A sweet dog named Cali has learned to wiggle herself into our iron fence. She visited us twice over the weekend. The kids now think she's adoptable.
No chance. She has a collar and a family who loves her. Hard for little ones to understand.
Lainey and I went to the Just Hatched studio on Friday for a photo shoot. Pics coming soon!
She swiped the lollipop on her way out. Yum.
I had a martini for the first time in forever Friday night. Even yummier.
Cali's second visit. She sure is cute. Labra-doodle.
Look at how big Finn is! She didn't think Cali was so cute.
"Wook, Mom. Der friends. Wet's keep Cali!"
Our little basketball star scored the game winning point in overtime on Saturday.
He doesn't stand out as much as he did last year because he's not allowed to take 3 point shots and is involved in plays and more of a strategy to the game as compared to his previous season.
So, it was fun to see him get some of the glory this game.
I absolutely loved the mailboxes on this post.
I didn't have the time to search high and low for candle sticks like the tutorial suggested, so we had to brainstorm. Carter helped me.
The final product........Davidge kids' Valentine holders.
Easy peasy lettering.
Created both families' boxes at the same time. I'll take a pic of ours and our Valentine mantle soon enough.
Mailbox stems were created from tiny soda cans.
It worked! Carter suggested toilet paper rolls, but we didn't think we'd be able to come up with 7 at a moment's notice. So, I suggested this method. Happy it turned out so well.
Love the art for this season!
While visiting Holly and kids, I showed Ainsley how to paint with pudding.
(Can you tell I miss babies? No rational mother of one would do this for fun.)
She did more eating and less painting.
Seriously the easiest baby ever. Love her.
OK, and now for a little controversy.
This article is getting a lot of attention along with tons of moms chanting "Totally agree!" on Facebook.
And, I don't agree with it.
And, I'm kind of resentful of it. I don't like the message and it's not just because I am one of "those moms" who does "Carpe diem" each day.
I'm here to tell you that it DOES go fast. I turned around the other day and realized that my oldest will be 12 this year and my youngest will be 5. Five, people. It breaks my heart.
I'm proud to "Carpe diem" each day because I think that is what our children deserve. This by no means suggest that our lives are perfect or even all that pretty most of the time. But, my kids and my husband and my family and my friends and my life gets 100% out of me nearly every day. Life is so short. And, parenting is a tough, exhausting job, but it's one that I cherish.
I understand that the author's main objective was to encourage the reader to accept that parenting is a tough job and that not every day will be easy. But, in a way, I think this might enable parents to give less than what their children are deserving of.
Does that make sense?
Oh, and I WILL be one of those old ladies in the grocery store saying,
"Oh, Enjoy every moment. This time goes by so fast."
Because it does.