Friday, August 31, 2012

week one and a baby

so, i found a website...
...and it had me rolling.
mainly because i have experienced some major pinterest fails that are just as humerus.
i just love it when i am staring at the computer screen and laughing so loud that the kids ask what i'm laughing at.
that doesn't happen that often.
the first week of school has gone ok.  i'm not going to use the word "great" because i really don't trust people who say everything is "great" all the time.
i use "great" sparingly.
aiden and chase have done well.  however, when i woke chase up on 2 out of the 4 days...he said he wasn't going.  this morning, i picked him out a pair of cargo shorts and a t-shirt to wear...which he has worn a bazillion times...and he said,
and i quote...
"why do i have to wear those stupid clothes?"
i think we are all just really tired.
home school has gone better than i expected...which leads me to ask myself,
"what am i doing wrong?"
it's really easy.  colton is responding well.  and we have plenty of time during the day.
so i must be doing something wrong.
i am still waiting for the logic curriculum to arrive, and we haven't formally started writing...
but still.
we even took a break from 6th grade on our first real school day at home to help out raggedy ann find her clothes. 

this is quite possibly my very favorite doll dress that we own.  there is something about a pinafore that calls to me.  and one made of white eyelet...well...forget about it.  it's pretty much the bee's knees.

she's dancing with a rag doll, people.  just when i thought the experience couldn't get any better...
she started dancing.

and he started playing too.

the scene really couldn't get any better.

it's these moments that make motherhood feel like a breath of fresh air.

my kid is learning.

and he is enjoying it.

and isn't that the point?
i'll take it.
what is my relationship to my 1st cousin's baby?  is she my 2nd cousin?? she my kid's 2nd cousin?  i don't even know...
but...none-the-less, here she is.
i went to the hospital to see her last night and was intantly taken back to when i had annslee there almost 3 years ago.
i all but grabbed her out of her father's hands and held her almost the whole time.  my mother nearly had to pry her away from me in order to get to hold her.  she's a real dumplin.

i got to practice my bounce-sway thing that i have perfected over the years...
and swaddle like i hadn't missed a beat.
once you know how to never forget.
it's like riding a bike.

congratulatioins you two.  here's a piece of advice:

don't blink.

you blink...
and they're in pre-school, or 2nd grade, or 4th grade, or jr. high...
and you have no idea how it happened.

1 comment:

Laura said...

I am a bit of a "how-you-are-related" snob. So... your 1st cousin's kid is your 1st cousin once removed and your kids' 2nd cousin. The idea is to keep generations together. 1st cousins have the same grandmother. 2nd cousins have the same great grandmother. Any time there is a difference in generation, it is that many times removed. Clear as mud? Good.