this is how our day was today.
layne 6, lila 4, penelope 2
you guys woke up early and bugged your daddy until he fed you. i got to sleep in until 7:45!
i usually make myself iced tea in the morning even in the winter. i don't like coffee...wish i did for the caffeine but i just can't make myself. while i wait for the water to boil, i read the bible. if you guys don't harass me, i sometimes get to read longer but usually that's not the case. i don't mind...i know this is a short time. there will be other seasons in life i'll get to study more deeply, but now is not that time.
see how your sisters are loving this walk too? what a joyous time we get to spend together!
our walks take about an hour and a half...this day was particularly hot and you guys all ended up throwing a fit by the end of it. i pretend that you're singing praise songs to the Lord when you all scream your heads off. it helps me also not scream my head off.
we got home and i put a movie on so i could take a shower. you guys had already made a fort that morning.
lila, you snuck upstairs and painted your nails with liquid eyeliner and then generously topped them off with real fingernail polish. then, wiped it on our sheets. we've had these sheets since we were married (that's 7 years), so it was time to get rid of them anyway, maybe? but i made you go sit in your room because it made me mad. 5 minutes later you yelled, i luh you! and i let you out because YOU WIN. i can't stay mad at you especially when you say that sweet phrase.
at 11:30 we ate a gourmet lunch of flaxseed, almond butter, apricot jelly sandwiches with some fruit. 'twas very fancy. i had one too because, why not? isn't that what every mother eats for lunch while their husband's eat catered in lunches? i'm not bitter.
layne, as usual you find something not to like about your food. you are so picky. i do not know where you get that from because i eat everything! jk. you're just like me. i told you that you couldn't go swimming later unless you ate it. so you did. the girls dominated as usual.
in the afternoon, daddy came home early and watched you guys while i did a photoshoot. it's always a treat when your father gets to come home early!
i took pictures of a sweet family and then headed home so we could go to your grandparent's house to swim.
(flying and fearless child!)
penelope slept most of the time we were there.
i tried to get in but it was sooooo cold. layne, you and i threw the ball to each other while daddy pretended to try and throw me in.
lila you played with isaac most of the time, because he's the cutest filipino nugget around.
(layne's "relaxed" float...otherwise known as sinking)
we ate dinner there (score!)and then headed home around bed time...7ish. right when we got home, i walked out the door with my bestie to do a craft night for the upcoming women's conference at our church.
(look how intently i am working, as if doing it for the Lord. emily is hiding behind her white hair.)
(we made these cute little tassels that my friend laura is displaying)
it was fun to hang out and catch up with my friends! i got home around 10 and went to bed.
exhasuted. as usual. but very happy to be living the life we live. now onto tomorrow where a new adventure begins!