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.
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.