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Blogging through the Alphabet – O November 6, 2013

O is for Out of time

Seriously. I feel like as a mom with small kids that I spend my whole life taking care of one kids need and then next kids needs and then my husbands needs….I struggle with feeling like I’m all out of time for myself. Does anyone else feel that way? Well your not alone…I’m right there with ya sister…I as a mom I want to provide everything for my kids and my husband….I want them to have all their needs met. But getting from one meal to the next I don’t feel like I get to think…I feel like for me I’m completely out of time…so I’ve tried to find some time for me in all the craziness that I call my life…

usually I make sure to take some time for myself when my boys are napping and currently my 3 year old taking a nap is a hit or miss but none the less I still try and read a book or watch a little tv or take a nap myself.

I also take a hot bath sometimes after my kids go to bed to just be alone…because any mom knows that you don’t get to go the bathroom by yourself anymore…

And lastly on my hubby’s day off he watches the kids for the afternoon so that I can do whatever I would like to do (isn’t he a sweetheart!).

How do you give yourself a little bit of time?

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Jessi

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Blogging through the Alphabet – N October 22, 2013

Filed under: ABCs,Baby,Boys,Family,home,Kids,Motherhood — jbuxton @ 7:35 am
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N is for Night time

I don’t know about you but for us, having a set routine at night helps my boys calm down and slow down and be ready for bed…we have followed babywise with both my boys and have found it to be very helpful and in there it talks about having a bedtime routine to do with your kids. Our night time routine varies a little for each boy but for the most part it goes like this:

Bath
Brush teeth
Pjs
Bible story
Hugs and kisses
Bed

This is pretty much what we do with our boys every night. And they are so set in their routine that the min we start it they start to yawn and they start rubbing their eyes.

It’s funny how something so simple as having the same routine makes our night that much easier.

Do you have a nightly routine that you do with your kids? What does it look like for you? If not you might consider trying it and see if it helps your kids wind down and mentally get ready for bed.

Check out the other blogs that I’m Blogging through the Alphabet with….

Jessi

 

My Fabric High Chair! August 26, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Family,Motherhood,Sewing — jbuxton @ 6:50 pm
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This is one of my most read posts so I thought I would re-post it…so here you go the Fabric Highchair…I’ve also found this useful for shopping carts, it helps my almost sitter to sit up in the cart or even a new sitter to keep his balance while you roll him around in the cart…

Yesterday I started on my notion that I could make a fabric high chair even though this would have only been my like 5th time using my sewing machine that I got for Christmas. So I took some photos as I was making this high chair. Here is how I started, well not really I went online and found a pattern and then I went to Hobby Lobby (which I love by the way) and bought some fabric and batting (fyi I just started sewing 2 weeks ago so I still have to build up my supplies). So after that I cut out my pieces of fabric and batting.

Then I sewed them together and turned them right side out 🙂

I then sewed all the parts together and started to add the velcro when my sewing machine (which is not really made for big projects) started to give me trouble. I have a crafting sewing machine not a real one.

As you can see I only have one piece of velcro attached completely before my little sewing machine gave out on me (you can see it in the corner). So I called up my mother in law who so graciously let me come to her house and use her sewing machine to finish my project.

Then I had to test it out on the little one 🙂

I think he likes it. And it will come in handy for our upcoming travel, also way better then trying to take his bumbo everywhere. I’m super excited that I got it made. Let me know what you think… I got my pattern from this site: http://whrrl.com/experience/story/18668492?wref=person_show_card

If you have any questions or comments let me know and if you have any other ideas of things I should try and make let me know I would love to hear your ideas!

 

Blogging through the Alphabet – G August 8, 2013

Filed under: ABCs,Baby,Family,Life Experiences — jbuxton @ 6:15 pm
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G is for Grass

Yes you heard me right. We don’t have lots of grass here at our house in Manila so any chance my kids get to run and play in grass they are all for it…so here are a few pics of Levi discovering the grass…I couldn’t get Reece because he was running around too much… Lol

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Well there you go Levi seemed to enjoy the grass 🙂

Jessi

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Blogging through the Alphabet – B July 4, 2013

Filed under: ABCs,Baby,Family,home,Motherhood — jbuxton @ 9:30 pm
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B is for Boys!

I would like to introduce you to my boys!

