Monday, October 6, 2008

Growing up

Bare with me while I share a few things about my eldest. It has been a big couple of weeks for Meigan.

She is enjoying school very much. I am watching her blossom right before my eyes. One of her teachers even said that she is becoming quite the "social butterfly"...if you know my girl, this is big.

Last week Meigan spoke her first prayer. I really thought that this would never come. I have been asking her for more than two years, twice a day, if she would like to pray. Imagine my surprise last week when she answered yes.

My girl also decided that she wants her own room last week. I have been sitting with the girls while they go to sleep for several month (since Kate came home, actually). I have tried several times to get the girls to go to sleep without me. I just have not had the strength to work through the tears and guilt. I had almost resigned myself to sitting with them forever when Meigan out of the blue gathered her pillow and lovey and headed off to the playroom. There is a twin bed in the playroom and she has been sleeping there ever since. Kate did have a few tearful nights. They were pretty intense, but shortlived. It is wonderful to have a little more time in the evenings to get things done.

Finally, Meigan cracked me up tonight while I was giving her a bath. Her hair had been washed and I was busy rinsing it with warm water when I heard her say, "This is the life." She cracks me up!


Wendi said...

Meigan is so sweet, I wish I could of heard her prayer.

"This is the life" what a crack up.
Seriously where does she get the lines. LOL

I'm glad you will be able to get some girl time this weekend, have fun, you guys deserve it.

Jill said...

I was so excited to see that you posted!!

That is so funny!

It is so much fun to watch our kids blossom like that. Certainly some proud mamma moments. ;o)

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Awww, that Meigan is a crack up...kinda like her auntie:) Seriously, she is such a sweet girl!

I'm glad your night time routine is finally getting a little easier.

Tricia said...

Sounds like things are going really well for you all! How is Kate doing at night now? Do you still have to sit with her or is that over now?

I am glad Meigan is so positive about life! My girls could learn that...see ya tonight...

Leslie said...

Isn't it cool how God lets us watch these amazing little people grow and mature day by day? Awe-inspiring. You can let Meigan know that I agree with her - having my hair washed for me is my favorite thing to do! Such a luxury.

Carol said...

Wow! Meigan sure is doing lots of new things and really bursting out of her shell! I have loved watching your girls grow so much, especially over the past few months. How FUN!

Ginger said...

You're such a good mom! Meigan and Kate are both so sweet. I miss seeing you...thanks for posting.