But I also let that comment sink in. Because lately, I feel like I have just been blabbering on about little things going on during our days. Nothing deep, nothing new, nothing too exciting. So I am going to try and find the motivation to push myself to come up with some new things to ponder and reflect on.
Cooking around here has been an afterthought. We have been eating way too many hot dogs, frozen pizza, and pasta with red sauce...so recipes should be coming soon too. I NEED to make more of an effort.
Henry and I have been spending time together working on letters and numbers. I just need to pull out my camera and capture the activity so I could share it. I just sometimes, get wrapped up in giving him my attention that I don't think of it until it is over.
This weeks goals are going well. More realistic. Already accomplishing lots. I could share those.
The boys MUST DO lists are starting to become more of a habit. Henry completed his first 20 smile stickers. And he chose his reward. I should share what that all looks like.
But I am going to plan on attacking this all next week. After Miss Syd turns 1. When I am coming down off the sugar high from her spectacular cake. When I am in a state of sadness from family leaving. When I am in the state of shock that I now have a 1 year old, 4 year old, and 7 year old. And I will never have a teeny tiny one again. This is sure to spur some deep thoughts. Wouldn't ya say.
So for today...I will once again leave you with some ordinary moments going on here...that actually can be considered extraordinary because they are slow, and cozy, and deliberate.
Henry got this game for his birthday. This week we sat down and conquered the "Starter level". There are four levels of difficulty. Henry whizzed through the "starter" level. I got it because Charley was loving the Rush Hr. Jr game and this seemed kind of similar.
Yesterday morning we wore our pjs and slippers and popped in at our friend's house to meet their new pug, Chaz. He is amazingly adorable. I am in love with his eyes. Here are a few shots that I captured...but with a busy pup and a busy crawling girl..well there isn't much time to snap pictures.
Sydney is always excited when she sees puppies and dogs...whether it is passing them while walking to school, at Grandma's house, our stuffed ones laying around the house...or this adorable little guy.
Taking time to see friends, meet new little pups, play games with my kiddos, and snuggle my runny nosed 11 and 19/23 month year old (is that right?)...are WAY more enjoyable than making cakes, worrying about decorations, or other birthday details. SO GLAD I ordered the cake. I hope you find some little moments to enjoy today...inside, cozy, with a warm beverage in hand. Brrrr...because it was -7 degrees. So my plan to hit the grocery store is on hold until Syd doesn't have to partake. The boys haircuts will happen tomorrow too.