Wednesday, March 21, 2007

"Not right now, Mommy"

Mommy: "Jovey, would you please bring mommy a tissue?"
Jovey: "I can't. I'm still poopin' behind here, mommy!"
Mommy: "Oh, by all means, please finish!"

Don't wanna stop a work in process. Now, if we can just be so honest as to get to the potty! :-)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Not feelin' it now, Dad!

Conversation over breakfast this morning:

Daddy: "Jovey, would you like to taste some of daddy's cereal? It's called Cap'n Crunch and is good and sweet!" You'll like it!"
Jovey: "No thank you. I don't want to try it, Daddy! I just want my cheerios!"
Daddy: "OK, no biggie! Just thought you might like it!"
5 minutes later after other random conversation
Jovey: with great enthusiasm "I'm gonna try your cereal, Daddy!"
(He had left it on the table in front of her booster.)
Daddy: smirking at mommy "OK, you do that!"
Jovey: "Ooohhh, that's good! May I have some more!? Please?"

And thus begins our life with Jovey and doing things on her own time and in her own way!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Princess Dresses All Around!

There are many times in a mom's life that her heart just swells; full of pride, full of love and full of joy at the beauty, the sweetness and the characteristics that make up their small child! I had a couple such occasions over the weekend, but one in particular sticks out to me.

Joshua and I were busy running around for a youth Disciple-Now event, so my parents lovingly came up to watch Jovey for us, so that she could stay close to routine and I could be free to help my hubby out in an aspect of our ministry together. As usual, Nana and Granddad took Jovey out to get a happy meal at McDonald's and to let her play. The next stop, or course, would need to be a place to look at dresses for our little princess (whenever we see a dress, Jovey calls it a princess dress and would wear one everyday if I allowed her to!). Nana, found 3 to let her choose from and she chose the "pretty purple princess dress and pretty blue princess dress." Nana and Granddad were looking to leave the children's clothing area at Kohl's, when Jovey said, "Wait, Nana! We gotta get a pretty princess dress for my little sister!" As I have said before in previous posts, we are expecting our 2nd little girl in June, so not wanting her to be left out, Jovey quickly reminded them that she needed to have a new princess dress as well. Nana and Granddad looked at each other with surprise at the thoughtfulness of their not even 2 1/2 year old granddaughter and went back to pick out a pretty, yellow princess dress for her little sister!

There are many times I worry about having mulitiple children. How can I be a good mommy to more than one child? Won't Jovey feel left out when I have to share time with our new, helpless, little one? Will Jovey accept her? Will she stay sweet and kind, or be jealous and mean? God tells me again and again that things will all work out, and even in moments that I'm not there, He's preparing her to be a great big sister!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

"It's OK, Addison!"

This is an excerpt from one of our youth blogs. It's fun to see that other people get a kick out of how caring and sweet Jovey can be!

The other day my friend Kaylee and I were watching the kiddos while my parents and thier friends were having a bible study. My little brother Addison (2) started getting cranky and he wanted his mamma. So when he started to scream this is what his best friend Jovey (also 2) said:

Addison: Mommy!!!Mommy!!!

Jovey: Its ok Addison I'm here!

Then she gave him a hug. I just thought it was so cute of what little kids can say to each other!