People have asked me how it has been the last few months with three children. I normally answer by saying something like, “great! as good as it could be really!” And I mean that. I have two older kids who are pretty self-sufficient and delighted by their new sister. I have a healthy baby who eats and sleeps well and seems to have a pretty relaxed disposition. But three kids is still three kids. I generally feel like someone always needs something and I feel that I am ignoring someone most of the time. Often I find that the intense moments come in spurts, when after hours of peace, everyone explodes at the same time and usually when we need to be getting in the car to go somewhere and we’re already almost late (I’m realizing more and more how much I hate being late). Being a mom to three has certainly highlighted how much I need to learn about patience and grace. However, despite the challenges, I want to remember this cozy season of baby cuddles, crafting, cooking, and short winter days.
I took this picture to while I was finishing up dinner the other day. Maggie came up to me, sat on the table, crossed her legs, and asked me, “what is your favorite thing to do at parties?”
I can’t stop making and eating pumpkin pie. This is my favorite Christmas mug. And thanks to my Keurig, I use it about 4x/day.
Comfort food during the cold months is my favorite type of cooking. Shepherd’s pie, Pork Ragu, Chicken pot pie, pie!, soups on sunday, bread, and more bread. A table set for family dinner on a cold night is happy sight.
we spent the day recouping after a long and unexpected day in the ER yesterday and a trip to the ophthalmologist this morning. thankful for clear test results and our happy baby.
Willa spent most of the day unaware of what was going on around her and how worried her parents were.
Happy to go home!
thankful for big kids who can take pictures of mommy every now and then too.