Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I do know that these moments of chaos are hard to get through at the time, but these are the stories that we will be telling around the table at family dinners down the road and we will be able to laugh and smile as we reminisce about these crazy times.
Ok, I started this post a few hours ago, since then, Kade has thrown-up all over my white carpet and Kayla had a huge melt down over a book report....I am reveling, reveling, reveling!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
When Kayla was a baby, all I could think about was when she would do this or when she would do that. I was excitedly anticipating of all of her milestones, first roll, first tooth, first step, first word, I could not wait for the next thing to happen. And they all did, Kayla was early for all of her milestones, early walker, early talker, I took much pride in her accomplishments, like any mother would. But, somewhere in all those firsts, she grew up. And I am left wondering when did this happened...where did my little girl go?
Now, I know we are not out of firsts yet, she has many more to come, but, oh, if I could just go back and slow things down and enjoy every last second of those first, firsts instead of eagerly looking forward to the next. Even now, I wish I could just slow time down and be able to take in my children how they are each day the good, the bad, and the comical, instead of just trying to survive each day. The years keep going by faster and faster and before long we will have an empty nest, I just hope that I can find the time each day to revel in the moment and not be left saying, "where did time go."
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
And that is where the dream ended, as soon as I yelled oh, ouch, oh the kids went to crank town and Kayla and Kade instantly started a fight over the scooter, Kami went to get buckets of water from the pond and pour them over the new veggies we just bought and Kori started to cry, I soon discovered that she had a very messy diaper. Now, I am barely able to speak, my thumb hurts so bad, it literally hurts to breath. Which makes no sense at all, but it's true. I some how managed to pull the whole chaos from outside to inside, sent the two oldest to their rooms and discovered that you need a fully functioning thumb to change a diaper.
Even when you are hurt, you never get a break from being a mom. There are fights to break up, messes to clean, lunches to be made, and even stinky diapers to change. But, no one said this was going to be easy!
Little girls love to play with dolls, they play house, mommy, and big sister with them. Little girls love to play with dolls, it's natural, but what happens when you give a beautiful seven month-old girl a doll...does she love her, play house, mommy and big sister with her?
Oh no, that would be too normal, too ordinary, for this household! No, when our beautiful little Korinna was given a little doll to love, she proceeded to chomp down on that little dolls head with all her might. Becoming bored with the round head of that baby doll, she moved down to her feet and chomped away with delight. Why chew on your own toes when there are others around to munch on! So, now when little Kori becomes bored with her own two feet, you will find her rolling around the family room seeking out her dolly's toes to munch on.....I wonder how long it take for her to bite them off.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Today we all overslept, still trying to catch up from lost sleep from Kayla's sleepover. Took the kids to school, went to my Mom's Group at Church and took the kid's to get passport photo for our big trip to Canada.
I am going to cut this short, Kori is crying and Kade is arguing with his little friend he has over, I am sure, since Kami is quiet, she is into something she sound not be, yes chaos, normal, but still chaos.