Monday, November 19, 2012

Sweet Alyssa...

Alyssa Lauren.  She melts my heart.  This little girl is something else.  She can be the sweetest thing in the world, and then just do things where your like, "Whose kid is this and where is your brain?"  Let's be honest, you have all had those thoughts.  Don't lie!:)

I just wanted to do a little post on each of our girls so I will remember what they are like at six and almost four!  Just typing that seems wrong!

I can remember when Alyssa was a newborn and each day I would ask Matt,  "Do you think she's grown today?  She looks bigger!"  I wanted so badly for her to stay a baby.  A tiny little baby that I could swaddle up tightly and snuggle with all day long.   I loved having a new baby in our home.  I loved to just hold her and rock her and stare at her.  I always loved bedtime when she would get her bath, get in her jammies, lotion her up and put her to bed.  Smelling sweet and delicious and looking so cozy!

...Now we have a six year old who is in first grade.  Time has flown by.  I still love to stare at her.  I spend a lot of time just looking at her and thanking God for her.  I still love when she gets out of the bath and smells so good and gets her jammies on and gets snuggled in to the  bed.  I will always cherish  each and every phase of her life!  The Lord is so neat with his creation, isn't he?

Alyssa loves:
Chick fil A (who doesn't?)
A close second is Geno's Pizza
Roast with Potatoes and Carrots.
Her breakfast is always one of 3 things: toast with butter only, honeybun, cereal
She loves apples.
She loves to shop.
She loves water!
She hoards cherishes all her little nicknacks.
 Boy does she have some nicknacks.
She loves Jesus.
She started a prayer group at school on recess.
She does not enjoy sports.
She does not play with dolls or barbies.
She loves her sister to the moon.
She bosses her sister like crazy!
She LOVES the thought of being in charge.
She is a great student.
She has the cutest dimple.
She has a loose tooth. Finally!
Her smile melts my heart.
I could listen to her giggle all day long.
She ADORES her daddy.
She likes chocolate.
She is tender hearted.
She is a leader.
She is honest.
She is loyal.
She loves all her grandparents and boy is she blessed with some good ones!
She is spunky.
She is sassy.
She is artsy.
She is creative and spends the majority of her time at home role playing.
She has an imagination like no other.
She is beautiful inside and out.
She loves one on one time with her momma.  Her momma loves this time as well!
She can sass an attitude faster than anyone I have ever met!  :)
She is learning what it means to be thankful.

What an honor it is to get to be her parents. She challenges me daily.  She makes me a better person.  She is a work in progress....but aren't we all?  I pray Matt and I cherish this gift, honor the Lord with this gift, and teach her what it looks like to live for Jesus and look like Jesus.  That's really all that matters!

"Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it." Proverbs 22:6

Monday, November 12, 2012

Amen for this today!

Thankful for this word today! So true. So thankful. So blessed.