Friday, April 30, 2010
little somethin by Beth at 1:43 PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
- Opening birthday cards from my kids this morning while they all gathered around.
- Sitting in the car waiting to leave while my husband cleaned all the windows.
- Getting together with a friend for coffee and praying about big upcoming events in eachother's lives.
- Coming home to find my husband deep cleaning the bathroom.
- Having nothing but birthday cake for lunch (because I can).
- The phone calls, emails, and facebook messages wishing me a happy birthday.
- The beautiful weather.
- Dinner with my favorite neighbors.
- A special gift from my husband.
What a lovely 28th birthday!
little somethin by Beth at 7:38 PM
Saturday, April 24, 2010
*the group (minus B&K that met us later for dinner)*
Love you guys!!
little somethin by Beth at 10:43 PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
little somethin by Beth at 6:41 AM
Thursday, April 15, 2010
--Thing one *otherwise known as my princess* : My girl loves school. I am so proud of her and all the progress she is making...especially socially. I have really seen her blossom since the school year started and her teacher has even commented on how she is gaining confidence. Since learning how to sound things out and put words together to write sentences on her own, she is really enjoying writing "books". It's exciting to see her develop a love for reading and writing. Her latest creation is entitled, "How to Love School". She has informed me that along with being a cheerleader when she grows up, she is also going to be an author and illustrator (I was surprised she even knew what an illustrator was).
--Thing two *otherwise known as my cowboy* : My Landon appears to be a rough and tumble little guy but underneath it all he is incredibly sensitive and thoughtful. He will gladly let others go in front of him or give his last whatever it is away to someone else who wants it...especially his big sister. He is the quieter of all three so sometimes he gets lost in the shuffle (which I am working very hard to remember). He is all signed up for kindergarten and although the subject was taboo, he is getting used to the idea and I am sure he will do fine. I can hardly believe that he will be five in just a few short months!
--Thing three *otherwise known as Zaiah or just plain crazy* : My littlest man is definitely his father's son. He will talk to anyone or anything and likes to meet new people. The other day in Walmart, he carried on a conversation with an old man in the deodorant aisle. From the moment he wakes up until it's time for him to go to bed, it's non stop talking...he narrates everything and if there is a quite moment it's too much for him to resist and his starts asking if we "member this" and "member that". His new thing is to get in my face if he doesn't think I am listening and say he "seriously" needs whatever it is he just asked for. He is a little bummed that he doesn't get to go to school, but the one on one time with him will be great.
I'm crazy about my Three Things!
little somethin by Beth at 9:27 AM
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The other night while I was at work, Dan had a tough night with Kaitlyn that resulted in discipline. After her punishment was over he asked her what she was thinking about to which she replied something about ways she could get out of "this life". He asked her what she meant by that and she told him that she wished she could be a grown up.
I remember wishing the same exact thing. Thinking that it would be wonderful to have my independence, do whatever, whenever, eat whatever I wanted, and dress how I wanted....stay up as late as I wanted and make my own rules. Then the time came for me to be an adult and it wasn't as fun as I imagined it would be. Along with all of the choices adults have in life also comes a whole lot of stress, responsibility, and lack of carefree living. There was supposed to be a lot more free time than this, I am very sure of that...at least it's how it seemed when I was seven.
Just as my little princess occasionally wants to wish away this precious stage in her life, it comes as a reminder to me that too often lately I want to wish away this stage that we seem to be stuck in...and at times the light at the end of this tunnel is too dim or just plain burnt out...Dan being unemployed isn't getting any easier.
When I am sitting on my little girl's bed watching her twirling around to a song she has picked on an old Girls of Grace CD of mine, I catch myself whispering, "freeze this moment, freeze this moment, remember this," and wishing there was someway I could make her realize that someday...not too far down the road...she is going to wish she could spend the afternoon, without a care in the world, twirling around in a ballerina tutu.
It's really hard to believe that I will look back and miss these past 19 months. It's hard to believe that I will wish to go back. But, my little girl serves as a reminder to me not wish this stage away either...to find what good there is on this road that feels like it's crumbling beneath my feet and just keep dancing...
little somethin by Beth at 5:44 PM
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
little somethin by Beth at 4:03 PM