Thursday, December 28, 2006

Questions boys ask

Here are a few of the latest.

During Family worship as we were reading Romans, it was talking about circumcision, and Austin asks when we were done reading. What is circumcision? Great question, right. Well, that was left up to Dad to explain. Of course he did a great job, and also talk of the spiritual application of circumcision of the heart. Anyway, it was a great chuckle for us all. So, at Christmas, Austin said to one of his aunts, knowing full well what he was doing, "Hey, lets talk about circumcision." Uh, what, she said. He then says, just kidding. This is by the way one of those things my boys are glad was done as a baby, and not when they were 30 years old. LOL! They are also happy to know that it is no longer the sign of the covenant.

Today, as my boys are playing their new playstation, they needed something to hold the cords, well, I think at least. Zach says, "Mom can I use one of your hair bracelets?" "Uh, what in the world are you talking about?" "Well, you know the hair bracelet" "You mean a pony tail holder?!" "Yeah, Mom." Of course you can use one, while I chuckle.

Silly boys.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

May we remember the gift that was given on this day. Our savior. I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas and New Year. ***Last night in our family worship time, in which you wonder if your children really do inteed listen as they fidget and look around, we read Luke 2. When it was over, Jordan asked this question (well something to this effect) Where is says "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with who he is well pleased!" (Luke 2:14ESV) Is this talking about predestination? Absolutely, it is talking about definate atonement. Well, my point in this comment is that THEY DO LISTEN. There was also something that Austin picked up when we were doing our chatecism questions. This shows me that the boys are listening, thinking and taking to heart what they are being taught. I'm so thankful for many things this year. God has brought us so far on our journey. We have gone from being extremely legalistic, oneness pentecotal, to very reformed in our theology. God has revealed so much to us. And then, to top it all off, my children understand. God has opened their understanding. God is so AWESOME! He is so faithful. My children are a part of the covenant family. Okay, I could go on and on. I just want to praise God for revealing truth to us each day.

The things I saw when I walked into the boys room.

Yesterday when I came home, the boys room was a mess, as usual. I walked into survey the damage, and this is what I saw. These poor G.I. Joes were hanging. UGH! I continued on into the room, and behind the closet door, the next picture is what was hiding there. I asked Austin what happened the the "hanging G.I. Joes", he calmly told me that they had disobeyed the laws of war and were being hanged. Then I asked it the closet was a hosptial, or what, he said "no this is their beds. The hanger you see is the "lift" into the bunks. Very imaginative boys I have. They happened to use an entire box of kleenex for the beds, I sure hope the G.I. Joes were comfy.

Zach gingerbread house he made at school

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Austin update

Austin goes to Riley Children's Hospital ADHD Clinic again tomorrow. He is doing exceptionally well with his new medicine. I was concerned because the Dr. said it could cause his anxiety to become worse and then it is just a 12 hour med, so I was also worried about the evenings. He has been doing so much better. He has a rough time getting started in the morning. He is SO scattered, the other day it took him 20 minutes to put on 1 shoe, and then I had to tie it for him. He was trying to do so many other things while he was putting on the shoe. Well, we figured that out. I take him his pill with a drink, before he really wakes up and he takes it, this way when he does get out of bed (usually about 30 min later) he is ready to do what needs to be done. This has helped tremendously. Our evenings are not as chaotic as I thought they'd be. He is a little more high strung than before, however, he is not having the outburst of rage, and he is playing with his brothers somewhat calmly (well, as calm as 3 boys together can be). I think that because his days are much more relaxed it is helping him in the evening, because he doesn't have all the bottled up anxiety from a day "gone wrong". Oh, and lest I forget. He was doing HORRIBLE in spelling--d's and f's faithfully, and that with extra help. He has gotten 2 B's and last week was an A. WOOHOO! He was so excited! So, I guess I have to say overall, Austin is doing well. Thank God for medical help. He is such a great kid, and he just needed some help. Oh, I think his sleeping is a little better. Well, except the other night, he was up playing video games in the middle of the night--he says "what am I supposed to do when I can't sleep and everyone is asleep?"

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Reason for my absence

Hello to all my mny (ha) blog friends. I have missed you all. I have a computer with an illness, and its warranty just ran out (imagine that), and it is $70 just to look at it. NOT happening now.

Well, I'll do a short, very short update, as I need to get my children picked up in about 10 minutes.

Things are well in the Myers home. The boys are fighting less, because they are being forced to interact with each other, since they can't get on the computer, or the PS1 (it's broken too). I love it. I'm am spending more time with my children, also since I can't waste time online. So, see there are good things to say about our computer problems. Now, dont get me wrong, I sure do miss blogging and reading my friends blog, but for now, we'll just have to make a trip to the library or someplace else to do this.

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend. We were able to spend good quality time with Rob's 2 sisters and their families. It was great. FABULOUS! Actually.

Well, that is it for now. Maybe I'll make the short trek back to the library to blog some more. We'll see. Maybe I'll even have a profound thought for the day. Until next time.