I enjoy blogging, I really do. It's a journal, a connection to so many, it's sometimes therapeutic. I hate that I have not been on in a while, but it seems like things all the sudden got very busy around here. Can I give you a glimpse of the last 45 minutes?
I cooked a feast fit for a king tonight. Fish sticks, tater tots, and mac and cheese :). Jack told me while he was eating, "Thank you Mommy for this good dinner!," and "Mommy how did you have time to cook all of this all by yourself?," and after his 3rd helping of mac and cheese he exclaimed, "This is the BEST!" I don't know what to say to this. I put very little effort in this meal and get huge compliments.
That was a little off track from where I was going...
While I was slaving in the kitchen I had a moment of pride when I thought, "Everyone is playing so nice together, this is just...nice." Two seconds ago I had seen out of the corner of my eye Lillie and Elliott in their room. All the sudden, Lillie walks in with toilet paper hanging from her hands soaking wet. My eyes bulged and I went around the corner to find lots of water all over the bathroom floor, hall, and Lillie and Elliott. I stripped them down to their diaper and made them stay in their bed till I was done in the kitchen, maybe 5 minutes. When I went to get them out for dinner I walked in and they had both thrown their diapers off and Elliott had peed in the bed. They were jumping around like crazy and laughing. They ate dinner in a diaper. They feed off of each other. One starts yelling something the other one chimes in. One jumps over the side of the couch, the other follows. One throws food on the floor, so does the other. I can't tell you how many times they've had to end dinner early because of throwing food.
I'm worn out just thinking about it! I'm currently blogging in the bathroom while they are taking a bath. No toys tonight, just two wash clothes and two cups and they are having the time of their life! I'm going to let them play a little longer then get them out and soon put them to bed. This apartment is a total disaster. I'm going to let Jack watch a movie and I'm going to straighten up for a few minutes after Lillie and Elliott go down, then get working on some projects. Christmas is coming up and even though our Christmas budget has increased it's only because we have to buy 5 plane tickets to make it back to TN, so I'm having to get creative with Christmas gifts. I've had fun working on a handful of projects, it's just more time consuming.
All this to say, I want to blog. I think about it often. I just can barely put my thoughts together to write anything once I sit down to do so. I have one or two entries saved in my drafts that I've never published because its just a bunch of rambling.
Enjoy a few pictures from tonight and pray that the Lord will bring an extra doses of patience and strength as we enter the terrible twos with two!
Lillie just announced she peed in the tub, gotta go!
This is what Lillie does when you tell her to make a funny face.