May 21, 2011

Another Day, Another Thought...or Two

The last couple of days have been warmer....allowing us to let the kids run free (well...not really free as in naked free or run into the neighbor's yard free) and crazy several times a day. This happens MORE when Zac is home though because I'm having a hard time chasing Tristan all around while trying to take care of Finn..take care of Brady...take care of Trin - you get my point. Yes indeed, I'm definitely feeling the proverbial *pulled in all different directions.* These days two sets of hands are totally better then one. :)

And speaking of TWO sets of hands...I'm so thankful the other pair belongs to this hunk (the man...not the baby.) He is the most helpful husband anyone could ever desire....he makes me smile everyday, he's been so encouraging to me - even on days when I'm feeling a bit of the *baby blues.* He's a keeper.

This afternoon I ran to the store to get some supplies and when I came home Zac was on the porch slicing up a cold watermelon...all the kids came running to me dripping with sticky juice. It made such a beautiful picture. Moments like sunny days with refreshing treats, bible stories at bedtime, warm bubble baths, new comfy pajamas, surprise *suppers* out on the town....I hope so badly that my kids will remember these good times. I know that I will cherish them, sometimes I need to be reminded to just stop for a moment and take it all in and see it as good. I feel like sometimes I focus so much on the water on the floor after baths, or the sticky hands instead of the sweet smiles, or I see the "unhealthy suppers" instead of the "surprise" - I'm really trying to change my focus and see the sweetness in the day.

Speaking of sweetness...I'm glad the kids got their watermelon fix before I came home because i bought a box of ice cream sandwiches.'s that time of year. I think an ice cream sandwich is just about the most perfect treat....compact, not overly get your *creamy fix* and your *chocolate fix* all at the same time. Heaven.

Zac coached three soccer games today. In between seeing him I did two loads of dishes, mopped the kitchen, organized and organized some more...prepared meals and cleaned up meals - and then tonight...thanks to Toy Story 3...I was able to have a hour and a half of uninterrupted cooking time. I made a big batch of pico de gallo to be eaten on fish taco's this week and on top of beans and rice, then I made a bowl of fruit salad and finished off with Peanut Butter Oat Muffins. It was feels so fulfilling to have accomplished all of that today and to feel "prepared" or "one step ahead" for the next couple of dinners around here. I think tomorrow I'll try to cook two more things to freeze or just have in the fridge for this week. zac is working tomorrow so I like to stuff projects into my day...makes the lonely time a little less lonely.

1 comment:

Madeline said...

Sounds like you've got yourself a keeper there for sure! And, Finn! Oh, my. He makes me want a baby! Oh, wait, I already have one of those! ;)

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