Friday, September 12, 2008

Potty Training

I have a funny potty training story. Ethan's been seeing that the little boys his age in my care are going potty. So he's been trying it out. Mostly at nap time when he doesn't wanna lay down.

Yesterday he had me take him to the bathroom and he has me hold onto him while he's sitting on his mini potty seat, ('cause he thinks he'll fall in) He kinda just sat there looking around. I told him "Go pee, ok?" He'd say "Pee? Yeah, Pee. Ok." I said "Yep, go pee, come on." So he said "Pee? Ok, Pee..." He acted like he was trying to push one out and in a sigh of release he said "Is Broken." I couldn't keep a strait face to get him to keep trying we just started to laugh. He cracks me up.

Mr. Indepenent

I thought that was a cute shirt. "I Still Live with My Parents" He's a little ham for the camera sometimes.

My best friend Sarah did her son's room over in dinosaurs. She had me paint this on his door in the hall. Looking at it I guess I messed up in a few places, I'm defiantly not a pro, but I think it turned out pretty cute. Kinda whimsical....

Daycare Toys

Here's our yard. All our new toys for the kidos.

Happy Little Man

This is right when we got home from Wichita.....

On our trip to Wichita for the live Veggie Tales concert we went to the mall and stopped by Build a Bear where Ethan got a guitar playin' monkey... He hasn't named it yet... he just calles it "my monkey." He loves it.

.....he thinks his Larry Boy hat is pretty cool too. :-)

Goofy Cutie Pie

While we were moving into this house Ethan was playing at the bathtub and saw one of Liam's pacifier... and stuck it in his mouth to be silly.
Thank you God for giving us our sweet Ethan. I can't imagine feeling more blessed than this, I think my heart would burst.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Tomorrow will be my third week doing daycare. I really like it. I've got such great kids, and parents. Ethan is learning so much (good and bad) but that's just kidos for ya. I'm watching 7 besides Ethan... and 2 are potty training so that's got Ethan interested. It's pretty comical. It's nap time right now, which is important for both me and the kids. The parents too actually so I'm not sending home a bunch of grumpy pants. ;-)
I took a pic on my phone to share what my living room looks like at nap time but I need to have Doug show me how to get pics off my phone onto the computer. I usually have 3 girls, Anissa, Naomi, and Cadaince... and two boys Hayden, and Branden, in the morning. Ethan loves waking up to a bunch of kids in his house. He's so cheerful. Right before lunch my two pre-school girls Kayley and Kylie come and spend the rest of the day with us. I'm sharing their names 'cause I'll probably be telling some funny stories if I keep up my blog faithfully.... that is if anyone really reads it... you can follow along. lol
I'm taking my safety and cpr classes next week, and have another class Saturday in Elkart. But I am fixing to have my temp. license hopefully this month lol.... and that will qualify me to sign my children up for the food program. YAY!! lol... food is sooo expensive! I am happy to say since I've started daycare I have lost 10 pounds! No one can really tell I guess... but I can.... and I'm glad for it. :-)
Well, I'm gonna call my Grandma....

(Ok... last night Doug helped me figure out my usb port and I've got my picture to share with you now)

My living room at nap time:

Effective Prayer

God has been showing me that I need to get my mind and mouth, what I speak, in line with His word. So I've been watching and reading ministry from Kenneth Copeland Ministries on their website.... God says that we need to pray His word, for effective prayer. I found this article that has and will be helping me... I thought I'd share it.

How to Get Answers to Your Prayers
The Bible tells us that God is Love. And in page after page, we see the countless demonstrations of His great love. We read of His compassion and promises, and we see His willingness to use awesome power on behalf of His people. God is faithful—to His people, and to His Word.
There are times, however, when we as the very chosen of God tend to rely on our five physical senses to decide whether He is really “out there” and whether He is hearing—and answering—our prayers. Once we pray our prayers, all too often it’s easy to look around for physical evidence and then believe for what we prayed.

