Things that made me happy today:
*Driving past my children's school today and seeing my eldest son out on the playground laughing and playing with his friends. I pulled over on the side of the road just to spy on him for a few minutes and watch him jump all over the place with this silly grin on his face. He was clearly enjoying himself and that made me very happy to see!
This year hasn't been as rewarding as was last year for him. He doesn't love his teacher as much and there's a few kids at his school that really bother him. He is emotionally sensitive in nature so even if the bothersome kids aren't bothering him directly, he still comes home feeling bothered. So, I love it when I see him feeling happy and excited about life. When Z-boy is happy and excited about life, the whole world will know it! He lights up a room! He lights up an entire recess field enough for me to stop and watch him shine.
|Z-boy shining bright at home with his brothers|
*Micah took Odin ice-skating after school today, just the two of them. Odin loves ice-skating. I took both the big boys on Saturday and watched as Odin went around the rink 67 times (he counted) real fast, non-stop. Today when he went with his dad he said that he was faster than these three teenager girls that he kept passing by on the rink, over and over. And everytime he passed them one of them said to him,"I like your hair!" He came home grinning from ear to ear.
|Saturday's trip to the ice rink|
*This little monkey. He makes me happy every single day. He is almost 18 months old. He goes to nursery on Sundays all by himself. He loves marbles and bubbles and balls and tackling his big brothers. He hates brushing his teeth, but loves eating the toothpaste.
**Looking at this little picture Jonah drew for me below. He came up to me with this picture in his hand and said excitedly,"Here Mom, this is for you! Do you know why it has heart balloons on it?"
No, I don't! I said.
"Because I love you!" he said!!
My heart just about melted into teeny tiny heart-shaped-balloons. If you know Jonah you know he doesn't share his emotions very often or very strongly. He's told me he loves me maybe once in his entire five year old lifetime. I will keep this picture forever and ever!
Today was a happy day! I have four children that make me happy every single day.
Lastly, here's a picture of my big bracey smile. I'm finally starting to feel like a normal person. I even ate my favorite pistachio nuts on Christmas and didn't die from tooth pain. I am embracing the braces and embracing all the good, happy things in my life. I have a lot to be grateful for!