They just are so cute. Sure, they're naughty, don't listen, sometimes make me mad but all I have to do is remember a sermon I was lucky enough to hear a few weeks ago at church. It was about righteous vs. unrighteous anger, and I realized that I get unrighteously angry a lot! So I've been facing my anger head on, and when I start to feel upset I ask myself if there's a good reason or a bad reason for it. If it's not a righteous type anger (where I'm upset over an injustice, etc), then I surrender it to God. Sometimes this happens multiple times before I calm down. But it's working, and I'm able to appreciate the time with my children more. (even when they're driving me crazy!)
J feeding Sarah a blueberry. Sweet brother!
Sarah up after a nap. She's doing great. I finally have her on a great sleep routine - she's usually in bed around 6p and awake at 630am. She takes great naps, usually 2-3 hours. Still no intelligible words yet, but she picks up on signs quickly and uses them. She now 'nods' her head, but really it's her whole body. She's been very funny lately, loves to be chased and tickled. (If you tickle her and stop, she'll grab your hand and sign 'please' or 'more'!) She really, really LOVES Daddy lately, which he loves because she was only interested in me for so long.
Jeremiah sleeping. Ashamed as I am, yes, he still has a binky. That will be next to go, trust me. This picture was taken after he decided he didn't need to nap, but then threw a fit so I put him in his room with his light on and fan (white noise) on. He screamed and shouted for awhile, then got very quiet. All on his own he'd turned off his light and gone to sleep. Amazing. I'm still working with him to actually come out of his room by himself in the morning, I should be thankful he doesn't, huh? His language is taking off, today he was telling me about when "Buba Dan" visited last July - he remembered going out to eat at Applebees, and swimming at the hotel! I was amazed. He talks a lot and loves to play on his own. His imagination is fantastic and he's always playing with some imaginary friend. (Favorite is Caillou!)
He wanted to put his shirt on by himself. He did alright.