Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sweet moments after a long day...

After a rough day, the kids and I took a quick trip to Starbucks to get me a cup of my favorite coffee, a grande (because I needed all of the extra energy I could get today) white chocolate mocha. The coffee, dinner, and a short nap for Austin helped the three of us to make it through the rest of the afternoon/evening without losing our minds. We spent much of the afternoon outside, where Austin had his first (yes, I know he is almost 9 months old now...) encounters with grass. It was relaxing for me, and the kids enjoyed their time together. Here are a few pictures I took of them...

He wasn't so sure about the grass at first...

But it didn't take him long to decide that he liked it...enough, even, to try to eat it. That's my boy!

Katie took about 30 minutes drawing a picture for Daddy. She said she's ready for him to come home soon. Me, too, Sweetheart...me, too!

Gotta love those sweet curls. She may look like her Daddy, but she got something from me!

It feels my heart with joy when I catch sweet brother/sister moments like this...

I love those dirty sweet feet of those precious gifts God has so graciously given me.

Smiles and giggles from Katie...

Quickly turn into laughs, leading directly to a terrible case of hiccups...

And, those hiccups led directly to more and more laughter, from both! Love it!

I'm so glad our great God knows exactly what we can handle, and gives us no more than that! When I was to my breaking point with the kids today, due to my complete and utter exhaustion, God allowed us to have a peaceful, quite relaxing, but fun afternoon with lots of laughter to make even the most exhausting and frustrating day feel all but that. We serve a great God, don't we?

By the way...I'm sure you've already had to pick yourself up from the floor because of my very frequent blogging the past week. Well, I'm learning that it is my form of therapy right now...especially while my sweet husband is away...it helps me take a few minutes of time to relax and enjoy something for me. So, ENJOY the extra posts and pictures...because I sure am! :)

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