Friday, December 18, 2009

{table for two}

Maile kept pointing to her cup this morning and telling Maren that her cup was called clear. Maren kept saying, "my cup is not "Claire". Out of frustration Maile said, "Maren not your friend Claire..ccleeaarr"

The conversations between these two are quite entertaining.

The best was when the girls scurried down onto the floor to reap the rewards of a large shattered candy cane. Without thinking I said, "girls stop picking things up off the floor like little rats. Maren looked up at me and said, " Mom we're not rats we're mouses". Well then, carry on, carry on, I thought. What was I suppose to say to that one except its mice, not mouses. They really put me in place on a daily basis. I mean why did I even have to tell them not to eat the candy cane off the floor when there are many more real problems out there in the world.

They are the best teachers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Motherhood & family pictures

Life has been so busy but really quick here are a few of my thoughts on why I love what I do:

"The biggest thing that I do right now is being a Momma and the thing that I love the most about it is that my kids have given me an opportunity to learn how to love and serve more fully.  Lots of satisfying life's lessons have been learned through this venture & it's been a very refining process.  Makes me realize how far I really need to come in this life but how far I have come all @ the same time.  It's also very satisfying to know that I can do things that I never thought I could do.  Motherhood is not always the easiest so when I experience little successes along the way I am on cloud nine.  I love that being a Mom makes me feel stronger.  Also when you try to look through the eyes of a child it makes things more magical & you want to celebrate the "ordinary" a little more."

Family pictures this year were very fun...sort of:-)