Sunday, November 8, 2009

My boys....

so tender..

This is what we deal with on a daily basis.  I like the vein sticking out of Christian's he's not mad.  The joys of two year old boys.  At least they're cute.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Halloween is not my most favorite holidays.  The boys costumes were a big hit.  Maren wanted to be Fancy Nancy and well Maile just wanted the zip up rabbit costume and let me tell you I was just fine with that.  Her costume was so low maintenance and took zero creativity.  I kept thinking she looked like she was wearing the aardvark costume from Better Off Dead.  All in all it was a fun night especially because Papa & Grandma came for a visit. The girls kept wanting to hear the "Beetles" play.  Next year I swear I will have every ones costumes lined up at least a month in advance rather than 2 days in advance.

Monday, November 2, 2009

{savor, relish, enjoy, bask}

Today I had the overwhelming feeling that time just decided to hop on the Concorde.  There's a small problem though...I don't want to be on that fast plane.  I want things to S L O W down.  In fact sometimes I would like to hop on a time machine and rewind to go back and hold my small babies (or go back and even be a baby myself...but that's only when I'm feeling a little done with the know when every single kid screams while trying to keep the basic groceries just to survive.  I love it when people stare.)  
Anyway,  here we are in the holiday season again but I swear we were just there yesterday.  When I was a kid it felt like I was riding a boat, maybe even a sailboat all the way around the world to get to Christmas.  It seemed like it took forever.    
On Sundays we are always in a big hurry to make it to church by 8:30 AM but for some strange reason that is the only morning the girls sleep in or are not hungry & do not want to eat their breakfast.  I always have what I call the big Sunday knot in my stomach.  I'm thinking that is probably no way to start one of the most uplifting days of the week out.  I always have to convince myself that who really cares least I am going even if we are 20 minutes late.  "Remember S L OW down", I reminded myself again this morning.  That is why when I came out of my room ready to go & found 4 out of the 5 sitting on the green chairs, I didn't care that we were already late because I was going to live in the moment and enjoy these crazy houligans. 
NOTE TO SELF:  In case I get all grouchy and forget about my feelings in this post then please refer to the above "buzz words" in the blog post title and try again to savor, relish, enjoy & bask in the moment, which means to S L O W down.