Sunday, October 23, 2011

Not a retro housewife...

A few days ago, I had the most eventful day... probably ever.  It started with some frustration over getting prescription filled.  Why can't it just get done when they say it's going to get done?
That started my day off, well, just wrong.  This was after 10 days of sick kids, being in the house day after day after day... you know how it goes.  Trying not to spread our germs around.
I was ready to be out of the house, back to our routine, but Millah still had this cough that made her face turn red.  So, we were waiting for the prescription.  I ended up being gone all day, working at MDO, waiting for the pharmacy to call and say I could come get the meds.  By the time we got home and got homework started and dinner going and Millah took a breathing treatment, I was done, just done.
While I was doing some picking up around in the living room I realized there was no noise from the 2 little girls.  I looked in their room but they weren't there, but the bathroom door.... was.... shut!  Knock, knock... Rinn, are you in there?
Mommy, I tan't open door, help me.
Then I hear Millah... shuffle, wimper.
Are. You. Kidding. Me.
Lights off, door locked, baby crying, toddler consoling (but I'm sure stepping all over baby), MOM FREAKING OUT!
I started rummaging through all the drawers, tool boxes and bags.  None of the screw drivers I found fit the little hole to unlock the stinkin' door!  The bobby pin just bent up and wasn't strong enough.  I think I called the daddy 3 times with no answer.  Finally I texted him 9-1-1. 
Selah came to the rescue, sweet big sister.  She bent down and started talking and singing to the littles.  Millah calmed down, Rinnah finally got the light on, but still couldn't figure out how to unlock the door.  I just stopped.  Prayed. Then took the screw driver closest to me and go the door knob off in record time.
My babies were out!
Finally I could rest and relax, and be done with this day.
No, maybe not.
After dinner, the daddy had a great idea to clean our baking stone in the oven on self cleaner.  Sure, that should work great, I thought.
After getting that started we began our bed time routine.  Pjs, potty, stories... what's that smell.
When I came around the corner I could see the smoke billowing out of the top of the stove.  Then I saw the flames... in the oven!  I started yelling.... FIRE, FIRE, HURRY!!!!
I reached over and quickly turned the oven off, but funny thing about the self cleaner.  It locks the door until it is cooled off.  Thankfully the fire burned itself out very quickly.
But by that time the house was full of smoke!  It was horrible.
We spent the next hour or so outside.  All the windows and doors were open, the fans on, and oust was sprayed.
Still today, it smelt a little like smoke when we got home from church.

I was so ready for bed that night, and even more ready for a new day.
It's funny how days like that happen and you are reminded just how you don't have any control over what happens.  I am so humbled, and rely so much on God to keep my babies safe and protected, and to make sure we are provided for with a home and anything we need.  Just humbled.

*Update:  James switched the bathroom and closet doorknobs, so now the closet locks from the outside!  Yes, we can lock our kids in the closet instead of them locking themselves in the bathroom. 
We threw the baking stone away.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I accepted the challenge... will you?

A wonderful Christian woman's blog is hosting a challenge for wives.  It's not too late to join.  We are only on day 8 and it would bless you and your husband and your marriage and your kids... and anyone who knows you and sees you as an example. Glorify God in your marriage, it can start today.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Selah lately

Selah is getting so big, so smart, so pre-teen acting.
So big- ummm, Kindergarten!? yeah, that pretty much sums it up. I can't believe that 6 years ago i was just finding out that I was pregnant with her, and now... She is doing homework, making her bed, teaching her little sister how to color in the lines.
So smart- Well, she is reading... it's still kind of spotty, but she can read some basic words, and small books. And this was the conversation she had yesterday. Daddy- Selah, you can get in your bed for story time, or you will not have a story tonight.  Those are your choices.  Selah- uggghhh! Why do we have to make decisions and have rules?  Daddy- We just do.  Selah- Well, California doesn't have rules!
Smart girl.
So pre-teen acting- Well, she has had some little... umm, outbursts.  Yeah, that's the nicest way that I can put it.  She is just using her words so well.... I guess. She may say them at a much higher volume, and it usually ends with a slamming door (which I absolutely hate) and then I usually get angry.... sigh.
Pray for me.

I am still so proud of how much she had learned and grown.  The last few months she has been asking to be baptized.  We are praying about it, and going through a workbook with her to help her understand what it really means and make sure she is really ready.  We are so proud of her that she wants to make that decision for herself and her life.  She will make an eternal difference in this world, I know.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rinnah lately

Rinnah has began a new year at MDO, and she just loves it.  She might cry for a few minutes when I drop her off, but then she is fine and has a great day.  One day as we were driving there, I asked what she was going to do at school, and she replied "Play my friends!" When i asked her who her friends were she told me "Crys and Jenn." Those are her teachers.  She loves them.
Rinnah also started dance class this year!  She gets to go with her best friend Mercy, they have so much fun together.   She was just happy she got to do something that Selah was getting to do.
Rinnah used to be so soft spoken, especially when you asked her to say something.  She would whisper almost everything.  Well, not anymore.  She is so talkative, and her vocabulary is growing almost everyday.  I love to hear what she has to say because most of the time it makes me laugh.  She is my little joker.  Her favorite thing in response to bed time, shower time, clean up time, leaving time... "Two minutes, Mommy, two minutes. Okay?"