Engineer, Architect, or Just Plain Genius?

...none of the was all Mommy's doing (except for the boat). But she sure does like to make him look like he is:)

Emmit's first snow experience...almost

Well, we finally got Emmit out in the snow...and he just thought it was the strangest stuff. He shuffled his feet (he shuffles when he's excited:)& played with a snowball that Mitch made for him. This pic was taken from our dining room window (hence the blurry look...dirty windows). I couldn't help but let Emmit walk around in the snow a bit after grocery shopping a few weeks ago, but I just hate to not have Mitch around to see these special little events in Em's life.

in, over, around, & through

The New Rave

I hate to have you all view this video sideways but it's just so cute! Grandma Mary & Grandpa Kel thought that Emmit needed a boo-boo present. It is the new rave in the Davidson household. Emmit is about to wear a hole in the floor the way he pushes that little car back & forth & back & forth. I love it!!!

Momma's Little Helper

To my absolute amazement Emmit has actually began putting things away from where he got them. Not when I tell him to, of course. He's not that far in his understanding just least that's what it seams:) But I've noticed that instead of leaving an absolute mess in the kitchen every afternoon with all the Tupperware, pot & pans, lids, & other misc. cooking items, they are all put back where they belong...with an occasional stuffed animal or two. Mr. Rhino is usually the lucky one to be found in the kitchen cabinet, bathtub, behind the couch, etc, etc. Everywhere Emmit goes, Mr. Rhino goes. Anyhow, in the video Emmit discovered the ziplock bags I had stashed with the Tupperware. But, like the good & helpful kid he is (wonder who he got that from?) he takes all the bags out & tried to put them all back where he found them.

He's also discovered that toilet paper tastes pretty good, that the toilet lid opens & it's really, really fun to throw mommy's things in it, that certain shapes fit in certain holes (& if they don't he'll find a way to make them!)...the kid is growing leaps & bounds!!! He's even trying to say words!

Emmit's Reaching New Heights!

It's amazing to watch Emmit inches, that is. I can tell how much he's grown by what he is able to reach, look over, or out of. He often looks out of our dining room window during the day with the hopes that Daddy might be in the driveway. Mickey usually gets in with the action too!

In the Midst of the Storm

Over the past year or so I have heard about many difficult trials that my friends & family, & their friends & families, have gone through or are currently experiencing. My heart it heavy for all of you. May I say that there is great hope and comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ!

My Anchor Holds

Though the angry surges roll on my tempest driven soul,
I am peaceful, for I know, wildly though the winds may blow
I've an anchor safe and sure, that can evermore endure.
Mighty tides about me sweep, perils lurk within the deep,
Angry clouds over shade the sky, and tempest rises high,
Still I stand the tempest's shock, for my anchor grips the Rock
I can feel the anchor fast as I meet each sudden blast,
and the cable, though unseen, bears the heavy strain between
through the storm I safely ride, till the turning of the tide.
Troubles almost overwhelm the soul; griefs like billows over me roll
Tempters seek to lure astray, storms obscure the light of day,
but in Christ I can behold, I've an anchor that shall hold is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner before us... Hebrews 6:18-20

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ... 2 Corinthians 1:3-5


This little boy's name is Jacob. He is 19 months & has a twin brother named James. On Christmas day he drank lamp oil & ended up in an ICU in Michigan. He has been attached to a ECOM (heart lung machine that oxygenates a persons blood b/c their lungs can't) since that time. Today the doctors told Jacob's mom that he in brain dead. They family made the decision to take him off the ECOM & let the Lord take Little Jacob take him home to be with Him. Please pray for this family today! Mitch works with Jacob's older sister & her husband. We will be attending the funeral sometime this week.

May I suggest something that may help all of children to be a bit more safe? About a week ago Emmit got in to some Mr. Clean. I heard something splash & found Emmit in a puddle of the stuff. Praise the Lord that he was sucking on his pacifier! Needless to say, my heart stopped when I saw the scene. From what I gathered he didn't drink any of it but he did get a full body rash that lasted for 2-3 days (may have been the Mr. Clean or the spinach I gave him that night...not sure which) That day I threw away & gave away all the toxic cleaning products I had in our house. I never ever want to have to face what Jacob's mom is presently facing & anything I can do to help prevent that I'm going to do. My mom gave me a book for Christmas called, "Clean House, Clean Planet: Clean Your House for Pennies a Day the Safe, Nontoxic Way." The author talks about the dangers of the cleaning products in our home, the harm they cause/can cause to a person/child physically, & many, many natural cleaning recipes to replace them. It has taken me a few weeks or so to get all the materials & ingredients but I have found it to be very cost effective, safe, & workable. I hate to sound like a commercial (I'm not getting paid to say ANY of this...I promise!) but out of compassion for my little boy & every other little kid of any mom who may read this. My mom has told me stories of what my sisters & I used to do & get into. Please, please lock up your chemicals, put them totally out of reach or get rid of them. Again, I say this out of love & concern.

The link to Jacob's story:


Our First Trip to the ER

I'm sad to say that today was our first visit to the ER with Emmit. He attempted to take a step down our stairs by the kitchen, with the good intention to help me with the laundry basket. I did manage to catch him but he hit his head pretty good on the corner of a small shelf to the left of the stairs. I thought all was well until I saw blood pouring from just above his right eye. I ran all over the house looking for my phone & forgot that I had placed it on the shelf right where Emmit hit his poor head! Just as I was about to dial the phone to call Mitch I heard him open the front door. Praise the Lord for His perfect timing!!! We bandaged his boo-boo, packed up his diaper bag & drove our bloodied boy over to the Oakwood ER. Emmit handled the pain, bandage, no nap time & lack of food & water remarkably well. I think he was more intent on watching all the people around him. The doctor was super nice. She gave Emmit about 6-7 stitches. The paramedic that held Emmit down was a saint, if that's possible for health care professionals. He didn't let Emmit move his head one inch. By the time he let go Emmit's hair was soaked with sweat. Poor kid had a bit of a rough time. I was for sure he'd either fall asleep in the car on the way home or at least crash when we did get home, but he ended up playing, having a snack, & playing some more....he's asleep right now...whew! Didn't know how hard it would be seeing my little one bleeding & in pain.

This incident reminded me of the great love & care God shows towards them that put their faith in Him.
"He heals the brokenhearted & binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3

The Joys of Motherhood

Before I was a Mom -
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom -
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom -
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

In loving memory...

...of Mike McCaskill. I love you Lor Lor!!!

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