Monday, April 28, 2014

The Mundane

Being 6 months pregnant and so tired and uncomfortable already I find it hard some days to remember how amazing being a mom is. My 5 1/2 year old lost her first tooth today, and as I sat down after the kids were in bed I thought about how fun it was. Sounds weird, I know. But it was such an exciting moment for her and me. She felt it become loose the night before and announced it to the family. She said, “I’ve been waiting my whole life to loost a tooth!” And no, “loost” is not a type-o that’s how she said it.
It’s amazing to experience life through my child. She has such spunk and gets such a kick out of life. And as I sat on the couch thinking of her losing that tooth I couldn’t help but smile. It seems so mundane, all kids lose teeth, but just to watch her little person experience it was fantastic.
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Easter

IMG_6014 copyHappy (late) Easter! I have a great excuse this time… we moved the day before. We bought a house in a cute little town outside of Boise. And when I say little I mean that there is one grocery store (if you can call it a grocery store), they sell lumber and food and everything in between. There is one cafĂ©, a pizza hut and a subway. That being said, we can get to the bigger store in 15-20 minutes. So it’s not living in the boonies like it sounds.
Moving has been going slow, I can’t do too much before I’m completely exhausted. Please take my advice and don’t move when you are 7 months pregnant. It’s not very fun and if it weren’t for the nesting instinct that has kicked in I probably wouldn’t accomplish anything. Luckily we both have the best parents ever, and they came and helped us out. So the house is live-able thanks to them, but still has so much work to be done.
Easter was a little chaotic because it was the day after the move, but I had everything set aside and we actually made it to church on time. I’ll count that as a miracle. We went out in the back yard after church and took some pictures. It was the first time in a while that I have even gotten my camera out.
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This is Tracker Jacker trying to pose. He tilted his head to copy the position I was in. And after that failed miserably then he let me know exactly how he felt about having his picture taken.
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And of course he had to throw in the duck lips. Not really sure why.
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