Tuesday, July 20, 2010

day 2.

so jack and i had a little talk about miss megan before his lesson.
we talked about how miss megan wanted to teach him to swim without his big bulky vest.
she also needed him to listen to what she asked him to do.
and we also talked about how little boys who listen are sometimes rewarded at the end of their lessons with candy.
jack: okay mama, i will listen!

he listened extremely well.
and she was able to teach him how to kick with straight legs.
she taught him how to float on his back.
this one was a little more tough.
she would count to 3 for him to hold his breath
she got to 3
he would grab her really tight.
pretty sure he thought something was going to happen....
i think he had this "she's going to drop me and i'm going to have to swim
and i don't know how to swim" feeling.
back and forth.
back and forth across the pool.
he did fabulous!

on the way home from his lesson....
me: how was miss megan today?
jack: she was awwwwsome! [with yellow starburst juice dripping down his chin]

happy tuesday!

Monday, July 19, 2010

the other megan.

first swim lesson with miss megan today.
in the car after the 1/2 hour lesson was over.

jack: megan, i don't like the other megan.
me: hey bud, what did you think of your first swim lesson?
jack: i was just a little frightened of miss megan.
me: why?
jack: i didn't like miss megan....she asked me to kick....so i didn't kick.
[brief pause]
jack: mama, can you show me a picture of miss megan and me?
me: i thought you didn't like her?
jack: i do! i do! i do! i do mama!
me: you changed your mind?
jack: yah, i changed my mind....but i just don't like miss megan the most!

ah the mind of a 4 year old.
so fickle.
and yet so truthful.

just to note: miss megan is an absolutely precious young lady.
she tried desperately to bribe the boy with gummy bears....
so very well intentioned and tried so hard to help him calm down and breathe.
he just wasn't havin' it.

we'll see how it goes tomorrow!

happy monday.

Friday, July 2, 2010


my sweet precious megan.
how did the time slip by so so quickly?
how is it that i just turned around and you are almost 13?
how did God know that you were perfect for me?
He just did.

Ephesians 3:20-21

20Now to Him Who, by the power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--

21To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).

how grateful i am to Him. He has superabundantly blessed this family with you!

i love you sweet girl!

happy late friday.