Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mulberry Muffins and Family Night

I have not posted any HIT updates lately (homemakers in training). It has been a lazy summer, I must admit...well, as far as my little HITs are concerned. But, Brianna, who loves to pick the mulberries off the bush in our back yard, begged me to help her make something with the berries she picked. Wellllll, we decided on muffins :) They were very good actually, and she was just glowing the whole time...lol.
We have been so blessed with this dear little girl. After the muffin making...it was time to start thinking about what to do for family night. Brianna said she had a great idea and scurried off with planning and preparation.

Friday night is family night in our house. You never know what the night will be filled with, but you can count on dessert playing a part. On this particular night it was milk-shakes mmmmm. Brianna had planned all day, and wanted a performance. And boy did she and her sisters and brother give one. We could not stop smiling...Brianna and Anjolie ran and got on their Sunday Best. In stark contrast to the girls' dresses, was Ayden with his dinner belly hanging out LOL. Brianna started the night off by saying into her little keyboard mic. "Thankyou, and it is a pleasure to be here".Brian and I choked back giggles. We prayed and then the Children's choruses filled the house. Brianna made pictures to tell a story...our story...mama heather and her 4 baby bunnies. It was precious. I just know that our Heavenly Father had to be smiling at the love and innocence in their hearts.

Some made more of a *loud* noise than a joyful one....




Little mic hogs...the lot of them.

After Ayden pretty much *eating* the microphone...it was all but sopping wet. Oh, it was funny. I had such a wonderful time. Just precious moments of listening to our little ones Praise the Lord in song :) Thank you Lord for these beautiful moments...there are no words.

8 comments:

Pam said...

What a wonderful night! I know you will treasure those memories always. Your children are so sweet, Heather! But they didn't fall far from the tree, did they?! ;)

Free In Christ said...

What a wonderful night I'm sure. I do miss those days of ther "performances". I guess I had forgotten about the nights we had like this until you posted this. What fun they were. You are a blessed family. Thanks for the post. It made me smile.

Heather said...

Pam :) you are such a sweet friend lol.
Melissa-I have missed you!! Thank you for your kind words :)

Deeapaulitan said...

We have family night too! These are such sweet years where there is no self doubt, no embarassment. You 2 are doing a beautiful job! I honestly believe that the more we are the ones teaching and training (when they rise, sit, as we walk ... as in Deut.) that their devotion to God and to family is firmly established and it will be a lifetime of nights like this one!

Mishel said...

I *loved* all the picture posts. Your babies are growin' up! : )

PinkLady said...

I'm going to have to echo mishel. The kids are getting so big. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were in CA together. I can't believe that it's been so long. It's making me want to cry. You truly have a blessed family Heather. It's always a joy coming on here and "catching up" with you. I wish Rye had someone like Brianna to play with around here.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Heather it is these times when you get old and grey headed that will warm your heart and give you the courage to keep on keeping on. May God bless you and your family. love to all, connie from Texas

Heather said...

Deea- thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words of encouragement. I really appreciate my sisters in Christ!
Mrs Mishel...how do I get them to *stop* growing? ;)
Mrs Wonder ;) (((hug)) how are you? I am *so* excited for you and your little one on the way...you guys hangin' in there with the storm and everything? ((hug))
(((Mrs Connie))) Oh...I pray that will be the case dear sister. Your comment made me a bit teary...they really *will* grow up, won't they...*sigh* Thank you for your kindness.~Heather