Monday, December 29, 2008

Missing the snow!

I miss the snow. Yes, I said it. I miss the snow. I really enjoyed being trapped with my husband and kids. I felt so free to spend time with each of them. I knew we couldn't go anywhere so I wasn't trying to think of something I needed to do. All our commitments were canceled, including church, and it was nice. We live on a hill so we have a choice of three hills to go down and all of them were pretty bad for a long time. The first day that I could get out and drive with the kids, I found myself not wanting to go. I could be getting a little lazy, I don't know, but I think I am just not a huge fan of the hustle and bustle of life. Life is short and I just don't want it to zip by without getting a chance to soak it up.

Three things I learned during the snow storm
1) I have a long ways to go on perfecting my wifely skills.
2) I have a long way to go on perfecting my mothering skills.
3) Neighbors become family when no one can go anywhere.

Kid sayings of the week

Grace:"Mommy I like these build-a-bear shoes because I can put them on my dog easy."
Me: "Oh, good."
Grace:" It's because of the scarecrow." ( She proceeded to show me how she could undo the VELCRO shoes.)

Emilie:"Mommy, can I get a band aid for my cut?"
Me: "Sure."
Emilie goes to get a band aid and comes back into the room. I am busy with something and not really looking at her while she is talking.
Emilie: "Hey, Mom these band aids are kind of weird, they don't have that little soft spot."
I looked up to see her about to put a Breathright strip across her cut. I stopped her before she stuck in on.


Katy said...

I love this post. In fact, it may be my favorite of yours.
I was glad to see it go but sad because of the closenes in community. It was a bummer to feel even more far away from you guys though. We miss you too. Coffee at the shop with a play area? Hmmmmm. Sounds good to me!
Love you.

Ginger@chirgies said...

Oh, Anna, you capture the moments so well. Thanks for sharing!!! I thought you were going to say that Emilie came out with a pad or something. Ha! It was nice being together with no agenda. And I'm right there with you on areas that need improvement. *sigh*
Love you!

momaof4 said...

It is much prettier with whiteness all around. And I didn't mind being home too. Though I think the kids are ready to GO!!

See you soon.

Heather Elizabeth said...

So good to be with you guys over the holiday. Let's plan a date for Anderson and Cooper to play!

Lucie Uhlarova said...

Nice, very nice!! :-)