Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Boom Boom Pow

we were watching "so you think you can dance" and the black eyed pea song came on and Beck just started going crazy in the floor dancing and I grabbed camera and got a little bit of it...nothing that gave it any justice!! He cracks me up !!! He is doing his style of dancing or practicing to ride a bronco in the rodeo!! which ever as long as it brings home some bacon for him when he gets older;)

(dont mind Hobab's butt in the camera)

a day in the life

Beck and Rylie absolutely love the tent that the Kiley's got Rylie for her bday. They play in it almost every night before going to bed. Beck loves to get in there to "hide". I truly feel that he is trying to hide in there from Rylie. It is so funny. He just cracks up when she comes and says "BOO" to him. They play so sweet together. Tonight Beck just crawled up on top of Rylie while she was laying in the floor and just put his head on her chest and laid there. I told Rylie enjoy it now, because before long he will be too big to do that. I couldn't get my camera to get a pic of it but it would have been a sweet one:)

10 months old already!!!

Proof that Beck does cry and have bad days!!! Especially when the orange ball rolls away from you while playing with it....

sweet feet!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lions, Tigers, Bears OH MY!!!

We have been off all week and doing lots of work around the house that we have neglected. We have had one busy week, however on friday our family went to the zoo (courtesy of a patient of mine). We got there without any incidencies. We all had a blast. When asked what was Rylie's favorite animals she said "peandos" AKA panda and the "Kangadoo" AKA Kangaroo. It was so halarious to hear her say pandas. They were beautiful. If I had to guess at what animal was Beck's favorite it too would be the Pandas. He sat there and just watched them and laughed at them. He also enjoyed laughing and gunting at the orangatangs which were putting on a show for us! Then he laughed and danced when the otters were playing in their water. It was a cool day not hot and all the animals were happy it seemed. I remember we went one year when we first married and it was so hot than none of the animals came out to play. We came home and went to eat at Rylie's favorite place "OK" oriental kitchen "shinese". Needless to say the perfect end to a perfect day with the family!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Motherhood as a Career by Barbara Rainey
Titus 2:4,5That they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored.
Our society often sends the wrong signals to mothers. It tells moms they are dispensable. It tells us that all mothers need to do is provide maid service, shuttle service and offer purchasing advice; that real mothering can be done by trained caretakers.
I believe Christian mothers need to think critically about these cultural messages and challenge them. More moms need to make a career of busying themselves at home, and investing in their husbands and the next generation.
I realize there are many reasons for mothers to have full-time or part-time jobs. But I also know some couples need to look critically at whether this is for survival, for personal fulfillment or simply to maintain a higher standard of living. If a couple feels it's necessary for Mom to work outside the home, some crucial questions should be addressed.
A Christian mother should ask whether her husband is in total agreement with this decision. The two-career marriage may solve financial difficulties, but it creates others because many needs of the family will not receive full attention.
Another good question is: If extra income is essential, can it be earned on a flexible time frame, or by working at home? A woman in my church was able to develop a part-time photography business out of her home. She was always sure that whenever she had appointments she could leave her little boy with her husband or a friend.
A career speaks of total commitment and full-time focus. No commitment or focus is more worthy of being a career than mothering the children you bring into the world.
That God will guide you to make decisions about career and family that reflect the priority that rearing children should have in a Christian home.
Discuss: What are some prices children sometimes pay for both parents working outside the home?