Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nature Boy = 4 years and Bam Bam = 1 year

Well, Nature boy (aka Whitty) is obsessed with everything living great and small...especially small though. Today he brought a lady bug into school with him...it was alive thankfully. I only say that because last week Nature boy carted around a dead worm for days telling everyone he was sleeping. Right?! Nature boy captures bugs...critters and creatures all day outside and inside..thank goodness we bought him a creature catcher (aquarium type thing) to hold all his critters in. Right now it has a huge night crawler in it...complete with a mound of dirt...an apple that he picked off a tree and a carrot that he harvested at Little Birch. I can't wait to see where this will take him. I love his passion for nature and being outside.

Meanwhile...Bam Bam (Madden) is a little flapper happy which means he likes to smack...flap...dance....bang...smash (on the trash can just to get my attention)...beat (on the toilet to also get my attention)...Today while playing with a little girl at her house (Sevi)...Madden picked up her electronic toy (one of those little steering wheels that makes 27 different sounds) and smacked her head with it....OH.MY.GOD. Thank goodness she is a tough little cookie and didn't let out a squeal, but he is starting to monkey see...monkey do...and guess who has been smacking him in the head with toys...yep, you guessed it...Whitty McKay...Bam Bam is a snuggler too though...he is quick to hug and kiss and engage with you. However I gotta get him under control. He is a wild one! Watch out!

Monday, October 21, 2013

I decided.

that...even if I have no pictures...or exact amazing stories that happen around here. I will just begin writing again. And if I am gonna write...I might as well do it here right!? So..here goes it. I am a "stay at home" mom this year. It feels weird. I am so grateful that "we" are fortunate enough for me to be at home with the kids...but then I always think about what I am supposed to be doing. I have to remind myself that "THIS" is what I am supposed to be doing. I am supposed to be holding Madden all day if he needs me to, cause it sure feels like that at times. I am supposed to be answering all of Whitty's 1,000,000 questions per day cause who else better to answer them right? I thought I would have more time. I thought that I would get more done. I find myself in a natural rhythm of wake, ready,eat, activity, eat, downtime...errands or activity, eat, play, eat...wind down, sleep...REPeAT. I feel busy. POssibly busier than I have ever been even though that has to be wrong....RIGHT?

I guess trying to buy a house doesn't help. I can't believe we could possibly close on this deal NOvember 15th...possibly sooner. It's nuts. Whityn is excited to have a bigger space. Madden doesn't know any better. We are constantly running into each other in this rental. It's funny and annoying all the same. We look forward to days where we can hide from each other if we need to.

that I FATE might exist...might! I keep feeling like I landed here for good reason people! Jordy and I have both said it out loud to each other. It's funny. We both feel like we will end up doing something here, but we are not sure what. I am hopeful to make a difference here. I am excited to make a difference here.

that FAMILY is the most important thing.

that moving across country is a BIG adventure!

that I would entertain the possibility of 3 children. Wha?

that I will start MY OWN book club!

that I am a pretty good mom that enjoys being at home, but knows that I am called to do something in this community.

that I shouldn't take myself too serious!