Sits one who is watching and learning…
(do you see it in his eyes too?)
If you don’t have this kid at your breakfast table,
then, frankly, your breakfast table sounds a bit boring.
but mostly boring.
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
back before he was mobile
and all of his mischievousness was still hidden deep inside
(but can you catch a hint of his sparkle in his eye?)
Even though now he IS mobile, and mischievous, and had 4 time outs today, MAN, this little boy lights up my breakfast table
and my world.
I’m busy unpacking,
showing visitors my new home,
exploring my new town,
(the children seemed quiet when I was upstairs working on the master bedroom…)
Watching the boys “swim” in our big tub daily,
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),
and also wondering why we have SO. Much. Stuff. that I have unpack!
Basically we are settling in here, and it feels so good.
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.
(kids track meet)
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!
And I’m really having a hard time balancing it all-
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.
Oh yes, and laundry. I am failing at the laundry too, obviously
But “this too shall pass” and all that, and I’m sure in a few weeks time this will all seem worth it!
In the meantime, please do not come over to my
hovel house unless you are:
1) wearing a blindfold
(Berry farm fun!)
2) Bringing me food
3) Taking at least one of my children
(water play while I drink tea and take pictures)
Other things I have been doing instead of packing that aren’t pictured:
- Getting food poisoning (you’re welcome for no pictures)
- Taking naps
- Going with the whole fam to a baseball game
- Watching Mad Men
(right after this picture he peed on my screen)
- Wiping lotion off of our trampoline, toothpaste off of the carpet, and markers off of all my pots and pans because: SAMUEL
- 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.