Saturday, August 30, 2014

Funny things they say...

"Mom, I just thought of this! If Jesus is in heaven then we won't have to say our prayers anymore."

"I hate everything about this. Being me is unbelievable."

"Jesse, I love you because you actually helped me pick up my toys tonight" 

"It is not a conversation!" (He meant competition)

"Baby Brighton, say tiger face!" (We were all suggestion small words like dada)

"I loved you mom because you play toys with me."

Baby B
 " dadadadadada"


Friday, August 29, 2014

You're Brave...

Running errands with three little ones always makes for a spectacal. The funniest was a lady who saw me when I was babysitting an extra little one and so I was heading into the grocery store with four little ones five and under. She laughed and joked,"you're either brave or stupid." It made me chuckle. We usually make it through the store these days because there is a little mechanical horse at the end that you can ride for one penny. Worth it every time. In fact, they usually supply the pennies. Even better! 
  We have tried to instill in our kids the concept that you work for money and money buys things. I believe the next lesson will be... Things don't buy happiness. Haha they always want everything in the store, but I guess I can't blame them because so do I. Today Emree asked for some over priced tic tacso. Since when were to tic tacs over a dollar. I gave in and got to watch how much her and Jesse enjoyed every single one. It was pretty cute. He worships the ground em walks on and I know he is going to miss her next week when she starts kindergarten. 
  Anyways, we made it through the store today because I let my kids eat all the grapes and because they were just happy. It was a good day. Although I am always perplexed by how much we spend on groceries each month. I just have little kids I can not imagine how big our bill will be one day. Oh man!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Starting again...

 I use to keep a journal. In high school and while Ty and I were dating, I wrote almost every day. I loved the clarity I got from writing things down and the insight. I am a highly emotional person and taking the time to think through things really benefits me. I also love reading my thoughts back and remembering exactly what I was feeling in the moment. It makes me sad that one day I may forget how Emree fake laughs, how Jesse hates to be left behind or how Brighton lights up when a member of our little family enters the room. I want to remember the great space that Ty and I are in. How supportive we have been of each other and the love that has been extended. I want to remember our adjustment to Michigan and how exciting it is to be in our very own house. How even though sometimes we feel like we have everything we need, other times we are collecting pop cans to get a little extra. I just want to remember the good, the bad, the hard, the fun. I want to live in the now and enjoy our stage in life. 
  So here goes another stage of blogging.  We will see where this one leads. Hopefully somewhere...