From the rising of the sun to its going down
the Lord's name is to be praised!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Just an Ordinary Day

A short list of happenings:

  • Ksena broke her hip at the park-actually she just scraped her back but she’s pretty sure her ‘hip is broked’. (Thanks Dani D for letting her cuddle you for comfort.)

  • Esmé did about a weeks worth of ‘you know what’ in her diaper at the park and since I am not insanely organized, she was bare legged for most of ‘Park Day’.

  • Mia skinned her knee at the park.

  • Esmé went through three outfits; Ksena went through two pairs of shorts.

  • Ksena’s shorts fell off while we were going for a walk. Ksena’s shorts fell off while she was playing outside and ended up drenched in water.

  • Esmé tried to get out of the grocery cart while I was unloading the groceries into the van. Normally I would secure her in her car seat before I do this but I had forgotten to purchase the roasted chicken from the ‘Hot Deli’ so we had to go back into the store. ( I’m not sure why I forgot the chicken)

  • Ksena tried to get herself out of the grocery cart while I was buckling Esmé into her car seat.

You’ll notice there are not many tragedies written about Mia which gives me hope. Apparently by about four years old children are somewhat civilized! :O) In fact they are even helpful. Mia loaded all of our necessities into the van for park day, took some things back into the house when we returned from the park and helped load and unload the groceries. For this I am very thankful. I am also very thankful that God helped me see the humour in a lot of situations that typically overwhelm me.

Now on to tomorrow, and remembering to love them and expecting them to be children…because God loves me unfailingly and showers me with His grace when I sin as His child.

Psalm 103:13-14
13Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
14For He Himself knows our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.


Anonymous said...

Hey your ordinary day sounds pretty similar to most of mine! Although I can't vouch for kids having less tragedies as they get older - Josh seems even more clutzy the bigger he gets - sometimes I wonder if he'll live to be a teenager!
Apparently these are the "good old days" that people miss as they get older - I wonder if you forget about all the bad stuff when the kids are grown?

Danielle said...

I had a good chuckle over this post=0) I'm glad that Ksena was able to find comfort in me. I figured she'd go rite to you as soon as you came back, but was loving the snuggle! Hey if you ever want to do groceries on your own, let me know and I would be more than happy to watch the girls=0)

Noordam's Blog said...

Love this post Mel - oh the things I could list!!! Kids definitely get more helpful when they get older. More independent etc... but there is a whole other slew of issues coming :o)

Lynnette Feijer said...

Aww Mel I just read your post! It made me smile! Those girls! I sure miss them when I'm not in St. T for the weekend! Have fun being the great Mom that you are!

Anonymous said...

hehe. I dont mean to laugh, but the post is kinda funny. Good thing mummies are built in with lots of love for their little mischief-makers and loads of patience. =)