Friday, July 18, 2014

PS: on the other side of the breakfast table

 

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Sits one who is watching and learning…

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(do you see it in his eyes too?)

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Breakfasts with Isaac

 

If you don’t have this kid at your breakfast table,

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then, frankly, your breakfast table sounds a bit boring.

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and peaceful,

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but mostly boring.

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This morning when I was looking at his glowing ears, I was reminded of these pictures of my sweet little 8 month old Isaac Gregry

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back before he was mobile

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and all of his mischievousness was still hidden deep inside

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(but can you catch a hint of his sparkle in his eye?)

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Even though now he IS mobile, and mischievous, and had 4 time outs today, MAN, this little boy lights up my breakfast table

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and my world.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Settling In

 

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I’m busy unpacking,

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showing visitors my new home,

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unpacking,

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exploring my new town,

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unpacking,

(the children seemed quiet when I was upstairs working on the master bedroom…)

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Watching the boys “swim” in our big tub daily,

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uuuuuunpaaaaacking,

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sitting on the deck with my feet in the wading pool and sharing bites of pasta salad with my boys (while wondering how I got so lucky),

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and also wondering why we have SO. Much. Stuff. that I have unpack!

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Basically we are settling in here, and it feels so good.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Things I’ve been up to (instead of packing)

 

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3 days until we move! 

Probably.  Its kind of up to the loan writers- and you know how much I love waiting until the last minute to plan things! 

 

ZERO.  I love it zero.

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(kids track meet)

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But I’m ready!  Well, not physically-my-stuff-is-all-packed ready, but lets-rip-off-this-bandaid-and-get-out-of-here ready!

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And I’m really having a hard time balancing it all-

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regular clean-up, dishes, the food that these children keep demanding (why have we not invented food pellets for children yet?  Hungry?  Here are your food pellets- now go away!), the summer-fun I want them to be having, etc etc etc along with PACKING UP EVERYTHING.

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Oh yes, and laundry.  I am failing at the laundry too, obviously

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But “this too shall pass” and all that, and I’m sure in a few weeks time this will all seem worth it!

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In the meantime, please do not come over to my hovel house unless you are:

1) wearing a blindfold

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(Berry farm fun!)

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2) Bringing me food

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or

3) Taking at least one of my children

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(water play while I drink tea and take pictures)

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Other things I have been doing instead of packing that aren’t pictured:

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- Getting food poisoning (you’re welcome for no pictures)

- Taking naps

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- Going with the whole fam to a baseball game

- Watching Mad Men

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(right after this picture he peed on my screen)

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- Wiping lotion off of our trampoline, toothpaste off of the carpet, and markers off of all my pots and pans because: SAMUEL

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- going to the library for lots of free books (okay and mostly movies) to keep them occupied while I DO pack!

-writing this blog post.

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THE END.