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Monday, December 10, 2012

Slow Down Time

I am struggling this week. My kids have all decided to hit milestones, or what I consider milestones, all in the same week! Toxey has suddenly weaned himself of the pacifier. The child wanted it all the time, and literally overnight will not touch one. Ella Katherine is turning five at the end of the week. Anne Hartley has slept dry all week, therefore no more pull ups. And on top of all that, I went through all the baby clothes to get rid of them. Life is so ironic how you want to rush through the tough parts, but when they are suddenly gone you miss them. I should be thrilled we won't have the same paci struggle like we did with Anne Hartley, or that I will not have to buy anymore pull ups, but I sit here finding myself a little broken over how quickly it is all happening! The last two years I have barely been able to keep my head above water, having three with me constantly with very little relief. I would complain frequently to myself and hope for a break, especially while Matt was away in Army training. In a short eight months though, EK will be starting Kindergarten and Hart will be in prek4. It will only be Toxey and I here during the day. While the little man and I will enjoy the quietness and drama free mornings, it just won't be the same. People are constantly telling me enjoy it, it goes by quickly. I think those people truly have forgotten the reality that comes with three children 4 and under. I think if they were to experience it again, they would rethink those words. I do not wish to go backwards, however I would love for it to just slow down a bit.

Christmas Pageant

Ella Katherine was in her first Christmas Pageant this past Sunday. What a joy to watch the young children sing praises to the Lord. I get teary eyed every year! Thankfully there are plenty of moments to laugh at also. She was a sheep and we have literally been practicing everyday learning the words of her songs. She makes me play the cd constantly. My pictures didn't turn out very good, but I am including a couple.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Madison Christmas Parade

We took the girls to the Madison Christmas Parade last Saturday. They randomly let Matts group out of drill for a couple of hours so he was able to join us. They had a blast. I left right after and was able to drive to Columbus to finally meet one of my best friend's baby, Murphy Hatcher. He is such a little bundle of joy and I could just eat him up!! I was able to spend the night with Kayla and Kevin. We had such a good time catching up. I can't wait to get to see him again!