Wednesday, August 20, 2014

....always watching....

Sometimes. Well, more times than not, I learn from my children. I know, I should be teaching them. They should learn from me. But these children have a way of making Mommy learn. 

We were in Target (my favorite store). Kids were being civil due to the promise of slushies from the cafe on the way out. We were browsing the pasta aisle and the kids were trying to talk me into all different kinds of noodles. During this time, an employee came down the aisle to stock shelves. Lily turned out and asked me what's in that big thing. It was hanging block sign...but being the crazy mommy I am, I quickly said it was probably a camera in there watching us. The employee said, "yeah, we are always being watched" Lily then asked "what's his name?" I thought she was talking about the employee. He starts to tell her his name while she says quietly. "It's God... watching us all the time." 
Hmmmmm......yep! teachable moment from my child right there. 
The employee then walked off not hearing Lily. But it was definitely a moment of awe from this Momma.

God is always watching.


Thursday, August 7, 2014


Today was a full of day of activity.
It was time to mow the backyard. I usually try to visit the gym on the weekdays, but I figured I'd get enough cardio in by working on the yard. And that I did! Wowza!!
I mowed one little section so I could put up the pool for the girls. Leia enjoyed playing and splashing around while I finished up the rest. It was neat to see the delight in her eyes to have the whole pool to herself.
I strive to make sure that my kids live a fun and meaningful childhood. I hope they are making memories with each and every day. Getting out and riding scooters, feeding the fishies, going on walks....I hope these are outdoor memory makers for them.

I remember my siblings and I making our own pool. We'd get a tarp and find some sticks, gates, pieces of wood, whatever. We'd make it all work. We had a section in the grove (our house was on a few acres that used to house an orange grove way back before a big freeze) that had a dip in the ground. That area would make our "pool" just a little bit deeper. Oh! we had fun. If it wasn't a pool, we'd sneak some laundry detergent or dish soap and create a pretty awesome slip n slide on that same tarp. We'd also swim in barrels...really it was just dunking underwater. But it was FUN!! On non water days, we'd play in tree forts.
Yes, my childhood was fantastic!

Sorry for that little rabbit trail. But yes, I hope and pray my children are having a similar childhood. Leia did help me pick up sticks and empty the grass clippings from the lawn mower. She earned her pool time. :)

Just a little bit of rambling from this tired Momma.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Even as little children

 Today my mind is in Florida. My mom is having knee replacement surgery this morning. 
So, while I was washing dishes and the kids were eating breakfast, I told the kids about Grandma and what was happening. I suggested we say a prayer for Grandma that everything would go well and she would heal quickly.
No sooner had the words come out of my mouth when I heard..... "Thank ya for my mum and daa....some mumbling...Grandma heals fast."

yeah, my heart melted then and there. 
I've heard people say that is does their heart good to hear that their children walk in did my heart good to hear that sweet little prayer from my youngest.

....even as little children. (Matt.19:14)