Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Not the Potter

First of all, can I just say how humbled I am by the fact that so many people were encouraged by my last post :) Thank you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and encouragement to me. I even had a friend say she wants to continue the idea and do a similar post on her blog. I'll share the link when/if she does :) And please share you link with me if you are so inspired to write one as well :)

On to other things...

It has been quite some time since I've really done much of an update on the kiddos. I know how much our family loves this stuff so here goes....

shopping saturday

Walking, running, talking, big girl carseats, real kisses. All the newest additions to our busy lives. Currently, it would not be wise to approach the "big park" alone. They all like to play but none in the same place. They hit the ground running... in 3 directions. During waking hours, it would be rare to not see the living room littered with toys. Which in my book, is mostly okay. Don't get me wrong, I'd love if it was possible for them to play with their toys and one another and NOT make a mess but well, it just isn't :) It is a joy to see my3 little miracles playing together. There are moments of insanity, fighting, whining, yelling... but they love one another and I get to watch the makings of bffs :) (at least that's my hope, ha!) Also, Lilly started this one, but Ava soon followed... real kisses. Like lip smacking, mwah kinda kisses. Be still my heart.

Lilly reading :)

Newest vocab in our house... "NO!" Ava's favorite word. They've actually been saying it for a while but just recently has it become the regular. And she means it. With attitude. As does her brother with his ever developing nasty mouth. I would take 2 yr old tantrums ANY DAY OF THE WEEK over the mouth of an [almost] 3 year old.

Lilly's sunglasses :)

On a more positive note, the girls are also saying phrases. Things like, "go bye-bye," "have it," "get down" and even "get out." I love how they can communicate with words. They will pretty much repeat anything you tell them if they're in the mood but they also will tell you what they want/need and that is definitely helpful :)

We certainly have our hands full with daily new parenting challenges but thankfully, we aren't alone.  Blessed are our children that their 2 clueless parents have someone much better than us helping train them up.  I was reminded today that wisdom doesn't just come with age. It doesn't come from knowledge. It doesn't come from reading. Parenting magazines, shows, blogs, guides, books, conferences- even the best of them, aren't even the answer. If it was left up to my research, hands & brain, my kids would be up a creek! While all those things may help, they aren't the source. 

Wisdom comes from the Lord. 

Proverbs 2:6
For the LORD gives wisdom; 
From his mouth come knowledge & understanding.

Job 32:8
But it is the spirit in man,
the breath of the Almighty that makes him understand.

So during this new season of parenting 3under3, I am looking to the source. Praying for the Lord's favor. Praying for His wisdom. Praying for my children to receive the truth. Praying for my husband's leadership. Praying we would be good stewards of these little lives- trusting He has them in His hands.

I'll leave you with this adorable girl giving "lovies" :)


  1. Love you :)

  2. I love it! Great reminder about wisdom.

  3. Wonderful post! Your kids are so blessed to have such wonderful God-seeking parents! Loved the video. So sweet!


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