Elijah has been getting scared at night lately & so for Christmas I bought him a VeggieTale book based on their song "God is Bigger" talking about not being afraid because God is bigger than the boogeyman. Well, this has quickly become Eli's favorite bedtime story. So tonight I told him I would read him a book before bed & then it was time for him to go to sleep. He turns & said, "Yes, I don't need to be afraid, because God is with me!" Love the Veggie Tales & the opportunity it presents to me to relate God to my child.
Yesterday, Sunday, was great. After the NYE party I was looking forward to seeing everyone again at church. Plus, the message was amazing & God always knows what we need to hear & when we need to hear it. I love how He works that all out. Elijah cried going to children's church, but I am sure after a couple weeks of getting back into the routine he will be right back on track. I just hope he does well on Wednesday night since this will be our first time. I will just pray & trust he will.
Today we had a play date at our place. Eli was so excited that Garner & Maddie were going to come over to play with him. However, when they arrived, he was not so playful. Why is it that toddlers don't want to play with something until another child has it? Eli loves having people here, but then has a difficult time sharing. He is learning though I suppose. We had some Play-Doh time, which we all know kids LOVE. They all enjoyed that time together & I think the adults enjoyed that time as well. It is so much fun to have children together & listen to them interact with one another. Sometimes it can be a stressful time for Mom's, but I am so thankful we have each other to lean on. Overall, it was a fantastic day.
Bugs...I didn't really think about bugs being different in Texas. In PA I never really even contemplated having a "bug guy." Well, after speaking to the "locals" & watching houses all around me getting treated, we decided it was time to take action. No, we don't have any yet, but I can tell you I don't like bugs. I am not fond of any type whatsoever, so, tomorrow we are having our first bug dude come do some magic. Hopefully this will mean we will be bug free! :-) That will make me happy. LOL
One more thing for tonight...I must tell you that next week I am going to embark upon joining a gym. I'm going to attempt to visit 3 gyms in the area. I still thoroughly LOVE running, but I also need to add some variety into my work outs. Shot, at this point I just NEED to work out. I am really looking forward to getting active again. I know I blogged a while ago about the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, well, after some further investigation & realizing the amount of money that you are requested & expected to raise, I have decided that it doesn't seem to be ideal for this year. So...I am going to continue running & work on finding many 5K's & 10K's around here to participate in. I am still NOT giving up on my dream to run a marathon. I WILL do it. It just may not be this year or next, but I can tell you it WILL HAPPEN! So, I will keep you posted on the gym progress. WOO HOO!!!!