I'm sure what you consider simple pleasures changes with each stage of your life, but for now this is what life is all about...
On Fridays we get ICEEs after school. If you're not from the south or have not clue what I'm talking about think slurpee but 100 million times better! We happily refer to it as ICEE Friday and the kids look forward to it, however, today it read 32* when I picked #SugarC up from school and I wasn't feeling very ICEE Friday. Luckily, she's easily swayed to hot chocolate and we got to head home and enjoy that with one of my besties and her crew. There's really nothing better than playing makeup (the grown ups) while you listen to kids squeal together in the other room! My friend came bearing a take and bake pizza for which I was very grateful and we devoured for dinner. Pizza is #Foxy's favorite and work was a doozie today, so he appreciated pizza and beer on standby at his arrival!
#SugarC and #BIT and I watched "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (holla to my long time love, Johnny Depp), ate pizza, and snuggled on the couch. Life is fleeting and you never know when life will change dramatically, so I am soaking up these moments like the bread soaked up my Shrimp Lafayette sauce at dinner last night at #ForbingIceHouse, which exceeded my expectations on every level...totally check it out if you're local or visiting!
After the kids went to bed #Foxy and I got some time to actually visit and share our days, take the lights off the Christmas tree (yes it was still up, today is Epiphany that's when ours comes down), and just breathe, which doesn't happen every night.
We thought the kids were long asleep when we hear the girl "Mooommmm"! She asks for water and as I leave the room she said "mommy I love you pigtail", and that is how I know she's my daughter. I'm telling this to Foxy as I'm walking back to her room with water. When I go into her room she asks if she can take off her shirt to sleep, no she doesn't want a nightgown. I inform her this isn't a nudist colony, much to her brother's chagrin, and that it's in the 20s outside she needs to sleep in clothes. She giggles and pulls the covers down and says "I don't have on any pants"! AND that is how I know she's her daddy's daughter! These kids crack me up and wear me out and make the days so full!
A dear friend of mine lost her 2 month old baby yesterday, please lift their family in prayer and hug the ones you love a little tighter and appreciate even the moments when your two year old throws his fork (PTL it was plastic) at your face because you never know what tomorrow may bring.
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