Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Big D's 1st Music Class

Last week we experienced more "firsts" around the Stoves Home!

A big "first" was Davis' very first Music Class!  I have been so excited to start doing Mommy & Me Music class with him.  

By the end of class he was clapping along with the music (the kid has great rhythm), playing with the instruments, and following the teacher's instructions (the best way that an 18 month old can).  I was so proud!

It's going to be a fun semester in Music Class! 

My Date with Little Mac

Last night I had the privilege of going on a "date" with my awesome four year old son, Little Mac!  We had an awesome time!

First we went out to dinner at IHOP.

Then we went to the movies to see "Finding Nemo 3D."  Simply beautiful!  
Click here to read more of my thoughts on the movie.

I am so blessed to be this little guy's mom!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My new BLOG: Disney Days with Candice

I have started a new blog that is dedicated to ALL THINGS DISNEY!

I have great plans for this new blog!  Some things you will find on
Disney Days with Candice are:
Walt Disney World Travel Tips
The Latest Disney News
Disney Trivia
Fun Disney Polls
Walt Disney World Attraction Reviews
Fun with Food
Free/Cheap Disney Fun (at the parks & at home)

Please check out and follow my new blog at 

I would also love for you to follow me on Twitter:  
Candice Stoves @DisDaysWCandice 

Have a Magical Disney Day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

School Days

Today my baby, Little Mac, started pre-school!  I cannot believe it!  He is in 4 year old pre-k three days a week in the mornings, but that's enough for me!

I am so excited for him as he begins his school journey.  I've reflected a lot today over how far he has come since God placed him in our care.  He has gone from a tiny, helpless baby to a kind-hearted, smart, little boy.  

As his over-protective mother, I so wish that I could be there with him to help guide him through each situation that comes up.  But alas, I cannot physically be there! However, God has made it possible for me to be there with him through prayer.

"Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."  1 Corinthians 10:31

I have witnessed God's goodness and glory in the last four years at home with Little Mac.  He is a miracle made by God!

I am praying that in everything that Little Mac does that he would ultimately point to God and give Him all the glory.

"Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."  Colossians 3:17

I thank God for the gift that Little Mac is to us.  I thank God for the privilege of being his mother and for the opportunity to stay home with him.  It has been awesome!  We have made so many sweet memories that I will forever treasure.

I pray that in this next chapter of Little Mac's life, he would learn to give thanks to God in all circumstances.  I pray that he does everything (school, music, sports, art, church, friendships...) in the name of Jesus, and that he allows Jesus to be the leader of his life.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord"  Colossians 3:23

I have definitely mothered Little Mac with all of my heart.  I wouldn't trade this "work" for anything in the world!  I will continue to be the mom that God has made me to be.

I am praying that Little Mac would be passionate about the work that the Lord has set out for him to do.  And during this schooling process, I pray that he will seek God's will for his life and pursue His will with all of his heart!