Wednesday, June 4, 2008

ten smile tues...errr...wednesday!

a bit belated...but, nonetheless, here they are!
1. my twirling "cindarina"...lately elizabeth loves to twirl and dance like a princess/ballerina and declare to anyone who will listen..."look...i like cindarina!" when she gets dizzy and falls down, "OOPS! i fall down like cindarinda!"--this is clearly her combination of cinderella and angelina ballerina! in other cute "elizabeth-isms"...we were eating peaches for dessert monday night, and elizabeth said, "i eating a rocking chair"...because the peaches were rocking back and forth--she's a smart one (and creative!)...and everywhere we go she looks in the sky for "alligator clouds"...or "BIG HUGE clouds"..."like in the airplane"!



2. thinking the $1 bargain on this play table was for this little one...


....but finding it is really loved and enjoyed by all the girls! (well...and seeing them play together!)


3. the surprise of hearing the garage door open 2 1/2 hours early on monday...and seeing my dearest hubby walk through the door...finally finished with the project that had been keeping him at the office for so many long hours! bonus that he arrived home during nap-time, so the two of us actually had some time together...




4. evenings (and mornings and afternoons....) spent outside swinging...i think elizabeth could swing ALL day long! though we enjoy all of our backyard fun, its just a bit more "smile-worthy" when daddy is home to enjoy it with us! and would you believe it...mugho can play soccer! silly pug dog...loves to chase elizabeth's big green rubber ball around the yard...plowing into it to "kick" it!
5. an impromptu lunch outing with my dear friend jill...how exciting to think there will be so many of those to come as she joins the stay-at-home mommy club! even more exciting to know her precious little babe will be making his/her appearance oh-so-very-soon....come on out baby...i can't wait to meet you! (and can i just say, i LOVE the suspense...trying to guess if you will be a boy or girl!)



6. the daily "ticket" of God's grace...with so much going on in the past week or so, i have found God renewing my mind and heart and steadying me on the truth that His grace is sufficient...that His mercies are new every morning...that His faithfulness is great.




7. remembering and praising. i have mentioned it, but it bears mentioning again...i am SO thankful for the time we had with my grandpa before he died...the giggle, smiles, and memories captured in photograph and engraved in my mind. bapa will surely be missed, but how precious it has been to think back and remember the 29 years of memories...



8. allergy medicine...this might seem frivolous...especially after smile #7...but seriously friends, allergy medicine makes the list. even better...allergy medicine i got for free at cvs!




9. this little "monkey"...hard to believe that just shy of two weeks ago our kate was basically immobile. these days she can (and does) get just about anywhere...including slithering under the table and chairs (and trying to pull herself up to crawl over the rungs as well!), creeping around her play-table, army-crawling at lightning speed for anything that belongs to her big sister, lunging off the couch and into my waiting arms (though i am one hundred percent certain she would lunge even without me there!). it will be interesting to see how long it takes her to figure out walking is an even more efficient method...watch out world, here comes kate!


10. the chance to enjoy some catching up time with my friend lora (bonus that it was over some tasty morsels at our fav mexican restaurant). so nice to have some time like this, especially in the midst of mike's long work hours...have i mentioned that i LOVE how much my friends love my girls...and vice versa!


7 comments:

Wendi said...

I love all of your smiles!! Reading the marvelous blessings in other people’s lives is such a great boost for my day! It's wonderful to see God's faithfulness in the day to day. The way you love your girls and your husband as well as getting your sustenance for God is a great encouragement!!

Leslie said...

love these smiles, so much.. Nick showed up early on Monday too, what a treat huh....

Rebecca said...

i love your smiles...and the pictures. and libs' "elizabeth-isms."

yes, i have lived so many places, it's crazy! i'm ready to settled down. and we may move once again...a paper in kansas got a hold of jonathan this week, and today the guy called and is flying jonathan down for a face to face interview! he leaves tomorrow and will be back saturday. yikes!

Lisa said...

Hubby home early, dinner with friends, girls enjoying the bargain...
Life is good at your house, huh?!?!?

Hope your family is doing well after your loss and keeping you in my thoughts...

Carrie said...

Great smiles!
Sorry to hear about your BaPa, I'll keep you guys in prayer.
God bless :)

Mommy Mechanics said...

So cute! Love the pics!

Little Candle said...

Love the pictures! Glad you took the quiz...what type of Mommy is ENTP? I would love to know details!
I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful weekend with your sweet girlies and hubby.

Hugs,
Sarah :)