Friday, August 28, 2009

It's hot!

It has been abnormally warm here the past 2 days. As I write this, pretty much all the windows in the house are open, all the fans we own are in use, and it is still uncomfortable. There is no wind! This is very unusual for this area...and we don't know how to deal with it. :)
Sarah went "swimming" for the first time today. I think she was wondering, "why is this crazy lady giving me a bath outside with my clothes on?" She was more comfortable after that though! We decided to go for a drive this afternoon since the car has air conditioning and the house does not. We ended up at the beach - which is normally windy and cold, but was very very comfortable today! Sarah didn't know what she thought of the beach (this was her first trip). She had just woken up from a nap though.
Tim and I are both getting over being sick. It hit Tim early Thursday morning, and I got it Thursday afternoon. Sarah has been fine so far, so we're hoping all this was caused by something we ate. We are both still feeling a bit weak and queasy. Hopefully this won't stick around too much longer!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

This weekend at the Farleys'

Sarah has learned how to use the couch cushions to pull herself up:
She stands pretty well on her own for awhile:And then falls:She doesn't quite get the whole sitting on the shoulders thing...she prefers sitting on the head:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thoughts on diapers, thoughts on prayer

Light topic first:

Why hasn't anyone invented a diaper that fastens in the back? Especially for toddlers? What mobile baby is going to lay still on their back long enough for you to take off the dirty diaper, wipe them, apply cream if needed, slip a new diaper underneath, and fasten the new diaper? And what mobile baby is going to leave said diaper in place if you do not get pants over it as soon as possible? Now if it fastened in the back, Baby could be on his or her belly, happily playing with tags or floor lint as you slip a diaper underneath and fasten it in the back.

A little deeper:

Why is it that I find myself saying "All I can do is pray" as if that is not the most effective tool I have in my life? I find myself thinking "If only I could actually DO something". I realize I say this because prayer is not something from which you instantly see results. You may say to someone, "I'm praying for you", and they may be encouraged by it, but you do not directly see results. It's not like making dinner. You make dinner, you feed it to your family, you watch them eat it, you see them stop, you know they are full, and they are satisfied. Prayer is not tangible. It is also difficult to see the answers to your prayers. You may get a "yes", "no", "wait awhile", or "I want to give you this instead". It may not be the answer your want. But it is an answer.

I realize it is absurd to think of prayer as a last resort. Lord, help me not to just realize this, but to live it in my daily life!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blog purpose

I feel this blog is boring.

I live with the mindset that anything I post on my blog, I should be willing to discuss with any random person on the street. Or my boss. My neighbor. My children. Jesus. :) Anyone could be reading this. My blog is not my online journal. It is not the place to disclose my most personal feelings. It is not where I post about things that are bothering me.

So what is the purpose of blogging?

Originally, it was to post pictures and updates of the baby. Now I pretty much use Facebook for that. So what now? I can only write so many posts saying "Sarah did the cutest thing".

I do not get many comments on my blog. (I am not saying this for pity comments.) I just don't know if anyone reads this anymore. If it is not even being read, what is the purpose?

I suppose I need to spice things up a little bit. Tell stories. Share my feelings. I'll work on that. But for today, here is another Sarah update.

The girl is incredible. I don't know how we ever lived without her. She's the most amazing little thing. She can military crawl now. And she's pretty fast at it. She can push herself up into a sitting position. She can pull herself up to stand. She loves shoes. She tries to eat the laces. (We don't let her.) Actually, she tries to eat everything. She likes to drink from a sippy cup and just laughs and laughs when she gets water in her mouth. She loves her daddy. She loves her mommy too, but I love to watch her with her daddy. They definitely have a strong bond. She likes the song "My God is so big"...and she likes you to yell the word "BIG". She can wave. She likes to play peek-a-boo. She likes to throw her bowl and spoon on the floor and watch Mommy pick it up...over and over again. She is such an inquisitive little thing. When she wakes up and I go in her room to get her, she has the crib bumper pulled down low enough so that she can see what's going on in her room. When she sees me, she lets out the cutest laugh and sigh of contentment. I love that little girl.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cute video

I cannot figure out how to post this video, but you have to see it if you haven't already. I know quite a few family members who will appreciate it. :) That's all. Post your comments.