Monday, April 5, 2010

I thought I was teachable....

When we had Jason and Jordan 12 months apart we surrendered to the chaos and bought two of everything. I figured it was either that or use the words, "please share" every 2.9 seconds for the first 3 years of their lives. I chose surrender. What can I say. I be weak like that.

Two ride on cars. Check. Two highchairs. Check. Two cribs. Check. Two, two, two. Two sets of matching outfits because they were the same size and I thought it was just so stinkin cute. Check, check.

And then we decided two's good! We're done! Ummm, yeah......

Get rid of the two ride on cars. Check. Get ride of the two highchairs. Check. Get rid of the two cribs. Check. Get rid of the cute matching outfits. Check, check.

And then...well.....look who showed up..

yeah. Twins. Twin boys nonetheless. Though it should be noted that this was not the size they were when they came out.-praise the Lord-and Hallelujah. This is just me sitting in the living room on the laptop too lazy to walk into the office to get a picture of the newborn twins off of the desktop....but I digress...

Need two ride on cars. Need two highchairs. Need two cribs. Need two sets of matching outfits. So off we went again, for round 2 of purchasing things in duplicate. Awesome.

And now...well......

this guys on the way and as you may have noticed...he's little little. Like, needs two or three or four sizes smaller than the twins are now....and so probably will our other new little guy. And did we think of this as the twins were outgrowing their clothes. Uhhh, nope. Have we gotten rid of everything smaller than a size 7. Uhhhh, yep. Sheesh! When will we ever learn?

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts Isaiah 55 8-9
Hmmm...perhaps I shall tape this scripture to my refrigerator, and my front door, and my bathroom mirror and my forehead.

So as we prepare to hit the rewind button...again....I have been trying to get back into the kindergarten/first grade mind not only for wardrobe but also for learning and beginning reading purposes and I stumbled upon this yesterday.

LOVED this! Can't wait to have these pieces strewn all over the living room floor once again! All of my kids used to love this puzzle during that stage!!!

And from now on, I think I'm going to stop getting rid of stuff...I've learned my lesson. I get it now. His ways = awesome. My ways = lame. Phew. Glad that's cleared up.

P.S. I decided at the last minute to overcome my laziness so here:

are those two sweet boys when they were actually born. (Note the MUCH smaller head size.. .praise the Lord and a Hallelujah.)


  1. If you were here you could go to Baby Mania-the ginormous garage sale with everything kids-toys and clothes. It is so big it fills up an entire high school parking lot! Maybe the boys are due for a Cardinals game! :)

  2. You are cracking me up!! Your family is beautiful...and what fun!! All those boys!!! LOVE IT!!!