I saw this on the side of road while driving one day and just thought it was really neat looking. Not sure how they did it but I like it.
and Yes, she is sitting on our dog.
Wow, it's been crazy around our house. You know when you hear people tell stories of when their kids when little and you think that surely they've forgotten because that much stuff can't possible happen in that short amount of time. Well, apparently it can. We had quite possibly the most accidents that could have happened in one 24 hour period. Last Saturday David and I had a babysitter coming over so we could go on a date. It's been over 2 months and much needed. So i'm getting out of the shower and hear Luke scream a little. Didn't think much of it and then David comes in and calmly says, "uh, I think you need to look at this one." I go out and he has cut his head so badly that you can see his skull. So the babysitter shows up and we head with Luke to the ER for stitches.
So then Sunday was going fairly calm. Of course we went to Costco and I realized that Luke had snuck out of the house wearing heelies (shoes with wheels). I mean, really? fresh stitches in the head and he thinks it's a good idea to roll around all day. We got home and the boys were coming home from a friends house when Flint was running up the driveway with his hands in his pockets. You see where this is going? he fell and hit the concrete face first! ouch. Blood everywhere! he bit all the way through his lip. I had him up on the counter with ice and trying to see how bad it was, etc we decided it wasn't too bad and that he didn't need stitches. Then, Allie starts crying. She had climbed up on the coffee table, which is only 2 feet off the ground. And had fallen off using her arm to brace her. She cried/screamed for a good 30 minutes which is so unlike her. So...off to the ER yet again. turns out she broke her elbow. She's now sporting a very pretty hot pink cast.
Sometimes I feel like we just can't catch a break and then I realize that it's really just life. it's totally exhausting and humbling. Makes me realize each day that it's only by God's grace and mercy that I continue to be able to function. Last night I was thinking about how much I want to spare my kids from pain or cuts or broken bones and how sad it makes me when they hurt. And then it was that Aha moment, how God feels even more of that for us. It's just so comforting to me.
So it's been a week of laundry piling up, make shift meals and a lot of coffee. I'd like to think that surely next week will be calmer, but I know better. So I just ask God for more grace and mercy.