Monday, March 23, 2009

And then there were FIVE!

I have had the privilege (and I'm serious when I say it's a privilege) to watch my amazing friend Emily's little girl, Margaret-Jane, for the past couple of days and it has been so fun!

When I told people that I was watching her they thought I was crazy.

Let me revise that last statement - they thought I was crazier than my normal crazy. Husband gone. Four kids of my own. Yada, yada, yada...

But when Em asked me to pray about doing this, I was so excited. I love Emily and Margaret-Jane. Love them! Margaret-Jane is this delicious, smart, funny, thoughtful, kind, compassionate, and oh-so-stinkin'-adorable little four year old! I love her.

And her mama Emily is a kindred spirit. I only have a few of them in my life and I cherish them with every ounce of my being. Emily is gorgeous, thoughtful, wise and funny. She stretches my understand of God, life and others. God is using her in mighty ways in my life. And I am so thankful to her.

So when the opportunity came to help her out, I was all in! And what fun it has been. The boys love her (Caleb said many times yesterday, "Isn't she so cute?") and the girls always want to hold her hand. Today, while the boys were at school and the girls in nap, MJ and I had a tea party. I had to call Emily ahead of time to ask her what I do to 'have a tea party'? My girlies aren't there yet and heaven knows my boys have NEVER asked to have a tea party! And then I heard Caleb ask her what a "braid" is and why do you need one! That boy is all boy. Yep, it has been a blast having her around!

Thanks, E, for trusting me with your baby!

Look at those dimples!

I see you
The "Guest Sister" - Isn't that a cute name she came up with for herself?!


allboys4us said...

Awwww...she's adorable...what fun!

MaryBeth said...

I love having an occasional extra kid around the house... it really breaks up the monotony for the four that live here all the time!

She is a cutie!!

Elizabeth said...

Your boys look SO excited to have her around. And I love how she has her hand on Luke's back. Watch out!

Emily said...

Oh...I do like that hand on the back...they are toooo may not be thinking M-J is too cute tonight....I hate she is having a time of it. Love Em