I’ve heard lots about Blogging Through The Alphabet from Marcy @ BenandMe.com and others who have joined in the past. It sounded like a lot of fun and since I am often struggling to come up with my own ideas for blogging weekly, it sounded exactly like something I need to join in with. Win, win, win! So here goes…
A is for Apples
Apples are pretty important in our house. They are one of Laycie’s absolute favorite things. She loves to eat them but even more, she loves to collect different collectible apples.
We have glass apples, apple signs, apple drawings and more. At one point the kitchen curtains were even red to match her beautiful apples which I have managed to contain mostly in our kitchen. She sure loves those apples!
When Laycie was first learning to talk, she struggled with saying the word “apple”. She would say “Bapple” instead. Completely adorable! I found it so adorable that I actually called my first iPhone Bapple for my Laycie-Lou. She loved that!
Sadly, I admit that her love of Apples has also encouraged me to buy iPhones and iPads, silly as that is. I love to see the smile on her face from each apple she finds, even the little silver one on the back of my phone. I’d do anything to see her precious smile.
Are their things in your home that you find yourself collecting because of your children? Do your rooms reflect their loves as well as their own? Share with me if you wish.
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
— Martin Luther
Tonight I put my five year old to bed. Tomorrow when she wakes she will be six. It doesn’t seem possible and yet it is.
Laycie Elizabeth has brought so much joy to our lives. Her sister, my Emmalee, dubbed her our Angel on the day she was born and she has truly been just that to us all. She brings happiness and joy to our days that was unimaginable before she was born.
I could never have imagined being a Momma to four beautiful children. I never expected to find so much happiness in my life as they bring me. I am blessed and I am thankful every day for the love I receive from each of them.
This weekend we are having a Grand Birthday Bash and Oyster Roast. It’s Laycie’s birthday party and a raincheck party for our older kids who didn’t get to have a party because of all the cold weather we had this past Winter. Spring has finally shown her beautiful self and we will be taking full advantage!
I’m not sure what our weekend will bring, except that it will bring together so many that we love. It will bring our eight beautiful children home together (I hope). It will bring our friends here to celebrate and enjoy each other once again, both new and old friends.
It is a celebration for me, their Momma, who loves them dearly and could not imagine this great Earth without them, even though I never imagined I’d have been blessed by the eight of them. My loves, my heart carried in eight separate pieces outside my chest, these beautiful children who make me whole. This weekend will be wonderful and I look forward to enjoying every moment of it along with them.
So Happy Birthday to my Laycie Bug, the Kid and Happy Belated Birthday to my Win and Emma. Here’s to many more years together, growing and loving each other forever. God bless you for the love you give me. I am thankful every single day.
It’s been a rough week so I’m a bit behind on my post for the week. Jackson has had two seizures. Laycie’s also had a mild cold so I ended up having to cancel the boy’s birthday bash for the weekend. I’m planning to make up for it soon.
I’m exhausted simply because of all that’s going on. It’s really taking it’s toll. I have so much to do but my family’s health has trumped anything that I need done.
Luckily, today Laycie’s feeling better but Jackson is still breaking through with his seizures. I did a little shopping today and found Laycie some new boots to keep her feet warm for the winter as she goes back and forth between our home and her Grandma’s next door.
I also found Jackson a new Taggie blanket and also a snuggly Puppy blankie. He loves them both.
I also found him a pair of flip-flops that are just a bit too big. Lately, he’s been wanting to wear everyone’s too big shoes. Great for his play-acting but not so great for a big boy who is just beginning to learn to walk. He loves his new shoes and the fact they are just a bit too big! He’s had so much fun walking in those this afternoon.
I’m short on time and energy so this post is going to be very short. Please say a prayer for our family’s health and for my sweet Jackson to feel better soon. Thanks y’all. Until next time…