Working Hard

I’m doing my best to stay positive this week. In the midst of a lot of work and challenges, I really need to cling to the fact that my life is beautiful. I need to overlook the struggles, let them go, let them be, because they won’t let up. I need to notice my children and how beautiful they are. I need to listen to their voices, the way they play together, the funny way they phrase things, the sweetness there to be found daily. I need to soak up the evenings with Allan. To notice him there in the room; to really see him and enjoy adult conversation and his handsome face πŸ™‚

It’s hard. It’s hard to find the good in the midst of so much stress but it’s there in plenty. I just need to open my eyes.
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Brooklyn has been asking for bangs for months. Maybe even a year. I’ve always said no because I’m selfish with my kids’ hair and want them to have long, flowy locks. haha
Today she was asking me again and I decided she was old enough to be the one deciding what her hair looks like and so I grabbed the scissors and bangs are here.
She looked in the mirror and… looked devastated. “Why did you cut my bangs, mom? I didn’t want bangs! Why did you do this to me??”
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It took a while for her to adjust and now she loves them. Crazy child.
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Payson’s been obsessed with making lego staffs to copy the staff Max holds in Where the Wild Things Are. I made him a “crown” today out of felt. He picked out a couple pieces and I stapled them together. I thought about making a nice crown but realized he’d love the stapled pieces of felt just as much so I might as well save time.
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6 thoughts on “Working Hard

  • I love love love Sierra's hair! Can you tell us how you did that? My girls would think I was the coolest if I could do that to their hair! πŸ™‚

  • Amber, I found the hairstyle by googling, “long hair styles for little girls.”
    The link is here.
    There's also a blog here.
    This hairstyle was one of the easiest I've ever done for how cute it turned out!

  • I really like Brooklyn's bangs – they are cute! She looks so much older with them. And, I also love Sierra's hair… I am not good at braiding techniques. I wish I knew how as Holly has good longer hair for it.

    Other than that, hopefully life lightens up for you and it is not quiet so stressful. It is hard as a mom to always be 'on' when we go through those tough times.

  • I love Brooklyn's bangs a lot. It's funny how adding them completely transformed her “look”…she looks totally different now, in a trendy, hip kind of way. Very cute.
    The face that Ember is making in the 3rd pic from the top kills me. I love her expression. She looks so much like Payson anymore…I can't believe I didn't see the resemblance earlier!
    I had a dream about you guys as I was sleeping for work this afternoon. First of all, I was babysitting for you. Ember's name had legally been changed to Kelcy and I had her in Sturgis, SD at the Harley Davidson bike ralley. You guys were vacationing in the area and asked me to keep an eye on her for a bit while you went sight-seeing and later on we all met up at Old McDonald's farm. Crazy? Yeah…probably a little. ;c) haha

  • I so know that stressful feeling a lot lately. My husband reminded me that my children are the most important thing in my life right now and to focus my energy on them instead of the things I have no control over. I know he's right. Boy is it difficult at times.
    Brooklyn's bangs are cute! You did an amazing job on Sierra's hair. I so do not have that talent at all!

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