YEAH!!! We have begun a new school year! Our summer was way way too short. I do love having both kids home with me but I also crave a routine. I like to know what we are doing each day and when we are doing it.
Greta does much better in a routine also. I think the last few weeks of summer have left her floundering for the routine. It has left her kind of crabby. We will slowly conform back to our schedule.
We have a big year ahead of us. Greta started 3rd grade and Juliet will be having "School" at home with Mommy. This has been such an issue for me. I feel as if I am constantly defending myself on this subject.
Juliet has some developmental issues dealing with eating and drinking. So I am hesitant to enroll her in pre-school. She chokes many times during the day and I believe she is better off with one-on-one than with a group of children. I also want to spend time with her and help her to develop into herself. She gets plenty of socialization and play time with other children, so the learning and crafting and all other types of fun can be left to me.
I love to play with her. She has a fantastic imagination and I enjoy seeing it develop. I try so very hard not to influence it. We never know what will come out next.
Sometimes it's the little things that really make your day. Today it is one of those days. Listening to little ones play can be the best feeling in the world. They mirror back to us what we are teaching them and how we are treating them and how loved they feel. It is a great feeling to listen and know you are making a positive impact in their lives.
Juliet is playing with her bitty baby and singing the songs I sing to her, it brings happy tears to my eyes. These moments like this make everything worth it. It really does not take much to make it worth it. THE BEST DAY EVER!!!!!
I have had a heavy heart today. My sweet friend Lesley is leaving her boy today in Haiti. All week I have been in super pray mode. I started by praying that their time together would be blessed and bring them closer together. I had been dreading this day all week knowing that she would have to leave him one more time. I'm praying that it is just one more time. It is such a blessing to me to have this wonderful friendship and my heart hurts when her heart hurts. I will continue to pray for this family daily as long as I live and beyond.
AHHH!!! is really all I can say. I feel as if we are getting back to a normal routine for us. I like Christmas, I love it for the true meaning. It's the hustle and bustle that I HATE. I love seeing family and getting together and sharing a meal, I do not like the rushing around and spending tons and tons of money. I do not like feeling stretched too thin and rushed.
This year we did go on a fabulous vacation to New Mexico. I will post about that later this week. It was nice but the start of it I was exhausted. When we got back my poor husband was so sick that he was off work another week. So this week I feel we are taking a turn for the better. I feel like we are accomplishing something. And that feels so great!!!!
I'm making my lists and getting ready to tackle projects.
Wow is all that I can say!!!! We started the year with a sick baby girl and now she is so much better. All thanks to God and so many prayers. I do feel as if my life is just now getting back to normal. I really do not like New Years Resolutions. I always fail, and fail miserably. Although I do like to take stock of my life and change a few things. So this year there are a few things I would like to try. 1) God First, Family Second, Everything else Third. I have a really hard time saying no, but last year I tested it and it came with good results, So this year I will try it more.
2) Sew more!!!! This is a passion and I am craving it.
3) Blog More!!!
4) I always cook alot but this year we are going to base our meals off of the produce we can get at the farmers market. So every Saturday morning we will be treking to the market to see what we can get.
5) Planting more!! I love my little garden and I want more from it.
Last week Greta and Daniel decided to trek out to find berries. They found lots of them. They are so good. That night Daniel whipped up a cobbler and it was delish. He froze a bunch for smoothies or anything that we decide we need berries for.
The garden is in full bloom. We have already harvested green beans and sugar peas. We have many tomatoes coming in and the herbs are so wonderful and add great flavor to all of our dishes. This weekend we will fertilize and the tomatoes should start to ripen. Juliet has found the basil and will stand there and eat straight from the plant. The girls love to be out in the yard and it makes our home so much more. I love this time of year everything is so pretty out. The leaves on the banana trees are so green. We have limes and figs coming in. Greta is eager for the figs. I feel that if I teach my children where and how we get their food they will appreciate it so much more. I hope that this is true.
I am a stay at home mom with two beautiful girls Greta and Juliet. I am so blessed that it is flowing from me. I am thankful of my wonderful Husband Daniel for giving me the life I have always dreamed of. Thanks be to God!!