On another note. While the rest of the world was dressing up as Elsa from Frozen, I made my kids dress up as the Chippettes. My girls have watched Alvin and the Chippettes over and over and they all think they are pop stars....so I thought this would be appropriate....although I am not sure many people knew who they were dressed up as....but I can tell you who they were not dressed up as....hint "Let it go."
I worry about my kids a bit between the months of October and December. Their sugar intact doubles and they become little addicts. One of our neighbors passes out giant pixie sticks at Halloween and it is my kids favorite. But it is the first thing to be rationed out. If left alone my kids would eat it in one sitting and it is seriously like crack cocaine for my kids. They get the powder on their face and get all hoped up on goofballs. After Christmas we have to do our own little intervention and try and detox them. Thank goodness for new years resolutions right?!
Believe me when I say I am ready for fully independent children and some extra freedom, but the mother in me also sees these growing children as my babies. When I think about the past and my girls as babies my mind searches for memories for the feeling of what it was like to have them as babies and not little people. My heart longs to hold them as babies again and to remember that feeling again. That part of my life is gone and I am slowly starting to forget what they were like as babies, the things I do remember I want to feel again. The peaceful feeling I would get while rocking them to sleep in my arms. When they smiled at me for the first time, or said mommy for the first time. Their first steps, when life seemed a bit slower and I never left the house. I miss those little things. With those firsts we get to experience new stages of firsts and one day I will be looking back on this season and wishing I could remember it better and trying to recall the "firsts" that we were able to experience with our kidos.
At dinner time we have got into the habit of talking about our days. The girls always start out the conversation with something like this, "so how was your day?" We then take turns talking about what we did or what happened to us. Shortly after Hailey's 5th birthday we sat at the table and asked her if she was excited to go to kindergarten next year. With her big puppy dog eyes she looked up from her meal and solemnly shook her head. " I never want to go to school without Mrs Janet." We all chuckled at the statement and continued our dinner conversation. Mrs. Janet by the way is Hailey's preschool teacher.
Posted by Amie at Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Posted by Matt Berry at Sunday, October 19, 2014
There is something so beautiful about being up before the sun. I admit I hardly ever do that but when I am out in nature it is so worth it. I love seeing the change that happens as the sun starts to rise. The lake was cold and dark with frost and ice clinging to the rocks and trees and as the sun started to rise and spread its colors of warmth the lake started to change. The dark black started to change to hues of orange, brown and golds. The frost began to melt and drip from the flowers and I sat there in the middle of it, just watching it all happen.
Matt introduced me to "beer can" fishing on our first date. We wrap the line around the can with a rock on it and when the fish bites the can is knocked over. I like this technique because it allows me to cuddle up in a warm blanket and watch my kidos. My girls like a more hands on approach and would rather cast out and reel in.
Posted by Matt Berry at Wednesday, October 08, 2014