Brave Adventure

Brave Adventure

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Good Work

Father, What is the good work you have for me? What is it you want me to be doing? I want to be like Ezra and Nehemiah where I follow you with immediate obedience. I want to be your servant first and foremost. I know I am to disciple my children, but sometimes that feels so...little. Because they are so little and they understand so little. There are moments with the 2 year old where I feel like I am making a difference for you, but most days I feel like she doesn't really know anything about you. She knows the name of your Son, but she doesn't know your Son. How could she, really? Is this my only purpose in the life at the present? I don't mean to minimize it, only that I really want to know that. Is this where I should put all my effort or are there other endeavors you have for me alongside this? How do I reach my neighbors? How can I make a lasting impact? I want to be sold out, all in for You! I want to adopt a million children, I want to go overseas and live in a box, I want to do something radical for you! I feel like what I have done is not enough. I feel like what I have to give is not enough. I feel like you have given me this yearning, this changing, this desire for more of You - but what do I do with that? How do I do it? How do I get it? I am parched, Father. Even when I read your Word with all my extra time, I am parched. I am yearning with no progress. I am running in place. I am grasping at air. I am pleading with You. I am giving this to You. Take it. Please, take it! Take it from me! I am not enough! Show me the next step, Father. Show me Your will. Mold me so that Your ways are my ways.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

5 Months

Fun facts for month five:
Weight: 15lbs .4oz
Height: 26 inches
Eating: Every 2-3hrs during the day, Once at night
Sleeping: 2-3 naps per day
Diaper: Size 2 diapers during the day, size 3 diapers at night
Clothing: 6 months

What's new for month five:
  • He is growing!
  • He likes to suck on his upper lip haha
  • He has been enjoying riding in the bike trailer
  • He is napping much more consistently (and much more easily)
  • OH my goodness this little man's smile just melts my heart, he even likes strangers
  • He is so grabby!
  • He loves to laugh and has started laughing at random things, so funny!
  • He wants to stand whenever possible
  • He does these little crunches like he's trying to sit himself up
  • He loves to follow RB around with his eyes, he really obviously loves her
  • He loves to be rocked and/or bounced
  • He keeps trying to push off of things with his feet
  • He is on the move! He has figured out ways to roll, pivot, and scoot around to get where he wants to go

Easter Sunday!


Loving the high chair

Daddy-Son bonding time

He loves his big sister

Hey, mom!

RB took this picture

She loves him too, so sweet

She lets him chew on her sometimes haha

Giving brother kisses

Sucking his fingers like his sister and mommy!

Storm trooper

First bike race!

Loving on 'chelle

Gigi time!

First time he ever rode up front in the cart

How can you not include all the takes when his smile is so cute?!