Monday, January 05, 2015

My hands are full.

My hands are full.

Yes they are. I love it when people comment on this. Truly. 

As I clumsily walk through the grocery store, with Leyton in her ergo and the big girls walking or in the basket, grabbing boxes of carbs and fruits and veggies mindlessly someone always comments. And kindly lets me pass or go first in line. But such a comment takes me down a path. 

In my mind I am thinking, my hands are totally full and not just with groceries and girls. 

Full. Full of ponytails and bows, little hands and dirty faces, diapers and wipes, appointments and play dates. There are full days of chaos and laughing and giggling and nights struggling to grasp a routine (for years I mean) with dinner, baths, bedtime, reading. My life is absolutely full. Full of happy days and hard ones. Days that I want to sleep in yet cherish the gift each day presents. 

This full life I cherish. The sticky faces and big smiles, mispronounced words and Disney songs, sloppy kisses and bear hugs, communication over baby tears and distinct noises, and observing my growing miracles become amazing people. I will happily struggle through Target or Heb to be reminded of just how full our life is. 



Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Night

Happy Halloween! The girls had a lot of fun this week! Lots of class parties for all and then trick or treating on Halloween night. And it fell on a Friday so that was nice!

 We had Princess Elsa, a beautiful blue butterfly, and a cute lady bug! I call Leyton bug so thought this costume for her was fitting. Lots of pictures to see!











 The little antennas did not last too long.













My beauties!










 We went over to the Barker's for some Halloween activities...bobbing for apples, pin the tail on something, it was great to hang with them until we went trick or treating.









 Laney and Gavin, sweet buddies.


 All the kids dressed up. It was trying to get a picture without the littles Leyton and Hallie trying to escape.






























 Bobbing for those apples!












 Swinging with Daddy!



Best we could do with the girls. 





 We went to Ellen's, like we do every year, and saw the Menzel crew and did a little trick or treating in Alamo Heights. Then we headed to our neighborhood and M took the girls while Leyton went down and I handed out candy.

 Then the best part of the night, the girls handed out candy. This is always their favorite part!