Sunday’s heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.
Here are some things I am grateful for this week:
1. Warm days where my girls read magazines together in the sun.
2. A silly boy who gets to enjoy the sun with us.
3. Beautiful bouquets of dandelions from little girls who love me.
4. Snacks outside in the sun
5. Little bumblebee girl playing the book xylophone with blocks.
6. Goofy grins from my baby girl wearing daddy’s cap.
7. Sunlit days spent on the step with the little neighbour girl.
8. Yellow fields with my girls.
9. Goofy boy sticking his tongue out at me.
10. My babies hugging each other.
The Saturday PhotoHunts for this week are: Azure and Creative. In the first two pics my middle girls are being creative with sidewalk chalk and you can see the Azure sky overhead. The last pic is of the creative birthday cake we had last July and I loved the Azure flowers.
My sweet Magpie is a thinker. She thinks about things, she feels things deep. So, it doesn’t surprise me that she has plans for her future. She is loving and sweet and caring. So, again it didn’t surprise me that she kept planning to be a mommy as she says, “like you mommy!” It did surprise me when one day she declared that she wanted to be an astronaut. But upon further thought, it made sense, she loves science and space and planets. But the biggest surprise was when she started crying at nap time. She had been in her room deep in thought and it crossed her mind that when she was in space she would be away from her family and the thought of being so far away from all the people she loved broke her heart. So, she called out to me sobbing, “Mommy, I don’t want to be an astronaut anymore. I want to be a mommy like you and stay home with you.”
So we had a talk and I explained that astronauts don’t live in space. They go to space for a visit and come back like when daddy goes to work and comes home. I explained that she can be anything she wants and she can be a mommy too if she wants too. I explained that she could even be a mommy and an astronaut too.
It really emphasizes the kind of person that she is . She went in her room and really thought about things. And she thought of all that was entailed in being an astronaut and the thought of being far away from her family reduced her to tears. I LOVE my Princess Magpie. So thoughtful at only five years old.
Some days you have to make the best out of things. I have been sick the last couple of days, with mysterious headache and back pain, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying my kids. They are loving the warm weather and it is sweet to watch them.
Here is Princess Belle with the little girl next door. She loves kids the same age as her sisters.
Here is Princess Magpie and Princess Snifflefritz playing in the dandelions. I love them surounded by a field of yellow.
And here is a silly Little Prince, watching his sisters and sticking his tongue out at me