Friday, April 5, 2013

grateful friday.

i'm feeling especially grateful for these two little guys this week. i am constantly challenged and amazed.  they keep growing and changing and surprising me. 

3-13-14 by sassyladybug
3-13-14, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

andrew has hit this stage - finally - where he likes to draw.  i am absolutely loving it.  most of his pictures are mario and luigi and lots of sounded-out words.   and then there was the one where he couldn't stop giggling, of his daddy with the words "yor fierd." 

he has such a good heart.  the other day he prayed at dinner, "i hope that people won't talk while i pray, and i'm thankful that i went to an egg hunt, and that mommy and daddy gave me such a nice easter basket with candy."  he shows a lot of joy in doing right and asking for forgiveness when he has done wrong.  he teaches this mama a lot of lessons, for sure.

3-13-13 by sassyladybug
3-13-13, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

the peanut is my little buddy.  sometimes a family member offers to babysit him so that i can run errands, and i don't really want to take her up on it.  i know many moms would jump at the chance to head to target alone. and although he does NOT stop talking, i enjoy his company.  

the peanut is my little creative child.  i have no idea what God has in store for him or his brother, but i can already see a tendency toward the imaginative and creative.  he makes up amazing stories and all his cars talk to each other.  he can make any toy talk to another.

i'm realizing that they are both growing very fast, and that the days go too quickly.  i want to remember every moment.  every time they need to fight over sitting with me.  every time they wake in the morning, warm from sleep and the smell of sweet breath. every time they giggle together in the backseat of the car.  

sure, there are moments i don't want to remember - the fighting, the gagging over vegetables, the pee on the floor around the toilet, the tantrums...  but sometimes we need the bad to appreciate just how good the good stuff  really is.

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