During your Easter picture session, you took no less than 500 pictures attempting the perfect picture of your three kids for posterity. Thanks to gnats, a blazing sun, and stickers in the grass, it proved slightly difficult. Here are some of the "fruits" of the labor:
You have found a spot in your kitchen, where, if you open the pantry door and stand at the counter, you can eat all the Cheetos you want while going unnoticed by the kids who are playing in the playroom.
Two skinned knees and a goose-egg on the head by 8:30am is par for the course.
As you watched your toddler happily sitting in a rocking chair, eating fruit snacks, you were able to witness her completely unprompted, totally random, face-first tumble off the front. And you were not at all surprised that she sacrificed the rest of her body to make sure that her fruit snacks didn't spill onto the ground. This is, apparently, a one year old who has no confidence in the germ-protection of the 5-second rule.
Your first grader has officially read more Harry Potter books than you.
Along with witnessing your girls become best friends on your stint as a stay-at-home mom, you've also had the privilege of watching the beginnings of a very strong mentor-mentee relationship.
There is not one iota of fear in your toddler's little body. You know because you saw her do this at the tip-top of your playground:
(Yes, she's standing on the arm of a lawn chair, in an apparent attempt to launch herself over the side.)
The competitor inside of you beamed with pride at the seriousness with which your completely passive first grader participated in his Field Day events. (Dang, boy!)
I guess I could show you some of the good pictures too...
Hope you all had a blessed Easter and celebrated our sweet redemption through the grace and resurrection of our Savior.