I know that my last post was about Lydia, but she seems to be growing up so fast today. Her favorite toy is still her Jessie doll (from Toy Story). She is learning her alphabet very quickly. She still is very tiny. She only weighs about 24 pounds. Her favorite things to do with Mommy, is dishes, folding laundry, cleaning the toilets and making her bed. Each Saturday I take her grocery shopping with me and it is an awesome time for us to spend time together and also teach her things that she doesn't normally get to see, for instance, climbing out of the front of the cart on your own is dangerous. Just because she sees something she wants doesn't mean we have money to buy it. Today, she learned that you have to earn money to get things. Joel and I decided it was time to make her room a little less babyish and add some big girl qualities to it. We bought a shelf that we could kind of use a toy/book/stuffed animal shelf. She loves it and it makes her room look less crowded.
Iwasjust sitting herethinking about our kiddos. God has been so good to us. Lydia is 3 and she is amazing, a sinner , but still amazing. Today she said to me "mommy can you be my friend?". Which I replied of course I can,and she said good because I missed you. She said this to me after I leather for an hour in jazzercise. She seems to bring new light to my day. Today as I told her about Jesus and the Holy Spirit she just got this look in her eyes that said to me I get it mommy. She can identify 17 letters and gets better with her numbers every day. She is developing her sentences and how to use her imagination. Lydia grace Leineweber, we love you so much.
Life here has been just a little bit crazy. We spent Christmas here and had tons of fun. Then we traveled to Virginia Beach which was a small bit crazy. They had 14 inches of snow and we were stuck right in the middle of the snow storm. We made it and the kids did amazing. We went to Busch Gardens in Virginia for their Christmas town there and that was so much fun. Each of the adults except for Joel's mom had some type of illness while we were there. Joel had a sinus infection, Phil and Sarah had a stomach bug, Kim had an allergic reaction to some cream and me well that is a long story. Joel's dad through his back out trying to catch Seth from sticking his hands in the belt of their treadmill. So it was sure fun to be together but we could have done with out all that sick yuckyness and bad backs. We made it through what we thought was free and clear, until today. We woke up to Seth and throw up in his bed and he continued to throw up on and off all day. So we are praying the rest of us don't get it.