One of my favorite ever momma moments happened last night. And then just like that, one of the OTHER moments that defines motherhood happened today. :-) They really deserve separate blog posts, but I'll just put them together.
Last night, Billy was playing ball so I was home alone for bedtime...not a big deal, but not always the easiest task either. SO, last night at 730, I had big boys get on their jammies and work on brushing their teeth while I gave Joshua his bottle and snuggled him and sang silly songs (MY FAVORITE PART OF THE DAY WITH HIM... and the only time he's still.) He laughs and laughs. I tell him all the Bible verses that the boys have memorized and he shakes his head whenever I say no one or never... it's so cute. Anyway, when I was done with him and laid him down, I came into the big boys' room to find this...
Melt.my.heart. Jacob was reading the Bible stories and Jonathan was reading the little prayer at the end. I ran down to get my camera and when I came back upstairs, they hadn't moved - so I did what all mommas do... I eavesdropped. Come on, you know you've done it too! I heard Jacob say, "I love reading the Bible. Like, I LOVE it." Jonathan said, "Yeah, me too. God is cool." Ahhhhh - almost erases all the tough moments - the fighting, the tattling, the WILD boy behavior, the dirty clothes all over the floor. What a special moment for this momma!
And then there's today... another snow day. Sigh. But it's been great. A play date, Valentine's crafts, homemade cookies, lots of Brown Bear Brown Bear reading... and then.there.was.lunch. Joshua was getting cranky - too close to nap! So, I put some carrots and green beans on his tray and he immediately threw all of them on the ground. He is a thrower, that boy! I immediately took him out of his chair said, "Uh Oh" and put him in time out - only the second or third time I've really done it. He was pitiful sitting by the door - but totally didn't move. I grabbed my camera and went in to get a sneak peak and this is what I got... Can that sweet boy turn on for the camera or what? love his heart - but the throwing??? not so much!!!!