"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Monday, October 8, 2012

The beauty that fills my days!

This apparently is not a heavy blogging season of life for me. I've been doing a lot of this instead...

...and loving it! Katelyn is such a snugglebug, always wanting to cuddle. I'm not sure that there's really anything more therapeutic than snuggling a perfectly content, fast asleep baby! She gets scooped up frequently by her daddy, too.

I think she likes sleeping on her daddy best, and pretty much anytime she's fussing, if Lamont scoops her up and cuddles her onto him for just a minute or two, she falls happily fast asleep. (A very, very handy trick for bedtime!)


I've also gotten to spend some fun one-on-one time lately with the older girls. We've been realizing that since homeschooling for the girls is largely a group activity this year (lots of time reading aloud to all three of them, or working together on things at the table), most of my interactions with them at home are group interactions, so we've been making time for solo dates on the weekends. Ashley and I went shopping together yesterday at the mall for some new fall and winter things for her, and she clung to my hand and chattered non-stop the whole time. :) A couple of weekends ago, I took Hannah to get her hair cut, because she'd decided to go back to her short curls. 

She felt so grown up going to the salon with just me, because usually there's a whole parade of us! And sometimes one-on-one time out with the girls can be as simple as taking just one of them for a grocery shopping trip; they really just love the focused time together. But one of our favorites so far was a series of coffee house dates I did with each of them:

She very carefully turned the cup so that the Starbucks logo would show because she was proud of having a "real" coffee cup!

And that's all for now! Off to tackle a brand new Monday morning and try to accept that it's somehow the second week of October and *gulp* that means that my beautiful Ashley turns six next week.

1 comment:

  1. We used to take the girls out with us when we went shopping, just one - to the grocery store, wherever. Also gave them 'coupon books' for Christmas - a date with Dad, a date with Mom, a book of their choice, etc. It gave us that one on one time. Lexie was cute - very disappointed when she asked to go out for food and Papa asked her where she wanted to go to eat, naming McDonalds, etc. She finally made him understand she wanted a GROCERY store - where she promptly picked out lots of good and unusual fruits she was never allowed to get when I shopped, due to cost of course!