May 28, 2012

Joycie – The Negotiator


Joycie ate non-stop yesterday – devouring chicken nuggets, blueberries, strawberries, banannas, milk, french fries, chocolate chip cookies, and M&M’s. (Note: This is not her typical diet, but since it was a holiday weekend, her grandparents snuck her a few of her favorite treats)

Therefore, I was not suprised when she refused all offers of food today.  As of 3:00 p.m., she had only had a few blueberries, a cup of cereal, and some milk.  When I insisted that it was time for a nap, she smiled sweetly and replied “I not nap…I eat ‘ikin nuggets and ‘nanas”


As you can guess, she got her wish. Well played, Joycie, well played.  Maybe law school is in her future?

May 26, 2012

My New Venture

In the past, I have used to this blog to capture bits and pieces of my health journey. However, I really want to use this blog as a true family blog. So I have started a new blog Redefining Kimberly. I hope that you'll pop over for a visit.

May 22, 2012

Little Eyes are Watching, Little Ears are Listening

Each evening afternoon bathtime, pj's and teeth brushing, Mikey, Joycie and I pile into our master bedroom for snuggle time.  Every night, either Mikey or I will offer prayers before we close our eyes and wait for Joycie to fall asleep.  Last night, as we lay there listening for the even breathes that indicate Joycie has drifted off - we heard something different.  A tiny voice whispering the names of her school friends " 'Lana, Lexa, Co-Co (that's Chloe in Joycie speak), and her favorite cartoons, Dora, Boots, Umi Zoomi, and Mama and Daddy.  Amen."
I asked Mikey if he had heard what I had heard.  He squeezed my hand and answered that he had.  Our precious girl was offering up her own prayer - thanking our Heavenly Father for the things she loves most in the world. It made me smile...and reminded me that we bear the responsiblity of teaching Joycie about the love of God, and how to live a life that is pleasing to him.  The weight of that responsiblity is heavy....but moments like last night remind me that perhaps we are doing it right after all.

May 11, 2012

Things I want to Remember

Joycie is growing up so fast that it feels as though she is changing right before my eyes. This blog has allowed to capture and document all the memories, emotions, milestones and moments that I never want to forget.  These days I am marveling at how much her vocabluary is expanding, and chucling at her slight and sometimes large misprounication of words.  My favorites at this stage:
Pee-yooo instead of Pillows
Covees instead of Covers
Muiins instead of Muffins
Dere instead of There.
And that when she couns 1 to 10 she always skips over number 4. When I correct her, she responds "Mama, I not like four."