--These smiles are what make it ALL worth it--
Yesterday while I was getting ready, changing 2 poopy diapers and looking around my house trying to figure out how I was going to make it to the gym plus clean up my house by the time my visiting teachers arrived this song popped up on CMT. Just listen to the words. It made me cry when I realized how fast my boys were growing up and how grateful I am for this time I am at in my life. I let the house go and just spent the day riding bikes and letting the boys run around outside. I didn't worry about how dirty they got or even if they missed their naps, I just spent the day being their MOM! And I LOVED it. Its so hard for me to not get caught up in the day to day crap that always seems to take me away from quality time with my kids, but this song made me have a breakthrough and it totally brought me back to where I belong, at home with my boys. It is so true that my life will not be like this for long, sometimes thats a blessing, but I am so thankful for the age my boys are and for how much joy they bring to my life. I may not have everything I ever dreamed of but I am realizing my dreams are changing and my healthy, adorable, happy family is all I need. I love my husband and the hard worker that he is to provide all of the wonderful things we enjoy and I am so thankful we are where we are at in life. We look forward to many changes but are so grateful for everything the Lord has blessed us with. At our enrichment night we had a great speaker who told us that our jobs and housework deserve our "B" effort but that our familys deserve our "A" effort. He reminded us to not waste all of our energy trying to please other people and neglecting our time with our kids. Save your energy for your family cuz they are our number 1 priority. So, give your kids a big smooch and remind them how thankful you are to be their MOM, and show them they are WAY more important than a clean house!
- My wake-up Call...I was doing homework today and Chandler said he wanted to go play with his friends so I got out his bike and away he went. About 2 minutes later I hear a knock at the door and its Chandler. He says, "Hi, Can you play today, Mom?" How sweet huh? We played playdoh and had a fun afternoon.
This is Chandlers "new" bike! Hooray for Yard Sales!! He loves it and want to ride it everywhere. He wants to be big like his friends so everytime he gets off he makes sure he puts the kickstand down...even though there isn't one. I love it!!
Heres the Brodster--10 months-- We went to a bball game and Chandler had to wear his bball clothes of course so we thought we better get Brody a little Basketball outfit. They looked adorable and had so much fun at the game. I hope by my next post Brodys walking, he is so close its scary. He will stand all on his own but no steps yet!