Wednesday, November 28, 2007

sick days

my poor boys are sick, especially little gus. he's got bronchitis and an ear infection. he's on his first-ever round of antibiotics. poor little one. hard to believe this sweet boy was sick, even when this photo was taken:

he is the sweetest little baby. i almost wish he would cry more so that i would know when something is really wrong. thank goodness i took him in to the doctor today. i had no idea he had an ear infection and it could have gotten a whole lot worse. sometimes i feel like i can really learn a lot from this tiny little boy. it is so easy to whine and complain about the smallest things and then here's this boy who is really sick but still smiling and trying his hardest to enjoy every moment he's awake. i wish i could capture just an ounce of his joy & hold onto it forever.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

a few of my favorite things...

i've been devouring different blogs and etsy sites lately of all these wonderfully talented women, so much so that i've been inspired to start my own blog. unfortunately i'm not so talented, but at least i can share with the world the things that make me smile, bring me joy and generally cause me to pause & be thankful. one such blog is here. i actually went to high school with her for one year and we were pretty good friends, though we haven't seen each other since. i've been reading her blog, finding myself feeling tugs of both envy and inspiration. she is so creative and she seems to have passed this on to her daughters in the most beautiful ways. i feel like when i look at her kids it's as though they constantly have stars in their eyes and view things with pure wonder and delight. i would love to have this for my boys, but i'm a bit lost on where to start. that is part of my quest for this blog. i want to discover ways in which to pour excitement into my boys' hearts and then stand back and let them experience, create, question, learn, love. thank you jenn, for inspiring me. here's to my beginning...