Wesley is playing basketball and every Tuesday night we go to practice. Wesley tells me over and over how much he likes it when it is "just me and you, mom." Today Wyatt and I went to our doctor (Wyatt fell at the park and has to go to the orthopedic doctor tomorrow). After the appt. we went to Walmart and he was able to pick out some Legos to buy with his Christmas money. We went by Sonic and he wanted some tater tots, corn dog and a Slushy (not real healthy!). On the way home he said "mom, I love it when it is just us." I said "I know, Wyatt, I do too."
For all of you that have small children.... if they grow comfortable talking to you about anything now they will continue to talk as they grow older and into their teen years.
Our oldest two.... Michael 3 yrs old & Mandi 5 wks.
Now Michael is 26 & Mandi turned 23 yesterday!
Plus, these are the years that you will look back on.... and MISS! I look back at when Wesley & Wyatt were little... say 5 & 6 (or 3 & 4) and oh how I miss those times!
Wyatt & Wesley 2009Mandi lives about an hour away, Mike & Amber live in Orlando, Dakota goes to a local college and is working so he isn't here much. Alyssa is 14, Wyatt will soon be 10 and Wesley 8. In just a few yrs they will all be doing school on their own and not need me much at all. So I grab hold of each moment and I laugh with them... cuddle with them and try my best not to sweat the small stuff!
My little Indians! Alyssa 7, Wyatt 2 & Wes 1
WOW~ where does the time go? I just want to jump in this picture and hug them up!
I am reading Kisses from Katie .... and although things are VERY different and no challenge is my life is as hard as Katie's ... what she said really could relate to me....
"By God's grace, even in the hard moments, I knew that the job of being a mother was what God had created my heart for. We had our struggles but at the end of the day we were each in love with this new thing we called family..." ~ Katie Davis Kisses From Katie
Take time for the little things.... for it is the little things that matter the most.
Fun Times! Mandi, Wesley 5 & Wyatt 6 2008
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