Friday, July 12, 2013

insta friday - treasures

So it seems most weeks all I manage to blog is this
insta re-cap.
I think it's about the only social media thing I really 
am consistent about.  
 I'm grateful that instagram reminds me 
to capture those little things.

So here you go.

Our week began with this lady wanting to learn how to make me coffee.

And she has insisted on doing it all by herself.
Pretty much since she was two she has been this way.
Scaling the cabinets and counters to make her own food.
Because she's the third and mommy just wasn't fast enough.

I love her spirit.
And I just had to be patient.
Really patient.
While my bleary eyes wanted my coffee
so that she could feel the satisfaction of doing it
And this moment.  This is the big payoff.
Any of you who've been around this coffee pot.
It sounds like a Boeing 747 taking off.
Huge satisfaction.

And then to this egg dish she said,
"Wow mommy, that looks like something I'd like in my twenties."
She keeps me laughing.
And so often has such an interesting take on things.
Like this watermelon, she said, "It's pitch pink.
I didn't get it and said, "pitch pink?"
"You know, like pitch black only pink."
So we said goodbye to their brother for his week long
camp experience.  He has gone as soon as he was old enough.
Which I realized was actually four years ago.  
I was a nervous wreck that first year and I realized this time
I've become so much more relaxed.
I know now he wears hardly any of the clothes packed
and he comes back pretty filthy.  Happy, but filthy.

Each year he reunites with his friends from preschool.
We get to log on to see pictures.  But that's it.
This year, I'm realizing from afar just how grown up he's looking.
So this week has meant a lot of girl time.

And a lot of errands.  I actually didn't manage to instagram them.
But oh me oh my.  Just imagine four hour stretches at home depot and Lowes
on multiple days.  With kids who get hungry and tired and bored and have to pee
again and again all while me needing to make educated and well thought out decisions.  
Fun times.
Last night I rewarded their patience because I know they were patient
through a lot of it with a trip for frozen yogurt.
And at their request, to browse through Michaels.
Girls after my own heart I tell you.
But I prefaced it by saying we cannot buy anything.
The littlest said, "Ok mommy I'll remind you."
And I did need reminding because that dollar section
is ever so tempting.
Look at these adorable tattoos.  I was wishing I had a party to plan.
And the art supplies.  We all simultaneously swooned over them.
But the looking and playing, oh and don't forget the
collecting of lost and broken bits and baubles.
That's her favorite part.  
Collecting her treasures.
I wrote about it many moons ago
when she was a wee little thing.
Same store.   Oh but look at how little she was.
And then we all just sat as she collected her treasures.
And she talked to me how she's changing and growing
and part tom-boy, part-girly girl and why she likes being
that way, but she might become more tom-boy, because
it's more fun being like that. 
And then the moon and how beautiful it was, and
how all of God's creations are just glorious.
Oh, sigh.

The treasures.
Of sitting and just soaking these moments in.

We just sat there in the aisle
and talked and talked.
until the Michaels employee
informed us that we needed to leave
because they were now closed.
And that's what I call a special girl's night out.


Kim said...

such beautiful memories you are making with your family...

Gwendolyn T said...

I know that the day my oldest wants, or insists rather, to make my coffee is coming quickly. She pretend makes me coffee several times a day. I also love what she said about the egg breakfast, too cute. Tho when she get there she might be too busy for a nice sit down breakfast, you never know. I also giggled a little that you got kicked out of Michaels. That is the first time I have ever heard of that!

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