Sunday, February 3, 2008


When you're two, there's nothing much more fun than a water spray bottle. And it tastes good, too!

When you're one, laundry is still fun! And you just don't really know what a thing is until you put it in your mouth. (Fortunately BrenLeigh is just like a little chipmunk storing things away in her cheeks without any real desire to swallow them.)

There really isn't anything much better than that feeling you get when sliding down a slide. Okay, maybe watching HIM get that feeling.

What fabulous wonderful children these are! And what a full-time job! I can't believe all the stuff I've forgotten. I also can't believe how PEACEFUL my house feels now that the babies are gone. Wow, we've come such a long way. And it is really so different being an aunt than being a mom... it's like getting all the joy and amusement without worrying about teaching this or that, or considering the lifelong consequences. I like it a lot.

“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.”

-Helen Keller


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend with the little angels!! you are so right about the house being peaceful...I experience the same feeling when we have kiddos over here and they go home!! Funny how we forget so fast!!

    Once again, your beautiful comment as melted my heart and brought tears to my eyes. You are such a special woman.

    I love your idea about breaking the story into 3 sections. That is exactly what I am going to do....I knew you would have an answer!!

  2. what I learned this weekend:

    2008 will be better than 2007

  3. Irene,

    What beautiful babies! You are so right when you say that it is a very different experience being a mom, than being an aunt. I spoil the heck out of my nieces, and it is the most wonderful feeling in the world. Nothing like being the "Fairy Godmother who grants all wishes", and then sending them home! I know that my sister-in-law doesn't really get the "aunt" thing, but that is really her loss. I will continue to love my nieces up in a different way than I do my own girls, for the rest of my life. I think that it is an auntie's prerogative! I wish that I could have them for a whole weekend, like you did.

    You are such a great aunt! They look like they had a ball!

    Big hugs,


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