In effect, when we do that, it’s like trying to see with our ears or hear with our noses. We must determine even before we pray that any physical evidence contrary to what we pray will not sway us into doubt and unbelief. We need to realize that the evidence—or the Word—upon which our faith rests is far more reliable than what we can see. Regardless of physical evidence, the Word is perfect!

That’s the truth of the matter, but sometimes it does help to have some practical guidelines to keep us within the bounds of truth. So, the following seven steps are suggested as guidelines to help you in your determined walk of faith when it comes to your prayers—and waiting for them to be answered.

The Word

1 John 3:22, 5:14-15; John 15:7; Romans 12:2

Prayer that brings results must be based on God’s Word. We should start with the answers to our prayers—the Word. Jesus said, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7). The Bible contains over 7,000 promises—promises which include wealth and wisdom, health and success. Finding the specific promises that apply to your situation may take some time, but it will be well worth the effort. We’ve listed several at the end of this article.

The Application of Faith

James 2:14-24, 3:11-17; Romans 3:4; Hebrews 4:11-16

Start your confession of faith before you see the manifestation of answers to your prayers. Believe you receive when you pray. Hold fast to your confession by acting as though it were already done. To be afraid to confess or act before you have it is to doubt God’s Word.

Refuse Doubt and Fear

2 Corinthians 10:5

Refuse to allow doubt and fear to enter your consciousness. Satan will tell you that your answers are not coming. But take those whispers of doubt captive. You have the right and power to demolish every argument that comes against the knowledge of God’s Word.
So control your mind with the Word and dwell on the answer instead of the problem.

Success, Not Failure

Proverbs 4:20-24; Matthew 6:22-12, 13:15-16; Romans 13:14

See yourself through the Word—as a success, not a failure.


Revelation 12:11
Testify of what you believe. Testify of the Word. Add your testimony to what you have received by the blood—your redemption. You have the rights to all that Jesus did.

Faith Works by Love

Galatians 5:6; 1 John 4:12
Faith works when we operate in the love of God. Get involved in helping someone. As you adhere to the message of God’s love, His love will flow from you to others.

Be a Giver

Luke 6:38; James 5:16; Mark 4:14-29; Acts 20:35
Get on the giving end. If you need healing, then give the message of healing to someone else. If you need money, give money. It’s God’s law—you will reap what you sow. The way you measure out is the way it will be measured back to you.

God’s Greatest Guarantees

Need some help finding scriptures that cover your need? Here are a few to get you started.

Promises for your unsaved loved ones:

Luke 5:32, 19:10; John 3:3, 17; Acts 11:14, 16:31; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 7:13-16; 1 Peter 3:1-2; 2 Peter 3:9

Promises for your children:

Psalm 8:2, 91:11-12, 127:3-5; Proverbs 3:4, 22:6; Isaiah 44:3, 49:25, 54:13; Colossians 3:20; 2 Timothy 3:15

Promises for prosperity:

Psalm 23:1, 34:10, 37:25; Matthew 6:31-33; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Philippians 4:19; 3 John 2

Promises for your marriage:

Genesis 2:18, 24; Psalm 101:2, Proverbs 3:5-6, 10:12; Joshua 24:15; Romans 13:10; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Ephesians 4:31-32, 5:21-33; 1 Peter 3:1-11; 1 John 4:15-21

Promises for healing:

Exodus 15:26; Psalm 103:3, 107:20; Proverbs 4:20-22; Isaiah 53:5; Jeremiah 17:14, 30:17; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 8:8, 9:35; Mark 16:15-18; Luke 6:19; Hebrews 13:8; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24; 3 John 2

Promises for peace of mind:

Psalm 37:11, 119:165; Isaiah 26:3, 12, 55:12; John 14:27; Romans 5:1, 8:6, 14:17-19, 15:13; Philippians 4:6-7