Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Love You Daddy

Ellie wanted to draw a Valentine Card for Daddy-this was the final result! :)

"I Love You Daddy"
She wrote the words all by herself-I just told her which ones to write!
She also added the sun on the front....not sure why, but she said it HAD to be there! :)

On the left is her and Daddy-notice her pigtails and Daddy has hair.
On the right is a heart-if you look REALLY close it kind of does look like one! :)

She left this in the basket where Daddy puts his wallet and phone when he gets home with a Reece's Peanut Butter heart (her VERY most favorite candy).
This was all with absolutely no prompting or hinting from me.

Who cares that it's a few weeks late-Happy Valentine's Day Daddy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Precious Moments

Last night I did what I do every night before I go to bed. I check on each of my kids, making sure they are covered up and whatnot. Part of me likes to just stand there and watch them sleeping. They look so peaceful....and quiet! :) When I went to check on Darren, he sat up and looked up at me, his eyes sleepy, his little boy hair sticking up every which way, his cute little cheeks a little rosy, and said "Mommy rock?" My heart melted just a little and I said "Sure Buddy, let's go rock". I picked him up and he snuggled into my arms and we headed to our chair to rock. As I rocked him there in the dark stillness, his sleepy body snuggled into me, his breathing even, tears came to my eyes. I couldn't believe how big he is already and I thanked God for him and prayed that he wouldn't grow up too fast. I asked God to keep him safe and help him to be a true man and to help me help him become that man. Maybe it was the late hour, maybe it was the darkeness, but whatever it was... I was glad I was there.
Seems like just a minute ago....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow, Snow, Snow!!!

I think I would love snow if it wan't cold! :) Yesterday was Claire's first time out in the snow and she LOVED being outside, although it is a little difficult to move around in all those clothes! We did a little sledding on an approximately 4 foot hill, and rode bikes on the driveway! Although some of us (my husband with his new toy) cheer when there is snow in the forecast, I think the general consensus is that snow is fun, but we are ready for it to be gone! :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Relaxing day at home

My poor kids are so tired today~last week was a VERY busy week! Darren is still kind of recovering from tubes in and adnoids out, Ellie was busy with children's meeting and visiting friends, as well as preschool, and Claire-well, she just wears herself out being her busy little self! :) Due to the above mentioned over tired children, I decided to just chill and hang with them all day. If I get some laundry done or housecleaning done, it will just be a bonus! So for now, it's cartoons and snuggling, then on to lunch and naps for all! :) Have a wonderful day!