Where, as Anne puts it: we tell the stories behind the pictures.
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I’m still working my way through Tsh’s ebook One Bite at a Time and chronicling my journey over at Simple Mom.
Once a month, I share a task and what I thought about it. As I’m sure you’ll be shocked, sometimes I even cheat on the tasks.
Lucy insisted on coming along to Target with me.
She also reeeeeallllly wanted this furry beanie hat thing. This was the face she gave me when I told her no.
It’s from that Neiman Marcus collection…so even at 70% off, it’s still like $12. If it goes down to 90% off, I’ll totally get her one. Heck, I’ll get one for all three kids. We’ll do re-enactments of New Moon. I have plenty of Martha Stewart glitter for me and Andy.
Quality family time. Don’t say we don’t have it.
We have discovered our tongue.
And you know what’s kinda funny? His eyes always photograph so dark…I still can’t figure out what color they’re going to be, but it’s looking like a neck and neck race between green or a really pale amber color.
Yet, from pictures, they look like big ol’ olives.
Also, baby toes. The end.
Oh my. She is a GIRL.
She brushes her hair. She like sparkles. She told me the other day that I wasn’t so pretty because my nails weren’t painted.
It begins. We need to sit down and have one of those “you don’t need all that stuff to be beautiful…” At three.
Girls are stressful.
Oh what up?
Little porkchop came with mama to the grocery store solo. I forgot the cart cover.
And of course he licked the cart. Obvs.
Meh. Fourth kid.
Also, baby toes. Again. The best.
Henry has never been a fan of art/drawing/coloring. But the last month or so, I’ve noticed he’s been wanting to draw but he can’t seem to figure out what to draw. ”Mommy, what should I draw?” ”Whatever you want.” ”No, tell me. I don’t know.” ”Okay…a snake.” ”What color snake?” ”Whatever color you want.” ”No, tell me. I don’t know.” ”Fine. Blue.” ”Should it have stripes or dots…”
And on. And on. And on.
I think he struggles with the confidence to see that he can make some squiggles on a page and it turns out looking like something.
For Christmas, I got him this Ed Emberley book. Step by step, ultra detailed. And hello: thumbprints.
He’s been drawing every day. One point for Mom. Boom.
The kids were INSANE last week. By Monday, everyone was going a little nuts and looking forward to getting back into some kind of routine. I thought we’d try making some cookies to channel their energy.
They were just insane with cookie crumbs.
Lisa’s charm of the month bracelet is so much fun.
I can’t wait to see it all done.
This month’s charm is the cutest elephant you ever did see. I want to eat him up.
I love that even if you don’t have the charm bracelet, you can buy the charms separately…and this little guy is only $16. He’d be darling on a little girl’s necklace, don’t you think?
Can I tell you a secret?
I prayed for a smiley baby this time around.
My other kids smiled…but you had to work for it. This guy? You just sort of look in his general direction and he grins from ear to ear.
He makes me ridiculously happy.
(I also prayed that he had no medical issues. Mainly because Andy threatened to run away to Mexico if 3 out of 4 kids had something up with them. So my baby prayers were like: “Hey God, I’d really like to not be a single mom, so please have this baby have no health issues and it’d be awesome if he smiled a lot too. And world peace. Amen.”)
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