Bits and pieces overheard in our home this week:
Jared was watching Teenage mutant ninja turtle. I teased him, "Why are you watching this? Are you a teenager?", "no", "are you a mutant", "no", " are you a turtle?","no"... "but I am a ninja!" came the triumphant answer. I had forgotten his recent pre-occupation jumping around the house imitating a ninja, his latest hero. LOL
As I was struggling revising Science with Jared for his exams, he said" mommy, you're as tall as Miss C (his teacher), looks like her, dress like her, so why does she know so much more about science than you?" I was so pleased to hear that because Miss C is really pretty and young and he thinks I look like her!!!
Dh was having his turn struggling during revision of Science with Ryan, and in a moment when Ryan went out of the room, we were laughing over how tough their work is nowadays, and we were flipping through his science files and saw to my horror, the reproductive systems and anatomy! Oh my, we had no idea they were taught that already! I hurried out of the room and told dh to have that talk if the chance came up during the revision... dh looked horrified. How will we handle this? ;p
After a particular hard day at work, I came home and lamented about how maybe I will not be able to keep at this job and was worrying... and Ryan said, "but God will provide!" :) Now I had shared with the children how God had proved His provision to our family over the years, and how He has never failed us, and here my son has grown in his faith and is reminding me and encouraging me... my heart sang.
These conversations and moments whether touching or funny are what makes memories for me as a mother. So precious and what I go back to all the time, especially when they are growing up so quickly. May we all have a lifetime of great mommy moments and memories, Blessed Mother's Day!
And here's my latest layout, photos from an afternoon strolling the Mall and around the US Capitol. We took our time and it was great.
Credits: Background paper from Weeds and Wildflowers' Natural papers, red graph paper border by Jessica Gorny, Remember stamp by FeiFei's designs, and flower motif by Anna Aspnes .
I should tell you that I've been thinking of selling my designs and templates, maybe just a mini store off my blog, (because selling at a store takes up too much commitment, otherwise I'll go back to GDS and my dear friends Holly and Deborah anytime), just need a little income to feed my digiscrapping hobby, self-funding is what I call it! But don't worry, I'll still share free templates here, probably limit the time they stay on the blog, still thinking about it. Do let me know what you think!
In the meantime, here's the free template download:This is now available as a set in the store here