Monday, March 7, 2011

Busy Times

Last time I blogged we were sick.  And a month later, we're just recovering from being sick, again.  It has not been a pleasant winter for us in terms of health.  Spring can't come fast enough!!  But... I was so graciously reminded this morning what light and momentary troubles these are, and what more there is to live for!  Let me share the scripture that has encouraged and refreshed me this morning:

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:1-6

Besides for being sick, we have been busy and will continue to be.  The girls and I took a trip to Michigan a couple of weeks ago.  It was great to spend time with family and see some old friends.  And a major highlight was reconnecting with my hair stylist from high school.  She did my hair all the time...snowcoming dances to prom to my wedding!  It was so great to see her, and I'm so glad she is still in the area.  I am convinced she is the ONLY person on this side of heaven who knows how to cut  my hair.  :)  Another major highlight was that my Babcia (grandma in Polish) made paczki while I was there.  You might want to see this post to understand the full significance there.  

As far as the girls go, we have signed Sophie up for pre-school.  I'm still feeling bitter sweet about that.  Excited for her, yet can't believe she's already there. She is really interested in the sounds of letters right now.  She is always sounding out letters and trying to figure out what letters are in what words.  She is NOT interested any longer in writing letters.  She gets frustrated and gives up quickly.  So I am trying not to push that too much.  

Claire is saying more and more, in her own way of course.  I'm sure the average person would have NO clue what she is saying most of the time, but we get her :)  She continues to woo us with her sweetness, yet at times exhibits quite the little temper.  

The funniest thing around here lately has been role playing.  Sophie loves to pretend play books or movies.  She also picks who gets to be who.  Here is a little list of what characters she has picked for Claire:
- When we play beauty and the beast, Claire has gotten to be beast
- When we've played fancy nancy, Claire got to be Robert
- The incredibles, Claire got to be Buddy.
- Blue's clues - well she actually got a good part that time - she got to be Joe and I got to be side table drawer :)

You get the picture, Claire is usually the bad guy or the boy!  Guess who gets to be the star???  

That is about it from here.  In march we are looking forward to lots of activities that should keep us quite busy, but they are all good things and Lord willing we will be able to stay focused on what is most important during all of the business.