Thursday, August 20, 2009
A Playdate with Mommy
These pictures are from a while back. That day Charlotte insisted on wearing an apron like Mommy. I couldn't deny her as aprons were such a passion of mine before the kiddos came along - they still are. I am such a sucker for a cute apron.
After my post the other day I was bound a determined to have a day where my time was devoted to the kids. Today has been the day and it has been wonderful. Household chores are never done, but I have kept them to a minimum. We played in the floor this morning - me with my real baby and Charlotte with her baby doll. Charlotte and I baked Zuchinni Bread before lunch and I believe we both thoroughly enjoyed it. After lunch I took both the kids to the playground where Charlotte swung by herself and I held Douglass Charles while I swang. Needless to say this was the funnest part of the day for both children - I know this because Charlotte nearly threw a tantrum when we had to leave. Thank God I can still distract her.
It is almost 3:00 p.m. and I am all tuckered out. The kiddos are napping and I am spending time on some stuff that I want to do - some of it is for The English Pea but this isn't work to me. All around it has been a very good day.
I feel sad that we don't have more days like this and I realize the need for taking the time to set times like these aside. I refuse to beat up on myself about not doing it more. I have a lot on my plate and I truly believe it is important that my children know that life is not all about them. We all make sacrifices, but... I do want to do things like this more and I know as the baby gets older we will be able to make this happen more often.
To tie this up I just want to jot down a few of my favorite things about my kids right now - so I can remember them.
-Playing babies - she reads to them, feeds them, burps them (very loudly I might add), prays with them (with one eye shut), rocks them and then places them on the floor, bends over and kisses them and says "Nigh, nigh."
-Her timidness when she tries something new - so scared to go down the slide today even though she has done it before
-Her face while she swings smiling from ear to ear, her blue eyes shining.
-The way she asks for her daddy all the time. "Where is Daaee?"
-The way she says sorry after she gets in trouble. She is so sweet when she finally owns up to her mistakes.
-Grins from ear to ear when I sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
-Tries to get in a yelling match with his sister.
-Loves to grab my face while he eats his bottle.
-Seems to think that I am the most wonderful person in the world - he really is a momma's boy.
-Gets so frustrated when he can't get something to do what he wants it to do - he really wants to be big like his sister.
-His new fascination with Mo Mo our dog - he just giggles at him.
I know I am forgeting a lot, but I know these are things I want to remember - the sweet little moments that will be gone in a flash. Lord, thank you for the blessing of my beautiful children.