Monday, November 15, 2010

The Best Day

I'm five years old, it's getting cold, I've got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you, I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides, look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home

I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you're not scared of anything at all
Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

I'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop 'til I've forgotten all their names

I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
But I know I'm laughing on the car ride home with you
Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today

I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother, inside and out, he's better than I am
I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run
And I had the best days with you

There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you're talking to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
And Daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn't know if you knew, so I'm takin' this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today

Song: Taylor Swift, The Best Day

Monday, November 01, 2010

November Goal

I've really gotten out of the habit of updating the blog, I'm hoping to update more frequently in November. I originally thought I would make a goal to update every day during this month but I think that may be a bit of a stretch. 

Jack is seriously Super Baby. I have never had a three month old that will sleep 11 straight hours at night. It's not always 11 hours but he always sleeps through the night. I feel like a new woman. 

The girls and I have been "playing school" a lot lately. Kendall has started to read a little bit and Kate can write her name now. We've even changed an area of our basement into a school room. We love having all our educational materials gathered into one area but I really hate how dark it is down there, I've considered giving up my office (or at least reconfiguring it) to be the school room. I haven't committed to that yet! Our list of school supplies that we want is growing by the day. Right now we really want a US and World map and cork boards to put them on so we can learn where everyone we love lives!

Today we gathered some leaves and stuff to practice drawing. Anytime we sit down to do a project it always grows and morphs into a different project. I love providing jumping off points for the girls and watching where their imaginations take them.

We've been making new friends at our new preschool. We had friends (twins) come for dinner and trick-or-treating last night and next weekend we are having other friends (also twins!) come for dinner. The girls are loving it, they told me so many times today that yesterday was so much fun!