My goal with this blog is to keep a journal type account of my walk with Christ, my children and my grandchildren. To share what wisdom I have been given and have learned. To share the occasional recipe, photograph, funny story and possibly a teary one. God's mercies are new every morning. We each get a fresh, clean slate each day. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Piperisms and Savannahisms
Any day now I will welcome my newest grand baby to this world. A grandson. I cannot wait. To hold him. Kiss him. Whisper in his tiny ear. Tell him how much I love him. And, of course, whisper the same thing I have whispered in his sisters' ears....."I'm your favorite". Just kidding....kind of. So I feel the need to write down some of the precious and funny things Piper and Savannah say and do before I forget what they are like at four and two years of age.
Piper you are the epitome of the first born child. Organized, orderly and always in control and know exactly what we should do! Some people may venture to say you are bossy.....not me! I think you are wonderful. Very motherly, loving and so kind. You adore your little sister and always try to take care of her....even when she tears up whatever project you are attempting to display, you might screech a little but you are never cruel or mean to Savannah. You love to sing, dance and have tea parties. You are excellent at pouring tea from your little porcelain teapot into those tiny cups. You love cooking and cooking shows on TV. You are very crafty and love all things glittery, gluey and paintable. For this anti-craft....I am learning to adapt because glitter and glue only last for a season. You do not like "commercinals" on TV and "Dora" is still one of your favorites even though she gives me the creeps. Sorry, Dora...you do. You love all things Christmasy which thrills my soul and I do believe that my passion for dishes has passed to your heart. Yay!! You are a fabulous table setter and know where to put everything without me telling you. You love corndogs, pinto beans, pasta anything, pepperoni and goldfish. You dislike taking a bath and having your hair washed. But you love having your hair look all shiny and long. You are a tender-headed little girl that I get so very much. Hair pulling hurts....badly. When I watch you my heart breaks just a tiny bit because you are getting too grown up too fast. You will go to school next year and I truly hate that. The world is just a cruel place and the fierce tiger-mama in me wants to protect you from it in the worst way. Your innocence, purity and fragile self worth is just precious and I pray daily that God protect you from this vile world. On the other hand, you are SO smart. You can spell several words, count to 100+, do simple math, know all 50 states and put a USA map together in a flash. You know all your shapes, colors, and you stay in the lines when you color! You amaze me at how fast you grasp concepts and patterns. I was never that smart. Your memory is amazing. You are going to be a terrific big sister to both of your little siblings. I love you sweet girl!
Here She Comes!
Savannah you are the perfect little sister. You are sweet, funny and full of personality. Full. Your smile is so sweet and lights up your whole face. I love to come and see you because you always are so glad to see me! You run up to me and hug me and say "Mimi" so loudly and so happily. You just warm my heart to the core. Where as your sister is "Miss Organization" you are "Godzilla". You make sure we know you are here and here to seek and destroy. You are getting better at not tearing up the little people play sets that your sister sets up and you too love a good tea party. Though you want to pour tea in every cup, sugar bowl and creamer to the brim. You are just that kind of girl. To the brim. You are just full of life, kisses, hugs, tears and laughs. You say the funniest things. One of them is whenever you do not get to do what you want you look at whoever and with complete indignation you say, "Yes, my do!" or "No my not". I love that. You eat ...nothing. Except for two bites of a cookie, nutella, grapes and cereal. You love orange juice though. Just like your mama does. Potty training has been a huge inconvenience to you. The other day your mama found you in y'alls time-out chair. When she asked you why you were sitting there you looked at her and said, "I in time out cause I pooped in my panties." You grin when we ask you if you are supposed to pee on Ariel, Minnie Mouse, Belle or whoever because....you don't care. Funny stuff. You love to sing, swing, run, color and Peppa Pig. Which I must confess Peppa is pretty cool. You are so cuddly and sweet even when you are pitching a huge temper tantrum I know the sweetness is coming. Your vocabulary, like your sister, is huge. Both of you girls talk and converse amazingly well. You love wagon rides, riding toys and just being outside. You like crafts too and I see a budding Christmas tree lover coming out of you too! Right now you are the baby. And you know it. Sweet girl, your world is getting ready to be rocked. Middle child.... But if anyone can adapt it would be you Savannah. You have already given to your new brother to be your paci, diapers, crib and baby toys. You are so giving and so sweet you will never be overshadowed at all. No fears there. You remind me of your Aunt Megan. You do not just sit idly by....you are a very present and attention grabbing child!! Whether it is by swallowing a hair clip (scary!!) to shoving a crazy eye craft sticker up your nose (funny and required a trip to the ER) to just hopping down the driveway like a kangaroo you make all eyes fall on you all the time. I love you butterbean....
Both of you little girls are just the light of life and each moment with you is precious to me. I pray daily for the both of you that you learn to love God and desire to serve Him and stay on the path He has for each of you. You were knit together by His very hands! When I consider that as I watch you each my heart just swells with love, gratitude and thanksgiving for the blessing that each of you are to me.