To look at me you wouldn't think I'm feeling very inspired this morning... Bed head, terribly mismatched sweats, onion breath and all. (I'll explain about the onion breath later.)
But I am.
My heart is singing.
For several reasons.
Last night we had some new friends from our church over for supper. They have two little boys about the same ages as our kids. Little Blue Eyes and their oldest boy -- Flying Jae -- have been spending time in the church nursery together for the last six months or so, but as of late it seems that they have forged a friendship.
His first friend.
It was especially fun for him to have Flying Jae here in his own home last night. They played so good together all evening. The entire evening was fun, fun, fun. The adults even squeezed in a couple games of Blokus (new to us... so fun!), which is no small feat when there are four children under the age of four cruising around.
When I was getting him ready for bed last night his eyes were soft and sleepy, and his body was all but limp, but he wore a sly grin on his face all the while. "Did you have fun?" I asked him. "No," he replied quietly, still smiling. I knew he was being sarcastic, but I played along. "Why didn't you have any fun?" I asked. "Because I'm sad," he said, still smiling. "What?!?" I said. "I won't allow it!" and gave him a little tousle. His smile grew.
That silly grin never left his face -- even though he was halfway sleeping -- until I layed him in his bed.
It is good to have a friend.
Kisses & Love...
After a busy weekend, the babies and I are pretty low key this morning. We needed time to sit together, play quietly and recharge. It feels good to have your babies cradled up in your lap, to know they need that time to reconnect just as much as you do.
Miss Peaches was all set up at the table, enjoying a cup of apple sauce. I put a flour sack towel around here, to catch possible spills, but she's getting pretty good at weilding a spoon. I walked by and told her what a good job she was doing. "Go!" she exclaimed, her way of telling me she could handle it on her own. "Can I have a kiss first?" "Yeah." I went over and gave her a smooch, her sweet baby lips on mine. As I walked away, I casually said, "I love you, Peaches."
"I wuv you," she replied.
Sigh. These are the moments...
Last night I made veggie pizza for our guests. Veggie pizza is by no means a culinary revolution, but I love it. It's one of those things I could eat for every meal. And sometimes I do. I'll post the recipe later today. My secret (except now I'm sharing it with the world) is scallions in the cream cheese layer.
Scallions... How I love thee. Scallions... How they effervesce from my tastebuds for hours after I eat them. If you ever want to repel someone with your breath, they are definitely the way to go. But it's totally worth it. I had a piece for breakfast.
Places that are much prettier -- and probably smell better -- than my scallion breath...
I stumbled upon a couple websites today that I just l.o.v.e. love. The first one was passed on to me by the new friend here last night. She is also into photography, and gave me this site address for the gal who did her sister's wedding... Please go see the Rebekah J. Murray blog and her photography site. You will fall in love too, I just know it.
The other site is the blog for the I Heart Faces photo challenge judge this week, Amy Wenzel. The woman is an inspiration. I could fawn over her photos all day, but what really gets me is her writing. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
I'm full of love this morning... Baby love, linky love, onion love. It's a beautiful, although somewhat stinky, thing. ;)
Oh! AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET!!!!!! Please don't forget to hop over to my photography page and share your 'Photo of the Week!' The whole idea is outlined here. The first two ladies that joined in the fun are new online acquaintances to me, which I love! Meeting others and sharing our photography and stories is the whole point.