She felt the warmth of her mommy's womb then she felt the arms of Jesus rescue her.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mary Poppins...

or "Mae-wee" as Jamie calls her.  Yes Mary is the new OBSESSION in our home and when I say obsession that is exactly what I mean and if there was a word that meant more than obsessed I would use it.     I'm not even super sure how all of this started.  The first time he watched the movie he was less than interested and then all of the sudden he started asking to watch it.  We now watch it at least twice a day, not the entire movie, just the part where it turns into a cartoon.  He runs around the house like a maniac singing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  And above all else he MUST have his umbrella.  Mary always has an umbrella with her.  When I say always I mean ALL the time.  To illustrate this point- last night when it was time for bed he refused to leave the umbrella downstairs.  Then he refused to set it down before getting into bed.  Yes, you guessed it... we had an extra guest in bed last night...the UMBRELLA.  This is no joke!  We thought Jamie had fallen asleep so Timmy tried to take it out of his arms (yes he was snuggling with it!) but when he tried, Jamie woke up a started crying!!!!!!  As soon as he woke up this morning he said "where is my umbrella?"  I figured at some point I had put it on the floor.  Jamie started to become a bit panicked when I didn't find it right away.  Then I thought to myself, "there is no stinkn' way we slept with this thing all night!"  and so i looked under the covers and right there between Jamie and I was the umbrella!  OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!  REALLY?
Now we have to listen to Mary in the car too.  We listen to  supercalifragilisticexpialidocious on repeat thanks to PopPop who made Jamie a CD of just that song.  Other fun things about this phase....

Jamie, "I'm Mae-wee in her new dress."  the new dress he refers to is when she puts on the fancy white one.
Me, "Mary is a girl.  How about you be Bert."
Jamie, freaking out "NO I'M THE BOY MARY!"
Me, "ok then."

As soon as the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious song is over in the movie it starts to rain.  At this point Jamie absolutely MUST have his umbrella and it MUST be open and everyone in the room MUST get under it.

Wowsers!  So what is a mother to do but indulge her only child in what he loves?  I started scouring the internet for "Mae-wee" related items.  I found the original book that came out with the movie in the 60's, 1964 I think.  The first place I found it wanted $90, um no, I don't think so, then I found it for $75, wrong again.  Finally I found a copy on ebay and got for $16.

Then I found a set of dolls on amazon.  Mary, Bert and even Jane and Michael.  The set is $119 so I will have to wait on that, until baseball season is in full swing, but I WILL be getting it.

I took a few shots of Jamie and his beloved Mary.
never mind the mess.!

his glazed over Mary look

and thats that!
God is good.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring... A Sign of Hope

Today was an absolutely beautiful day.  I love late winter days that give  sneak peaks at the spring that is certainly to come.  Spring might be my favorite season.  Summer wins for weather (I like it HOT!) But spring so clearly represents the resurrection of Jesus.  The winter seems so dead.  The trees are bare, the grass is brown, the sky is gray.  But then one day we start to see signs of life.  Trees with buds getting ready to burst open.  Daffodils sprouting through snow.  The warmth of the sun.  And then before we know it all that seemed dead is alive.  I believe God created spring to prove that Jesus is no longer dead, but fully alive.  I feel like my heart is experiencing a spring of its own.  I am beginning to emerge from this dark place where I have been living for the past two weeks.  I was able to sing along to praise songs today for the first time since our losses.  I have been able to pray, not for myself quite yet, but for others.  I have been concentrating on Jamie and turing off the TV and engaging him in lots of activities.  He is so desperate for this and I know he is glad to see his mommy again.

Well with such a beautiful day we decided to begin work on our garden.  Yesterday we spent 2 hours exploring our brand new Super Walmart!  It was quite fun, a little disappointing because they don't sell the kind of food we eat, but they did have tons of organic vegetable seeds!!!!  I have never had a garden and I don't have super high expectations.  I am more interested in Jamie seeing the process of growing his own food and hopefully we'll get a meal or two out of the deal.  He is constantly saying how he wants to be a farmer.  So today we talked about how farmers begin to grow their crops.  He was pretty excited and referred to himself as "Old MacDonald," me as "Mrs. Donald" and Timmy as "Mr. Donald."

I blurred out my foot because it looks gross with no pedi!!!

Jamie watching carefully to see if the little planter thingies are absorbing the water.

taking his own pictures of the days events!

boy, tomato seeds are really small!

squash seeds are bigger

GaGa stopped by to get in on the fun!

drawing and labeling our miniature greenhouse so we know what we're growing

Old MacDonald delivering the soil.

Old MacDonald on his break.

Marvin enjoying this lovely day

labeling his planters

Jesus thank You for Spring and signs of hope.