Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Here's the enormous amount of food the Mitchell family lived off of - breakfast, lunch & and dinner for too many days to count....
I had a lot of favorite dishes to choose from - see at my mom's we usually have turkey, ham, dressing, spinach madeline, curried fruit, cabbage casserole, potatoes au gratin, chess pie, & more..... At my dad's we have smoked turkey, ham, dressing, broccoli casserole, this jello salad that is so amazing, sweet potatoes, pecan pie, & more.....
A chose 4. 4 casseroles, a turkey, a ham, canned cranberry sauce, rolls & a chocolate chess pie.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
But I know this. I am blessed. Blessed beyond belief. A house filled with germs & a husband with no voice & I'm a talker so it's been kinda lonely, a 3 year old who seems to think she's 18 & free to do whatever the heck she wants & a toddler who cannot quite communicate his desires with words so chooses to scream & stomp his feet instead...and I am so incredibly thankful for all of it. Happy Thanksgiving. Night night.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
"Come on, we're gonna have fun!" we chimed back. So we loaded her onto the back of the bike & took a ride to the beach.
She was reluctant at first - head buried in her daddy's shoulder.
Then she warmed up a bit - up on the shoulders, smiling, gaining confidence....
And then we started playing chase - me & the girl, that is. Lee was watching from the sidelines. She loves to run around & "Be crazy!!!" She says it all the time, "Let's be crazy!!!!"
So we're running...."I'm gonna get you!" squeals of true joy.
And then with the grace of an angel......my feet get tangled up somehow & I'm falling......I reach out my arm to catch my fall, my hand hits her back & I accidentally throw my 3 year old face planted into the sand.
Her face covered. Blood definitely coming out of her mouth.
We load her back into the bike...tears & wailing & this is what I heard the whole way back,
"Mommy pushed me down!" & "I don't want to go to the beach with sand!"
Seriously, what kind of therapy are we going to be paying for.....seriously.
Friday, November 14, 2008
My darling children. As I said it was time to go, they cheerfully jumped into the stroller so obediently, I was so proud. It was one of those moments you never really forget as a mother.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We are not huge Halloween people - we love Christmas & Valentine's Day & Easter...we jump all over birthdays & believe whole heartedly in celebrating. But halloween isn't our favorite.....so she's in a t shirt. But she wasn't just begging to be anything special for halloween & I'm certainly not going to spend a whole lotta cash on a costume when I wasn't even sure if she would be interested.....and then the whole candy thing. Well, i'm exhausted from a child jacked up on sugar....and I am 10 pounds heavier. I have to say, though, she had a blast. Her laugh is contagious & I heard it often that night :).