Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 month and 2 year stats

Before I forget:

Micah at 24 months:
Weight: 28 lbs 50%
Height 35.5 inches 79 %
Head 19.5 inches 72%
BMI 15.61  21%

Anna at 2 months:
Weight: 12 pounds, 11 ounces  89%
Height: 22.75 inches 64%
Head 15 inches 35%
BMI 17.36

Here are Cara and Micah's 2 month stats, and Cara's 2 year.  So far Anna is right in the middle of them for weight, but she's our shorty so far.  Cara and Micah were each 2 inces longer than her at this age!! 

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Happy 2nd Birthday Micah Man!

I had this set to post on his birthday, yesterday, but it didn't!  Oh well, a day late!

Micah Man--

I don't ever think you'll live that nickname down!  I can't even remember your middle name half the time because I just know you as Micah Man :).  You are my true little boy love.  You are such a momma's boy and I can't help but cherish it.  Although you are currently getting your two year molars and they are causing you to be quite cranky and have a red bottom, you are still the sweetest you can be.  Even if you're upset, I can usually cuddle you and calm you right down.  You adore your big sister and love playing with her.  You love your little sister, 'baby nana' as you call her, and you are even usually pretty good with her.  You love to kiss her head and 'hug' her with yours!  You can play rough with your guy friends and then turn around and play barbies and dress up with Cara.  Though you miss Cara now that she's at preschool 3 days a week (and ask where she is most days), you really enjoy your time with just me while Anna takes naps.  We have fun playing together.  Currently, you love Cars and Elmo, though we try not to let you watch them that often.  And whenever you go to friends houses that have cable, you enjoy Mickey Mouse!!  We still have to 'cage you in' to your bed to keep you from getting out.  But you let us know as soon as you are up.  You usually are in bed (not asleep) by 7:15-7:30 each night and get out of bed between 7 and 7:30 am.  You still nap once a day for about 2 hours, if I do it just right.  Here lately you've been trying to fight it, but Mommy is going to win this battle for at least another year ;).

You are already amazing us at your love of God, even at 2!!  You LOVE singing your Seeds Family Worship songs!  And anytime there is a fireplace hearth or little stage, you jump on it and sing either, "Hallelujah Praise the Lord" or "Rock E-turtle" (which is the Rock Eternal song from Seeds of Praise).  I Love IT!!  And one night before bed a month ago or so, you said you wanted to pray with Mommy, so I said the following, and you repeated each phrase:
"Dear God
Thank you for today
We love you
We praise you
We honor you
In Jesus' name

It was so cute, I kept saying it, and now you have it memorized.  You still like to say it after me, but you'll speed up at the end to finish first.  And one day at nap I forgot to pray it with you, and I walked by your room after I laid you down and I heard you saying, "we honor you in Jesus' name amen!" :).  It melts my heart when I hear things like that. 

Micah--God has blessed us with you.  You are the perfect complement to our family and we praise Jesus for bringing you to our earthly home!  We are the blessed ones that get to raise you. Love you son!!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Most of you know I have an etsy store called Misty's Blessings!  Well, I reached a milestone, 100 facebook followers, and I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate to my store.  Head over to the MB blog and enter to win!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I'm excited to be a part of Mabel's Labels Buzzmama program!  What a great product.  As a part of my welcome kit, I got some classic sticky labels.  I of course got hot pink with Cara's name on it with a princess logo :).  We've been using them for her items that go in her lunch kit, and I even used one on her Awana's vest.  She loves that the things say her name, and I love that they've gone through the dishwasher AND washing machine and are still on!  You can tell their durability when you go to put them on, they are hard core :).  Anyways, I'd love to talk to you about them, or answer any questions you may have about them.  I also have 12 coupons to give away, so let me know if you're interested once you've viewed their products online!! :)  They even have a fundraiser!  So tell your school if you are interested. 

Mabel’s Labels – Perfect for school, camp or daycare.


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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Eternal Significance and other late night musings.....

Oh how I thought this insomnia thing was only pregnancy related.  Alas, I last fed the baby an hour and a half ago (going on 2.5 hours), and though I thoroughly enjoyed our extended rocking/snuggle time, I am still up!  It's been good though (especially because all 3 of them have been up the last hour and a half needing me, and I was already alert and awake)!  I spent a good 15 minutes just cuddling baby girl while she slept earlier and had a great prayer time.  I love praying over Eric and each one of my babies. 

I've been going through Jonah: Naviagating A Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer this week (I'm in week 1) and it has been great.  She's really easy to listen to on the videos, and has great points in her study.  I just love how she points out (well many thing, but these have stuck out this week), that it is a privilege that God has chosen us to participate in His walk for our lives, and that if we listen and follow Him, our lives can have ETERNAL significance for not just us, both those in the generations that follow.  The God of the universe doesn't NEED us, but He chooses us to partner with Him!  "You are the one He singled out and pinpointed as His partner for a particular project."  How amazing is that?  He has given us certain talents/personalities that He designed specifically for us to carry out His will.  And you know what, we may never see the 'fruits' of obeying Him.  But that's the great part--knowing and trusting Him--I know it will bring Him glory.  We get to read about all the people who had 'divine interventions' in the bible, and how their stories turned out (David, Jonah, Peter, Paul, Esther, etc), and how they affected us today, 2,000+ years later.  But they were in our shoes.  They didn't know what would come of their obedience, they just chose to obey (reluctantly sometimes)! 

