It's all the little everyday moments that add up to something worth living for. So easy to forget in the craziness and hubbub of life. Sometimes it's loud and fast - and I usually desire it to be slow and quiet. Looking back visually via iphone pics helps me get there. Enjoy!
Shepherd was star of the week and took this little robot we made as show and tell one day. Thank goodness his little friend believes in safety first:
This kid can beat me in Chess. Sad but true. I have no strategy, no planning ahead - hmm . . . .
The kids sometimes like to go off into another room to do an assignment - it's quieter and less distracting. I randomly walked by this room and saw that Bethany had put out a "reserved" sign. Apparently she really didn't want to be disturbed.
I completely spaced this kid's picture day. He always dresses himself - sometimes that is fine and sometimes it is embarrassing. I rarely care - but this is NOT the shirt I would've picked for picture day. I was irritated at myself, and the failure was exacerbated by all the ridiculously cute kids prancing into school.
Then I picked him up and was handed the proofs. I laughed out loud and thanked God for humoring me and for his gentle reminder that it's not about the "picture days". I love that the photographer got a genuine smile out of Shepherd but there has never been an occasion when Shep has talked on a rotary phone and I can't quickly conjure up a situation in which it would happen ever again in life. Cracks. Me. Up. I think I will buy a life size portrait of it just for giggles. When he's in high school I can follow him around with it - popping up at most inopportune times. YES. That's a fab idea.
"Shepherd . . . . it's your 4 year old self calling . . . "
Fall. As much as I hate to see summer go - I do love fall. And the changing of seasons. It's invigorating.
Some days school gets tough and attitudes are wonky - and fresh air does us all good. (sigh)
We love our days when we get to hang with my nephew Caden. He is crazy for his cousins and they are equally crazy for him. It's so refreshing to have a 2 year old around - love it!!
She's so pretty when she plays piano. And always - but something about her sitting at the piano plucking out the song. It's fun to watch.
Kansas skies have been utterly amazeballs lately. God is one amazing painter and He is so crazy good to us and generous with His gifts.
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Here's to a delightful fall weekend!