October 23, 2009

Anna Lee names Hayden's baby

At breakfast this morning:
Anna Lee: "I wonder when Aunt Hayden will have her baby."
Me: "Her sweet baby will come sometime in the spring, honey. Do you think it will be a girl or a boy?"
AL: "Um, I think it will be a boy....or, a girl."
Me: "You are so right! What do you think she and Uncle R. will name the baby?"
AL: "Probably Baby Chloe again (John and Cathy's baby)."
Me: "Well, that's your new cousin's name....what else might they name the baby?"
AL: "(Long pause....) Maybe, Agua?"
Me: Hmm....
AL: "You're right...that's Spanish for water....maybe Mrs. Tooter, b/c babies toot a lot."



October 10, 2009

Retreat

Do you think simplicity is challenging? It shouldn't be, right? It's not in my extroverted bones to sit still, but I need to. I need to be still and breathe and spend time solely with God, Scott & the girls.

I feel like life is moving too quickly and somehow I'm just sort of half-assing everything. This week, the fam and I are on a family retreat. Yes, we'll work and play and go to preschool, and operate as usual, but we're gonna snuggle a lot, and pray a lot, and just be.

This morning over breakfast, Anna was SO proud to announce the leaves turning colors. Children teach us so much. They notice. They listen. They're present in every moment.

Simple.