I have set up this blog a little prematurely. I am still working but only for two more months. I wanted to have this up and running by this summer so I could start sharing all of our misadventures.
I've been thinking of this blog for a while, just tossing this idea around in my head. I am an admitted blog stalker. I love to see what other creative moms are doing with their children and gathering up all the ideas I can. If I do borrow an idea I will always try to credit who I borrowed it from.
So here is a little more about me and my family. I have three children who for the sake of this blog will be named "Ivy"(11), "Birdy"(4), and "Bug"(10 months). I am married to an amazing man who works hard to allow me to stay home and care for our children. He doesn't always understand what it is that I'm doing, and often comes home to a house turned upside down with paint, shaving cream, or cardboard boxes and just shakes his head. But he puts up with me and I love him.
Ivy picked out her own "blog name" and she is very very proud of it. She is an exceptional child who spends an extraordinary amount of energy pretending to be a typical preteen girl. She loves to read and she loves to write. She loves to spend as much time as she can alone with her thoughts. She is my challenge. She is the one who will bring a book along with her to every activity I plan, "in case its boring", but she usually ends up leaving it in the car.:)
Birdy is a strong willed bundle of energy. She is fast and strong and has no interest in princesses or tea parties. She would rather be outside kicking a ball or riding her bike or climbing something huge and dangerous. I was trying to get her in to a dress for church and she was protesting (loudly!)
"Don't you want to be pretty?" I asked.
"Mom," she answered(not "mommy", she is not sentimental), "I don't have to look fancy to be pretty. I can be pretty all by myself." I swear I learn more from them everyday then they could ever learn from me.
Bug is my only boy. He is a joy and a delight. I can't wait to stay home and spend as much time as I can watching him grow up (and showering him with kisses all over his squishy fat face) He already has such a developed sense of humor. Its amazing how they come out with little personalities already tucked away inside them.
I have so many exciting things I want to share, but I'm not going to do it all in one post! I'm sure the next chapter of our lives will be filled with many,"what the heck am I doing?" moments, but I'm excited to start it, and I am excited to be sharing it with you.