I’m so appreciative when the sun shines in the winter. We had gone one too many days without the sun. I’d wake up in the morning and have to turn the lights on downstairs because opening the blinds and curtains didn’t change anything.
Today the sun is shining like yesterday and the day before. I always notice when the sun is shining. (rather than just noticing when it’s not.)
Yesterday, I moved furniture around in my living room. We put up the Christmas tree and moved the TV over last weekend and the room felt so wrong and messy. It feels better now. My stockings are hung, my mantle is decorated, my house has Christmas settled around it. I decided to keep with my simple theme and not put everything out.
I’m drinking coffee and Eli is rolling around on the floor with his toys. Right now feels really good because he doesn’t need me. I love it when my kids need me but Eli sometimes (always) can’t focus on anything but me when I’m around. Right now, he’s playing with toys and I know he knows I’m here because I just fed him.
I love that he’s in our family, I can’t believe he’s eight months old and I can’t believe he cut his seventh tooth yesterday.
I keep playing back this time last year and how we didn’t know Eli was a boy, how he was such a dream to us.
This morning, he woke up and Noah asked to go in and say “hi” to him. I told him he could and I listened to him go in there and say “good morning, little fellow!” and he started saying silly things to him, just like Noah does. Noah calls he and Eli “bros” and it’s pretty much more than I can handle, so much cuteness and love.
Anna comforts him, picks him up off the floor (while she’s sitting) and pats his back and tells him “it’s okay” if he’s crying. The other day she spent about fifteen minutes doing flashcards with him on the floor in front of the Christmas tree.
I do not have my Christmas shopping done and am no where near being done. To be honest, Brian gets a Christmas bonus every year and that’s what we use for Christmas shopping. Sure I’ve done some, here and there, but the majority is waiting to be done. So, I’m sitting patiently, trying to plan my purchases, wanting to be smart, not wanting to overdo it…
This year, I’ll have three babies on Santa’s lap. It’s funny that Christmas is so magical for kids, with the wonder, the lights, the excitement…but this year, may be my most magical year, yet.
Life is funny that way.