I've been hit and miss with these Project Walking Into a Hug posts, simply because I haven't really been with my kids all that much this last month!
But, I have been with them all of the past week (the older girls stayed with my parents for four more days after the cruise), so I can finally give a report on the Plentiful Praise.
And let me just say, I know it's obvious, but I personally don't think about it enough. When I am constantly noticing the good things my children do and letting them know, they sure as heck want to keep doing it. Just yesterday while I was in the kitchen with Sophia, Bria came out to tell me she'd not only made her own bed, but mine, too! Wow. (Of course, Sophie was really upset about that because she wanted to get under the covers and watch PBS Kids.)
The next goal is Family Night: Block out one evening a week and make Family Night a priority where the Spirit is invited to dwell.
Normally, we are very good about having it every Monday night, but the last few months have been pretty hit and miss with all the vacation and such. The girls are asking about it (which is a good thing, I suppose), and so this is a great goal to have this time and get ourselves back in the habit.
Just put a photoshoot up on my photo blog: Baby Aidan, 7 weeks old.