Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fitting

Our nights are usually the most hectic part of our day...cooking, eating, Jason and I trying to talk about our day (ha!), cleaning the kitchen, baths, putting Colson to bed, a little playtime, persuading Z to go to bed...then crashing! I'm sure it's the same with you at your house, right?

One night during the craziness, Z wanted me to ride his car with him. He was very persistent, so I gave in. Why not? One day he won't be under my feet asking me all these things. So Colson and I hopped on, and it's now a regular event. Somehow we see monsters, race down hills, and end up at a fort. I love how Colson just goes along with us.

Just keeping it real in my comfies. ; ) I have no idea how in the world the three of us fit on Zach's plasma car, but we do!
I treasure these silly times with our boys. It's always worth it to slow down and have some fun...especially during the chaos. So so very thankful for their lives.


Praise the LORD, my soul...who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion...
Psalm 103:1, 4

31 comments:

Jennifer said...

So cute!! It's so funny to hear what their little imaginations can come up with at this age.

I love riding Brody's plasma car by myself! Ha!

Kelley said...

So if that's what you look like when you're "keeping it real", then that's just not fair! ha! so glad you know the value of stopping and taking time to enjoy the little things. wish i had done more of that sooner...but better late than never! (and besides, we've never had a plasma car) and yes...i know all too well about the "witching hour" - that's what i call the time just before supper til just after bedtimes. But you know what? In all these years and with all these kids, nothing I've ever done has changed it, so now I just give in and go with it. It all works out in the end. May as well enjoy it along the way. Love ya, and as always...

Kelley said...

and by the way, that's my favorite passage ever :) i love the whole thing!!!!

Tiff said...

Seriously, I don't think on my best day I look as great as you "keeping it real"! :) you are too darn cute on that car.!! Moments like that is what makes being a mommy worth more than gold..

Baths and snuggle times are my favorites too! And our "moment" every morning is after I get Tbird dressed...I just hold him up over my head and kiss him and love on him and he smiles!!! No matter if I am running late for work or not, we need that time together....

Trac~ said...

Absolutely precious! You are so cute and tiny and look so young! You don't look old enough to have 3beautiful children. :) I really look forward to meeting you and your beautiful family this summer when I am home visiting. I hope all of you are staying warm! xoxoxo

Rachel said...

Precious, precious boys! What great memories y'all are making. Those little smiles just warm my heart! And you look beautiful, as usual! You're such a good mommy. Those boys and Reese, of course, are so lucky to have such a loving and caring mother like you!

tiffany said...

The evenings are the hardest part of my day - everyone seems to go crazy at the exact time I start dinner. It never fails.

However, next time one my kids rides by, I'm hopping on. Dinner will have to wait.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How sweet! Those slowed down moments are the best. Wonderful photos Katie! :)

Nicole said...

CUTE!!! YOu are such a good mom Katie!! Just today Nora asked my why I didn't like to have fun...It was b/c Wade went out and played with them in the snow and I didn't...HA! I guess I better learn from you! :)

busymom said...

Four to five o'clock is the hardest! The kids want attention, dinner's calling, I'm tired...I'll have to find a car to ride! heehee : ) You guys are precious. Thanks for inspiration! ..and you look beautiful! : )

Donna said...

Sweet! Great that you are taking the time to just enjoy your boys!

Jenny said...

Those moments are the best!

Summer said...

This is so cute Katie! I love how ya'll are all on the Plasma car and full of such joy, smiles and giggles! So great!! You are such a great mommy! Girl and you look great in your comfy's wish I looked that good in mine LOL....

OK soooo I just love hearing all the things you see on the way isn't it funny a little one's imagination!

xoxo
Sums

Tracy said...

What a cute pic. Nights are very hectic here, too. They are about to get crazier. We just signed up our 6 year old for softball, so that makes three in sports! CRAZY! Enjoy your time with them. They will always remember little moments like that. My 15 year old reminds me of silly times I never thought she would recall. :) Have a great day!

Sara said...

Looks like fun:) You look so beuatiful in comfies! I never look that great in mine:)

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

That's adorable! Enjoy that time!

Lauren said...

SO sweet!!!!! :)

Hillary said...

You and the boys are soo cute! How the heck do you ever get both your kids to look at the camera at the same time?! Glad ya'll were able to find such precious time in the little things!

Melanie Mueller said...

You are too cute! What a great picture of you and your boys!! Precious memories you are making with them!!

Paige said...

Love it...and man that baby boy sure does look like his daddy in that picture!

Nicole said...

This is too cute, your such a great mommy!

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

LOVE this post, it's so true and sweet!!! It's amazing what we do that make our little ones so happy :)

And yes, evening are CRAZY at our house too!!

Katie said...

This is too cute! This will be a photo you all cherish for years to come!

Alex and Jill said...

You're a great Mama!! Those are the moments that your boys will remember most. :)

Nicole Rodriguez said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!

Happiness Is... said...

I love that. I think it's so important to stop and smell the roses (or drive cars to imaginary places!) That's what life is all about!

Amanda said...

Silly moments are the absolute best!!

Amanda

Forever missing Gavin 4/7-5/3/08

Alison said...

That last pic needs to be framed!! So fun!

Sarah said...

Love it! I have to remind myself of this daily when Ella asks me to dance with her...because she always asks during the most hectic time. But, I do it because I know one day she won't want to dance with me anymore. So, I just do my best to take it all in and enjoy these days...as exhausting as they are!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Oh, I know the craziness that you are speaking of...it's the same in our house each night. :) It's always good to remind ourselves to slow down and savor these precious moments with our little ones.

Carolina Girl said...

I'm laughing b/c of the comment about you and Jason trying to talk about your day. If it's anything like at our house, everyone is talking at once! It's very hectic!
You and the boys look like you're having a great time!

 
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