Other times, she just tells us "No" and looks at us....
When Luke was two years old, he did tell us "No" at times, but I wouldn't say he did it as often as most 2 year-olds. I don't think Luke was "normal" in this sense (for lack of a better word). SO now, with Kate, I feel like Marc & I are in uncharted territory -- Ha!
All of Kate's repeated "No's" have gotten me thinking....
How often do I say "No" to God? Do I say it as much to God as Kate does to us? Am I as emphatic with my "No's" to God as Kate is to us?
When I really think about it AND am honest with myself, I would say that "Yes" I am to those questions. I say "No" to God each time I choose to willfully disobey & sin. I say "No" to God when I think & know He's asking me to do something and I don't....
Hmmmmm....it's simply amazing to me how God uses our kids to teach me something.
One of my prayers right now involves asking God to show me clearly where I need to be saying "Yes" instead of "No" to our Great God!
Our youngest niece (of 4) turned 2 on Friday. My brother & sister-in-law had a party for her (Sydney) that evening. My brother stood in the cold & grilled hot dogs & bratwursts. The rest of us chipped in with food.
Kate's pretty serious with her applesauce!
Sadly, I didn't get a great pic of Sydney...She's 2....SO, I'm not sure I would've gotten a great still pic anyways -- Ha! BUT, she's at the far end of the table in this pic (with the curly hair) next to one of her Grandmothers.
Amber (my sister-in-law) came up with a couple of activities for the polka-dot themed party. One was painting turkeys using "dot" paint.
I was secretly hoping Kate's 2 year-old "busy ADD" would kick in, and she wouldn't be interested. That did not happen. I guess, in all reality, that was ok so that all 6 cousins could do the activity together (rarely do all 6 cousins do one activity all together -- other than eating).
The other activity (which Kate really enjoyed) was putting polka dot stickers on a balloon!
After "craft" time, Sydney opened her presents, and I guess here's a better and closer pic of Sydney in her Mama's lap...
And now -- for Amber's (my sister-in-law) "Pinterest" win...a polka dot cake WITH polka dots inside the cake (required making cake balls first to put inside of the cake). It was really cute!
Since I'm not on "Pinterest," I have to admire others' "Pinterest" wins (and laugh at others' "Pinterest" fails -- Ha)!
I have nothing against "Pinterest" or any of you who use "Pinterest". I just already spend plenty (way too much) of time on other social media sites ("Facebook," "Instagram") as well as reading blogs AND texting quite a bit that I figure I better stop on the things that take up time (extra things I don't need)....
That's what works for me. You other people -- Keep on "Pinteresting"! It doesn't offend me nor will I think anything down on you.