Friday, June 22, 2007


This may not seem like much, especially to my pregnant-with- two- other- children -age 2- and-under-who-took-a-4 day-camping-trip-friend Carissa Smith, but I went to the grocery store today with BOTH of my children. I was actually quite proud of myself. I fed Kara at 8:45am and then scrambled around to gather everything up and write my list. I realized as I was making beds that Samuel's bed smelled VERY badly (IF you know what I mean) =) and so I had to change his sheets. I was on a very tight time schedule to get back here before Kara's next feeding at 11:45. At 11:45, however, I was just checking out and still had to load my $150 shopping order and come home to unload the car, get Samuel his lunch and then feed Kara. By 12:00 she was screaming bloody murder. I was trying to stay calm and just move quickly, so the poor baby wouldn't starve to death. Samuel was in charge of holding her pacifier in her mouth, so that I could get him in his chair for lunch, so I could feed her. It was quite a challenge, and I'll try not to make this a regular habit, but I just wanted to see if I could do it. Millions of mothers do it every day...why not me??!! =) By the way, you can check out my very brave friend, Carissa's camping trip here. You are my inspiration, my good buddy ol' pal! I'm actually really enjoying being a mom. It's definitely a challenge, but I'm so grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to influence 2 lives in such a profound way. I love you, Sam and Kara! =)


Nate, Kris & Adrianna said...

Becky, you are truly amazing and an inspiration to me with your incredible shopping trip. I kind of wish we could have a little video posted on your blog of you loading all those groceries into the car with 2 little ones. Your kids are so sweet - wish we could meet Kara sometime!

Andy and Davina said...

Way to go, girl! It'll get easier the older she gets. Potty training is our little challenge right now. Overall, it's going OK. Every day is exciting! Hey, our blog is
I loved seeing the pics of Sammy and Kara. I can't even believe how grown up Sammy is!!

Ben and Carissa said...

OK good buddy! Very funny. Just to let you know, I think you are CRAZY, but very inspirational, to take Sammy and a NEWBORN to the store for a big shopping trip. Just so you know, I NEVER did that. I could not even get to church with out locking brand new baby Luke in the car and having to call the fire station to rescue his poor little 7 day old self!! Well, I am very proud of you for being so brave. It is so great that Sam is being such a help with Kara. Give him a squeeze for me!!