Tuesday, January 18, 2011

serious conversation with a 2 year old

molly treats her baby like a human and it often mimics behaviors and things that she does. tonight, her baby was getting in trouble for throwing a fit. molly took her into her room and disciplined her and made her stay in there. then she came out and the converstation went as follows:

me: molly, when your baby doesn't listen and obey you what is she doing?

molly: making sin

me: does God like sin?

molly: no, she's making Jesus sad and me sad

me: what did God do to help us with sin?

molly: died on the cross for our sins

me: yes, Jesus died on the cross to take away our sin. did Jesus stay dead?

molly: no

me: where does Jesus live now?

molly: in heaven

me: how do we get to heaven?

molly: we probably ride flying horses up there!

me: well, not exactly, you have to ask Jesus to come into your heart and save you from your sin.

molly: yeah, and bears. Jesus can save me from bears.

i love that molly is learning about Christ at such a young age comprehends what sin is. she doesn't like to say that she has sinned when she gets in trouble - just hides her face and says i don't want to say it so i thought this was the perfect opportunity to talk about it when her baby was "misbehaving".

***just so you know, the baby is no longer being punished and has moved on to being sick and throwing up.

Friday, January 7, 2011

a sweet reminder

i'm tired. molly was sick last night, sophie was cranky and didn't sleep well. i was on the couch with both girls. i miss my bed. then this morning i went to set sophie down and she arched her back, cried and refused to sit. i picked her up and in my frustrated voice said "it's going to be one of those days." then i got a sweet little reminder. immediately after saying this molly started singing "this is the day". and she was right! this is the day the Lord has made, i will rejoice and be glad in it! my mood changed instantly and molly and i have been singing the song on and off all morning. thanks molly for reminding me that i need to rejoice always!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


i feel as if christmas was a month ago and it's only been two weeks. i had big plans to blog about christmas as it was lots of fun this year. sophie's first, and molly really got in to it. instead, here's just a short version of the highlights....
christmas was very relaxing. we spent christmas eve at home lounging on the living room floor watching miracle on 34th street and playing with the girls. christmas day we were at home until 5:45 that evening. my parents and brother and sister came for lunch so molly and sophie would be able to nap that day. and they did - 2 whole hours, both of them! matt and i had some much needed alone time! then we went to my parents and celebrated with the family.
santa came and brought molly her cinderella dress and glass slippers. molly was amazed when the milk and cookies were gone from the plate christmas morning! she asked if santa would come back next year.
sophie got a basketball goal. i think i was more excited about this than her, but hey, i've got to start training her young! she was excited about the balls that came with the goal and loves to make baskets. my favorite gift the girls received, however, came from my parents. they bought them a personalized cd with songs that have their names in them. molly's is called a princess tea party. she loves it. it starts out with belle asking if she'll help prepare a princess tea. "a perfect princess tea, for molly and me...". sophie's is a jesus loves me one and so sweet. "just like the stars that twinkle in the night, sophie, your precious in God's sight..." then later on it quotes john 3:16 with sophie's name.
christmas was fabulous and a great way to finish out a great year. oh, and probably the best christmas present i received was a positive pregnancy test on december 2nd!