Thursday, August 16, 2007


Well, I have taken some time away from blogging, but it has not necessarily been on purpose. My days have been filled with much, and many nights I didn't have the energy to share my joys and struggles. You may be wondering why I choose the entry title of 104. Over the last two weeks, I have experienced:

  • the temperature being on or around 104 and finding creative ways to enjoy that with my boys
  • 104 smiles
  • 104 times of putting my second child in his "big boy" bed during golly he's got it
  • building 104 forts in the family room
  • 104 books per day
  • 104 games of hopscotch on the kitchen floor...look for the pics
  • 104 puzzle "put-togethers"
  • 104 minutes of outside play, which for our family, it's usually 3x that on most days
  • 104 minutes of "Sprinkoline time" - if you are unaware as to what this is, it's the combo of having your sprinkler under your trampoline...super fun
  • 104 minutes at "Splash Pad" - a local park that has water fun for all ages
  • 104 "mommy watch this" moments while we have resurrected their playroom toys
  • 104 laughs (bug-eye pics)
  • 104 pieces of artwork
  • 104 times of putting up the tupperware cabinet after Tate has explored

Yes, these days have been long and weary at times, but all the while, I'm so grateful and thankful to have had those moments with my boys. Motherhood at home is hard, But so rewarding! The days of their childhood are so quickly fleeting, but I am committed to treasure, relish, savor, and enjoy each of them for who they are.


Anna Morrison said...

love, love, love this post! miss seeing your guys. hope to chat with you soon. i love you.

Karen said...

I've always said you could be the cover-mom for Good Housekeeping or Parent Magazine!:) Keep up the amazing (and frequently tiring)job you are doing...your boys are products of God's grace and a mom that is a true you!...And I LOVEEEE these pics, especially Griffin's bug eyes!(he is apparently "trendy" enough to pull them off!HAHAHA!!!)