Thursday, March 21, 2013

What We Don't Deserve

This morning you caught me in a sleepy cranky state and I got angry with you over something really not worth getting angry about. I apologized, we hugged it out, and you went on your merry way. I got in the car apologized to God for my behavior and thought about grace. Grace is the free gift that God give us when we mess up. He is slow to anger and His nature is kind, things we as humans don't always possess on our own. I prayed this morning that I would be a kind and gracious mom to you and Olivia, but I know that I can't do that on my own. I need God to show me grace and help me to show grace to others. Bud, we don't deserve kindness from God but He gives it to us because He loves us. I know you will mess up and I will mess up too, but I hope I can show you and Olivia a small measure of the grace that has been given to me.

Love you,

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March On

Well, we had a very busy January and February. But, the days just don't stop going and here we are in March. One thing we have done is have the kids first parent teacher conference. I wanted to make sure and record that occasion.

Ms. Melissa told us that you are doing very well on the path to pre-k. You are writing all of your letters and numbers and can spell your first name. She said that you are doing well in your school work and participate well during school work. This is a relief because we weren't sure how engaged you were when it came time to put down a ball and pick up a pencil! Overall, you are doing well socially and educationally and we couldn't be more proud of you.

You also had 2 mid-year TOT basketball performances and did great at both of those. You will start your second year of t-ball this month and are looking forward to that also. We saw your pediatrician for your 4 year old check up and everything was also great there. You are right in the middle for your age on height and weight. You passed your hearing and sight test also, so you can't say you didn't hear me when I ask you to do something anymore!!

Love you,
Mom and Dad

Ms. Melissa also gave us a report on your progress. You are doing great as well. You love writing and coloring and can write numbers, letters, and your name. You can color, write, and draw and be perfectly happy. You are a good listener and when the teacher give specific directions you follow right along. She said you could go to pre-k tomorrow if you had to, so we're happy about that. You are doing well making friends and learning and that is all we could ask for. We're proud of everything you do.
You are also right in the middle for height and weight at your check-up. The only thing that the doctor said to work on was eating those veggies. So, we're trying different ways to get them into your belly!!
Mom and Dad