Wednesday, March 2, 2011

the {good} stuff

Life has gone from achy-blanky-bundle-cuddles {say that 5 times fast} and counters filled with supplements... to laughs and imaginative play once again.

What did we do the first day both girls were better?

an endless run of science experiments {playing in the background} + cardboard boxes + markers + popsicle sticks + construction paper + tape + iphone apps {for cutting shapes} = puppet shows.

We know how to have a good time. ;)

Gracie had me draw a seagull for one of her 'puppets'.  I should have taken a picture.  You'd have been impressed.  She named it Ryan Seagull.  {American Idol anyone?}

Thankfully, their immune systems are growing stronger each year, and their flu symptoms are not as scary as they once were.  We actually thought we were in the clear this year.  So. close.

Oh well.   Life happens.

I wanted to snap my fingers and have our schoolwork running at full speed again.  Extended, unexpected breaks can bring a lil' teacher anxiety.  But "creative play" is unappreciated these days.  I mean... How many masterpieces can one transform out of cardboard boxes?  Educational, right?


A phone-call from Granny helps aid in the healing process, too.  :)


A conversation I wanted to remember from this week...

Gracie:  "Mom, did God know me back then?"

Me:  "He knew you before you were born."

Gracie:  "Wow.  He was my first best friend."


That's the good stuff.

So thankful for a God we can call our best. friend.


  1. aw sweetness conversation!

    Love the Ryan Seagull! cute

    Glad yall are feeling better!!!

  2. Love the conversation with your daughter! That's just awesome!

  3. Wow--that conversation definitely is the good stuff! Your after-sick days look like fun! I've got one down right now, so maybe when she's better we'll do some creative playing too.

  4. aw! love conversations like that!

  5. So glad they are feeling better and creative play is WAY underrated!! They look so happy.

  6. That sure is the good stuff! What a great conversation! :)

  7. I'm so glad that you have that conversation written cute!

  8. Love it!
    So glad everyone is feeling better, too!

  9. Oh my goodness... melt your heart!! love that little girlys quote!! =) gotta go check out that science experiment... curious mind needs to know... =) Glad they are on the mend and enjoying life again! we have escaped the flu so far this year... but have had endless colds and sinus evilness!! *ugh*

  10. So glad they are feeling better!

    Ryan Seagull...too funny!

    And such a sweet conversation you had. Precious!

  11. So glad you're all healthy now! And that conversation is just too precious. :)

  12. Yay! Glad they are feeling better. That sickness really stuck around your house for a bit. So far so good here, but we're not free and clear yet, so many things are going around and with the rain and sunshine bringing flowers, well here come allergies for the boy!

    And I think creative play is totally underrated and should be a part of every child's childhood, even during school. :)

  13. So glad the girls are feeling better. Sick = blech! So glad you posted your conversation with Gracie. Priceless! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  14. Your girls say the sweetest things!

  15. I'm glad everyone is on the mend. And I do think creative play is under appreciated and most definitely educational!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  16. So glad your girls are feeling better and that conversation with Gracie...melts my heart!


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