Drowning in Cuteness

There is no shortness of cute at our house lately. There is no shortness of soccer, rain, dirty dishes, cheerios on the floor, or late nights full of homework and milk.

There is a shortness of time. Time is flying by too quickly. The Fatness just turned one and I thought I’d share some pictures I took today. Here she is paying oh-so-close attention during Sunday School.


Mothers who function and manage to look good, keep a clean house and care for your kids – I salute you. Sometimes I’m just barely keeping my nose above water here. But I am keeping it above water.

There’s sort of a magic to motherhood. Things always work out.

Just when you think all is lost because your son stashed his favorite blanket in a crevice outside an unnamed shop at the mall, you find that the sales clerk at Ben Bridge Jewelers has found it and put it aside for you.

When your 7-year-old is exploding with rage and attitude and you wonder if the teenage years are already upon you, you touch her back and feel her melt and turn to you for love.

When you’ve given up all hope of ever figuring out what’s wrong with your moody baby, a tiny white tooth pokes its way through her gums.

When you realize your umbrella’s really for real lost and that you must buy another one or sit drenched at soccer games, Nintendo sends you a back-to-school package with a new one inside. (They must know I live in Seattle or something.)

When the kids are cranky, the house mess is out of control and you can’t think of another nice thing to say, you find that it’s bedtime and you all hit reset for a few hours. Things usually look better in the morning. Well maybe the house doesn’t look any better but you all like each other a ton more after a nice rest.

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11 Responses to Drowning in Cuteness

  1. Cheetah says:

    I needed that tonight. Thanks.

  2. Nancy says:

    Love it! And also had such fun observing the one year old in R.S. today–those shoes she had on are the cutest ever!

  3. Theresa says:

    Hey, it was good to hear from you again! I just asked Mrs. Lemon on Saturday if FB had swallowed you.

    You are so very right about the magic of Motherhood!

  4. Mir says:

    Wanda is delicious.

  5. Julia says:

    I have a six year old daughter who I think is actually about 14 and I also have a 16 month month old with the same teething issues so I know how you feel. Thanks for expressing it so well. The pictures are so cute!!!

  6. Allison says:

    I needed to read this today. Ever since school started again I have had that drowning feeling. My nose is above water right now, but that’s about it. Thanks for reminding me about what matters!

  7. Thank you for such a nice reminder about the cool things in our everyday life as parents. There’s so much extraordinary among the seemingly ordinary.

    I’m especially glad your son got his blanket back, even though you had to fight through Husky traffic to pick it up at Ben Bridge. 🙂

  8. Lisa says:

    I like you Daring Young Mom! What a great perspective. Motherhood has a way of making things always work out. For me apparently a ridiculous amount of stress and worry followed by finally remembering to pray about it and then it is MAGICALLY okay! Mom’s prayers are always answered.

  9. Pam in Utah says:

    Keep on keeping your nose above water! You’re doing good, dear darling daring. We love you. And we love those pictures! And, they ARE great shoes! Hugs to everyone there.

  10. Heather says:

    I had no idea photo shoots were allowed in Sunday School!! Next week…I’m totally setting up a back drop in the cornner!!

  11. Dana says:

    I also needed this. I have been keeping my nose above water for 6 years now. 🙂

    Wanda is so cute. LOVE the roundness!

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