Because sometimes life gets a little too big. . .and too hurried. . .and too hard. . .and even too mundane. Laundry and bills and dinner prep and dinner clean up and all the kids' homework and all the kids' arguing is not fun.
But these were the fun things in my week:
I made time to redo the painting that hangs over our fireplace. This painting is so much more than just whimsical decor. This is what the Soutters are all about. And since the recent adoption of our 8 year old, a few of our family's "we do"s had changed so I have been wanting to change the words. Not to mention the fact that the recently adopted child had knocked the "In This Home" letters and the house off the painting.
|picture via this Pin|
I "allowed" Brooke to make a Rainbow Cake. She has been wanting to do this forever. I took her to the store to buy the ingredients. I let her have free reign in the kitchen. I did not yell over the mess. I let go of being in charge and in control. I let this cake be her project. I felt like such a good mom.
Now the picture above is what Brooke imagined and the below picture is how the rainbow cake actually turned out:
But Brooke had so much fun. And I took note that cooking for Brooke is like crafting for me. She finds joy in it. She gets lost in the process. I mean look at the genuine smile of pure delight.
Anna and I laughed and just had to take a picture when we saw these at Walmart this week:
Toilet Tattoos? Really??
David would probably like this one though:
It felt really good to laugh and be silly and take pictures with my 15 year old girl.
I put birds in my foyer.
Just 2 little birds, but they make me smile everytime I walk by.
What were the fun parts of your week?
I shared this post at some of my favorite Weekend Linky Parties: Serenity Now and Jennifer Rizzo