Monday, November 4, 2013

10 Great Thanksgiving Books for Children

It's potty time!

Mary has been potty training for about two weeks and has done a great job. She was much easier than Matthew to introduce to the potty. I don't know if that is just a girl/boy difference but I do know it is a blessing.

We began by using a little training potty. In which she wanted to use the BIG potty. So I purchased a small Minnie Mouse training potty seat for the big potty. It did not fit the regular seat correctly and was wobbly so she became unsure of using the big potty. 

I had remembered seeing a toilet seat with both a training seat and regular seat made together and knew that is what I wanted. I sent Shane on a hunt for it and he delivered! 

I have never been so excited about a toilet seat!!! We installed it in less than 4 minutes, it was super easy. 

I am ready to say "Goodbye diapers!" 

Of coarse I have a picture of the Bemis Training Toilet Seat.

Blessings, Brooke

Saturday, November 2, 2013

October 2013

October was a busy month for the Latta Family.
Lots to do like:

Mary's 2nd birthday

She has gotten to be such a big girl!

Matthew's soccer games


Old Fashion Sunday at Church


Awards Day


Heavenly Harvest (Halloween)


School projects

Friday, November 1, 2013

Blog cleaning today

Lots of posts today as I clean out all my drafts. So don't be surprised to see old events just now being posted today.
 : )

Reading God's Word? Where do I start?

Do you ever have a hard time trying to figure out where to start when reading your Bible? Old Testament? New Testament? Sometimes it can just be too overwhelming, then you get frustrated and find something else to do.

Most people, including myself, know they should (and want) to read God’s Word.  They understand that it is God’s message to them and He expects them to read it.  However, for various reasons, many find this duty an intimidating task.  It's like a mountain they fear they cannot climb, or even just want to hear other people talk about what is like on the top rather than climb it themselves.  The Bible seems so big.  They do not understand how it is organized.  The vocabulary and grammar may be difficult.  Many people just give up and never read the Bible—or at least never read it through.

Here are a few ways to make reading/studying your Bible a little less overwhelming:
  1. A Bible Reading Plan takes into account the great number of people who do not have a strong background in the word of God.  This plan gives you a stepping-stone so that you do not have to read straight through every word of scripture the first time.  It starts you with the basics.  After you feel comfortable at this level, then you can go on to the entire Bible. There are various reading plans as follows.

    • Bible in a Year-Read the entire Bible in one year using chapters from the Old Testament, New Testament and the Book of Psalms.

    • Straight Through the Bible-Read the entire Bible in one year, from Genesis to Revelation.

    • Different Topics-Each day of the week, you'll be reading from a different section of the Bible.

    • New Testament and Old Testament-Read the whole Bible, with something from both Testaments each day.

    • The Story of the Bible-A chronologically arranged reading of the story of the Bible.

    • New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs-Get the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs in one year.

  2. A Bible Study can guide you through a lesson



Happy Halloween 2013

Matthew & Mary as
 "Peter Pan & Tinkerbell"

Thanksgiving Bible Verses – Free Thanksgiving Countdown Printable

I am just passing along this great freebie!