I loved this quote: "Believing that divine interruptions are a privilege not only will cause us to handle them differently but also to await them eagerly."  What a great way to think about it.  The study has started out discussing how when we're going along our path in life, God will intervene, either by speaking to us, or bringing people or circumstances into our life, and we have to choose to follow Him.  I don't want to be a person that is not ALL about God!  I want to be totally dependant on Him, but at the same time that is scary to me.  She says it great!  "What most of us want is autonomy.  We'd like to have independence and freedom to govern our own path.  We want to make a mark but only on our terms.  We don't mind following Christ as long as His path eventually converges onto the one we already had chosen.  We want to select our own course, run after our own ambitions, and decide how to make use of our own time.  So when anyone--including God--steps in and makes demands that interrupt our goals, we push back."  What a great word.  Why do I think I know best?  Don't I know He created me for not just a purpose, but His specific purpose?  Isn't it tiring trying to chase after all the things I have on MY to-do list, only to realize they weren't what He had planned for me anyways?  I am submitting.  I want to follow, and I want to be held accountable (that's why it's going up on the ol' blog).  And I want to be encouraging!  I for sure don't have it figured out.  Sometimes I even question if I'm hearing Him at all at times.  But I know that I am seeking Him (even in my sleepless stupor) and He will lead me!  There is so much else I want to write, but I feel like I'm already getting sleepy and not making great sense :).  Most of this below I typed first....I wanted to share some great verses and some tools we use!

Ephesians 3:20-21 "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen"

This verse was focused on in the study I took this summer called Faithful, Abundant and True.  And it still applies (of course)!  We can't even fathom the things God is able to do!  Ok, I'm not going to type after each of these verses, just will share them with you:

2 Timothy 2:21 "Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work."

1 John 2:4-6  Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected.  By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

And a tool we use:
We love Seeds Family Worship!  A few years ago our church started carrying these in their little bookstore, and we've owned Seeds of Faith for a year or so.  Cara absolutely loved it, and I even pick it to listen to in the van, especially on long car rides when our radio is hit or miss.  A week or so ago we bought Seeds of Praise, and the kids and I put it in this week for the first time.  We already love it.  I love how they mix slow and fast songs.  I love how I recognize the verses and it brings to memory where I was in life when I memorized that scripture.  I ABSOLUTELY love how my kids worship God as we're driving down the road.  People don't believe me, but for about 4-6 months now, Micah has been 'praising' God and it is too cute :).  I really should get it on video.  If you've played at our house, you know in the kids room is a chest that holds all the dress up clothes.  For awhile now, Cara has thought it was her personal stage, so she gets up and sings on it.  Well, of course little brother wants to do it too, but he is oh so sweet.  He gets up there, raises his hands and sings "Hallelujia, Praise the Lord!!!" :)  It makes my heart so happy to see my kids learning to worship at such a young age! 

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Monday, October 04, 2010

You were right!

This post is totally random, but just go with me :).

You (2) were right, that picture from the last post is Micah.  It's hard to find him in non-boy colored clothes and his red hair a-blazing.  That was my best (quick) effort! :)

Ok, so you know how after you (ok, maybe it's just me) have a baby, you don't feel very cute?  I rarely put on makeup (let's face it, I rarely do even when I'm not post partum), I still have the big belly, even though I'm 5 pounds UNDER my pre-pregnancy weight.  Yeah, thanks for 'rearranging' to right there! :)  Anyways, there is the occasional need to look nice.  My friends and I had a (very promising!) Tot 2 Tot business meeting this morning with a local business, and, though I warned the man we were meeting with that we'd be toting anywhere from 3-6 kids to the meeting with us, I still wanted to look as 'professional' as a momma wearing a baby in a sling can look :).  So I dropped Cara at preschool, and my good friend met me at the church and watched Micah for me (even though his playmate was in preschool!) so I could just have Anna.  She even commented that I looked cute today.  I thanked her, then mentioned I had forgotten to put makeup on, but I was dressed as cute as 'post partum still wearing maternity (be it my most cute maternity) clothes' can be!  I felt cute.  I love wearing Anna in the sling (and love even more that I wasn't chasing my other 2 around).  The meeting went great!   We were so pumped.

So, fast forward a couple hours.  I've retrieved Micah, fed us lunch, got him down for a nap and proceed to start getting Anna ready to eat.  I realize I hadn't changed her diaper in a while (and today is washing cloth diapers day), so I put on one of the last ones I had for her.  It's an old one, and though it works, I know the elastic is starting to go and she might get her outfit wet.  I think to myself, oh well, she still has about 100 0-3 month onesies she's hasn't worn yet and she's about grown out of them, so no biggie.  So we sit on the couch and start nursing and I call my mother-in-law because I had missed a call from her.  We're chit-chatting when all of a sudden I feel warm.  On the boppy and running down onto my pants.  I exclaim, "Oh gross!" and Clara tries to get off the phone.  I said no need, she just peed on me, but she's feeding so there's nothing I can do about it now!  :)  She had peed and it was so fast (or forceful) that the diaper didn't even have time to absorb it!  It just went racing out the side of the diaper (did I mention Anna happened to not get wet at all!) and into my lap.  So I get to sit there for 10 minute feeding her, all the while looking like I did indeed pee in MY pants! 

Oh the joys of motherhood :).  I'm not complaining, at least I got to look cute (though makeup-less) for a couple hours this morning!  And I wouldn't trade my spitup/pee stained clothes for a minute in anyone else's life.  It has recently hit me how fast they are growing up (when did Cara turn 4 and turn into a little girl instead of my baby!!!), and I am choosing to cherish each and every moment I have with them. 

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Friday, October 01, 2010

Name that baby #2!

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