Well it's Monday again, and for those of you who don't know, it's a time to confess all of those embarrassing things you feel guilty about. Nah, don't feel guilty! Just hop on over to MckMama's blog and check out what everyone else hasn't done this week :)
First off, I most certainly didn't want to kill my three year old son this week. Some of the things he did were funny, and some of them weren't so flipping cute.
Yesterday my daughter did not say at least 5 times 'Mommy, he did something really bad!' Ha.
I did not walk into my kitchen after hearing those words to find at least a gallon of soapy water running off the island counter onto the floor. I did not want to strangle him. But at least my floors are clean.
I did not walk outside after hearing those words to find him playing in the grill, covered head to toe in charcoal, and using it as sidewalk chalk. We always dispose of such messy things properly, and my son would certainly never disobey me over and over again.
One day last week I didn't walk into the bathroom where my 3 year old was supposed to be going potty, and find this. I most certainly didn't just get the fingernail polish remover, clean it up off my floor, spray quick dry spray on his nails, photograph it, make sure he understood he wasn't supposed to be in Mommy's things. When he giggled I didn't just roll my eyes and say 'I'm pretty sure you're not going to think this is quite so funny when you're 17 and this picture is on the big screen at class night' and send him off to bed. I do NOT look for embarrassing things to photograph of my children specifically for their senior yearbooks.
I also didn't walk into my laundry room to find something very odd in my washing machine. A 3, 4, and 5 year old, who claimed to be dirty. Ha. I've found them in the dryer before, but this was a new one on me:)
Well, now we're headed off to 'A's to swim. Today it's been a year since her precious baby boy went to Heaven, and I'm thinking she could use some friends. Love to all.
I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a photographer. I'm a lover of Jesus. My house is a mess, my kids are dirty, we eat take out more often than not. My life is loud, busy and crazy. And that's okay with me.
This is Eric, the man you've been praying for. He's a paramedic. He quilts in his spare time. No, I couldn't make that up :) He has NASH (a form of liver disease, non-alcoholic) and diabetes, but those things don't define him. He's a man of God, an insanely wonderful husband, and the best daddy in the world.. Just ask these guys..
Our daughter Ali, she's 9. She's fiercely opinionated and strong willed. She's a Daddy's girl, but the umbilical cord hasn't but cut from me, either. She's a gymnast, and proud of it. She spends more time upside down or turning flips than she does walking. She's crazy smart, and absolutely sure of it. She is my insufferable little know it all.
Our son Dylan, 7. We lovingly refer to him as Chubs. Or Chubby. Or fat boy. Ahem. He is all boy, as you can see by his crazy wild energy. He has the highest pain tolerance of any child I have ever met. He plays soccer and does gymnastics, but truly he is a gamer, a nerd. He is an avid reader and loves to climb. Not to be outdone by his sister, he's a drama king, but to him, I'm the best mommy in the world.
I'm here to use my voice. So many people can't. In a world of darkness, I just want to help God's light to shine through. I pray that my words are His, and my love is His, as well. This is my journey through the darkness. To start are the beginning of the story, click here.