I do have better pictures, and I will post them, but these made me smile so I thought I would share them with you tonight.
What possessed me to take pictures? Well, they ARE my kids and I DO find them adorable..but apart from THAT obviousness? I figured it was a good way to pass the time between 3:30 and dinner seeing as Troy was at work and it was just the kids and I. They had a blast and the older ones were thrilled that I let them change clothing a couple of times.
Today was a good day. Alexandra and I got some time together with Anthony at school and Owen napping. She is a good helper when there is no one else around! I am getting weary of her screeching fits though and I am at a loss on how to handle them. . . it is something I know that I need to tackle but I just don't know how. . . any suggestions???? Cuz nothing that I have tried thus-far has had any impact once so ever on stopping them!!
I was thinking today, in the midst of cutting 3 1/2 inch fabric squares about *stuff*. Life and where I'm at and where I want to be or what I would do if I could do anything. And you know what? If I could be anywhere or do anything I think I would choose to be here, in the midst of the chaos and love and joy that is my life at this moment, this season. . . sure there are times that are tough and moments in any given day where I stop and wonder just what the heck I have gotten myself into, and was this REALLY what I signed up for? But truly, my life is where it should be at this point and I am CONTENT with that. The only things I would change? I would have a little more time to take pictures and quilt. Because I know that I could become so much better at both if I was given the time. But I am content, completely, with where I am and what God has blessed me with. I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember. That and a teacher and I find that I am both to my three kids. I was asked the other day if I miss teaching.....nope. Will I ever go back? Maybe, if that's where God calls me when the kids no longer need me at home ALL the time. But if I never end up in a classroom again that would be o.k.
Sorry, I am rambling....I am tired but passing time waiting for Owen to get up for his bottle. And to pass time I am typing because I can! But as a result you guys end up with ramblings and incomplete thoughts so I think I will end this rather LONG and probably pointless post!!