A couple Sundays ago the kids were sick, so we went to Sacrament Meeting and then I took the kids home (Austin had to teach the YM). I was expecting kind of a stressful morning but it turned into the most pleasant Sabbath at home! The kids were all being very mild and sweet, giving me hugs, playing nicely together, just being little angels. Feeling bad that we didn't make it to all three hours of church, I put on a playlist of General Conference music. That added a healthy dose of spirituality and our atmosphere of "home peace" (thank you, Louisa May Alcott!) got even fuller. I just wanted to remember this morning, even though it's hard to capture.
|Stockton took the time to carefully decorate that little tree on the table, and I came out of|
the kitchen to see them like this, independently finding quiet activities to keep themselves occupied
|even Natalie eating her spaghetti made me feel full|
of love for her! I love their simple pleasures
|my favorite line|
|"brush your freaking teeth!" while wearing|
the shirt Ananda got me. She's at NYU!
|waiting for tithing settlement|
|brothers watching minions while mom "naps"|
Oh, the days of putting the boys in the stroller to go get Natalie. Blessedly, I emailed Natalie's teacher practically begging her to allow Natalie to just walk to my car, and she agreed! So now we get to have a MUCH more peaceful pickup, with the boys safely buckled in carseats with no hassle or production. It's so cute to see Natalie running to our car!
|spray bottles and paintbrushes|
setting up the tree, and toasting with good friends (aren't those baby martinelli bottles so cute!?)