Taking a moment to remember the graces of the week.
My GGirl tries my patience, and challenges me at every turn. But giggling bedtimes and watching her wow to doctor at her 4-year-old physical this week encourage me that the challenging moments are just that: moments. When it comes to the important things, we're doing alright.
MMan has had a rough start to the week as he's working on some new teeth but rounded out the week with some solid naps and night time sleep. I love the way he smiles and grabs my face in greeting when we've been apart. Also the way he belly laughs at the most random things: this week it was his sister racing cars on the guitar case. He just laughs and laughs until I wonder if he's going to take a breath or not. It's awesome!
HandyMan has been my glue this week. He took MMan on a particularly trying night and was up with him every couple of hours, letting me sleep. Soundly. For a long time. It was glorious!
I got an evening out with the girls and some alone shopping time as well as some out-of-the-house work time - all welcome bits of respite from the daily "mom" stuff and Friday gave me some time to try out some new recipes in the kitchen, namely Cream Puffs - so easy and SO good!
February is almost over, which means we're that much closer to spring which is my favorite time of the year. And this scene, will be changing a lot over the next few weeks: