Friday, October 22, 2010

tender hearted

Like I've written before, Aiden just loves school. Normally when I pick him up, he runs to me with a big smile on his face and gives me a hug. Today I knew something was wrong when he walked quietly with his head down. I talked to him asking him what was wrong. His teacher, Mrs Rose, saw us and motioned for us to come over. During school, one of Aiden's classmates celebrated her birthday by bringing in M&M's for the class. Mrs Rose told everyone to not open their packet until they were out in the playground. Well, Aiden didn't obey and opened it early. Mrs. Rose talked to him and his response was " I just really like candy." He felt bad and said he was sorry, but then was sad the rest of class. Mrs Rose told me that Aiden has such a tender heart that it was hard for him to get past it. Aiden and I then talked about it at the car and he just BURST into tears. I held him for a little while and as he sobbed he told me he felt so bad for disobeying Mrs Rose. His brokeness almost had me close to tears. I told him that he did make a bad decision and he shouldn't have disobeyed, but that it did not change the love that daddy and I have for him, or the love that Mrs Rose has for him. I asked him if he thought that God would forgive him for it. Aiden said yes. The next hardest thing he had to do though was tell his daddy what he did. Once again, he sobbed as he told Chad he disobeyed.
As much as I hate it when Aiden sins, I love that God has given this little boy such a tender heart. He is such a delight to Chad and I. Kian was next to Aiden in the car as he was crying. Kian asked Aiden what was wrong and then said he wanted to give Aiden a hug. Once again, I about cried as I watched my oldest crying in the arms of his 2 year old little brother. It was a sweet, sweet picture. Man do I love these 2 boys!
On a different note, Kian has been so funny recently with some of the comments he has said. A couple of days ago, as I was putting on my makeup, Kian wanted to know what I was doing, I told him. His reply was, "that's what I'm talkin' bout mommy." I started laughing. Later that day, Aiden was in a bad mood in the car and Kian looked at him and said, "what's wrong Aiden? Aiden, what's wrong? Talk to me Aiden! Talk to me! What wrong?" It was so precious!
Last night was our first sectional game for volleyball. We won in 5 games against Bethany. We play tomorrow Blackhawk and then ECA for the championship. Little nervous!
I have been pretty sick this week. I went to OB this morning and he gave me an antibiotic for my cough. The baby's heartbeat is great and I scheduled my ultrasound for 2 weeks from today! Please pray that I could sleep these next couple of days, I have hardly slept the last 4 nights due to the cold (and probably sectionals).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Not a whole lot to say right now! Our volleyball season is about over. We start sectionals next week. We drew Bethany for our first round of sectionals. If we win that game, we will play Blackhawk and if we win that one, we will most likely face Elkhart for the sectional championship. We definitely have to play the 3 hardest teams in order to win, but to be perfectly honest, I love our draw! I want to beat the best to show we are the best. We have already played all three of these teams in the regular season and won, but as we know, sectional play is totally different! Elkhart has won the last 3 years, and anyone beating them would be an upset. I am excited for this next week! Our team has done a great job this year. We currently 25-3, which is the best record the school has ever had for volleyball. Tomorrow night is senior night. Our sectional game is next Thursday at 6 at Canterbury in Fort Wayne. Anyone is welcome to come!

Baby girl seems to be doing well! I am feeling decently well and go to the doctor in another week. Then I will schedule my official ultrasound to make sure the baby is growing well etc. I am looking forward to having a little more time to exercise. I basically haven't in weeks with volleyball etc.

The boys are doing pretty well. Both have colds, but are functioning fine with them. Kian for the last couple weeks has not been sleeping well and has been getting up several times a night. We have been having the boys share a room for the past week and now I am questioning that decision. Although, I put Kian in his own room for a couple of nights and he still slept poorly. He is going to bed fine, but is waking up wide awake in the middle of the night and not wanting to go back to sleep. That in return effects the way he behaves during the day. I am praying that maybe he is just going through a growth spurt or something. Aiden is writing his name and numbers and is loving school still. He is starting to really enjoy us reading to him as well and he pays attention too. I had the boys pictures taken at picture people. A couple turned out really well, as it's difficult to get them to smile at the same time!

Chad is busy as usual and is looking forward to the start of basketball. He has been getting up at 5:30 3 days a week for the last couple of months to help the basketball boys lift weights and shoot. I am so thankful for a hard working husband! He is such a huge help and blessing!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


October 2nd, we were unexpectedly able to get an ultrasound. With both Aiden and Kian, we were surprised by their gender. This time we decided to find out. I was a little nervous as the tech started the ultrasound. I was shocked to hear her say, "you are having a little girl!". I started to cry, not because I was I didn't want a boy. I was just so excited to be having a little girl! We feel so blessed that God is entrusting another little life to us and we can't wait to meet her! On the way home, Chad asked me if I wanted her to have red, curly hair. I told him that I really don't care. That's true, but I sorta would like the baby to have curly hair. :) As I walked through the baby girl section in babier r us, I felt like I was in a dream, but it was fun none the less! Chad and I have a few names that we are throwing back and forth, but feel free to leave your imput!