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Blogging through the Alphabet – P November 16, 2013

P is for Pity Party

I have a tendency to throw myself a regular ok maybe daily pity party….anyone with me? When my kids are pushing all my buttons and I can’t take it anymore I start the party…I usually start out with something like if my kids would only obey…if they would just mind their own business (like not getting up in the other brothers face or knocking him over)….then I get into nap time and oh my goodness they yell and scream in their beds and I can’t even remember how many times my 3 year old has gotten out of his bed or peed in it durning one nap time….it could drive a woman to insanity….I tell myself other peoples kids act better then this why did I get the crazy and non listening kids…then it hits me…I don’t need to throw myself a party and need to come back to reality that everyone’s kids do this or at least do something (and if your kid is an angel I don’t wanna hear about it lol).
My kids have a natural sin nature. So instead of getting upset with them I have to realize that I need to teach them the proper way to play or treat their sibling/friend/cousin. It’s my job as the parent to live out Christ’s love to them and teach and train them up in a way that honors God. It’s not my job to pout about why everything is going wrong I need to leave that to God to handle and do my best with what I’ve been given…now I’m not saying that I’m never gonna have another pity party but I’m going to work hard at seeing the positive and making the best out of every situation….so if you see me or hear me having a pity party just remind me (gently) that I need to get off my butt and get back to life.

What about you? Do you have regular pity parties?

Jessi

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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

 

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.

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Jessi

 

Blogging through the Alphabet – K September 18, 2013

K is for Kids in the Kitchen

I really enjoy cooking but I’ve come to enjoy it even more now that my son comes to help me in the Kitchen. He loves to help me measure things for mixing up doughs or desserts. He also loves washing the veggies and then putting them into a bowl after I cut them up. Reece is my big helper in the kitchen. Do you have a kid that loves to help you in the kitchen?

Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way…

1. Don’t worry too much about the mess – Reece always gets flour all over or when he is washing veggies for me he gets water everywhere it’s just part of having a kid help you…

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2. Prepare all your ingredients before hand – I try and at least have everything we will need set out so that I don’t have to leave Reece with the huge temptation to play in the mixed items or measure anything extra into the bowl ūüôā

3. Let them be kids (Reece is never in it to get it done and move on to the next thing but rather to enjoy what he is doing then and there)

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4. Teach them along the way (counting how many scoops they just put in and how many ingredients you used)

5. Let them taste the finished product (Reece always loves to eat whatever he has made)

Do you have any other tips on kids helping in the kitchen?

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Jessi

 

Baby Toes December 6, 2010

My little boy is almost 5 months old and I can’t believe that time has gone by this fast.¬† I have enjoyed every minute with him since he arrived in July.¬† Although some things have been rough: getting up the in middle of the night for feedings, all the diaper explosions, and the gas that makes him cry.¬† We have made it through everything so far and I wouldn’t have made it this far without my husband who keeps me grounded.¬† There are so many things that I adore about my son and so many times I look at him and I’m reminded how God has a plan because if it was my plan I wouldn’t be a mommy yet (don’t take this the wrong way I just wasn’t planning on have a baby till after Marc and I had been married awhile).¬† But when we found out I was pregnant the only thing I could think was I know God knows what He is doing so I just need to trust Him.¬† I know there is a reason that Reece was born in July of 2010 and I have¬†learned to trust God’s plan even though I don’t know what it is.¬† So anyways¬†I am amazed at how much my son looks just like his father.¬† I was looking at baby pictures of my husband and oh my goodness I, as Reece’s mother, might confuse the pictures if the colors weren’t different.¬† It’s funny how little things are so similar but one thing that is the same with Marc and Reece, their toes!¬† Its so cute, they have the same toes.¬† Reece’s feet are a mini version of his dad’s feet.¬† I love it.¬† One thing I prayed for while God was forming my son was that he would look like his daddy because I think his daddy is a very handsome man.¬† I love those baby toes!¬† These little toes have just recently been discovered by my son.¬† He loves them and is always trying to put his toes in his mouth.¬† It¬†has¬†been amazing to see my son learn about the world that God created and watch him learn about his hands and toes and how to roll over.¬† He brings so much joy into my life and I’m so thankful to God for bringing this amazing little person into my life.

 

Thankful this Thursday September 16, 2010

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Just wanted sit and think about the things I’m thankful for this Thursday because I get so easily caught up in everything else in the world going on around me…
1. I’m thankful that God has given me a husband who is on fire for Him and who loves me for who I am.
2. I’m thankful for a healthy baby who does well on this sometimes very challenging road of deputation.
3. I’m thankful for my health and recovery from my delivery.
4. I’m thankful for the missions apartment that we are staying in here in San Antonio because it is amazing!
5. I’m thankful for the passion God has given me for the Philippines.
6. I’m thankful that Reece travels well and doesn’t give us too much trouble.
7. I’m thankful that we have family that supports our calling to go to the Philippines.
8. I’m thankful that we have all the things we need.
9. I’m thankful that the church we were with on Sunday took us on for monthly support.

 

 
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