I have a few blog posts in my head that have not made their way out yet, so I thought I would tide you over with what's been going on with our little family lately. More specifically, here is what is going on with the littlest member of our family.
This adorable ten-month-old boy has been growing in leaps and bounds, it seems. He no longer has army crawling as his only mode of transportation, he can also crawl on his hands and knees if he has a mind to. He loves to pull himself to standing and can, thankfully, find his way back down to his knees or his bottom most of the time. Elias has been able to say, "mama," for awhile, and he can also say, "dada," "uh-oh," and "bath" (although I'm a little unsure on that last one).
He loves to eat and can even get a spoon in his mouth if all of the circumstances are working in his favor. He likes eggs, fruit, sweet potatoes, squash, chicken, roast beef, noodles, and all manners of crackers or cereal. :)
As a family, we are trying to soak up the last rays of this transition from summer to fall, enjoying some time outside whenever we have the chance.
Because I remember silly things like that, Jordan and I celebrated our ten-year dating anniversary along with our 7 1/2 year wedding anniversary. Jordan's gracious mama babysat our children for us so we could go out to our favorite Thai restaurant and have some good one-on-one time, followed by my first jamocha shake in three years at our favorite coffee shop, Burgie's (this is hand-scooped ice cream and real espresso, my friends!).
It was good to have some opportunities to reconnect this weekend, as I have really been struggling lately with how I have been doing as a parent (and a stay-at-home parent, at that) … but that's for another post. All in all, I am so glad that God gives us times of refreshment when He knows we need them the most. We all need to recharge sometimes so we can jump back into our jobs, our families, and our ministries with renewed vigor.
He never lets us run dry.
"By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence." ~2 Peter 1:3