So I know you are wondering what it's like in our world, come on you know you are, so here's a glimpse.
Shayne is not home- he spent the night at Phillip's.
It started before 8AM with Isaiah cutting his hair - when asked why, he replied because he wanted short hair.. A few minutes later he returned all smiles asking us to "feel" his head- which was now "poofy" and "fluffy" after brushing his little black curls with mommy's brush.
By 9AM- Daddy and Isaiah were off to the laundramat and Elijah and Mommy started cleaning the house. Together we mopped the kitchen/office, 2 foyers and 2 bathrooms (which contained evidence from Isaiah's self-beautification from earlier in the morning) Elijah was having a blast and exclaimed halfway through the 2nd bathroom that he just loved to mop, it was his favorite thing to do... He was so sure it is my favorite he insisted on taking my picture with the mop.
Shayne made it home late afternoon making this a typical Saturday. We managed to pack in vacuuming, cleaning out two cars(yuck- we really should stop letting them drink chocolate milk and eat french fries in the car) more laundry, cleaning out two closets, several baths, grocery shopping, cooking dinner for GrandMa Allen and Aunt Tret, several time outs, a sweet afternoon snuggle, and some quotes worth remembering---
Isaiah to Rex & me at dinner-
"you my buddy right (looking at Rex)you my buddy right (looking at me)then put it in" - requiring a fist bump from both of us.
Isaiah to mommy when deciding to go to the landramat with daddy-
"It's okay mommy, I still love you"
Conversation between Elijah and Isaiah while wrestling..
Isaiah - "Elijah,you got a tear?"
Elijah - "that's not a tear, you drooled on me!"
Elijah after being told yet again to quit running in the house...
"We're not running, we're slowing"
And lastly, well they say a picture is worth a thousand words which is good because I really don't have words for this----
So here it is 11pm, I've tucked my little ones into bed, Elijah prayed and thanked God that "mommy and daddy is in charge" proving he does listen to what we say, Shayne's watching a movie in the living room (which having him home and in the same room is a treat) Rex is checking Facebook and I've got more laundry to put away.
Even exhausted, it's days like today that remind me why I love being a mom!
I am so blessed.