Saturday, April 24, 2010

Word On The Rings

For those who are interested in memorizing scripture, here is a great way to do so!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010 - Update

Yesterday, the girls spent the day at my parents' house. They got Happy Meals that had tiaras in them and they were so cute! They both had a blast!

Is my tiara on straight?

A solemn princess

Princess Izzy and Princess Olivia

All princesses eat fudgesicles, right?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010 - Update

As some of you know, I was a big Kids Praise / Psalty fan growing up. I had Kids Praise 1-4 on records and Kids Praise 5 on cassette. A few years ago, my brother transferred many of my old records onto CDs. Olivia and I listen to them almost daily and I feel so blessed to have her listening to what I listened to growing up. Well, I recently got the CD of Kids Praise 5 . .it was one of my favorites. One of my favorite songs on the CD is One Step At A Time. I was listening to it in the car today and just burst into tears. Yeah, Olivia probably thought her mom had gone nuts. I listened to those words probably a million times growing up, but they mean something totally different now. The song begins:

When something seems too hard to handle
Too big to conquer, too far away to touch.

When all your dreams begin to shatter
And deep inside you, you're hurtin' oh so much.

Now, I just know that growing up I related to that song as well, but it was probably about my mom not letting me go to the Jets concert or. . .something like that. :) It takes on new meaning for me today as I know the meaning of climbing the highest mountain with Jesus by my side.

Sometimes life gets so complicated and a children's song sorta takes you back to square one and reminds you of what is truly important in life. . .what you need to learn. Yeah. . .this post is kinda corny, but I think we teach our children about what is important in life and sometimes forget to apply it to our own life. I haven't memorized a bible verse since I went to Awanas, but that's still important to us as adults. So, I'm going to try to memorize more scripture even though I'm awful at it. Well, I'm not awful at memorizing verses. . .I'm really good forgetting them afterwards. And I know a lot of bible verses, but I don't know where they are found. So, here's my first one:

. . .but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - Update

Olivia wanted to lay on the floor and eat her snacks just like Autumn. When I got out the camera, she told Autumn to say cheese. Crazy girl.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - Update

La la la la la
Olivia still loves musical cards. She had to borrow Julia's birthday card for a bit over the weekend to listen to the beautiful music. She would love to listen to music continuously throughout the day. I'll be curious to see how her love of music plays out as she gets older.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010 - Update

Lately, Olivia has been really into dollhouses. She saw those cool dollhouses at Hobby Lobby and desperately wanted them down to play with. She's also really into little cars. She has some cute, little bug cars that she calls "rabbit cars" which is a long story, but she LOVES them. She is playing with them too in the pictures below. And, today. . .it was a beautiful day, so I cleaned out her water table. Last year, she didn't care a whole lot for it, but today she loved it and we had a blast. Well, except that every time I turned my head, she was climbing into the water table. Needless to say, she was soaked by the time we headed inside. I have enjoyed watching her interests branch out and change as she gets older. And, I know one little girl who may be getting a big dollhouse for her birthday!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Our family

The Glunt side

We celebrated a lot this weekend. We celebrated the lives of Olivia and Logan by marching for babies. We celebrated my brother-in-law's retun from California. Sadly, he goes back to California on Monday. We also celebrated my niece's birthday. Because the entire family was together again, we took more family pictures. Plus, we hadn't gotten the kids together in their Easter outfits. It was a busy, but wonderful weekend!

I have two exciting bits of news. Olivia has made it to 23 lbs!! She continues to eat and it does my heart good to watch her eat all kinds of food. And to see her gaining weight? Pure joy. Olivia also let me paint her toenails today. I thought I was going to have to wait until she was, like, a preteen to do that. She saw me painting my toenails and it piqued her interest. I let her pick out her own color and she sat still while I painted them and everything. This is a big milestone for her, in my eyes. She is so proud of her painted piggies.