My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Around the house

Here are just a few random things that I’ve seen around the house this week:


Simon was so happy to have his family back from vacation.  Here he was just hanging out with dad.


This is what I pulled out of the dryer… after I got all the clothes: A magnet, some fool’s gold, a cub scout belt loop, and a handful of beads.


For the last few months we have had a change jar sitting in this exact spot.  It was for everyone to save up for the family vacation.  We all put in our loose change, plus any donations we felt we could make.  Now that we moved that jar, Caleb decided to capitalize on the location.  Since we are all in the habit of putting change there….

It says “Caleb’s change box.  Put in any change you don’t want thanks.”

Loving Mom

Jonah is at the note-writing stage… now that he knows how to write.  This is a note he gave to Rebecca while she was babysitting.

I’ll translate:  I don’t like you, but I like mom.

I’m pretty sure the only reason he liked me was because I wasn’t around.

1 comment:

  1. =). Can you see that grin? =D. Is that more clear? I love your joy in the simple things. What a treasure this blog is. Give it 20 years, it'll be priceless.