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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Random Real Life: Part III

Boys Playing The boys made a terrific mess of the living room floor today. First it was the time and money flashcards from the math bin. Then it was an interesting battle with little plastic army men and firefighter people. I guess Dominoes make great walls and bunkers. Banana Bread

I really, really wanted chocolate chip cookies. I would have made them (even if I shouldn't be eating them), but when I went to my kitchen I saw the three thousand over-ripe bananas and remembered that banana bread has been on the to-do list for a week or more. I consoled myself by adding chocolate chips to the banana bread. Why didn't I try that sooner?

Lola hung out in her room for a while. Do you love that stack mess of clean clothes on the floor? I worked on organizing her drawers, taking out the stuff that didn’t fit her and putting in the summer rompers (will that make the sun come out?). She isn’t crawling yet (she rolls and scoots on her bum some), but while I was snapping pictures of her she fell over and managed to sit back up. That’s a new trick. She was pretty proud of herself. And she got on her hands and knees, but wasn’t sure where to go from there.

Lola Sitting Up

Lola Sitting Up (2)

Poppy came to visit and love on Lola for a while. His house is a little quiet with Mom gone. We fed him banana bread.

Poppy and Lola

Russ took Levi to swim practice and the rest of us headed to piano lessons. Lola got to check out the swing for the first time ever. She loved it. I experimented with the point-and-shoot. The timer was really easy to use. I think I'm going to ditch the perfectionism and use the little camera much more often now.

Swinging

Changing the endless poopy diapers among the endless piles of laundry.

Baby and Laundry

The boys went to bed at a decent hour (without too much complaining), and Lola only woke up once at 4 am. Let's see if I can cross two things off my to-do list today. Hmmm. Make dentist appointments (I hate making phone calls; I hate scheduling appointments; and I hate the dentist... been procrastinating on that one for far too long), and finish editing photos from a photo session. Very ambitious.

P.S. My best friend sent me the most lovely, encouraging email last night. I loved this quote:

“Life is busy, wonderful, hard, rewarding, thankless, slow, too fast, imperfect, and just right!”

I know I’ve been sharing a dose of reality lately, but I honestly know and feel that my life is wonderful and happy. Not particularly easy, but this is exactly where I want to be.

5 comments:

Timi said...

Lovely photos!!!

Heasleye said...

Love it, Heidi! Thank you for sharing the realness of life! Yay for the point and shoot, right? :)

Can I just say to Luke...bummer about the poison oak! I feel your pain, buddy. I had it so many times at your age. It shows you are one adventurous boy! I hope it heals up quickly! :)

Blessings to you and yours,
E

Beth said...

I am loving your REAL posts!! :)

Denise said...

me too - love these posts and seeing you too :)

Windhover Farm said...

I love your real life. Truly, your sharing it is such an encouragement. My 3 yr. old is sitting beside me while I read this post and seeing the picture of the boys playing on the floor he says "mesh!". Um yah buddy have you taken a look at your own floor?!