Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blissful Moments

I wish to explain the meaning behind the title of my blog. But first, I need to also explain that I will not be using the real names of my children. I know many others do this as well and I figured it wouldn't hurt. I will be calling my son ButterBean. Its the nick name that his Grandparents gave him. It kinda fits since he's a small pudgy little bean of a baby. We debated what to call my daughter and decided on Star. Chaos may have been a better fit, but we were trying to think positively.

This leads me to the title...blissful moments. If you were ever a mother or currently are one of a toddler, then you probably know what it's like to live in a state of constant chaos. My daughter can be sweet and adorable, but she can also throw one of the biggest fits and can be quite determined, a nice way of saying stubborn. And just when I am at my wits end and I find myself thinking "why did I have kids?", that's when it happens. She will say something or do something that goes right to my heart and all of the anger and frustration just melts away and I remember why I did have children. This is a moment of bliss. Some days they can be rare and some days can be overflowing with them, but every day has one. Its in these moments that my love for my children grows even deeper.

As an example...just this morning, it had been a rough morning. I still feed Butterbean 3 to 4 times a night and this morning Star decided to make it extra special by waking up at 6:00. (her normal wake up time is 7:30 - 8:00) So after trying to make eggs and toast while half asleep and then attempting to get my daughter to actually sit at the table for more than a minute and get more of the food in her mouth than on the floor, she turns to me holding a piece of toast and says "look mom, triangle". And sure enough her piece of toast looked like a triangle. Then she looks around finds another piece and says "look, letter C" with the biggest grin on her face. Ahh, the motherly pride. That definitely put a smile on my face. And for that moment there was nothing else in my heart and mind than love, joy and happiness. A moment of bliss.

Here she is holding "up" her toast

Here are a few more pictures of activities we've from our week so far

We played cars on a playmat I made from paper I taped to a large piece of cardboard which folds in the middle for easy storage

She sorted her colors in a workbook I got at the dollar store. Who knew a child would want to work in a workbook by her own choosing.

Here are some of our art projects

We made a caterpillar out of an egg carton.

We painted with watercolors which quickly turned into finger painting

This turned into Mr. T the turtle. Isn't he cute!

We are learning about the parts of the body this week so I traced her body onto paper then colored it in naming the different parts of the body.

Overall it's been quite a fun week so far.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is soo wonderful to see and read about what is going on in your lives and what a wonderful Mom you are................