New Design

It's about time to update the look of my blog. This old header picture was taken 1.5 yrs ago. See how much they have grown!

btw, Noah starts his summer vacation today and Abigail will start hers next Thursday. My plans for this summer:
  • Potty train Abigail (She was ready but I just couldn't find time in the morning. She'll go to Noah's preschool in November when she turns 2.5 yrs old. So I still get some time);
  • Move Noah & Abigail to their own new bedroom (Noah needs a new twin bed--Can you believe he still sleeps in his sister's crib!);
  • Clean up the house (also garage & yards, daddy!) and have a garage sale;
  • Enjoy the summer and try not to get sunburn!


A Poem to Share

If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again
by Diane Loomans

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self esteem first, and the house later.
I'd fingerpaint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I'd model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.


Photo Recap (March 2010)

In March the activities were around Noah's school and Disneyland. We also celebrated three birthdays with family (my mother-in-law, my niece Hannah,and myself) and of course, Easter! Goodbye winter and hello spring!

So glad to see Noah and Abigail were getting along better, as Abigail talked more. I have to admit together they sometimes outwitted me! The kids nowadays are much smarter than they were 25 years ago, but I truly wish they are as happy as we were.