Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
"Instead, my kids “let it all hang out” and show me where I need to help them, guide them, pray for them."
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The door did nothing but I think trying to get the string tightly around the tooth got the tooth REALLY loose. One pull with a washcloth and we were in business! #2 was so excited...Mr. Wiedz thought it was so cool...the tooth fairy made her appearance...and I got my little boy missing his two front teeth!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
This year we found a house on the second row of the beach in Pacific City. Small paths through the first row houses led to the beach. I'm usually not a beach person. I grew up going to the coast, all of my family lived at the coast but we never went to the beach. And the beach is so messy. But I decided that this trip would really be about the vacation. I would buck up about the mess and enjoy the journey.
While Mr. Wiedz and some of his cousins were out crabbing and #5 was asleep with another cousin at the house I took the big kids to the beach.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Everyday this past week has found the Wiedz household at the pool for swim lessons. All of the kids are enjoying their classes and learning more in this week than ever before. The classes are all VERY small, #2 and #3's being the larges with four kids for 2 teachers. #1 is by herself with her teacher...learning to do more strokes and a wall turn!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
"I’ve found myself pouting because it’s the last weekend of summer vacation at the Blair house. Pout! Has it been a summer worth remembering? Did my kids feel barefoot and fancy free? Were enough popsicles consumed? These questions weigh on me."
I thought about the summer here in the Wiedz home. Has it been worth remembering? Fancy free? Popsicles? Fun?
My sister said something to me at the beginning of summer about only having eight more summers with her son before he graduates from high school. We were talking about using those carefree days to fill with memories, for him (for our children) but probably more importantly for ourselves.
Between the two ideas floating around in my head yesterday I decided to leave the laundry, dishes, clutter, school preparations and general to-do lists here and we went to the park. I stopped for popsicles, found some recycled plastic containers for the sand and water feature, made sure I had a blanket to sit on and my project to work on.
Someone (#1) thought it would work to get the sand off by rolling down the hill. They had fun, I'm not sure the sand went anywhere but the boys were very itch-y from rolling in the grass...
Here's to the end of summer! Make it memorable!
Chubby, dimpled baby hands will do.