Wednesday, November 01, 2006

My little pumpkin...


Ok, I just couldn't help but share this little professional picture I got taken of Luke. Isn't he just the cutest little pumpkin.

Don't worry friends and family you'll be getting copies of the different poses for Christmas. Yes, I just ruined partial Christmas presents but at least you haven't seen the other pic's so it's still a semi-surprise in less of course you are the 2 people I've already given full copies to. You know who you are. The rest of you have to wait. Is that mean? Oh well, too bad.
Luke has been having some great days. His tantrums are more manageable once I realized that my yelling at him when he misbehaved was at least 50% of the problem. Coupled with prayer and self control God is teaching me that he responds much better to a calmer tone. Even though it's hard when he doesn't listen (which is most of the time these days) I am not so frazzled or anxiety ridden over his behavior because he responded to my calm and gentle demeanor much better than the crazy mommy last week. Rabbit trail....sweet Emery is growing like a weed. She's now 3 lbs. and her Staph test came back negative. Thank you Jesus. Now all we have to do is get this girl home with her mommy and daddy. It'll be here before you know it. Hang in there sis. I'll post more Halloween pic's when my sis in law gets them uploaded to me. After all she has the cool camera now, like Janna. (sticking at my tongue at her)

7 comments:

Trina said...

Hi!!!! He is precious!!! Wow! He is getting so big! I will pray that God will give you strength and patience as you parent your little one! I can only imagine how challenging it is to be calm. Love you!
T

Brooke said...

What a sweet little face!
I pray daily that I can be as half a good mom as you are. Hang in there! Love you sister!

3 Men, 2 Ladies & a Hound said...

It's amazing how much they play off of our reactions to their behavior. It can be one of the hardest things I do that day to stay calm...but in the long run it pays off for everyone.

Great picture! Did Luke have fun Trick or Treating?

Blueeyes said...

Cute Pic!
WOOHOO for Emery! I am very excited to hear her test came back negative! Way to Go Emery! She's a tough little cookie! I am praying for you all! ;)

Kirtus and Dana said...

I'm in the same boat with Morgan. I always tell myself that they aren't through tantrums and telling mommy no and calling me names because they want to make my life miserable. They are just trying to figure out who they are and want to do things for themselves. Diversion is a great tool. Diversion Diversion Diversion. Also, sometimes letting them scream works too. However, it doesn't work well in public. When Morgie does her thing...I usually tell her very calmly, when you are done screaming we can talk but I can not talk to you when you are screaming. About 90% of the time it works. Depends on what she is wanting. Hang in there girl. It seems to calm down about 3 1/2 - 4 years old. I'm so glad to see or read that Emery is doing so much better and that the test came back Negative.

Amber said...

I think my camera is a litter more complicated than I thought. I really need to work with it. I think I'm really going to love it, but the pictures are just not turning out as crisp! I guess I need to figure out settings..

Heather said...

I think Amber is il-litter-ate. I think you meant to say little. That's your mulligan for the day.