Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Bit of a Rough Patch

It happens to all of us.  We hit a bit of bumpy road in our life.  Well, since I promised to be honest on this blog, I want ya'll to know I am there now.  My absence from the blogging world is because Mom always said, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."  And there it is.  The honest truth.
Not that nice things haven't happened recently, because they have.  I just haven't been in a place where I can happily blog about them. 
I am tired. 
My days are long and the nights seem even longer. 
My baby Se is weaning herself and it has been miserable.
I wake up overwhelmed, hit a mommy groove in the middle, and go to bed feeling overwhelmed again.
But God is good, and His grace is sufficient.  He has been providing for me everyday.
I know it will not be this way forever, and I will use this time to learn and grow.

Have no fear, I will be back to the regular scheduled program very soon. 
But for now, I am just going to sleep.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Beach Bums

Se's first time seeing the ocean!

Mo enjoyed playing in the sand this time but was still very hesitant about the water.  She only got her big toe wet!

K and L

"What is this?"
"It doesn't taste very good."

It was a gorgeous day

"We love Daddy!"

Off to check out the water

Se was not impressed

This was the beginning of the end.  L didn't stop crying after this till he was safely deposited into the stroller.

Our beach day only lasted 30 minutes.  Weeping and crying forced us off the sand and into the pool.  It is foreign to me that my littles don't care for the water, sun and sand.  Every time we come to FL I take them again, in hopes that they will change their minds.  I have already seen a little bit of 'like' for the ocean shine through.  Mo and L both played in the sand and liked it this time and Mo put her feet in the water voluntarily.  It helped that our friends we went with LOVE the ocean and little K had no qualms with getting wet and sandy while tromping through the beach.  Maybe we will shoot for an hour next time.  Someday we will work our way up to an actual day at the beach.