we found the first wish dandelions of the year yesterday and couldn't pass them up.
|wishing for a drum set|
|wishing for a puppy|
and it was jack's first time making a wish...he kept looking at sam to figure out what to do. finally he just rubbed it all over the stroller. great for louie's seasonal allergies...the kid went on a five minute sneezing fit!
we visited mobil on the run after school...and it made me think of all of the wishes...the prayers...the hard work to make everything work smoothly in our lives.
|gotta love sunflower seeds!|
watching them grow up...i still can't believe how fast they grow. sam walked home by himself and completed his homework before we got home from louie's check up yesterday. i wish for so much happiness and joy for all of my boys.
i pray that my boys will always be safe. they are all at different stages and i pray that they are safe when i am with them and apart. as you can tell, jack has entered the "i'm going to do everything in my power to try to kill myself" stage. at this point in time, louie had already had 2 sets of stitches...
i pray that the boys will learn how to take care of themselves and others. i know this is basic, but with my dad moving in, we have to get back to the basics. i've had to review a few things with dad...hand washing habits, teeth care, and cleaning up after a meal...sticky syrup on a plate after working 8 hours is no fun! also, hand soap can come in many forms and scents...and it is a glorious thing!!! then there is the simple habit of helping keep all of our spaces clean. jack has even started learning to dust.
i wish for those simple moments that can't be replaced...walking to get ice cream on a hot day. i'm so happy we got to do it before the storms came through.
i wish for boys to get along and play nicely with one another...i think that is the prayer of all mothers...you want them to take care of each other, enjoy each other and love each other.
and if you look closely, you'll see my dad sitting on the porch...one of his favorite places. he enjoys watching the comings and goings of our street. some of the kids have asked, "who's that guy?" i tell them he's my dad and he has come to live with us. the kids never really know what to say (and i don't either). we just decide that it's best to wave and say "hi, mr. bill" really loudly! :)
and sometimes...you wish that when you find them eating ice cream on the couch that it won't leave a stain or make a mess. we enjoy our share of ice cream in this house...one scoop at a time...
|dad and molly snuggled on the couch during a thunderstorm|
i wish...no, i pray, that this continues to go smoothly. there have been rough days and we will continue to have them. but, i feel like there have been more "regular" days...days...that are turning into weeks...that are turning into months...