This week I'm joining in with Ali Edwards and a bunch of other ladies that are documenting their everyday lives. Yesterday was my first day documenting our week and I wrote about my goals for this project. Feel free to check out yesterday's post here.
Today was a MOPS day for us. I woke up at 6:30am to the sound of rain and grabbed a shower and got ready before the kids were awake. On MOPS mornings, I always struggle to get out of the house without almost loosing my mind so, if I can get up early, it gives me a major advantage and helps us all be in a better mood.
When I went in to get Judah this morning he said "Mommy, is it tomorrow??? Can I wear my new train or dump truck shirt?" He loves his new shirts from the consignment sale.
Before we leave for MOPS, Judah usually has a hard time and says that he doesn't want to go. Today he cried and said that he has "Two throats and that it hurts". He's always smiling when I pick him up but, when he cries and doesn't want to go, it still wears me down.
MOPS was wonderful today. Our mentors sat up in the front of the room and answered a variety of questions, some of which were pretty funny and others, very serious. I feel so blessed to be part of a group with so many wise women.
One of the mentor moms talked about how important it is to get up before your kids in the morning and start your day with God. I wanted to stand up and shout a loud AMEN because I really believe in that. When I'm up before the kids, even if I'm praying on the treadmill, we're guaranteed to have a smoother day.
She also talked about having your kids do a quiet time in their rooms every afternoon and once again, I wanted to jump and clap!!! Judah and Paisley still nap but, Judah is transitioning to have a quiet time and although it was rough at first, he is making HUGE improvements. He loves reading his library books and it gives me some time to clear my head, tidy the house, blog or whatever I need to do.
So much wisdom was shared this morning from all of the mentor moms. I'm just so glad I'm part of that group. I know I've said this before but, if you've happened to stumble across my blog and you're a mommy of young children, find a MOPS group. Every mom needs other awesome moms in her life!
After MOPS hugs and Judah's awesome binoculars that he made. Coolest craft yet, for this guy!
Judah practicing putting his socks on.
I stopped folding laundry and arranged all of his trucks on the couch for him. He loves that.
Before dinner, Paisley came out of her room holding a (wrapped up and used diaper), "hug! hug! hug!", she said, while hugging the diaper. Yuck! Had her put it back and then washed her hands.
After dinner, Judah and I colored some pages to mail to a friend. Before we walked the letter out to the mail box, he waved at his trucks on the couch and said "bye, bye trucks! Don't fall down, ok?"
While Judah and I colored, Paisley played and messed around with her little computer.
Good night Paisley, I love you.
Go read her post. I agree with her, word for word.