Archive | October, 2007

“Do You Hear My Heart?”

By Kay on Wed, Oct 31, 2007


My kids have a play doctor set with the play stethoscope, thermometer, syringe and the rest. Since Kate went to the doctor for an ear infection a few days ago, it’s all been out again. They’ve been having a great time taking turns putting on the stethoscope and then listening to each other’s chests.

This morning, Kate took to putting the stethoscope on Ethan’s ears, then putting it up to her chest and saying, “Do you hear my heart?” Then they would trade and Ethan would say, “Do you hear my heart?” It really was too cute to see them going back and forth.

But, then Kate added the next level. She asked Ethan, “Do you hear my heart? Do you hear God??”

I did a double take and asked, “What did you just say?”

She did a little sheepish grin and then said, “I asked him if he heard my heart.”

“No, the other part, sweetie.”

“Oh,” giggle, “I asked him if he heard God. You know cuz he’s in my heart.”

Oh, be still MY beating heart. If only we ‘grown-ups’ could get the simplicity of a child’s ability to understand the God inside of us all.

I think the next time I’m going through something difficult where I’m really needing to hear God, I may just have to get out the play stethoscope and put it to my own chest. “Hello, God? Are you there? Can you hear me now? Cuz I really want to hear YOU.” Maybe if I actually listen, I’ll be able to hear my heart and thusly, His.

Use the “one in, two out” rule to get rid of clutter.

By Shawn on Sat, Oct 27, 2007

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Leo Babauta, author of the organizational blog: zen habits, compiled a list of 15 fabulous tips for decluttering. Among them is the “one in, two out” rule…

The rule: whenever you bring in an item, you have to throw away two other items. First you cheat, by throwing out two pieces of paper, but soon you will have to move to big stuff.

This should really come in handy as I attempt to keep the floor of my kiddos’ play room at least somewhat visible! Enjoy:

15 Great Decluttering Tips

Winner!! for “Guess the Sport…”

By Kay on Tue, Oct 23, 2007

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Woo Hoo! We have a lucky winner! Congrats Aunt CeCe!!! πŸ˜€

If you didn’t read the previous post, I had a contest going to see who could name the televised sport that my 4-year-old little girl is infatuated with.

Can you believe that my PRINCESS of a girl who wears pink as often as possible
L-O-V-E-S to watch…


I know, it cracks us up every time, too! And somehow she knows it when we even pass it while we’re flipping channels and always asks us to go back so she can watch.

Shawn thinks that maybe she’s gonna fall in love with a cowboy someday…

Guess the Sport and Win…

By Kay on Sun, Oct 21, 2007


My four-year-old princess, Kate, is COMPLETELY mesmerized by a certain televised sport. Seriously, it’s c-r-a-z-y funny how she’ll sit completely still and watch this stuff.

So, what’s your guess as to which sport it is? First person to post the right answer in the comments below will win a gift card to Starbucks courtesy of yours truly. Just cuz it’ll be fun to see what every one guesses. πŸ™‚

Let the games begin… hee hee hee… πŸ˜›

Which Winnie-the-Pooh Character are YOU?

By Kay on Thu, Oct 11, 2007

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Take the 100 Acre Personality Quiz!

As soon as my sister sent me this one, I knew I HAD to take it. Of course, it helps that I’m a big Winnie-the-Pooh fan… While I know I’m not an Eeyore in real life, he’s still my favorite! Can’t you just hear him saying, “It’s my birthday and nobody cares.” πŸ™‚

So, go ahead, you know you wanna find out which character you are! And then tell me what you found out. I’m curious, ya know…

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read