I started this blog to “stop and smell the roses.”
I wanted to focus on all the good that God was doing in our lives. I also wanted to highlight for myself and my kids the fun and interesting things they said and did.
I don’t know how, but we forget details and moments that, we promise ourselves, were so important we would never forget. Probably a mix of sleep deprivation and cramming more moments into our minds and hearts than we can fit. My dad always joked, growing up, that the more things we asked him and told him about, the more stuff was falling out the other ear.
So here’s some fun things that have happened lately.
Gideon rolled over on the day he turned three months old. He has this infectious smile that he gives out pretty liberally, unlike Georgia who was selectively shy. I guess, though, that’s unfair, she’s always loved people and acts as if she is in her own parade. She just didn’t like men when she was a baby and was only outgoing if I was in arms reach.
And Gideon likes everybody, just don’t get too loud. He is just as sensitive as he is loving.
If Georgia gets hurt and cries, he cries.
If you make a really loud noise, he cries.
And if mama cries, well you’ve got a fifty fifty chance of him smiling and distracting me- or- he cries.
He’s my little sweet boy, and she is my little sweet girl.
She misses and loves so many people, day to day. Her favorite places are our community group, play group at Amma’s (my grandma’s) church, and her Oomie and Gee’s house (Quinton’s parents). She tells me during prayer time that she loves her cousin Scarlette and her baby (her brother Nate), her friends Ariana, Levi, and Azalea, and her mommy, her daddy, and her Gideon. 😍
We went on a mommy date yesterday for the first time in forever. ❄️For the first time in forever!!!❄️The guys stayed home. And I gave her the chance to tell me what she wanted to do.. I expected some kind of repeat of the playground or get a snowman cookie from Starbucks, but she said she wanted popcorn, a lollipop, and a ball we could kick.
The highlight of the evening was getting back into our truck after kicking the ball at the playground. I told her her hands were getting too cold and she said freezing! And I messed with her by yelling freezing!! She was sort of astonished because we always have to be so quiet around Gideon. To which she replied FreeZING!! And so on and so forth, we yelled. Back and forth. Freezing. As loud as we could. It lasted a good five minutes and continued into the truck and half way to the stables. I was wondering at what point the police might be called because there was reported screaming coming from the play ground at dark. No one came. 😜
On we went to the stables, to drive by and tell the horses 🐴 night night and keep warm. And then by the marina to tell the boats ⛵️night night. At both places Georgia thought of every creature and thing that she could yell night night to. This included frogs🐸, turtles🐢, and fishies🐟. When she told the fish night night and keep warm, she wanted them to have a blanket. I told her they don’t really use blankets and maybe they use leaves and mud at the bottom to keep warm, but daddy would know. He said they sort of hang out at the bottom and cuddle at night🐟🐟🐟. That was a good enough answer for her! She told the trees🌿, the cars🚗, and the houses🏠🏡🏠 night night.
On our date we also got onto the topic of having to share the moon 🌙and sun ☀️with the other half of the world. 🌎 God making it so that we take turns, which light we get. So we told the sun night night too. She told the sun she missed it. And I said that I missed it too. So she told the sun that daddy missed it too. 🌞
I wish I could bottle some of this sweet time up. It isn’t all the time. It is sprinkled throughout parenting. Most of my time is hard work coupled with mood swings and longing for sleep. I do love it, but it isn’t always sweet. So when it is, I want to squeeze the crap out of these kids, to which Georgia’s latest reply is, stop that! Lol