Thursday, November 21, 2013

Just lately...

A few random things:

*The other night Benjamin was helping me cook dinner.  He was in charge of sautéing the vegetables.  I was cutting up fruit and he said, "Hey mom! I bet these vegetables don't like being in here getting cooked.  It's really hot in there!" I laughed and smiled because, well, he is right.  I told him that we should cook together every night because he adds so much fun to the process :)

*Andrew's favorite joke right now is this:
Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Uncle Kent.
Uncle Kent who?
NO! Silly a cow goes moooooo!

*I eat roasted sweet potatoes nearly every day.  Somedays if I don't have enough for a salad, I will eat them for breakfast.

*On Monday, I turned 32.  That sounds kind of old, but in my mind I will always be 28.  At 28 I had one baby and had grown up a little and ran my first half marathon and had moved a few times and had been married 5 years.  It was a good year.  I couldn't pick an age before 28 because I didn't have kids and I am such a different person with children than without.  Either way, I feel 28.

*On Wednesday we celebrated 9 years of marriage.  NINE years.  It seems like a big number, but it feels like just a few years.  I barely remember my life without Patrick.  He makes me better and deals so kindly with me.  There is a song by Jack Johnson called "Better Together" -- and that sums it up pretty well...

"There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
Like a, shoebox of photographs with sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer, At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go? And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy and Sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together

Mmm, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together

And all of these moments Just might find their way into my dreams tonight
But I know that they'll be gone When the morning light sings
And brings new things
For tomorrow night you see That they'll be gone too
Too many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams might find their way Into my day to day scene
I'd be under the impression I was somewhere in between
With only two, Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be
We'll sit beneath the mango tree now

Yeah, it's always better when we're together
Mmm, we're somewhere in between together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together

Mmm, mmm, mmm

I believe in memories
They look so, so pretty when I sleep
Hey now, and when I wake up,
You look so pretty sleeping next to me
But there is not enough time,
And there is no, no song I could sing
And there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing
We're better together."

*Elise is such a calm and sleepy baby.  In fact, I question if this is normal since Benjamin and Andrew were so different.  Patrick and I were just talking last night about how different they are!  Even the boys had some similarities as infants, but Elise is just so different.  She fusses when she's hungry or bored or wants to be held.  She is so snuggly.  She doesn't like a pacifier.  She smiles so much.  She lets you know when she wants something. And at seven weeks, she is WAY too long for newborn clothes.  And she barely fits into 0-3 month clothes.  This girl has legs (and feet) that go on and on!

*I'm so glad we chose the name Elise.  Claire was another choice for us and I do love it, but we know so many little Claire's and now that I see her little face -- she is a sweet Elise (or Ellie, depending who you are).

*I love washi tape.

*I started working out again.  Slowly.  But I've missed it so much and I can't wait to feel full force so I can train for my next half marathon!

Okay, I need to shower and care for small children.  But not without some pictures of said small {and cutest ever} children....And each picture pretty much sums up their personalities.  So different, each so wonderful! God has been beyond kind to us!!!

1 comment:

young wife&mom said...

cute family...glad things are going well for you. Love your back up name! ha.
--I turned 32 the day after we brought Claire home from the hospital..and we had 3 in 4 years too..but I laughed when you said you feel 28 b/c after 10 years of marriage and 3 kids--I certainly
feel 35 now! have a great thanksgiving..much to be thankful for.