Monday, January 24, 2011

My little 'angel.'

Why do children seem so angelic when they are sleeping?'s because they are sleeping!  ;)

On a different note...As precious as Hayden looks in these images, he has been testing my patience lately.  He is in that independent toddler stage and is also getting a bit rebelious.  I'm planning to bury myself in this book until I finish it.
My parents read this book when my brother and I were kids.  They gave this copy to me when I was still pregnant if I am not mistaken!  I am hoping that it helps me become a better parent.  And I hope it gives me techniques that will help in properly disciplining Hayden.  I refuse to raise a brat and want to teach him as early as possible to behave properly so that it's easier on all of us! 
I tend to lose my patience and react to Haydens behavior instead of staying calm.  I definitely need to work on that.  I have been praying for patience for as long as I can remember because it's not something that comes naturally for me.  I hope that, in time, I can learn patience because it is definitely something you need as a parent! 
In spite of the 'bad' days or tense moments, being Hayden's mom brings me more joy than I ever thought possible.  Being a parent is a wonderful gift and I can't imagine my life without our little boy. Thank you Lord for choosing us to be Hayden's parents!

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  1. Let me know what you think of the book. I've been thinking of digging up all of my counseling text books for children/parenting because I need a REFRESHER for sure. Toddlers are something else. I too have the fear of raising a brat...he is SO sweet, but so very stubborn too!

    I am super proud of your blog, and crafty ways! I can't wait to see where it all goes in the future!

    Oh, and I am excited to see where you and Jeff end up moving...and all that you do to make it beautiful!

  2. o man, i LOVE the second pic- sooo presh! I've been reading (or listening to the audio version of) Bringing up Boys. I have Dare to Discipline too but havent gotten to that yet! You're a great mommy, Kristen, as my hubby told me last week referring to taking care of our babies, "keep up the God work" ;)

  3. Christina, I like that quote from your hubby :) And thank you!
    Vic, you are so kind. Blogging is a great hobby for me and a way for me to journal our life, though I don't see it becoming much else. I have lots of fun with it, though! :)
    An yes, we are excited to see what God has in store for us...I am trying hard to be patient. :p

  4. What sweet, sweet pics of your little one. When I saw that you were reading Dare to Discipline I had to smile. I read that book cover to cover to cover with my three who are now young adults and teens. It was a great book to help us learn how to parent in a Godly way. Parenting is definitely the hardest and most rewarding thing we ever do in life :)

  5. Dare to Discipline is on my Kindle right now! I am with you...the boys are just at that age. I have to pray for patience every day! I am so worried about him turning into one of those kids no one wants to be around. I want him to be fun, but loving and have a tender heart. We will get through it. :)

    On a different note, I LOVE the angelic look of the pics. Kids are so precious when they sleep.

  6. How very precious. When I have a rough day, I go in and watch them sleep and it releases all the stress and makes the next day better.

  7. Isn't it funny how us moms could watch our children sleep all. day. long?! It's one of my favorite simple joys of being a mother. Dana, I'm honored that you would take the time to stop by my little blog. Tiggy has touched a special place in my heart and there aren't many days that go by where I don't think of you, your family and that BEAUTIFUL, precious little boy.


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