7.10.2012

Sometimes.....

....we just have to do what we have to do.  i'm learning this in totally new ways with dylan.  he's active ~ like crazy active, climbing, practically running and he isn't even one yet!  he doesn't even stop moving in his sleep!  we sometimes have to go in there and lay him back down because he sits up/stands up in his sleep and then starts crying like he is confused.  at his 9 month well baby appt, our doctor just looked at me about half way thru and said (and i quote because i will never forget her face!) "i'm impressed that he's even gaining weight as active as he is. i don't know how you do this all day everyday!"  well....it takes alot of groceries to keep him gaining weight ~ the boy can EAT!  And?  here is photographic evidence of one way that i am able to atleast get something accomplished sometimes......


why yes....that would be dylan in his stroller in the playroom today.  I really really wanted to dust and vacuum and he wasn't having any of it.  and?  when he was over the blocks i gave him food to occupy him.  (the highchair is another good one....that's where he is when i am loading/unloading the dishwasher!) don't judge me please! ;)  sometimes a mommy's just gotta do what a mommy's gotta do!  and to answer the pediatrician's question ~ how do i do it all day everyday?  how could i not?!  i wouldn't trade it for the world!  i see times like this......


and my heart smiles.  it is such a sweet blessing to be mommy to these 3!  there is an insane amount of energy/activity and noise in our home and i wouldn't trade it for anything!  thru the exhaustion, the bickering, the pre teen hormones (whew!), thru it all i remind myself that i will miss this.  my mother in law always tells john and i...."these are the best days of your lives"....and most days i believe her! ;)


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
~Galatians 6:9~