Two Tiaras and a Sword

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Youngest Princess Says

It's been a while since I've shared some youngest princess fun.  Thought I'd share some this morning, and hopefully make you smile.  She sure does add life and laughter to our family.  Keep in mind this is just a small sampling of her antics.  We've had people tell us that we need to follow her around with a video camera 24/7, because she is pretty much that entertaining.  These are just the things I've taken the time to write down.  She is constantly doing something funny or crazy.  But we definitely love her for it!

We were invited to a Duck Dynasty themed Birthday party for a family friend.  The birthday girl had wanted to order beards for all of her friends.  As a  surprise, they made her think that the beards did not come in in time for the party.  When  we arrived, they secretly asked my husband to put on face paint and one of the beards and come walking out to the Duck Dynasty theme song. He is a great sport, so he agreed to do it.  Then all the guests at the party received beards as well.  They had a great time putting on their beards and taking pictures.  When we got home, the youngest princess told her Daddy: "You were a GREAT Willy!"

After she put on some little play press on nails, I walked into the room to find her standing in front of the full length mirror playing with an old cell phone that no longer had service.  I asked her what she was doing, and she said, "Texting all my friends to tell them that this has been the O-R-S-T, worst day of my life!"

She asked how long it would take my niece to get here by airplane.  I told her about an hour and a half.  She knows that it takes us about ten hours by car.  She quietly repeated while thinking about it, "An hour and a...WE NEED TO START TAKING PLANES!!"

She came to our room at about 3:20am.  Said she couldn't sleep because of a spider they had seen and killed in their room earlier that night.  So she climbs in bed with us.  She tosses and turns and finally says that her legs are KILLING her. So her daddy goes downstairs to get her some pain medicine.  When he comes back, he remembers to tell me that one of our church members is moving to Oregon.  While I am lamenting over losing this sweet lady from our congregation, the Youngest Princess says, "Why is she moving ALL THE WAY to Oregon?"  So her daddy asks her if she even knows where Oregon is.  She says, "Oh, yes, it is up here.  Using her left hand to point to Oregon's location on the map in her mind.  "And (our state) is over here."  Pointing again to the general location on the map her mind has laid out before her.  "And California is the long one over here (pointing again) then another one is on top of California, and then Oregon."  Not exactly right, but not too shabby considering the time, and the fact that she is picturing the map in her mind.  I was impressed.  I asked her how she knew all of that. She answered in a matter of fact manner, "Well, I've seen a map!"  Oooookay.  Sure wish I had that kind of memory!

She crawled in bed with us in the middle of the night.  We snuggled for a few minutes, and then we were shifting around trying to get comfortable and she sat up and looked at me nose to nose with her bed head hair all wild and said, "I just had the craziest thought!"  I asked her what it was.  She said, "That a fly just landed on my nose (touching her nose for emphasis), and sat straight up (holding her fingers straight out beside her nose), like a praying mantis!"  Yep.  That pretty much falls under the "craziest thought" category.  Yep, indeed.

"Momma, tank tops are for sleeping in, or for wearing under another shirt.  It's not a slap on a tank top, slap on some short shorts and go to school kind of thing. Ya know?"  Yes.  I know.  And I am glad she knows it as well.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thankful Thursday 39

*For a fun afternoon watching the oldest princess play powder-puff football

*For time to fellowship with several teachers, parents, and kids that I don't always get to talk to

*For a fun evening for our high school students

*For getting to work with a new friend

*For protection for my son who had to step up unexpectedly

*For the end of a very crazy week

*For a fun time of fellowship with friends

*For an unexpected blessing for the young prince

*For rain that was a blessing in disguise for our family

*For rest

*For another blessing in disguise

*For help from the oldest princess at the spurr of the moment

*For a sweet new family joining our church

*For a reminder that God is so big, it is mind blowing, but yet, He still cares greatly about my life

