Thursday, March 17, 2011

March Musings

March 17th, I am a little in shock that time has flown by so quickly. I feel like my kids are growing up right in front of me. Truthfully, I was not really looking forward to Spring Break, because I have to find daily entertainment for the kids. Thankfully the weather has been nice, so outside time has been great. Today was wash the car day. Cooper and Kenndall are old pros, but Clayton couldn't really remember how from last summer. In fact, she was a little unsure of the whole water hose thing, which made me laugh. Off and on her face would get a little bit sad as she looked at her dripping wet clothes, then she would see Cooper and Kenndall running and laughing and she would join in. I cannot wait for this summer! I bet we fit in swimming a little bit every day!

Disclaimer about these pictures: I let my kids chose their outfits today. :)

Cooper washing the suds off.

Clayton scrubbing the dirt.

Kenndall scrubbing the dirt.

The helpers after the car is washed, all of the are sopping wet.

Kenndall playing with the hose.

Cooper enjoying the sun on drive way.

Clayton telling me that Kenndall got water on her.

Cooper running down the sidewalk leaving footprints.

Kenndall running down the sidewalk leaving footprints.

Clayton just took a drink from the water hose and this was the look on her face.

Clayton and Kenndall riding the rocking horse together. Completely unsafe, I had to put an end to this fun. But they are so cute.

Clayton combing Kenndall's hair.

Kenndall combing Clayton's hair. I love these girls!

It is almost time for this baby to be here, and I am glad. It is getting impossible for me to efficiently do what needs to be done to keep this house in order. Even making the bed seems like running a marathon. LOL! I will be 37 weeks on Saturday. So, after that, I will be ready for the baby to come any day. I can't wait to see her little face. This poor child, I haven't bought her a single thing till a couple of days ago. I bought her a bow and headband to go with a precious little dress from Janet.

So this spring break I have been trying to get the kids summer and winter clothes sorted, put up and washed. That is an ordeal, thank goodness it is only twice a year. That is one thing I have to get done before Karsyn gets here, or it will never get done and my kids will be wearing long sleeve shirts in July. I am almost done, Coop is the only one left, and I think I will attempt that tomorrow. I also need to do some homework, transcribing, reading articles, researching a few ideas, but with the kids home, there is no way that is happening.

Today I have been thinking on realness. If that is the word to describe it. Real people. People that know that my house is sometimes a huge mess, people that don't care if I didn't get a shower that day, people that can just come over anytime, people that I know will be honest with me and not beat around the bush, people that I can express myself freely in front of, people that will not judge me for anything, ever. I have a few friends and a few family members like this in my life and I am so thankful for them. If this type of friendship is practiced, then the practice can be applied to our relationship with Jesus. If you can practice this type of friendship, you know how Jesus feels for you. He knows me in and out, and loves me, and that is definitely a deep, real relationship. It is so important for us to be real with our friends, and our family, and our God. Be who you are, embrace your past, embrace your struggles, let them be a part of you, let your friends know, be open to your friends struggles, be open to sharing a real, honest life.

My youngest daughter just walked into my room buck naked wearing my flip-flops. LOL! If that isn't real, I don't know what is. :)