For Those Keeping Stats...

Here is a random thought that came into my frazzled brain a few days ago, perhaps in the spirit of the NCAA Tournament:

I have been pregnant and/or nursing since March 2006. 4 years ago. 4 years.

This is NOT an announcement that I'm pregnant again!

It could, however, be an excuse for a myriad of forgotten items, emotional outbursts, and general mental instability :) The precious ones have stolen my brain!

March 2006. F-O-U-R years, 3 babies! Whouda thunk it?? I know many amazing women who have been at this business much longer...and to their amazing example - and the Lord - I cling!!

And on that note...six lines of blogging is about all I can muster right now :) G'night.


What We're Reading...

While waiting for the snow to melt...we've all been curling up with some good books! Can you guess who's reading what? ;)

"C" is For Cooking
Sesame Street Recipe Book

Baby Einstein Farm
(English, Spanish & French)

Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
Tony Dungy

You Were Born For This
Bruce Wilkinson

Bruce Degen



Cameron's latest favorite thing to do is sing "America The Beautiful/God Bless America" over and over throughout the day. Yes, I have spent multiple hours a day teaching him these cherished songs, note-by-note and word-by-word. No, I haven't. The Gaither Vocal Band has, though.


This song is part of our nightly bedtime ritual - and comes right before the "big song," as Cam calls it. The CraSiehs love us some GVB...

Anyway, I'm still trying to get my crooner on video performing his rendition, because it's too cute. He really gets into the music and what he's certain are the correct words to the song. My favorite is the way he pronounces "America," which I tried to write phonetically for effect. It's literally "Ah" (as in ah-ha!) "Merry" (as in yuletide greetings) "Ca" (pronounced correctly). It's his own special dialect for that word...but he may have misinterpreted a few of the other lyrics... just a bit. ;) Enjoy!

God Bless America
Lyrics interpreted by Cameron C. Sieh

Oh beautiful for space of skies
For anger waves of grain.
For purple mountains' majesty
About a fruit and plane! (or train)

A-merry-ca, A-merry-ca
God send he grays on knee
And crown die good with brudder-hood
From sea to shiny sea!


From the mountains, to the praying,
To the oceans, white with father (!?)
GOD (with gusto) bless A-merry-ca,
My home sweet home!
GOD BLESS (more gusto) A-merry-ca,
My home sweet home!

Promise you'll be the first to see it when I do catch it on video -- he's a little camera-shy! :) It's super-duper precious!!!


Beautiful Babies

Sometimes I get so caught up in the changing diapers, making meals, doing laundry/dishes/naptimes of it all that I forget what I have. Three amazing, precious children. I am so blessed. Don't get me wrong...the daily grind gets me down more often than I care to admit. But sometimes, I just get a big ol' slap of perspective, right in the face. So, so thankful for what I have!

I love my beautiful babies!