*For another evening of fun fellowship

*For a good day for the oldest princess on her birthday

*For safety for the oldest princess

*For peace for my prince and I

*For a new driver on deck to help take some of the pressure off

*For safe travels for Grammy and Poppy

*For Grammy getting to spend time with the oldest princess

*For friends who left a sweet surprise for the oldest princess

*For God's protection on the young prince who played a great game

*For answers to prayer

*For the reminder that I may want to pray a little more specifically next time

*For the chance to go to dinner with my prince, and then meet a friend for a movie

*For a movie that will take the gospel to people who may never see it otherwise

*For the testimony of a father with unwavering faith and trust that God is good

*For a blessing for a friend

*For a good crowd on Wednesday night

*For people who share the blessings of their garden with others

*For life

*For health

*For peace

*For love

*For contentment

*For the reminder that I am not sufficient, but that God's sufficiency more than makes up where I fail and fall short

For all these things and many, many more, I am thankful to the Lord!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thankful Thursday 38

*For family who will come from far away to help celebrate the birthday of the oldest princess

*For an aunt and a grandmother who worked hard and made a beautiful cake

*For a grandfather who carried the cake in his lap for a three hour trip

*For my two Beta Club inductees

*For a fun time at the ball game

*For safety for our players

*For a great dinner with family

*For memories with the oldest princess

*For everything falling into place

*For friends who were coming to our rescue

*For the lights coming back on

*For sweet friends who came to celebrate with us

*For a night we will all remember

*For a great group that blessed us tremendously

*For a nice surprise

*For a godly group of men joining us in service at our church

*For another fun night at the football game

*For a precious newborn baby

*For the chance to make a difference

*For honesty

*For fun dress up days

*For love

For all these things and many more, we are I am thankful to the Lord.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thankful Thursday 37

*For getting to watch my girl play volleyball

*For a fun evening of football and friends

*For a relaxing Sat. Morning

*For a fun trip out for the girls

*For a delicious dinner for my prince's birthday

*For a deep conversation with the youngest princess

*For a great morning at church

*For servants who are living examples of true commitment

*For a cool afternoon

*For a great day at school

*For the young prince who played his heart out on the field

*For a good night teaching about God and His attributes

*For a win for our volleyball girls

*For friends who brought the oldest princess home

*For a good night's rest

*For a good chapel service

*For laughter, and tears

*For safety for family members

*For ladders, to get keys off the roof - Don't ask, it might embarrass the oldest princess

For all these things, and many, many more, I am thankful to The Lord

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thankful Thursday 36

*For a rare evening with nothing to do

*For a fun afternoon with the Grammy and the girls

*For time to get a much needed haircut

*For a wonderful dinner

*For laughter with a friend

*For an aunt who stepped in and saved the day

*For Grammy who offered to carry the cake in her lap all. The. Way. Here.

*For an uncle who offered to step in and save the day

*For  everything working out and going well for a friend

*For safety

*For a lesson in humility

*For a scheduling mistake that cleared up a Saturday

*For safety for Grammy and Poppy as they traveled

*For a great church service

*For a day of rest and fun with friends

*For a sweet friend who did a huge favor for me

*For a sweet class of kids that I think are the greatest

*For safety as we all traveled

*For safety from the lightening

*For the rainbow, and a reminder of God's promise

*For technology that allows us to easily communicate when we are not together

*For the storm blowing over

*For safety home

*For discussions about "whodunit" with the youngest princess over the book we are reading together.  I love to see her "wheels" turning as she comes up with different scenarios about who could have done what and where and how, as she tries to guess it all before it is revealed in the book.

*For the steady rhythm of my family sleeping, all tucked snugly in our beds, while the crickets chirp
outside.  A quiet peaceful ending to a busy, hectic day.

*For beautiful pictures of the oldest princess taken by a very sweet friend

*For a delicious dinner at church

*For something I dreaded being over

*For the youngest princess who still reaches out to hold my hand from time to time

*For being needed

*For answered prayer

*For encouragement from an unexpected source

*For peace in my heart and in my home as we end each day

For all these things and many more, I am thankful to the Lord!