Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Break '11

Oh what a fun week it has been! It started with the babies and Billy taking a trip to visit his family in Dothan...and yes, that left me taking a trip to visit Marty in Waverly. We had such a nice visit and I felt renewed when I returned. The rest of this week has been spent being a stay-at-home mom and I have really enjoyed every second! We've had a couple of playdates, trips to the park, a family morning at the zoo, haircuts, and of course, a trip to the doctor.
The babies have seem to have hit a huge growth spurt, not only in size, but vocabulary and just all around awareness. It is so fun to watch, but a little sad to realize the "baby" in them is slipping away.

A huge milestone has been the switch from constant backyardigans and yo gabba gabba to Movies! Yeah for Up and Toy Story!
Another huge milestone is playing together --- oh yes! It is all worth it now with the twins. Of course, they have their fights, but for the most part, it has become a built in playmate. The got in a wrestling match last night (of course, I was there to be referee).
They were so tickled with each other and it was quite funny to see little Henley take the lead sometimes. They are just too cute and I know I have said it before, but this is just my favorite age so far!
Looking forward to our summer together. Much love to all...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Normal Day

Normal, Everyday Pictures...

One blog I follow ( is such a great inspiration to me on some days. Of course, not every entry she writes is life-changing, but a few have resonated with me, and more importantly, stayed with me. I think about something she wrote about long ago...a poem..
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."

Today -- March 1st, 2011 was a dull-normal day, starting with an early alarm, a rushed Tuesday morning, with sick babies. A day at school, with no life changing breakthrough and a lot of mind-numbing, repetitive behavior control. A stop at the grocery store turned into FINALLY getting home to my babies. My sick babies... I held one, while the other pawed and whined for me. I cooked dinner and then their bath... And THEN I stopped and thought to myself... STOP!...and enjoy. So, we did. We sat and cuddled and sang and danced, we watched the movie "UP" (best movie ever btw) and Henley said her first Rollllll Tide!
As with anyone else, I dream of tomorrow, of some perfect and realized dream in the future. Reality is -- it's HERE! Cliche, I know, but so true.
I stopped and I enjoyed, and I thank God for my normal day. What a treasure it was...