Sadly, I don't have much brian power today as I am the fourth fortunate recipient of our family cold/cough/sick thing and have already spent the little that I had on work related matters. But.....I do have a few photos to share and some quick thoughts to accompany them. I feel like I am cheating but I suppose I have the whole rest of the year to be thoughtful.
Below is a pic of my dear friend's son, Zeke. His mom, Bethany, is one of the best moms I know. She is thoughtful, intentional, faithful in her convictions and entirely committed to her role as tender nurturer of her family. What I love about her most, is her ability to keep perspective on what really matters most in life and parenting. For example, we took a trip out to the Folsom zoo a few weeks back (GREAT zoo, btw...) and it wasn't until I was all the way out there that I realized I forgot Elena's shoes. She had no socks or tights either. I wouldnt have cared except that I knew she would want to walk ALL around rather than sit in the stroller. Feeling like a total loser that my baby, despite having a super cute dress, was barefoot in the zoo, I asked a few of the moms with babes there if they happened to have any other shoes on them or in their cars. When I asked Bethany, she very casually said "Oh no, we forgot shoes too..AND we forgot pants!!!
Clearly, Zeke did not mind and I felt a whole lot better that one, I wasn't the only one who forgets to cloth my children before leaving the house and that two, REALLY, its not a big deal to go without shoes (or pants) every once in a while.
How cute is this little man!?
I have been reading the book Raising A Reader and have been inspired to attempt to instill in my kids a love for reading by spending more indulgent book time with them. Here are my sweet girls enjoying some time of their own.
The Liberty of London for Target Bathing Suits were AMAZING!? Did anyone else see them? They were gone quick. I wish LOL would make a discount line of fabrics. The last time I was at Britx in SF, my mom and I feel in LOVE with some fabric and were going to make the girls dresses with it until we noticed it was Liberty of London and cost $50.00 a yard. Yikes. Anyway, I exercised my self control and only came home with 2 suits for Halle. This is one of them. Love it!
Have you ever been this close to a peacock? (I only had a 50mm lens!) You will be at the Folsom zoo. :)
I wonder what it's like to have a big brother. I am so happy that my girls will know. Hayden is so sweet with Elena and I pray that he continues to be as kind, helpful and genuinely concerned for his sisters. He loves to carry them both. How sweet is this!?!
Spring has sprung! The weather is finally warming up (okay, minus this week!) and you know what that means ....(you know if you have seen my recent FB status) .....playing naked outside can sufficiently replace most regular bathing! :)