And Thanksgiving point passes. And the free summer lunch program. And summer. And legos.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Here we are. The girls are 3 years old and I can hardly believe it. That is the crazy thing about being a mom. Seeing these ladies grow day by day makes it hard to tell how big they are. Whenever I happen to see a picture of them one or two years ago, I am blown away and how much they can do now, compared to before. I tend to focus on all the things they are getting into and how often they are fighting and not-so-much on the positives, but these ladies are truly amazing. I fill my pinterest quote board with sayings I find about "babies don't keep" and "sticky floors mean good experiences" and the like to keep my sanity semi-in-check. (It comes and goes)
Truly sisters do make the best friends and I hope these ladies remain best friends the rest of eternity. They are so blessed to have each other.
When they are actually getting along :) I think about how nice it must be to have a constant playmate. They get along with other friends, but they get to have someone around to play with always. I have such a passion for child development and watching the new ways they play is so interesting. They are into pretending and all kinds of dolls and things lately, and I love to hear what they have their dolls tell each other.
Because I need to remember something besides craziness, a few things I want to remember:
Eden and Tessa often refer to Eden as "little mom" and me as "big mom" when they are in the midst of playing house. It is too confusing if they just go about saying "mom".
Tessa loves to read and talk. She memorizes all sorts of her favorite books. They like to "read" to us and when Eden "reads" she just tells the story and it is impossible for Tessa to listen without correcting Eden by giving her the word for word prompts she is missing.
I nicknamed Eden "The Puzzler" because the lady has an uncanny ability for doing puzzles. There was a day recently she did 6 or 7, 24 piece puzzles throughout the day. With no help.
They are both super-independant and like to do everything for themselves. I have given up on trying to style their hair and correct their shoes, it will come with time.
I took them for a much-needed bike-ride to the park and as I watched them try and succeed at many of the toys I didn't remember them being able to do, I was amazed at their growth and development. Time goes by much too quickly.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The daffodils are in bloom! Yay!
I have a few pictures from about 6 weeks ago, but I can't get my most recent pictures to show up on the blogger thing to put them on the post, so they will have to wait.
The most exciting recent happening in our family is Mr. L learning to ride a bike with no training wheels. It was one of those mothering moments when time stood still and all the day to day things just didn't matter. He is growing up. He is a little man and he can ride a bike all by himself. Training wheel-less. It took 3 days. And he rides every spare minute he can. Especially those first few days. It is amazing. I love this weather!!! He had a birthday, which I will have to post some pics of :)
Also, I was called as Assistant Camp Director, which I am super-excited about and I started teaching a Tuesday, Thursday Preschool class from a couple weeks ago until the end of May. I am thinking about teaching T/TH preschool in the fall. This is getting my feet wet to see if I am ready for it :)
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sometimes when my three children are sleeping I have these moments of tenderness that often can't be found during the crazy hectic day of mothering these three busy kids. Right now I am feeling that. Yes, it is tough. Yes, I get frustrated. Yes, I am not perfect. Yes, there are things I don't get done. But sometimes, when I have a moment to glance and pictures of these sweet smiles and think, someday I will miss this. That helps me make it through the mostly crazy days.
Inspired by a blogpost that Chelece sent me that is floating around facebook and the blogosphere. Read it if you haven't :) Drops of Awesome
And I have a new nephew. I am loving that.