Monday, February 13, 2012

i think i can

patrick is home today, thank you, lord! this morning we have an early appointment, then we play!
this afternoon, we'll be rowdy with little pals and valentines. elijah is excited, but he is always excited,
so i am not sure if he cares about the cookies and company or not. i'll let you know how it went, tomorrow.

this boy.

my little elijah grey. he has been super smiley and funny the last few days. i love it. it really makes the constant action a bit less burdensome. see, in this photo, he's taking a little break. i was shocked to even get any face shots like this at all. anyway, elijah is a busy one. as in, from the minute he opens his bright eyes
in the morning until he finally passes out at night: on the move.
door opening
door closing
closet plundering
cabinet and fridge emptying...
into the dirty laundry
clearing the pantry shelves
clearing the book shelves...
foam sword fighting
play doh eating creating
snapping crayons in half coloring...

this is part of the maddening.

but it's also part of my growing. so i can do this.
not on my own, but in his strength. i can.

happy monday, dear ones. make it great!


  1. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Yes, with Him, you can!
    Love from,
    (PS. You don't have a yard either. And after 1 rainy day with my kids in the house all day--they are bouncing off the walls. It is hard to have them in all the tme. Hard for them and hard for you. I know he is busy, busy, busy, but I wanted to tell you that I can't imagine doing this with no, "go outside and play right now!" moments. You are an amazing mama for keeping up with him in this busy, busy, busy, inside, season.)

  2. You CAN do it! Blessings to you today.

  3. Oh how I can relate! My boys have two modes: full force or sound asleep!

  4. It is going to be a love-ly week! :) I love your phrase: closet plundering. My girls do the same thing. We call it a hurricane wreaking havoc throughout the house. But, it is a happy hurricane. :)

  5. what a great start to the week!

  6. May you have a wonderful week! And I love that print!

  7. Goodness, that is one adorable boy. Hope your day is wonderful!

  8. Me and Elijah have closet plundering in common. :) My closet looks like I just got robbed and they were digging for the priceless family jewels for hours and of course never found cuz there aint any priceless family jewels in my closet or sadly anywhere else in my house.
    Yep,I am definitely a closet plunderer...just didn't know there was a name for it. Thanks!

  9. He is such a doll! I know little boy's are a handful, but I know you are a great mom. I can definitely see Christ in the way you write about parenting. That makes all the difference in the world. Happy Monday friend!

  10. This reminds me of the tear-jerker "the little engine that could." man, that book is Amazing!!!!!!!

  11. Aw super cute, what a loving letter from his mama, so so sweet Hannah I so enjoyed this, and your son is beautiful!!! His skin and eyes, oooohhh
    yes Lord I think I can I think I can, but I KNOW You can!!!

  12. I so needed to read this. I just got home from a valentines party with like 30 kids and I was so stressed and miles threw two tantrums and I'm just soooooo tired. I totally cannot do this on my own. Thanks for the simple reminder.

  13. boys are non a freight train coming through at all hours of the day.
    but with the Lord we sure can make it through.

  14. what the heck. my blogroll never updated with this post of yours. so i missed it until now. shame!

    hope you had a good day. even though boys are rowdy, it's so fun, huh?!

  15. You can :) I know you can. You're amazing!

  16. If there was a "like" button for this I would click it. Such a great reminder for this Mama right here.

  17. Such a sweet little face. You can. You can.

  18. Boy.... I don't think they ever stop. I think our two boys would make great makes snapping crayons together. He is such a beautiful boy and growing so fast!!