"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."

Monday, February 11, 2013

this weekend...

...we snuggled in and snuggled up and did a whole lot of nothing. We played with Lucy's new toys -- and then found her long-lost favorite toy. We downloaded new iPad apps, played the Easy Bake Oven app over and over again and read The Cat in the Hat with our Tag system. We made Valentine Card sugar cookies, made vegetable minestrome soup, ate chocolate chip pancakes at Perkins and received a jar full of homemade fudge for Volunteer appreciation week at church. We drank wine with James and Cassi, popped popcorn for the kids to eat downstairs and then vacuumed up all the spilt  popcorn the morning after. We watched the Panthers win in a nail-biter at Pepper's, printed Brandon's birthday party invites and watched Jaden and Daddy compete against each other in Madden on the Wii.

In other words... we had a sheltered, Winter weekend. The kind of weekend where you count down the days until Spring while at the same time appreciating the simpleness of nothing on the calendar, sweats all day long and a cup of coffee at 5:00 in the evening. It's almost the middle of February, after all. And pretty soon these lazy days will be replaced with kids begging to be outside all day long, soccer practice at night and swimming lessons every Saturday. So we live in the now and appreciate it for what it is.


This is what I came home to from Pepper's Sunday afternoon. Jaden asleep in bed, Cody snoring in the recliner, Brandon watching Tangled and Lucy trying to sleep in the middle of it all. It can be a little exhausting having a two-year old that refuses to nap. ;)

Happy week of Love! When you get a moment, leave me a comment with your favorite iPad kid apps... I've been loving all the suggestions I've been getting lately. :)