I went in Ethan's room this morning after he left for school and was greeted by all kinds of "signs that Ethan lives here." It made me smile.
He plays Legos at night when he's supposed to be sleeping. By the light of the bathroom, he manages to build things like this:
which is especially cool because he looked at a picture and did that by himself. No instructions. No "this piece goes here and that one goes there." I love this little car.
I'm really glad he doesn't have to sleep all by himself in the dark. He's got so many friends to hang out with:
Wait a minute. What's that chick doing there? She's not allowed in my son's room after dark. That little hussy is going down.
...and Darth Maul is freaking me out a little. Do you think he'd notice if I painted his face with pink nail polish? Maybe put a bow in his hair? Something to soften him. Nasty bugger.
Sam's inherited the trains. They don't get lined up with this guy though. They get crashed. A lot.
Even Spencer is confused about what the heck is going on. And why is that other train ramming into me?
You can tell by the look on his face he's a little confused.
Sophia's equally hard on her toys.
Poor George, crumpled on the floor. I think he was a toss-off in the middle of the night.
That was my bear, by the way. I love that thing. If she'd give it up, I'd probably still sleep with it.
Our room isn't nearly as interesting.
In the bathroom:
If you need a good devotional, I highly recommend this one. So much good stuff like there. It's taught me so many things...and gently pointed out all the ways I am NOT like Jesus. (There are so many.) Max Lucado is a brilliant writer. One of my favorites. Good, applicable stuff.
And my reading table is jammed...
I have a major magazine addiction. Country Living, Cottage Style, Better Homes and Gardens. It's getting ridiculous. Then my mom gives me all the ones she is done with (which I LOVE) but I think I need a magazine day just to catch up! I've also got two other books that I've started...
I honestly didn't mean to buy either one, but lord knows I need the first one and the second one just really intrigued me. I mean, Gayle Haggard's actions in the face of her public betrayal astound me. The grace she has--grace I know I wouldn't have...just floor me. I'm curious, I guess, to read her story... I have to admit, at the moment I'm not a big fan of his, so we'll see if this book sheds some light on him as a man. Because we all are just human, aren't we?
This is why it's sooo important not to put ministry people on pedestals. We are human. We will mess up. I think God allows it to remind us "Hey, I'm the one you're supposed to be focusing on, remember?"
Anyway. 'nuff preaching for today.
God gave me an earful this morning:
Good stuff in 1 Samuel. I haven't read that book in years. I skipped around a bit. Found some things I was looking for. Love it when God delivers just what I need.
Lightning McQueen Buzz Year likes it too:
And I imagine this little con-artist does too. She seriously was warm this morning. Sniffly, lethargic. I swore she was sick.
I mean, look at her.
But right at this very moment, I'm not sure. She just seems so...well, not sick.
I think I've been duped.
But she's still got a fever. What to do...
I think I'll drink some more coffee... because I found this:
But I swear, when I discovered they were making it YEAR-ROUND, I had to buy a bottle. I love this stuff.
After this bottle, I swear I'll stop. I can quit anytime. I promise.
Just let me finish this bottle and then I'm done.
Ok, I have to go get this Monday started! Look at the time. Good Gravy! It's already 10!
Have a good one!