Monday, February 27, 2012


Nate took the kids to Lowe's a few nights ago to get some stuff for the lawn. They came home with a few extra things...namely seeds. The kids were so excited to plant some tomatoes, sunflowers, and a few others I can't recall at the moment. They kept the little pots in their rooms till they sprouted, and now they are invading my counter, but how can I not let them have a place in the kitchen? Those little sprouts are bringing Jansen and Natalie such joy. Natalie thanks Heavenly Father in her prayers that her seeds are growing.
 I am so supportive and happy that the  kids are having this experience. I wouldn't have done it with them on my own, so I'm very grateful to Nate for the ways that he enriches our kids' lives in ways that I don't.
 Speaking of dirt, Natalie wore these pants for just a couple hours one morning. And she got this dirty. Oh that girl. I was having a really rough time with her tonight. She uses a baby voice that curdles my insides, and there are a few other silly, insignificant things that drive me totally nuts. To the point where I was just closing my eyes, breathing, and literally praying to have the strength to be patient. I wanted to explode. And believe me, I didn't completely keep my cool. Now that I've had a moment to regroup, I need to go in and kiss that sweet little one and give her an extra squeeze. 


Heather said...

what a good dad Nate is. Sienna goes through 3-5 outfits per day, but none of them are dirty. Girls, girls.

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Ryan, Becca, Brinley Boo AND Casen too! said...

Haha, oh I love how you describe your frustration, because it takes the words right out of my mouth! Its can be so hard, but man they are sweet when they sleep :) It's just getting them there that is hard! And I think I am seriously going to run out and grab some seeds for my kids to grow, what a fun idea!