Sep 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Tots and Me

I went back to an age today for my Throwback Thursday Post.  I went back the days when each of my kids was 2 years old.

For Princess Belle I picked 2 1/2 because I didn't have a digital camera back then and my options for uploaded pics are limited.

Princess Snifflefritz at 2 years old, such a cutiepie!

 Princess Magpie at 2 years old, I LOVE her eyes and her sweet smile.

Little Prince when he turned 2 about 6 months ago.  My baby boy!



OMG my non-verbal little boy just talked!  Special Agent OSO was ending and he started saying, "bye bye!  bye bye!"  It may never happen again, but it was interaction (with a tv show but still!) and it was words!

Sep 16, 2014

One of those

I am having one of those days.  Those days where I am dragging my butt through the day by shear will power and all I really want to do is go to bed and sleep for a week.  I am SSSOOOO tired.  I would give a lot of money to find some food or magic pill that would give me more energy. 

On the upside, homeschool is going well.  Princess Magpie is so enthusiastic and that makes teaching her so much fun.  I was given a few things the other day including a learning puzzle and some markers which helped Princess Snifflefritz's enthusiasm and Princess Belle has been fighting me less on reading the book portion of her curriculum. 

I hung more pictures on my walls too which is lovely and makes it look more like home.  I am holding off in the living room because I want to print off some more pictures and hang some new ones on my walls. 

In the meantime, I am going to go have a nap over here in the corner, someone wake me if I accidentally fall asleep in my coffee.

Sep 15, 2014

She doesn't know

Princess Magpie doesn't understand.  Ever since Princess Snifflefritz was born, she has been insecure about her place in our family.  She is always seeking to make sure that she is loved, looking for more hugs and more reassurance. 

She doesn't know.  She does't understand that for six long years I waited for her.  She was longed for, dreamed about and a celebrated arrival.  No matter how many kids followed her, she is special.  She is my funny, loving, wonderful, beautiful Princess Magpie and nothing will ever change that.

I LOVE when she is thoughtful.  I love to hear the profound (and sometimes silly) thoughts that she comes up with in the quiet of the day.

I LOVE her imagination.  The games she plays and the stories she makes up are fun for us all.

I LOVE her attitude.  She is always there with a willing heart and a smile to help mommy in the chores around the house.  

I LOVE her face.  I have always been struck by the sweet beauty of her face.  I know I am her mom, but she is simply lovely to me.  

I LOVE her laugh. She is quick to laugh with me, with her sisters, or with her baby brother.  She fills our hearts and home with laughter.

This sweet, funny, loving child doesn't know.  She can't understand that she is special.  She will always be special.  Nothing can change that.  Each of my kids is special.  Each of them fills my heart and my home with boundless love and laughter.  I LOVE them all with everything that is in my heart.  The only problems is that  unlike the others . . .  she doesn't know.

Sep 14, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday
Sunday's heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week:

1.  finding a way to capture these beautiful eyes on camera and having him smile and blow me kisses. 

2. Getting into a new routine to homeschool my three girls.

3. Cooking with these two little cuties. 

4. Waking up and seeing this beautiful face sleeping in her room.

5. This snuggly, warm face coming down to hug me in the morning. 

6. Getting my new kitchen more organized and workable. 

7. Sunny fall days on the deck with Princess Belle.

8. My super-organized Pantry.  It is small and hard to get the whole thing in a picture, but I am really liking the convenience and the way it is coming together.

9. I love watching my kids cuddle and love on each other.  It does this momma's heart good. 

Sep 13, 2014

Saturday Photohunt: Jug and Rose

The Saturday PhotoHunts for this week are: Jug and Rose.  I don't have many jug pictures, but I did have this picture of Little Prince holding a rose, which I loved!

I have this picture of my tea pot (will that substitute for a jug?) and it has a rose on it.

I also have this picture of a thermal jug I use for coffee, it has a picture that has fruit and roses on it.

Sep 12, 2014

This Moment: simple fun

A beautiful and fun Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama.

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. – Amanda Soule

Sep 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Tots and Me

I went back to September 2012 today for my Throwback Thursday Post. Little Prince was only 6 months old and I was trying to balance a new baby and it was a good month for us.

Princess Snifflefritz was about 2 1/2 and sweet and energetic and funny.  

Little Prince LOVED the swing.  He still does.  Look at that grin.

I LOVE this picture.  He fell asleep on my shoulder.  There is nothing I like better than the feeling of a little head snuggled into my neck.

Princess Belle and Princess Magpie.  Princess Magpie was 4 and adored her older sister. (she still does)

Princess Belle was 10 and funny and sweet and a great big sister.