Friday, October 24, 2008

don't sweat the small stuff...

Where to begin.. Life has been a constant changing balance beam for me these days. My mind is filled with lists of things to be done and forever remembering where I need to be at any given moment. Sitting down is rare and when I do it's hard to shut off my brain anyways so I may as well check something off my list.

In the midst of all of that I am enjoying Noah and Ari more than ever these days. They are so fun and they are growing up so fast. I feel like I want to write it all down each day as it all happens so I won't forget.. all the little things too you know?

Like the day before yesterday they had just gotten up and were playing and snacking on cheerios like they do every morning. They had pulled up their little plush chairs to the little table in the living room and were making various car noises: filling their dump trucks with cheerios, making tunnels with placemats and drinking milk. They have these monster trucks where the top comes off and you can snap it on only one way.. these have often been a source of frustration although still remaining a favorite toy. I was sitting on the couch just taking it all in when all of a sudden Noah asks Ari for "help" and hands him the truck. Ari takes it and tries the top one way and when it doesn't work he turns it around and tries the other way and it works. He then proclaims "did it!" which means "I did it" and he then hands it over to Noah and Noah says "Thanks".

I was blown away by such a big boy moment. I was happy I had sat long enough to witness it. It's a good reminder to me to remember moments like these.

Dave starts school again on Monday and will go for 9 weeks. It's always a different transition for us when he starts and what seemed daunting at the beginning of this week has turned into a blessing. He found some people to ride with which requires no driving on his part and the burden of him having to drive alone all week has been lifted and we both feel lighter.

I am full blown all in to rehearsals and it's only 4 weeks away!!!! How can that be. Hopefully you have all bought tickets… It's going to be an amazing show. I love Marmee and am really learning so much from her. It's been fun to venture out into this area and do something different.

Norwex is still going good. I actually have two parties next week.. It's a great time for them too with Christmas coming up. Hopefully they both go well.

Not much else I can fill you in on. My cleaning lady (remember the present from dave) has been blowing me away. Yesterday I came home to not only a sparkly clean house but she organized my chaotic pantry into a beautiful masterpiece. It was breathtaking. I feel full and blessed beyond what I can say. It's the small stuff lately that is the big stuff for me and it helps me remember how much I have to be grateful for!


Jennifer said...

Yay! I'm glad things are going well!

Jenelle Suderman said...

that is the cutest thing (the talking between noah and ari!!)

valerie said...

yeah - your cleaning lady is pretty amazing :) I'm so glad you're enjoying your gift. soon some of stuff will slow down. Can't wait till the show!

Melanie said...

Can't wait to see the performance!

Glad things are going so well for you. So cute that the boys are learning to help eachother. Sweet story. :)