Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pieces of Peace

Yesterday was filed with way too many tears for me. The remedy? Tivo-ing through American Idol with the kids when they got home. They get so excited and mostly don't even listen to the actual songs sung. It's more just seeing the contestants and being together on the couch.

Dayton was busy eating popcorn. If that boy could live on butter alone he totally would! He loves to take a piece and find an image in it. Phrases like "this one is a guy sitting on a chair" and "this one is an octopus with only two legs" are often heard as he carefully studies each piece! He also learned last night that you can take the popcorn and vigorously slide it around the bottom of the bowl for some added buttery taste!

Ellie on the other hand is content to quietly snuggle and comment sporadically about what's on the screen. Last night's most noticable commentary was 'Syesha is getting unbrown Mom'. I think this may have had to do with the fact that Syesha had hair extentions in rather than her signature fro (that works really well for her). She always giggles when Jason Castro is on and loves to remind us that David Archeletta is from Utah. Also humorous was her assessment of Brooke's outfit last night...Elle's did'nt like it!

On the B Side: It's always interesting to me how the simple day to day activities can bring comfort. I couldn't have told you what I needed last night or what would help make me feel better but without even knowing that my heart was aching the children were just sweet and seemed to heal the hurt without even knowing it. Children are so beautiful that way and I consider myself extremely blessed. Thank goodness Heavenly Father knows our needs better than us!

3 shout outs:

Kristin said...

How true it is! I am not much for TV watching (not that I don't enjoy it, rather that I don't want it to be something I do regularly because that seems to be all my parents do). However, because that is how I was raised, when I just need some comfort or whatever, sitting and watching TV with my parents is it. I feel that somehow we're bonding and it is so comforting.

So, I went shopping this morning and didn't get home until well after Noah's naptime. He slept in the car for 20-30 minutes. I laid him down with a binky (not common) because he wasn't looking like he was going to sleep again and he usually takes a 2-3 hour nap. I was going to do my blogging, but have been on the phone like crazy and unable to read. I just checked on him and he's running back and forth from one side of his crib to the other.... SO cute!!! Sorry, I just felt like sharing! :)

Clancy in Idaho said...

Britt... that is so cute! I love little stories like this. Dustin showed Rohan the rub the bottom of the popcorn bowl trick and he's been doing that since he was just under two! Funny.

And I must say... I think David Archuletta is a doll! He is so sweet! I don't officially watch it but for the last couple days I've been watching some of the clips on YouTube!

Kristin...that is a great image of Noah running from one end of the crib to the other! Lol!

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