Hearts Knit Together was born out of my struggle to
balance my desire to create with my busy life as a mother of
four. I am challenging myself to do something creative WITH my children
each week and to share that adventure with you on Mondays. I invite you
to share your creativity with your children so that we might inspire
each other with ideas to help "knit our hearts together."
you want to join me, write a blog post about something creative you did
with kids and share your link in the comments. No rules really, only
that your link is current and something about creating with children.
They don't even have to be your own kids. Please remember to link back
to The Gauge Wars so that others who may want to join can find it.
Pretty simple. Your post can be from any day of the week. It doesn't
have to be Monday. Thank you for participating!
Today is the 13 anniversary of being married to my sweetheart. Seriously he is really the best husband any woman could ask for. I am very blessed. We certainly don't look as young as we did on our wedding day and I am definitely NOT as thin as I was then. (I am trying to accept the fact that maybe after four children I never will be and to love my body anyway.) But I can say that we are more in love today than the day we knelt across the altar in our church's temple in Anchorage, Alaska and were married for all eternity. And being happily married is really one of the most wonderful blessings you can have in this life. I am very grateful for that.
Joel was working today so we didn't get to celebrate together. I spent the day doing laundry and raking leaves (for like the millionth time this Fall-- I really do love our big trees but I am pretty sick of leaves right now. I tried the lawn mower way of raking today, after my brother suggested it, but my lawn mower quit working half way through the back yard. :( And then this evening I got to clean the bathroom and make an emergency trip to Target for a plunger thanks to my little Roman's excessive use of toilet paper. He is like two years late playing the unroll the entire roll of toilet paper and stuff it in the toilet game. We have numerous lessons on how many squares are necessary. Really NONE for him since I do all the wiping! Anyway a plunger is one of those things that didn't move with us and I didn't notice we didn't have one until we REALLY needed one. Good times on my big day. :)
Generally I really love those days when I just get to just stay home. It seems like they are few and far between lately. And often my children start to go stir crazy long before I do. Some days it feels like we have to leave the house just to keep them from killing each other. Those experiences just make the days when they contentedly play together all afternoon that much more sweet.
These pictures are from one of those days. My oldest daughter asked me to save all the egg cartons when we first moved in. She said she wasn't sure why but she'd come up with a use for them. On one of our afternoons at home Adelle and Maeve built this portable super hero computer station together. I can't remember all the features they described for me as we sat working on separate projects. Basically they could track all the evil villains wherever they were in the world. I was pretty impressed with their creativity but even more so with how well they worked together. It was one of those days I thought maybe I am not doing all that bad as a parent. Ever have those days? I hope so. It gives us hope and encouragement to make it through the more challenging days.
Happy Monday! (At least for one more hour!)
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