Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ignoring The Inevitable

I'm trying not to think about when Levi leaves. Except that each day it gets a little closer, and I find it just that much harder to breathe. We do our daily stuff. We go to the park, the library, the grocery store. We do laundry, fix meals...and sometimes even clean up. I try to act normal. And, mostly, I think I do. Heck there are even days (ahem, like today) when I spend the later half wishing bedtime would hurry up.* That's pretty normal, right?

His newest treasure box. In its previous life it held soap. Now I believe it contains a plastic caterpillar.

Then bedtime arrives, and as usual he insists on sleeping with something strange.** The sheep are counted and he falls fast asleep. I linger just a bit. That sweet face makes the cruddy parts of the day fade. I remember instead the way he so gently stroked Sophia's cheek as she was falling asleep, "Oh, sweet baby." he said, "You're so tired."
As I step out of the bedroom to enjoy that coveted me time, I find his treasures all over the house. Little reminders of him scattered about.

One of Levi's treasure boxes.

I'm going to miss that. All of it. Even the annoying parts...okay, maybe not the parts where I end up with bruises...but all of the other stuff...yes.

*I blame it on dragging the kids to two grocery stores and then being whopped in the head with a very heavy toy. That would make any mama ready for bedtime...right?
**There's a plastic caterpillar in the soap box. Doesn't everyone sleep with those?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Weekend Loves...A Bit Late

Blackberry picking.

Favorite things and links...

: : Blackberries are ripening as I type which means the blueberries are close behind them. I'm dreaming about Blueberry Lemonade. Yum.

: : This beautiful kitchen is so inspiring. I cannot wait until our kitchen gets scratched off of the remodel list.

: : I am crazy about this darling baby dress and turban pattern from Pickles. So so so cute! Sophia is going to need a set.

: : And, in honor of Memorial Day, this post is pretty nifty.

Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Giveaway Ends Tonight!

Giveaway Closed.
Winner is Michelle G! Congratulations!!!

Giveaway ends tonight!! Click here to enter.
Good Luck!