Sep 17, 2012

Happiness Week 37

Fall is in the air, even if it is still beautifully sunny. The mornings are crisp and the afternoons are warm.  It's the perfect weather. I am enjoying it while it lasts because I'm sure the rain and cold will be here soon. The kids are liking school. I have a lot of time to take care of things before they get home. I'm a person who "likes to get things done", so that makes me happy. Steve is home now in the evenings because Halo 4 is done. We have family time. It is so nice for the kids, and takes a lot of pressure off me. I'm sure Steve is happy to be working less hours too. It's like everything changed overnight and it feels "weird". In a good weird kind of way.

In case you missed it, Ainsley started swallowing some solid foods. This is HUGE. Here's a link that my post about it, Major Feeding Progress. If you noticed some discontent in my posts these past few weeks it was largely due to the trials and tribulations of feeding. It's easy to lose faith during the tough moments when things aren't easy. Despite periods of doubt and the fact that this life isn't easy. I really wouldn't change a thing. This is how I feel about it.

Happy Monday, and I hope you have a good week whatever you have planned.

Daily Happiness Photos - Week 37

09/10 A Fire
I love a fire. Real is best but gas is so convenient. The weather is changing so it's fire season again. During the fall and winter we run our gas fireplace every day. Ainsley also loves a fire and has missed it. First thing she pulled off her shoes and SMOs to warm her feet by the fire.

09/11 Driving Evie to Ballet
It was just me and Evie driving to ballet class just like we've done since she was 3. The light is getting lower in the sky and it was beautiful the way it shone through the trees and window.

09/12 Wonder
 This novel, Wonder, is about a 10 year old boy with a craniofacial anomaly. I couldn't put it down and finished it in just over a day. I read while waiting at Evie's bus stop, during ballet class, a bit before bed and even sat out on the patio reading with Evie, gasp, instead of doing something "useful". Having a child with a craniofacial condition (craniosynostosis) I was super excited to read it. I recommend it to EVERYONE! Read it!

09/13 Tea
I love a cup of tea. Mostly herbal. Variety is the spice of life. This house has a perfect cabinet for storing my stash, only one box deep so you can see everything easily. It makes me very happy to open this cabinet and pick the perfect tea for my mood. I'm happy that it's tea season again. Come over and have a cup with me and we'll chat in front of the fire.

09/14 Toothless Smiles
I was worried about losing Ainsley's smile, but I think her toothless smile is just as cute, maybe even cuter. We were watching the movie Tooth Fairy (ugh) and I asked Ainsley if she wanted me to pull it (I've been trying every few days. It's a stubborn tooth.) She's brave and really wanted it out. Then I forgot to put it under her pillow for the tooth fairy, darn it.

09/15 Loving Siblings
I am so proud of my kids. All three. I love how close they are. It was a beautiful day for a soccer game and at the end Evie walked Ainsley up to "high-five" Adrian and tell him "Good game!" I am so grateful that Evie and Adrian are proud of their sister.

09/16 Using the China
It is such a shame that most people don't use their china. Yes, I admit I was a little nervous to let Ainsley hold the teacup by herself but she did fine. It's meant to be used. China takes an ordinary meal and makes it special.  

To view a slideshow of the entire Happiness Photo Project click here. Confused about what this is or why I'm doing it? Click here for an explanation of what it's all about.


  1. I want to come over for a cup of tea while the kids are in school....I SOO wish we lived near each other. We love using our china...I always say that you might as well use it, if it gets broke, you will alwyas remember the story of when it happens. I figure that is much better than have it sitting in the cupboard.
    I loved the feeding post...super exciting...and once again, your hard work is paying off.

  2. I'm so envious of your tea cabinet. Tom makes a comment when I have more than 2 different varieties of tea. And our storage is not photo worthy! Will be getting that book soon!