"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Friday, February 8, 2013

Straight up rambling.

Well hello blog readers, it's been a while. (Sorry about that). We've been busy around here. Like... work-dinners, -boss-visiting-from-Texas, -hair-coloring-appointments-at-9pm, -tax-filing, -preschool-open-houses, -Lucy-chewing-through-chords, -third-birthday-party-planning, -Valentine's-making, -Valentine's-shopping, -learning-the-new-iPad, -dealing-with-influenza-and-breathing-treatments, -etc. -- kind of busy.

...yeah. All of that and more. My poor pretty camera has been collecting dust. My brain is foggy. And my DVR box? Almost completely full. My Nook? Hasn't been touched in over a week. Parenting and mothering and working and wife-ing and trying to kick butt at all of it. I wouldn't trade any of it in for anything else, but alas... I've missed by blogging space and needed some journalistic therapy. And apparently just a chance to ramble for a bit. (Lucky you).

For your Friday viewing pleasure... life lately - through the Instagram lense:

*when we are home, Brandon either doesn't wear any clothes, wears a towel or wears a basketball jersey. to each his own.

*lucy is a big fan of the bathroom sink. she hasn't yet learned that the flat iron is hot so she gets frustrated when i have to lock her out of the bathroom during hair prep.

*jaden's five-year checkup. he is off the charts in height (as usual) and remains in the 90th percentile for weight (as usual). bottom line: doctor told me it's a good thing he likes basketball.

*speaking of basketball, the white-out was fun.

*a new chair and new bookshelves. it's not spring yet, so we have to make our own bit of sunshine in our home by adding some "new" to it. it's the little things. especially in the dead of winter.

*speaking of new, a fresh trim and touching up the roots with some color.

*preschool open house. next, it will be kindergarten roundup. #timeflies

*arts and crafts and lots of them. brandon loves to paint and we practiced making hearts.

*preschool homework. cover a box in paper for the upcoming valentine's party. jaden was pretty proud of all the different colored papers he chose. all by himself.

*lucy fell in the toilet. (jaden forgot to put the lid down).

*game nights are becoming a regular thing. nothing like a little wine and some boy vs. girl competition. i can get feisty with a gameboard.

*cuddles and cheek kisses whenever i can - or whenever they let me.

"...so be sure when you step. step with care and great tact and remember that life's a great balancing act."
...this wonderful quote from the great Dr. Seuss has been on repeat in my head all week long.  Happy Friday!