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

Thursday, August 5, 2010


This morning, after the kids were gone to school, I bribed Rebecca to watch Jonah and Simon for an hour.

I climbed back into my cozy bed.   Ooooo…. what a great feeling! Sliding into the cool sheets, surrounded by pillows, with the vent blowing freezing air onto me.  I felt like I was in the lap of luxury.

But first we did a little of this:


It turned out to be pretty uneventful.  Yesterday we happened to time things just right, but not today. 

No rush.


  1. WAAA! He looks so old!

    Love, Kami Alyse Alston

  2. gosh i sure hope he gets potty trained soon. im tired of changing diapers! not that you aren't... becca