Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Fall Routine, Socks on the Bedposts and Paisley's Eating Song

In just two short days this week, we jumped full swing into our new fall routine. As I sunk into the couch last night at 9pm, I looked at my husband and told him that I couldn't believe it's only Tuesday night. In just two days, we not only got through but, loved our first day of preschool, I gathered what seemed like 1000 things while herding my children out of the house early for our first MOPS and we dropped Judah off at his first Awana. For many of you that have older children, this flurry of activity is nothing new for you but, for me, this is only just the beginning and so far, I'm loving it.

I crave routine and my children need structure. Fall is beautiful because it comes with cooler temperatures, delicious pumpkin treats and gorgeous colors. With all of the beauty around us, I'm seeing our family begin a new rhythm of activity and so far, it seems to suit us well.

We've entered a new phase lately where no one cries when being dropped off in the nursery at church, in their classes at MOPS or really, anywhere else that we go. It seems like for a few years, it was either Judah or Paisley that would be sad during one of the drop-offs but for now, we are tear-free and this Momma's heart is happy.

It's one thing to have your heart ache a little when you drop your child off at his first day of preschool but, when he walks in like he owns the place, the ache is so much smaller and different than the ache that you experience when your child needs to be pried off of your legs.

All things are only for a season though.....I'm 11 1/2 weeks now and so eventually, we'll begin the whole little baby adventure again. In some ways, it will be the same and in some ways, it will be different. Like most Moms,  I see qualities in myself as a Mommy that I'd like to keep around and then I see areas- a lot of areas, that I'd like to change. Last Sunday I didn't write my 11 week post because my hubby was gone golfing and I didn't get my 11 week picture done. So, just wait for it....the 12 week post will get me back on track.

One of the things that I'm loving about our new fall schedule is the opportunity for our children, specifically Judah, to have adults who love him and love Jesus, speak into his life. It's so good to see him have opportunities to listen to his teachers, learn how to obey in a classroom setting and learn how to participate with a group.

Today has been a quiet stay at home day for us, before we hit it hard again tomorrow. I woke up more nauseous than I've been in awhile and literally had to stop and pray for a better attitude while I was making beds this morning. Does that ever happen to you? Ever feel like you just don't want to do the same old junk day after day?

My prayer was quickly answered when I noticed that Judah had stuck his socks over his bedposts. I know, it's not that funny but, this is my life....weird random stuff like socks that are stuck over bedposts for what, decoration? I don't know.

We spent most of the morning outside. The air was chilly but, I planted myself in the sunshine and it was what we needed.
Since I got my iPhone, Instagram has pretty much become my best friend. Here's the only problem, my good camera is being neglected, like really ignored. For a camera on a phone, my new phone isn't too shabby but, the picture quality is nothing compared to my camera. So, if you're on Instagram, please leave your username in the comments, I'd love to follow you and yes, I'm slightly addicted. And to my nice camera that I really do love: I'm sorry, I'll be obsessed with you again soon, I promise.
This little miss must be going through a growth spurt or something because she's been throwing back the groceries, like it's no ones business! Lately, she's been out eating her brother and today during lunch, she was singing "I like to eat, eat, eat", while finishing up her plate. Oh, Paisley...I love you. Mommy understands. 


  1. oh my goodness I love that Paisley! The pic of her in the swing is perfection. seriously. And I want to hear her 'eat' song!

  2. isnt she a cutie!! Your blog is so cute!!! New Loyal Follower for sure! Follow me back???

    XOXO Bunnie

  3. LOVE the socks on the bedposts! It's those little silly things that make parenting so special and FUN!


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