daddy. And he is right, there will be things, that as not a man, I won't understand and he will need his daddy & not me, and that is OK! ( has to be I guess)

Chase "ism"

Last night CJ's back was really bothering him, I was upstairs doing my invoices and he was just hanging out with the boys. When I come down, he tells me how bad he is feeling and my first reaction was "OK boys lets ..." CJ cuts me off, he knew what I was going to do and CJ says " we just got done with our prayer session, they just laid hands on my back. Chase tell mommy what you just told me"

Chase: "that I love Jesus more than daddy"

Me: "awww Chase. why?"

Chase "because you are supposed to God, Family, others that is the way it goes"

I wish I could take credit for that. I try to live it. But we haven't really talked about it that I can remember.

Me: "well honey, he has his priorities straight"

CJ: "he sure does. we could all learn from him"

How blessed am I? I pray his priorities will stay that way forever! And CJ is right, I learn from my kids everyday!

I love being a mom!


What a wonderful time of year! What a great time to reflect on God's love for us! I love Easter. Having kids makes even more fun! This year we went to my dad's church for and Easter festivities the day before. There was an egg hunt, lunch, games, and the Easter story. They used the Resurrection eggs to help tell the story. Chase & I had been reading the scriptures of the Crucifixion & resurrection in the days leading up to Easter. He & I had some great talks. He is so at church when they were telling the story, they would pull out the symbol from the egg and then ask if anyone knew what that meant. They pulled out the leather strap and told of how they soldiers used that to beat Jesus. Then Chase proceeds to tell them there was glass & stones in the whip they used...the pulled out the crown of thorns, and Chase proceeds to tell them what they did with that. The pulled out the spear...again, Chase answered the question. I was amazed. I know he listens, but it just struck me how much he soaks things in and remembers. My sister's friend told me he got an A for the day. I am humbled by his sensitivity to the things of the Lord.

Well when they got to the part about the stone, they were telling the kids how big the stone was and would they be able to push that away. After Chase's intellectual answers, Seth pipes up with

"Yep, I could roll the stone away! If I couldn't Chase for sure could!"

I just love their personalities....Chase my thinker, my feeler, and Seth my brute... my comedian! As I was telling CJ all this he said what I had been thinking...we fall in love with them more everyday. It is amazing to watch their personalities. It is amazing to watch them grow and learn. We are just truly in awe of them. We are so blessed to be their mom & dad! My heart just overflows with how much I love those kids!

What a blessing to be able to be a part of their growth, their learning!!!! I am truly humbled by the gift of my children!

It was a great Easter for me! Because this year, it was more about teaching the boys about what Jesus did for us! Yes, we had fun, we bought candy & had Easter baskets and did all the fun stuff

but to hear Chase say

" even if there was no candy or baskets, it is really about Jesus and it would be OK if we didn't get anything at all"

I will hang on to that forever!
We had a great Easter! Praise the Lord....He is Risen!

Fun With A Box

This is what happens when you put 2 little boys in a room with a giant box:)

Thursday, April 9, 2009


CJ went for an MRI for his back...and not only did it show what is going on with his back, but it showed a "lesion" on his kidney...

Well, we were at the doctor's office waiting for the results of the cat scan they did on the abdomen to see what exactly was on his kidney...and Seth was sitting on the exam table behind CJ. I told him, why don't you put your hands on daddy's back & pray for him. So he put his hand where the kidney was and says in the most confident voice ever:

" Daddy I know what they problem is. I know what is wrong with your kidney. It is squishy!"

Oh...if only it were that simple:) It was very funny & a great stress reliever for us all.

Then today Seth & I were looking through a body book and I told him, I am trying to find a picture of a kidney so you can see what it looks like. I turn the page and there is a picture of a little girl doing something and Seth goes

" Hey there is a kid-knee" I laughed so hard I cried. The best part was, he didn't even know why it was funny....

Side note: CJ's kidney is fine. It is a cyst that they will follow with another cat scan in 6months! Such an answer to prayer!