Wednesday, April 27, 2011

31 Days to Clean – Having a Martha House the Mary Way

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Snapshots from Today

While water whooshed out of the faucet into a pot, onto a drop of soap- making bubbles abundantly grow, I bent to take in the beautiful scent of that little blond head.  The little blond head that belongs to the very enthusiastic three year old who was begging me to "take just one glove off, Momma, please!" with her tiny hands full of her not so tiny school book with eyes that said, "teach me, Momma, please!"

"Do you need help?"
"Yes!  The zebra won't stay still!"

With my one dry, now gloveless, hand I held her book still so she could put the zebra picture on the zebra outline.

"Thank you, Momma!" and off she ran.

When dishes were done and my coffee break had commenced with Springtime dancing in through open windows carrying us all for a little twirl in the breeze, I looked down at the heart capturing smile of the precious 8 month old who was willing my eyes to fixate on his.  Eyes to eyes, his smile deepened.  that intoxicating laugh started to gurgle and my heart was captured once more, deeper yet.

It's a good day.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Brr, Baby, Brr!

We had a field trip to the American History museum planned.  We were wishing for a beautiful spring day so we could also enjoy the cherry blossoms and have a picnic on the Tidal Basin.  However, this year March chose to come in like a lamb and go out like a lion.

The day got colder every minute it seemed.


Before long, it got a little hard to walk ... I wonder why?


I deferred to the shorter people and allowed them to stay warm and toasty together.


Just because.