Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Normal Days

 Most days, I am able to enjoy or atleast find the comedy in all the good/bad moments of our lives. But some days all I can think about is "how much longer until bedtime!" 

Some days Lily won't go to sleep unless DaddyO or I are sitting at the computer right outside her bedroom and most nights ends up sleeping on the floor in our room.

Some days Ashton shrieks in pain if someone barely brushes their hand next to his body.

Some days Bailey sneaks in to the pantry and we find his half eaten, moldy snacks behind the couch.

Some days Daisy wakes up 4 times per night to eat.

Some days Lily plays school or tag or barbie's or pirates for hours with her brothers OR plays with Daisy while I make dinner.

Some days Ashton says "this is the best day ever" because you are taking him to swim at Grandma's ALL BY HIMSELF.
He actually fell asleep like this!

Some days when everyone is fighting over who gets to sit next to me at the table, Bailey volunteers to give up his seat or when everyone wants to hold my hand, Bailey happily skips up to hold his dad's hand.
wearing his skeleton gloves to bed

Some days Daisy lays her head on my shoulder and just lets me rock her.

I saw the following quote on Ali Edward's blog a few weeks ago. I think I am going to frame it and hang it in a very visible part of the house, so I can get a slap in the face always be reminded to truly appreciate every ordinary day!

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. - Mary Jean Iron


Ave said...

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Brandi said...

That's a great quote... and so true.

My kids also will tell me "it's the best day ever" when they are excited about something, but they'll be quick to tell me "this is the worst day of my life" if something doesn't go their way. ;)

Lil' Bub has to hold my hand in order to fall asleep. Which means, of course, I have to lay in his bed until he's out. Then, he usually wakes up around 1:00 or 2:00, realizes I'm not there, and then comes to our room and climbs over me and makes himself comfortable in the middle of our bed. BUT I just tell myself one day he won't do that and I'll miss it. :)

Foursons said...

Beautiful post. All the sleeping babes just puts such a great perspective on the quote.

Family American Style. said...

I love sleeping baby photos. They are truly my favorite.

Lindy said...

beautiful children...fabulous Mom

xoxoxo - grandma/mom

He & Me + 3 said...

This is a sweet post. I love sleeping pictures. So cute. Great quote

blueviolet said...

They're absolutely precious. I love those photos!

{Jamie} said...

These pictures are just precious!!! Beautiful post!

Carly said...

Just found your Blog, Love the Normal day quote and this post. Such a nice post!