Sunday, September 07, 2008

Catching up

Life is full and busy here in Ellsworth. We are enjoying a very cool September, with highs in the low 70*s (!) and chilly nights. I keep thinking "Summer can't be over yet!?" I guess having a baby will make time fly by pretty quick! Philip is growing- (at one month he already weighed over 12 pounds!) and developing more and more personality. He is patient with his brothers attempts to be gentle and you will often find him in his bouncy seat with a toy in his lap that someone brought to share with him. He is sleeping better most nights- but every now and then likes to wake up at 4 and will not go back to sleep. Not Mom's idea of a good habit.
Scott is 3 weeks into his training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, (About 1 hour away). He is doing well and I enjoy his daily "briefings" on what he is learning. He is ready for the 14 weeks to be done though- and we can't wait until he is certified.
Paul and Marcus are growing and learning- there are often times I feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of training these boys to do what is right. I daily pray for wisdom to touch their hearts, not just their behavior as I teach, discipline or encourage. Some days it feels like I am talking to a fence post.... seems terrible to admit, but knowing their parents I guess not so terribly surprising. :)
We appreciate your prayers- and your keeping in touch. I will post more pictures soon!


Hannah Michelle said...

Look at that face! (Philip's, not Scott's...haha) I was talking with a friend of mine tonight about you having 3 little boys...I really don't know how you do it! But from watching you with Paul and Marcus last year, I know that you are doing an amazing job as a mom! Even if you don't feel like it's getting through some days (I think my mom still feels that way I know your teaching will bear beautiful fruit in time to come! Praying for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Great picture-- I love Philip's double chin!! He's just way too cute!!
I know this is a busy time for you, and with Scott gone, it can be lonely for you!!
I'm praying for you!!
Lots of Love to you and the boys,
~Auntie Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

How cute, I bet the boys just love it when daddy gets home, not to mention how happy you must be, I am thinking of you all often,
See ya the 20th,
Lots of love,
Aunt Esther

Anonymous said...

It was so nice to visit y'all! Thanks so much for your flexibility and warm welcome. :)


Anonymous said...

well hello there, I see # 3 makes Scott smile and his pride still shines through... a very late Congrats... Also, I am anxious to hear more about your new home and journey in life...

Hus to Lydia, and I am sure your teaching ability is as great as your Motherhood ability is... but prayers for all of you ...

"Mama " Sonja