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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Heaven and Bed

A favorite time for everyone.

What do heaven and bed have in common? Aren't they synonymous? They can be for me sometimes! Rhianwen commented the other day, "I hope heaven has a bed so when Corwin gets sleepy, he can sleep." I thought this was a little funny since Corwin spends the majority of his naps in the swing right now. Thankfully most nights he sleeps well in his crib.

Corwin has been full of smiles lately. He loves to do this after feeding in the middle of the night. Very sweet, but really? Please baby, we want to go back to heaven...um, I mean bed.

Mommy was brave enough to go to church last week. Here they all are ready to hit the road.

Our yard is full of blooming things right now-weeds mostly, like these that Rhianwen keeps picking for me "to put in my hair". I remember when I was little picking the same weeds and bringing fistfuls to my grandma. She was always very appreciative; my mom, on the other hand, informed me that they were weeds. I thought, "So? I think they are pretty!" and kept right on picking them. So it doesn't really bother me that our lawn is made up of these right now. It's a harbinger of spring. Rhianwen also got very excited the other day when she got up in the morning and looked out her window to see a "star-flower" aka daffodil in our flower bed. I'm so excited the bulbs I planted this year bloomed!


Alden has suddenly increased interest in potty training himself. He's repeatedly told me he needs to go, strips down, does it, and then is helpless since he can't get his diaper back on. He normally either runs around without or puts his pants back on with no diaper. One day I was in the middle of feeding Corwin when Alden did this. I said, "Um, I can't get your diaper back on right now." Rhianwen piped up, "I can do it!" I said, "I doubt it!"...yes, I'm so encouraging. Minutes later, I came out of the nursery and saw that Alden had his pants back on. I checked under them, and sure enough, Rhianwen had put his diaper back perfectly! It was a WOW moment for me. I've purchased pull-ups. I'm not ready to train, but I'm not excited about a half dressed boy running all over the place. This way, he can do it all himself, and I don't have to worry about a mess. Another point of interest for Rhianwen and Alden are volcanoes. They were watching an episode of Harold and the Purple Crayon that had a volcano in it. They are obsessed. They've drawn multitudes of volcanoes, watched real volcano footage on the computer, and asked a zillion questions about volcanoes. Alden even said a volcano was burning his finger, but it ended up that it was only a booger.

Taking "Speedy" for a spin. Corwin loves the Bumbo. It's funny how all of our kids enjoyed sitting or standing ramrod straight even at this age.

I also think it's funny how when our babies are on their playmats they get this wide-eyed expression along with windmilling their arms like they're trying to fly. Corwin is now 5 weeks old (as of tomorrow). His one month well visit was great. He's still gaining well (90th percentile for weight and height). Praise God! If you think of us, pray for us and all of the facets of life. It's challenging in just about every way. Sometimes it doesn't seem like God is leading gently (He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11), but I know He is.


  1. Great update! Corwin looks so big already! Glad to hear that Alden is wanting to potty train himself. Hopefully that will make things easier for you. :)

  2. Corwin is looking a whole lot more like Rhi when Rhi was that age, if my memory serves me well! Hey, I use those weeds in vases now.....well, I did when living at the other house!

    I didn't know Harold and the purple crayon was more than a book!

  3. I just cannot believe how alert and old Corwin looks already! Crazy!

    I'm praying for you guys.

  4. I love how Alden squints when he smiles. He's so cute!

    Corwin reminds me of Rhianwen now.

    Oh my word! Katelyn is also completely obsessed with volcanos! She talks about them all the time. Her Nonna sent her a bunch of volcano souvenirs when she went to Mt. St. Helen and Katelyn thought that was just the coolest stuff ever. We need to get these kiddos together again soon!

    Corwin looks wonderfully chubby! 90th percentile! Go you!!!

  5. Corwin is adorable! I am praying for you. For me, 3 made life (and still does at times)overwhelmingly full. i felt like i couldn't keep up, especially when nursing the 3rd and potty training the 2nd. will be praying for endurance, grace and joy. you're such a wonderful mother to your 3! love you, E

  6. Thanks for posting, Eowyn! You're a good mom. I'm glad to hear you're encouraging Rhianwen to pick and enjoy those flowers. :)


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