5.9.2016

The day after my 6th Mother’s Day. What a doozy glorious weekend this was! By the way, Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all you fine women out there raising your babies [mine will always be babies]! What a tough job we have. Anyone who has ever taken care of kids for longer than two minutes knows it’s no easy feat. I definitely wasn’t going to let Mother’s Day be any more difficult than our everyday life so we did what we do best, we went with the flow!

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First off, I don’t remember Friday. I cannot get my brain to bring up any memory from Friday other than I tried to clean up the house a little, for my own Mama. [We are currently residents in my parents home due to a limbo – like situation I would love to share at a later date.] Oh and sweet C brought home a Mother’s Day project he did at school where he matched my lipstick nearly perfectly! I actually just jogged my brain and remembered we went to eat with friends! Duh! How crazy is it that I had to think extremely hard to bring back that memory?! I feel silly now. Mr. C, myself and the two baby boys enjoyed dinner with friends and their sweet girls at Outback. I had Chicken on the Barbie and Mr. C had Alice Springs Chicken (my recipe is much better,  I may share it one day!) Coop stayed at a friends house. Night 1 of Mother’s Day weekend was a success! Aka, the kids didn’t go insane until we were paying the check. Then they actually kept it to a minimum insaneness — in their defense we had them out way past their bedtime and O wasn’t feeling well since he got his real initiation into the family with the traditional “Roll Off The Bed” ceremony.

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Saturday, Mr. C and I were going to go kayaking when {truth-be-told} my hormones went all crazy, words were said and I left to go alone. Hey, I had a babysitter booked and I wasn’t about to send her home from my precious angels who I know she wanted to spend the day with! I bid them farewell and headed towards I-59 when my genius sister gave me the idea of kayaking with C. The perfect mother-son day {minus the 6 pack I had hoped to sip on discreetly down stream, you can’t judge me}. I turned my minivan around and grabbed him up to head south to Seminary. We did an 8.5 mile trip in a double kayak which I’ll share about once I get our waterproof camera photos back towards the end of the week!

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Sunday rolled around… Mother’s Day at its finest, the enemy was in full force. Attitudes were mouthed, spanking spoons flying, clothes weren’t fitting, we were late for church by at least twenty minutes, the middle boy voicefully played in the aisle (thank goodness we sit in the “kid section” as I’ve named our area of the balcony) until his daddy brought him out of church, the oldest pouting after childrens church over Lord knows what, distractions left and right…but we recovered thank the Lord!

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Big family lunches are always my favorite. I love getting everybody together, different sides of the family and friends all joining and enjoying a great meal and conversation and entertainment by the multitude of babies and kids. Such great memories! We ate til our bellies were full, fished a couple of different ponds, the older kids made a swimming hole in the pond, and enjoyed the company of people we don’t see as much now that we’ve grown up.

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I really don’t like when I have time to sit and think about how quickly time is fading away. Thank goodness for technology because I’d have forgottwn 98% of the memories I promised myself I’d keep. My C made me Mama,  how I love coming across a video of him speaking those sweet letters..ma-ma… or hear him giggle.. now I’m planning kindergarten graduation nextweek! Then I’ve got poor M is growing like a weed,  I sadly don’t remember as much with him because of my immediate pregnancy with O. M is becoming his own person at a rapid speed and I’m trying my best to soak him and his big personality all in. I tell him daily I hope to never forget his grin and the way he winks when I say “Wink so I know you love me” and how he twirls his own hair with one hand and my hair with the other. Lastly, O… sweet little O-Man. He’s the youngest and the caboose for now so he’s getting the most attention from me by default. He’s got a cry that’ll pierce your eardrums but when he smiles that big toothless grin my heart just melts to the ground. Three kids, three boys, they’re all mine and they’re so much alike but so different. They each hold an indescribable special place in my soul. I hope to be a better mama,  the best God could have given them. I’d appreciate if my readers keep us in your prayers,  raising three boys is a prayer-worthy cause, for me and Mr. C! We’re truly blessed and hope to sharpen our little arrows as they grow,  because ultimately that’s what parenting is all about. But to be honest,  half the time we don’t have a clue what we’re even doing! We just take life day by day, learning to leave the future in its place and work on the here and now.

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I hope yall had a great weekend,  a lightening speed Monday and get a good night’s rest! Bye now.

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3 thoughts on “5.9.2016

  1. Mollie

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  2. Carrie V

    I do believe it was a pretty good Mother’s Day. Even though we all had our fits before hand ha ha! Oh, and the genius sister I’ll be ??????

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