Monday, September 12, 2011

Doing nothing is sometimes everything.

Today was excellent.
I woke up to my beautiful blonde-haired girl climbing into bed to cuddle as she does most mornings. Mr. G left for work sometime between Noah's 5:30am feeding and 8 o'clock when Noelle plopped her blue pillow on my knees.

It's not very often that we have nothing planned for the day so when those days come around I try to soak in every second. No hurrying - we do far too much of that, no schedule, no interruptions. Just me and my kids. Some would call it being lazy. I call it being present. How often do you get to ask your kid, "what do you want to do today?" And not have to fit in shopping, cleaning, working? These days are special. Even if "nothing" is accomplished, plenty memories are made.

Noelle loves to snuggle in the morning. I gently run my fingers through her hair until she falls asleep again and I close my eyes until I hear Noah begin to stir in his crib.

Noah has never had a bad morning. He is always happy to see me.

Today Noelle ran in after me and played peek-a-boo with Noah. Their giggles filled my heart with joy.

And Noah showed us his newest trick - pulling himself up.
Oh boy.

I sat down to nurse Noah and Noelle made a bed on the ground. She asked if we can make cupcakes for breakfast and when I ask if she means pancakes, she informs me that she understands the difference between cupcakes and pancakes and wants CUP.CAKES. with frosting.

But first Brinkley needs to be put to bed.
{He's such a good dog}

In the kitchen, dirty dishes remind me of the fun we had yesterday. The house was filled with family - grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins - lots of laughter and fun. When our guests left I ignored the sink and sat on the couch for movie night. It was a great day. And today will be one too. These dishes will have to wait. 

"What do you want to do today, Noelle?"
"Go to the park!"

So we went.
She concurred her fear of going down the slide on her belly.

She laughed.


Brinkley watched over us.

 And Noah, despite my wishes for him not to grow too quickly, worked on his crawling skills.

Then it was back home to dance in front of the mirror and play with fairies and princesses until daddy came home.

I'm so thankful for these days. I hope they enjoy them as much as I do. 


  1. That's awesome. :)

  2. Sounds like a great day! You are so blessed to be able to spend days like that at home with your little ones. One question???...did you have Cupcakes or what? :)

  3. You have such beautiful kids. Love seeing the pictures.

  4. Kelli - lol! I can't believe I left that out. We got out the cupcake mix and I discovered that the eggs were expired :(
    So we had cereal...and peanut butter M&Ms.

  5. Sigh... this sounds like the perfect day! We try to make Saturdays our "do whatever" day and conquer any housecleaning or chores on Sunday. Saturday is just for us!

  6. Beautiful pictures of your children. I am a new Follower of your Blog from the Wild Wednesday Blog Hop.

  7. How wonderful! It looks like everyone had a fantastic day!