Another set of photos to show what we’ve been up tp this week!
Olivia played in her first soccer game (or more properly ‘football match’). Her team won & she enjoyed herself, grass stained knees and all!
The gorgeous view from the playing fields, it was such a beautiful day.
Hello beautiful. I love you, yes I do.
Miles enjoying the warmth & sunshine.
Wee man turned 5 months this week, mixed emotions.
Decorating some delicious Easter cookies.
With the warm weekend came the discovery that we have some sugar ants living under our fridge. Stella has taken up camp there to squash any unlucky ones that dare to venture out. Turns out she hates bugs even more than I do.
I’m going to take a break from
I’ve been facebook free for 6 days, shocking right? Although I have no idea what my old highschool teacher is doing this weekend, or what someone I met once when she passed through Glasgow is eating for dinner tonight.
I came to the realisation last week that facebook is kinda making me miserable. Every time I check it I get to see all these great things everyone else is doing. That’s where the comparison element comes in. Every time I open it up I am reminded of that one friend who still hasn’t replied to my e-mail, and I feel hurt all over again by the friend who hasn’t kept in touch. I get to see all the cute pictures of all the happy people experiencing amazing things in their cute clothes in their amazing lives, etc. etc. etc. Now I’ll be the first to admit I have the emotional maturity of a 12 year old girl, so this kind of stuff probably wouldn’t phase a normal person. But for me it was definitely time to take a break.
I’ve been trying to make some healthier choices these days, physically and emotionally. I’m eating better, trying to get more rest, the usual stuff. I’m also trying to find a healthy way to grieve Glasgow. I don’t think I’ll be able to properly let go and grieve if I’m hearing about it everyday. It keeps the little details a little too fresh. Now I know full well that pretending it doesn’t exist isn’t healthy either. What I tell my kids is true for me too, Glasgow will always be apart of us. It made a huge contribution to who I am today. But I need to stop focusing on all that I’m missing there, and enjoy what I have HERE. So last Saturday, instead of starting my day by checking facebook for all the latest news, and then thinking about it for awhile, and then checking it again, and thinking some more…. I decided to simply enjoy the day. To enjoy the sunshine, plant some flowers, do some weeding, enjoy the neighborhood kids stopping in, and Olivia’s first soccer game. I decided to be present, and it made a big difference.
Unfortunately facebook isn’t the only fuel for the comparisons I make, but I do feel like I’ve made a right choice. I need to fight for joy, to be present. To stop comparing and focusing on what I don’t have, who I’m not, or where I’m not.
Here’s a glimpse into my week…
Family Fun Night! One of the perks of small town life, an evening put on by the school with games, food & fun! Not exactly my cup of tea, but the kids loved it!
Cotton candy, now that IS my cup of tea.
Livi flying down the inflatable slide! She’s a wild one that girl.
We ate at ‘Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’ Sunday. It’s my new fav.
Afterschool treat, a trip to Woods for hot chocolate, cookies, & coffee.
Silliness. Check out Noah’s eye, ewww! 😉
Half day + sun = play time at the park
Snuggles in the sun.
Miles’ mega-cute, mega-chub legs. I love them.
Spring wreath in progress.
Another week, another set of photos!
Dafodils & happy cafe curtains make for a cheery spot in my kitchen.
Stella’s finished kitchen! I love how it turned out, now to get some chalk so she can write on her fridge.
Miles started loving his bath this week, now he’s constantly wiggling & splashing in there!
Treats from Nana.
Friday night is Movie Night!
Happy Friday! x
Week two of my Mom’s visit has been productive (all thanks to her), lots of sewing & organizing & errands.
Livi LOVED snowboarding & didn’t give up! Can’t wait to take her again.
Noah did well too! And *may* have had to wear part of Stella’s coat because someone forgot his at home, woopsie!
This week also included allergy testing for Noah. Turns out he’s allergic to much more than we first thought. Poor guy.
Another dusting of snow this week, much to the kids’ delight!
One of the many sewing projects made by my Mom this week, love the cheerful fabric.
It’s been a week of firsts around here!
The wee man is 4 months old! I kinda want to freeze him at this age for awhile.
First taste of rice cereal, went down a treat I think.
Noah lost his first tooth! We were all happy when it finally came out since he’d given up talking when it was at its wobliest!
Ready for their first day of skiing tomorrow!