Don't you just love them? I can't help but kiss them every time I see them. Sammy loves them too, but he doesn't kiss them...he says "tickle, tickle, tickle." I love my boys and I LOVE knowing that Sammy loves his little brother. In this picture Sammy wanted to hold the baby. When Daniel started crying, Sammy said "Baby cry" (sounds more like baby eye). The kids are so in love that the girls are already praying "God, please give mommy another baby in her tummy today." Guess they don't feel like taking turns holding him and want a baby for each of them. ;)
As you've probably guessed by my lack of posting, I've been keeping pretty busy these days. When I'm not cuddling Daniel (which is most of the time), I'm helping my husband prepare for furlough. I kept putting off working on the presentation saying "After the baby comes I'll have plenty of time since I'll mostly be resting with the baby." Hmmm...well, now I'm wishing I hadn't put it off. I haven't had as much free time as I thought I would have. Finally, the presentation is finished. Now to start packing. I have no clue how we're going to squeeze everything into the van. We have already had 2 meetings and have 2 more here in Maine before we head down to VA. I would LOVE any tips you have on traveling with kids. Any suggestions on meals on the road? I'm not too excited about the kids having chicken nugget happy meals all of the time.
One of my top goals before we return to our home in Ukraine was to get some books. Since we've been home I've been the winner of two blog book giveaways! This book I recently won and it sounds excellent and just what I need; and this book, which my husband stole before I got a chance to finish it. And for Christmas, my husband bought me a book I've been wanting called Training Your Children to Turn Out Right by David Sorenson. I've only read 2 chapters, but it is EXCELLENT so far. Here are a few quotes from the book...
"God's goal for our children is not just for them to stay out of trouble. Rather, the emphasis throughout the Word of God is to train our children from their infancy to serve the Lord..."
"The one thing that will give them (our children, and us) clear victory is the Word of God."
I can't wait to read the rest! It makes so much sense and already seems like one of the best child training books. It's not a "list"of things you can do to help your children turn out right, but ONLY the Word of God.
I had so much more I wanted to share, but sleep is calling to me...hopefully it calls to Daniel as well. ;)