the conversation in the car on the way home from Lowe's.
Mia- can you talk in heaven?
Me - sure
Maddie - do boys die in girls heaven?
Me - yes
Mia - and boys and girls can hug each other up there?
Me- sure! (said with a melting heart)
Maddie - Are there toys up there?
Me - yes
Mia - Are there TV's?
Maddie - Are there remotes so we can watch shows that we like?
Mia - and can we bring movies like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs with us?
Me - I'm pretty sure
Maddie - Can you sit on the clouds?
Me - yep! (heart is now a puddle of mush)
Mia - Is there apple juice?
Maddie - And can we see Grandpa Lou (Jason's father)
...and then with much thought about her Grandpa Lou's gravestone, Maddie asks
"does the rock have a cord that leads up to the sky?"
I had to inquire what the rock was but when she said grave, I knew what she was talking about. At this point, i don't think my tears allowed me to even answer and fortunately the topic changed.
oh, can i just keep them 4 years old for 4 more years at least?
on a lighter note...
my sister-in-law had her baby shower this weekend..only a month before we meet our newest family addition - miss kyra! the shower was wonderful...
thought i'd share with you the crafty little gift i put together -- all at a budget's price (jackie, my SIL, is well aware of my bargain hunting)
Remember these in the dollar bin at Michael's over Christmas?
I purchased the galvanized bucket from Home Depot - it doesn't surprise me that I still managed to find myself in a hardward store even for a baby gift-
but I "girl-ied" up the bucket for the baby.
I hot glued the pearl letters to create her initials.
...and filled her up with all sorts of baby goodies!
books. clothes. bath towel. puzzle. frame. photo album. to name a few.
Why the spatulas you are wondering?
This was the BEST purchase I made as a mother of twins when my daughters began eating baby food. These little spatulas got every last drop of baby food out of the jar - believe me, with two mouths to feed, every little drop counted!
i am a mom of three lovely daughters, who sometimes sympathizes with my husband for being so outnumbered. i was a special education teacher who thought there was no other job more difficult than teaching - enter motherhood! i am a runner who ran two marathons - but hasn't run more than 2 miles in over a year. i am normal - just a tired yet energized mother enjoying the little things in life -- and the frugal things as well which i love to tell you about in my blog!