I guess the biggest news is that Jack is potty trained!!! We finished 6 weeks of school and I originally planned our week break to be a week for me to get ready for the next 6 weeks (supplies, copies, books, etc). Instead, I decided to potty train Jack. I was a bit nervous because he was only 21 months at the time. Kate was trained at 23 months, Claire and Henry 22 months, and now Jack at 21 months. I do the very intense method in which the children just stop wearing diapers, no pull-ups, no going back. It has worked every time with 4 different children thankfully. It normally takes anywhere from 1-3 days for the kids to "get it." Henry was the quickest at only 1 day. It took Kate 3 days and both Claire and Jack got it after 2 days. Whew. It's quit the experience but it works and it's over now! I'm back down to only 1 in diapers and I'm sure it saves us a good deal of money, money I'd rather put into our DISNEY WORLD fund (we're hopefully going back next September)!!! I guess you could say Jack just paid his way :)
Posted by Unknown at 10/10/2011 01:59:00 PM
Simon was baptized today. Here is the blessing Rick gave him during the worship service.
Simon, your name means, “he has heard,” and our hope is that you hear the call of God to repent and be reconciled to Him in Christ. We hope you hear and heed Christ’s words in Luke 10 where He tells us the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind,” because out of this will flow joy and peace, and all the fruit of His Spirit. We pray the Lord will make you as a tree planted by streams of living water able to withstand the onslaught of an unfaithful society (Ps 1). We love you son and continually ask the Lord to grant you all the Spiritual blessings that are ours in Christ Jesus (Eph 1) our Lord. May the Lord be with you powerfully throughout your entire life!
We were so thankful to have all of our families present with us. I love Sims' baptism gown because Rick's mom bought it when her first grandson was to be baptized and now she's had 5 grandsons baptized in it. What a blessing! She also has the name of each grandson and their baptism date monogrammed on the slip. So now, Simon's name will be next to his brothers' and cousins': William, Samuel, Henry, John and Simon.
Posted by Unknown at 10/09/2011 02:24:00 PM
We've had a few interesting conversations lately. :)
Discussing Lot's wife with Kate
Kate - You mean, his wife turned into a big pile of salt??
Me - Yes, that's right.
Kate - Well, what in the world did he do with all that salt???
Claire reciting Psalm 139
You knit me together in my mother's room.
Henry - Catechism
Me - Can God do all things?
Henry - Yes, God can do all His holy magic.
Fun times at Hutchinson Academy. :)
Posted by Unknown at 10/04/2011 08:34:00 PM