A few of my favorite things:
plants as gifts
hugs from my children
quiet times where i can hear my husband talking to me- just he and i
digging in the dirt- pulling weeds -tending
watching things grow
flowers, flowers, flowers
seeing how much the kids love their daddy
the time he spends with them
this little girl's smile- a little sunshine packaged into a cute bouncy kissable bundle
nap time- when all 3 kids are sound asleep
seeing these 2 get along and play nicely together
clean kitchen and house
pig tails in her hair
and those are just a few.
Sigh. So out of practice here. The practice of stopping, reflecting and writing it all down. I take lots of pictures. LOTS. All in hopes that I might be able to share them here.
Spring caught me off guard this year. But the garden is planted, the yard kid proofed, ground rules once again visited. Mostly no going outside the gate- even to pick me dandelions. They've "escaped" a few times- which I can't have if I'm inside occupied with Evalyn. There is so much traffic in this little town. Especially right now that it's planting season - large, HUGE farm equipment buzzes through town steadily. You'd be surprised by the amount of traffic that cruises through there. Delivery trucks & semis, farm machinery, trucks with cattle trailers, horses, stray dogs and cats. It sure keeps the kids entertained.
So since I last blogged, I now have a 2yr old and 6 month old with 2 teeth. That is a lot around here. Especially when the 6month old doesn't sleep well at night and I have an extremely contrary 2 yr old to deal with during the day. Yes and no's all the in same crying scream.
Ok. My brain is tired. I will try again tomorrow.
A full day...
I knew I shouldn't have left her with the markers while I went to shower. And even as I walked past her on my way to the shower, she gave me a look- as if to make sure I was walking away and leaving those markers with her. And all the while showering, I kept telling myself I needed to hurry up... but I just couldn't make myself go any faster. So when Elijah came up and told me that Lydia looked like a clown, I wasn't surprised by what I saw. Elijah helped he told me.
Got outside and dug in the dirt. finally. I could have for the past week... but just wasn't motivated to do so. Tonight was the night. I tended to a corner flower garden. Well because I haven't actually tended it in 2 years, it's more like a weed garden. The soil is soft and easy to dig. Easy to get at all those pesky roots. It will take more than one summer to eliminate all those weeds... but tonight was a good start.
And tonight I was treated to two nice jestures from Elijah. While digging I was more talking to myself, "What I need is a bucket..." E: "Oh, I'll get you one mom! I know where one is!" Sigh. so nice. I didn't beg, threaten, promise, didn't even ask. I just spoke and he eagerly offered to help.
And the other nice thing he did without prompting- he cleared the table for me after bedtime snack. So nice. Just a little thing... but a big thing in my book.
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