I have two boys and they are so full of energy! At almost three my Reece is bursting at the seams with energy. I struggle at times finding things that will burn up energy for him. He is always on the move! He is always talking and if he isn’t talking he is making some kind of noise….as a girl I don’t think I completely grasp the need for a boy to be so active but I’m thankful for my boys…Reece loves to read. He loves the cars movie! Currently his favorite thing to pretend to be is a pizza delivery guy which goes with the fact that he loves pizza! Lol. He also wants to know why about everything 🙂 which is good but can also drive a momma to insanity lol…

Levi my youngest is crawling all over the place and at a pretty fast pace right now. He pulls up on everything and he thinks he has to taste everything (which includes my toes at this exact moment lol). He loves to laugh and smile. He loves to play with whatever Reece is playing with (which drives Reece crazy lol). Levi loves to eat. I can hardly get one bite in my mouth before he is asking for more food because he ate ever last piece off his tray that I put there lol. Levi is 10 months old and is keeping me on my toes.

And the other boy in my house who is actually the man of our house is my hubby Marc. He is the love of my life! We are celebrating our 4 year anniversary in just a couple of days and honestly it feels like we should be celebrating 10 or 12 years. We have been through a lot of life changes in our 4 years of being married. Marc is an accomplished magician. He uses his magic skills now to train magicians how to perform gospel magic (which is sharing the gospel through magic tricks). Marc and I are planting a church in a city here in manila and he works hard every day at reaching people with the gospel. Marc is also an amazing father to our two boys and I love to hear them all laughing together.

There is lots more i could say about my hubby but I don’t want to keep you all day…but you can go check out his blog at http://ecclesiamind.com

Ok so there you go. Hope you have a great week and see ya for letter C!

Also go check out these other blogs that I’m teaming up with to blog through the Alphabet! They are really great!

 

The big move… July 22, 2011

Filed under: Baby,Family,Life Experiences,Motherhood — jbuxton @ 2:02 am

We officially pack all of our things on a container and sent it off with all of our worldly possessions to be shipped to Manila about 7 weeks ago.  We then flew from our home town Florence to Manila to start working as missionaries over seas.  (this is us at the airport leaving for Manila)  Now moving from one house to another in the same town can be a hassle and moving from one state to the next can be a really big hassle so imagine moving half way around the world.  It has been interesting so far but God has blessed us so much already.  We were able to sign a contract to rent a house within 2 weeks of being on the ground here.  And we got word that our container is here in the country and on the docks and was released today.  We are so excited to set up our house and get settled in to our new home.  I’m hoping to be able to show pictures of the before and after of our house 🙂  and maybe show off some of my diy ideas and steals that I find around Manila.  🙂  hope you enjoy…I’m still a horrible blogger as I don’t even post on a weekly basis but my hope is that as things settle down I will have more time to blog…. here is our most recent family picture from my son’s 1st birthday party…I made his shirt by the way and no i dont have any pictures….bummer i know…

Thanks for reading…

Jessi

 

My Child and God’s Child April 11, 2011

Filed under: Baby,Family,Life Experiences,Motherhood,Spiritual Truthes — jbuxton @ 8:40 am

My little boy is going to be 9 months in a few days and I can’t believe time has gone by so fast.  I still remember the day he was born and now I’m trying to keep him from pulling all of our books off the shelves.  I know why God made us the way he did…with the whole learning new things little by little in he first year and onwards…not for the kid but for the parents.  If Reece could have walked when he was 3 months old I think I would have had a heart attack.  God knew what he was doing making it so that I would be able to deal with my little baby growing up.  And really he hasn’t grown up that much I know but these last 9 months have gone by so fast its unreal.  I’m not going to lie I do miss the days when I could lay him on the floor under the fan and he would be in the same spot I left him when I came back. lol.   Do you want to see how much he has grown?  Sure you do 🙂

this was when Reece was 2 days old and

This was just last week.

I have learned so much as a mom these last few months and I have matured a lot since I became a mom.  I love being a mom!  God has shown me so much about myself through my little baby and how I am his child and how he loves me.  I always wonder if my love for my son is so great how much more greater is God’s love for me.  I have learned that if I am going to be able to grow in Christ I need to be in his word daily where he can show me what he wants for me just like I need to be teaching my own son daily.  In sunday school this last sunday we had our childrens director come in and talk to us about kids and raising kids.  Wow what an eye opener for me.  Marc and I talked a lot about that lesson and how we want to be good parents to Reece and set a Godly example for him but we can’t do that unless we are in God’s word daily.  I’m not writting this to make anyone feel bad but mostly for me to remind myself that I need to be doing this if this is what I want my kids to be doing. 

Thanks for listening!

 

 
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