Wednesday, December 4, 2013

you just have to laugh ...

Due to the fact that I had to throw both kids in the bath for the SECOND time this morning (Jane stepped in fresh doggy doo, and while cleaning that up, I found Asher in a separate mess) I decided I needed to do what I'd meant to do for months:  Yoga.  I should have known what would happen.

What I was attempting:

What I actually got:

Everyday I try to plan out what I want to accomplish, only to have it fall pitifully short.  So I set my sights a little lower...and lower...and lower.  There are days when I think to myself, "I want to get the kitchen cleaned, do a load of laundry, make some art with Jane, and tidy up the family room.  But if I just get the family room tidy, that will be good enough!"  Then, at the end of the day, I look around and realize not only is the family room nowhere close to tidy, but parts of the house that were clean are now a total disaster.

Sigh.  Sigh.  DOUBLE SIGH.  But I wouldn't change it for anything.  I love my kids and their crazy antics.  I love them during the messes and the whining.  And I especially love them when they show their sweet, sensitive selves to me.  Yoga, cleaning, and sanity can wait.


Lucky Jane got to spend her 3rd birthday with Grandpa Jer, Grandma Suz, and her Wilson aunts, uncles, and cousins.  I took Asher and Jane to Utah to see my parents while on a two week break from their mission in Nauvoo.  Utah welcomed us with a big, beautiful snow storm, and we were in heaven.

I brought one present, a doctor's kit, to Utah with us, and Grandma Suz spoiled Jane with a trip to Build-A-Bear.  Jane picked out a fluffy white teddy bear and named her "Kwalla".  That night, we had our farewell/birthday dinner at Aunt Chung's (Natalie') house.  Then, when we got home on Sunday, Jane got the rest of her gifts:  a tricycle and an easel.

Happy birthday, Miss J!  We love our girl!