Saturday, June 18, 2011

Monumental Moment

This past weekend marked a monumental milestone for Sawyer and his parents. He uttered the word "no."

As his parents we had been avoiding teaching him this word. However, as we were eating at a restaurant on Saturday night he refused a bite of food by saying "no." Kyle and I looked at each other in shock and despair. We have now moved into the world of verbal disobedience. We had been dreading this moment for a long time.

He has been performing disobedient actions since he started moving, but now that he can express his sinfulness in words it seems like the disciplining issues are now going to quadruple.

We've now reached another level of this parenting journey. Please pray for us...seriously. Being 8 months pregnant and trying to discipline a very fast and curious 17 month old is well exhausting.

Even though he can be trying and a bully he's still pretty cute and that smile makes me melt all the time. See the above picture :)


  1. Oh Kristen, reading this brings me back to right before Levi was born. Boys are so fun and SOOOOO full of energy! You are great parents and both your kids are blessed.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Beth! As you well know it's so tough to balance enjoying these last days of Sawyer as an only child while still performing our parental duty of discipline for a very active little boy.