Thursday, October 28, 2010

Out of the mouth of babes...

At the Dr. office:
Sophie to nurse, refferring to Camille... "she realizes you from when you gave her her shots". (thankfully Camille was in a great mood when this was said)

Sophie to Dr. Mickey... "you took forever" (in reality it was about 3-4 minutes wait time)

Camille: big explosion in pants
Sophie: "Mom was that you?"
Me: "um no, Camille just filled her pants"
Sophie to friend, and a few other parents around: " I wasn't sure because some times she says it's Camille, when it was really her".
Me: Speechless, and I can't believe I just wrote that!

Davis: "two 7th grade girls like me"
Me: " how do you know that?"
Davis: " because they always want to sit by me on the bus"
Me: "do you like either of them?"
Davis: "no"
Me: "why"
Davis: "because they are in 7th grade"
Me: a sigh of relief! and many other mixed emotions!

Davis: " I talked to Mrs. McBride tonight"
Me: "Really, about what?"
Davis: "she asked me if I was a soph. or a jr."
Me: "what!, did you tell her you just turned 12?"
Davis: "she said, "are you kidding me!?"

Sophie: "do I have to marry my first boyfriend?"
Me: " most likely you will not"
Sophie: "how will I know who I am going to marry?, how did you know dad was who you wanted to marry?"
Me thinking: she is only 5, I am not ready for this!!!

And sadly....
Sophie: "she gets all of the attention, everyone thinks she is so cute, I don't like being the big sister"
Me: "oh, honey... you are adorable too, and you can do so many neat things that you are going to be able to teach her. We love you so much"
Sophie: "I just didn't know she would be this cute."
Me: Confused and heartbroken. Any advice is welcome. We're trying our best to make her feel special and not 2nd best. I am grateful she is able to articulate how she feels even though it's a bit heartbreaking.

Life has been a whirlwind...

You would think this was my first baby! There are many things happening a the Brown house... new baby, house for sale= keeping it clean for showings, working as a medical transcriptionist from home, and keeping up with a 5yo. and 12 yo. I am content. I am happy. I wouldn't have it any other way.

One thing I am blessed to be doing each week is attending a Bible study at church on Wednesdays.  I have always wanted to be able to do this.  The study is on "Becoming a Woman of Simplicity".  I have been so encouraged by the verses and illustrations on how God wants us to live simply, more mentally than anything, so that we can make time for him.  Oh how I needed this reminder.  What I am learning is that it is all about BALANCE... and how do I get that??? I pray for discernment.  I need guidance as to what I will say "yes" to and as of late motivation to keep my priorities in order.  The women in my study have been a tremendous blessing too! I only knew a couple of them when it started, and that was only as acquaintances. I have loved getting to know new women and hearing their experiences of living simple.

I hope to be more actively blogging. I love knowing that highlights of my life are being recorded for a future keepsake. Looking back on past blogs has been a treat. I really had forgotten several things that I had written about.

Here are a few photos of the kiddos~ they grow so fast!
Sophie w/ Camille @ 2 months

Our Davis turned 12!!! This face explains it all.
Thanks to encouragement from Elizabeth,  Sophie now loves soccer!

The girls at the Pumpkin Patch!

Cousins 5 days apart are now 12 yo.