I’ve wanted to begin a blog for a while, but have put it off and put it off. I’m a little intimidated by the pressure to write witty blog posts, at which some of my friends excel. Creativity is definitely not one of my strengths. I feel though like our lives, especially the kids, are flying by! I barely remember what they were like as babies, they’re growing up so quickly. My hope is that this blog will help me remember more of the day to day part of our lives, the part that we seldom get out the camcorder for and record, the best part!
For example, this morning, Anne woke up first and went straight to the kitchen, got out construction paper, and came into my room whispering questions on how to spell “You’re the best daddy in the world!” The last couple months she has fallen in love with making cards and writing sweet notes. She makes several each day, passes them out to all our family and tapes them on the walls around the house. In doing so, she tends to leave a huge mess of stickers, markers, and paper in the kitchen floor that I pick up about 4 times a day which defineltly gets old. She’ll then give me a note that says “I love you Mommy. BFF!” and I melt.
Joel on the other hand always sleeps later than Anne. He woke up later, and stumbled into my room and smiled at me to pick him up. He always wants to get into bed and snuggle in the mornings. It is absolutely the sweetest!
Things are crazy around our house this summer. I’m at home with the kids and taking 2 summer classes that completely monopolize all my time. So much for making anne a quilt this summer, fixing granny’s quilt, rewriting my curriculum guides, or any other projects I had planned. JJ graduated in May, but doesn’t have the free time I anticipated. In the afternoons after work he is either on the computer working on his iphone apps or at dad’s house laying tile. So, I might not be able to post as much as I’d like, but I decided that there was no use waiting for our lives to get less busy to start. There’s a strong probability that they never will, but that’s ok. I just want to remember the small, great parts that are too easily forgotten.