So my plan for today was to go through the thousands of pictures from our trip, upload my favorites, and write about our first few days, but after being up most of the night with Claire and her tummy bug I'm going to simplify things a bit. Sometimes you just gotta roll with the punches! Bend but not break! Right? Today I don't have the time or brain cells required to write much, but I really wanted to remember this sweet little moment from our weekend. It will do me good to think on this moment today while I let all of the things on my "to do" list go undone. As I was knitting Saturday the kids came to the door and called "Mom, come outside we have a surprise for you!" When I went to the door I was met with this! They know how I love pretty pine cones and they had collected a whole wagon load of carefully picked pine cones for me! But here comes the best part, the part that every mom loves to hear, one of those moments that you can live off of for weeks, the kind of moment that gets you through days like this one....they said "This is for taking us to the dance and getting us costumes." Oh my...I melt. :)
Right away I stacked those pine cones into pretty wood bowls and put them out! I used every last one of them, and today while I struggle to stay awake (and stay kind- I'm a little grumpy without at least 3 hours) I'm going to enjoy the view from my nest. I love these little munchkins!
I pray the tummy bug doesn't come to your house, and that he leaves mine soon. He has definitely worn out his welcome here! xo, Sam