six months old!!
if you click here, you can see the post i wrote all about her and what she is doing at six months old, oh and there are a few more cute pics there too!
i say it every month, but i seriously can not believe how fast time is going by! jaelyn is six months old today!!! my goodness she is getting so big! she is not a newborn baby girl. craziness.
the older kids started their spring break last thursday with a half day of school. they will be off of school through the monday after easter. we plan to just do some fun things around the house and around town. we will have some play dates and park days. also, we are starting to have our date days with the kids this week. we are also going to work on some spring cleaning!! i will be doing most of it but giving the kids little chores to help out!!! the key to keeping my sanity this week is keeping them busy!!!
we gave the kid's their "easter baskets" early this year. i decided that we didn't need to spend a ton of money on a bunch of junk. so i filled a large basket with a bunch of art supplies. our kids love to draw and paint and do crafts. our supplies were running low. after i bought all the stuff, i realized if we wait to give it to them next sunday "for easter", they wouldn't get to use the new stuff as much as if i gave it to them early then they could use it during quiet time when jaelyn is napping during spring break!! perfect solution. also with jamil's schedule at church, we won't get to do a traditional easter basket in the morning b/c he will be gone early in the morning. of course on easter day, we will still do a easter egg hunt and get a basket full of candy. yesterday they enjoyed painting with watercolors. a perfect solution
sleepy little girl...
yes, with her shades on!! jordyn is such a little diva!! she is always wearing dress up jewelry, sunglasses, lipstick, bows and barrettes in her hair. even to sleep!! yesterday after we got back from church, the kids painted and then played outside. they were fighting a lot and annoying each other, so i brought them in to do a little quiet time and jordyn fell asleep on my bed!!! she is so sweet!! aren't they are little angels when they are asleep?
here is a picture of me and my girls... i feel so blessed to have two sweet girls. i have so much fun doing all the girly girl stuff with them. i love to dress them up. i love to match and coordinate their outfits. i love to do their hair with pretty bows and things. i love playing with girly things (barbies!!!) there is something so special to me about having girls. i love my boys, do not get me wrong, and i don't love my girls any more, it is just so different.
as i was looking at this picture i did some reflecting and the joy that flooded my heart was overwhelming. i praise God every day for my kids!! when we were trying to get pregnant for baby #2, i prayed for a girl. our first was a boy and i really wanted a girl. my sweet little niece, hannah, was about 6 months old (jaelyn's age) at the time (july 2002) when i prayed this prayer. i remember specifically holding her at my mother in law's wedding, she was all dressed up with a pink dress, lacy socks and ribbons in her hair. i knew i had to have a baby girl!! i prayed that i would be blessed with a baby girl after holding my sweet little niece!! wow!! exactly one year later God blessed us with baby jordyn. wow, until writing this, i didn't realize the timing on that!! and then five years later God blessed us with jaelyn. God knew my heart's desire when i was pregnant with jaelyn, i wanted another girl and He filled that desire. now i have not one but two baby girls!!
specific answer to prayers blog challenge...
my two girls are specific answers to my prayers!!! what prayers has God answered for you that maybe you didn't realize at the time was a specific answer to a prayer? think about it!!! there are so many prayers God has answered for me that i have forgotten about.
writing this post today has inspired me to do some more reflecting on prayers that God has answered. i am going to dig through some journals and do some more thinking!!! to celebrate easter week, i am going to do several posts, maybe even one a day, sharing the amazing power of prayer and how God is so big in our life!! i encourage you to reflect and think about how you have seen God at work in your life. if you are a blogger, i encourage you to blog about this too, how awesome to fill the blog world with posts like this!!! if you do it... please leave a comment and let me know. if you don't blog, feel free to leave me a comment about a specific answer to your prayers!!