Top Ten Tuesday: Snow Day!

After the blizzard here in Chicago we went out to play in the snow. Here are ten of my favorite pictures. See more Top 10 posts on Amanda’s blog.

 

Jacob shoveling snow

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Daddy had to help Lucas walk in some of the snow because it was so deep.

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Jacob making a snow angel

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Lucas is loving his first time playing in the snow

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Jacob and daddy

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Uh oh! Lost a glove!

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Jacob fell in the snow

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I have no idea what Lucas was trying to do but he was looking at the world from a new angle :)

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Jacob kept wanting to take his mittens off so we had to keep putting them on.

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A sign that it's time to go inside? Your child gets a runny nose.

Slow Down

As I sit here and think about all the things that I have to do this weekend I have been hearing “slow down”. Maybe it’s God’s voice. Maybe it’s my brain telling me that if I overload it with one more thing it will explode. Maybe it’s my body telling me it needs to relax….

Whatever it is, I’m listening and I’m obeying the voice.

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I will not hurry to go anywhere.

I will not do a load of the laundry that’s piling up.

I will not get online and work on blogging.

I will not talk with friends on twitter or facebook.

I will not notice that dust bunny under the hall table.

I will not clean up the boys room while they play.

What will I do?

I will spend all morning playing with and loving my boys.

I will spend all morning cherishing every smile and giggle.

I will spend all morning watching my oldest attempt to count his fingers and my youngest as he starts to walk.

I will spend all morning thanking God for the wonderful gifts He has given me.

What will you spend the morning doing?

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This post is linked up to Amy’s Finer Things “Finer Things Friday” because slowing down is a finer thing :)

Finer Things Friday- Our First Family Walk

Today I am joining Amy in her “Finer Things Friday” meme at her blog.

Today we took our first walk as a family of four. It was chillier than I thought it would be but it was the perfect way to spend the late afternoon. It’s a fine thing when I get to come home from a long day at the office and spend time with the ones I love in the beautiful weather that God has given us.

Jacob and Daddy

Jacob and Lucas

September 3, 2008

It’s been almost a week since I’ve updated. With fall tv season starting, becoming more involved in my social groups, and cleaning and organizing my house I’ve been really busy. I cleaned out Jacob’s closet and have a huge gathering of items by my door that I either need to sell or give away. I also rearranged things around my house to better use the space. I think once my house gets organized I will be able to spend more time on things that I’d like to do like blogging, scrapbooking, and reading. And working out, too. It’s been a while since I’ve gone to the gym.

Today was a great day. Sinisa had a day off so I got a chance to spend some time with him and also work on things that I normally wouldn’t be able to do while watching Jacob. He also had some time to build a bookshelf for all my parenting books so I could keep them all in one place. I’m looking forward to just relaxing for a couple of hours with him before going to bed at a decently early hour (yes, 11/11:30 is early for me).

Tomorrow is my first MOPS meeting. I’m excited to see what it’s all about. In the afternoon I have a dentist appointment. I’m hoping I can just get a normal cleaning which is $50 and don’t need a deep cleaning which is over $600. My insurance doesn’t pay for either of them so I’d rather pay as little as possible out of pocket. I hate going to the dentist…

Today’s Challenge: When was the last time you saw the dentist? If it’s been a while, schedule yourself an appointment.