The Week that Was

Pictures from our week and a few words to go with them:

1.  Imaginary worlds

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3. Silly girl

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4. Daddy and the boys find cool new storage for the boys’ room

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5. I take advantage of half price bins from The Land of Nod, and replace the tatty fabric bins that were falling apart.  Which reminds me, when J saw the three huge boxes that had been delivered to our door the fist thing he said was, “Whoa Mom!  That’s a lot of fabric!”.  I think it’s pretty telling that his first guess was fabric ;)

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6.  Miss E gets a hand-me-down desk and insists we put a jar of flowers on it

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7.  I do a little sewing for a sweet friend and neighbor, to welcome their new little girl.

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8. Another small gift for a baby boy, soon to be born

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9. Momma gives the baby the spatula.  The baby is surprised and then delighted.

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10.  The same baby girl spent the week not feeling well and needing extra love, which her daddy was happy to supply

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11.  Mr. G wanted to sleep on his new toolbox and much to his momma’s surprise he was still there come morning light.

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12.  We all want to be the one who snuggles with her at the end of the day.

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My thought for the week:

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.“  G.K Chesterton

Some how I like the idea of our Heavenly Father doing each day’s work with a child’s unbounded enthusiasm.  It gives me the strength and courage to do the same in my small way.

 

4 thoughts on “The Week that Was

  1. Shannon

    Such cute pictures! Love miss P’s rolls. We have none of that here, er, well, the baby here has none of them. :)
    Love that last quote, I’m gonna think on that one for awhile.

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  2. Shanda

    The toolbox idea is THE BEST EVER!!! And the bins are great, so is your boy’s fabric comment. I can tell you relish the little things in your life and I can SO relate to that kind of mothering. April, your baby is almost one and I can’t believe it! I was thinking HOW can she do all these things with a new baby, then come to find out she’s one. Wishing we were neighbors, love, Shanda :)

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  3. Clarita

    I love the new bins! Good deals from a really cool place are so fun. :)
    The quote from G. K. Chesterton is so good. That is a neat thought, that God never tires of things that we think would be frustratingly monotonous. Beautiful thought.
    xo

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