I want to be in all senses of the words, All. Things. Mama.
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to be a mom, not just any mom, but the mom that stays home with her kids full time. The mom who loves even when she is not loved back, who can't breathe without thinking of her kids first. The mom who loves teaching, playing, cooking, baking, laughing, and kissing owies. The mom who is ALL THINGS MAMA. My husband and I scrimp so that dream can be fulfilled. Being a mom is not part time for me. It is something that has captured my heart. All of the going ons of my life start with thoughts of my kids. My kids consume my love and my life and I allow it because, with God's help they are the essence of what makes me a mother. This is me...

kids: the reason for moms

kids: the reason for moms

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Autumn glitter...

We made something pretty today and I made my kids happy.  Such a small project, but it brought big smiles and lots of fun to our house. Why don't I do this more often?  It makes me feel like an accomplished mom.

Melanie got to play with the glitter and paper leaves that I cut out while Easton napped. I was too afraid of what Easton might do with the glitter to let him in on that fun. :)  But don't worry, he joined us later to help with other fall decorating.

Simple project + kids creating = cool mom.  Once again...Why don't I do this more often?
After bath time we used the extra leaves to decorate some more and to let Easton get creative.

I can't begin to describe their excitement over the simple task of taping glittery paper leaves to the wall above their table.  And when daddy got home, they could not stop talking about the leaves and the project of hanging them up! Wow--score one for mom! They think I'm so cool. :)

I got the idea for the hanging leaf mobile decoration from this blog: www.kellehampton.com
This is where we hung our leaf mobile. And a good time was had by all!