Kindness

Wow, I didn’t mean to be away that long! Sorry, to anyone who is still checking in on me, I guess the days have been filling up, it’s difficult to find the time to write. A short update:

Max’s cast is off, has been for a couple of weeks now. He is getting around amazingly- he has a limp, but it doesn’t hold him back from doing much. I’m sure his doctor would be thrilled he’s back to climbing trees and various playground equipment. He should have the limp for a few months. If he still has it by Halloween, I’m thinking of dressing him up as the Hunchback of Notre Dame…

Throughout this ordeal, I have been both amazed and at times overwhelmed by the kindness of others. So many friends, family, and kind people who care about us checked in on Max, brought/sent him wonderful gifts and things to keep him active during his healing process. Melinda even sent him the most amazing books from across the pond! Thanks, Melinda! (Dr. Dog is now a part of our daily repertoire- perfect for boys).

Anyway, this experience has made me realize that kindness is really something that the world needs more of. And it’s something that I need to work on, because I really think I’ve been more of a taker lately, and it’s time to switch gears and give a little back. I’m not talking about giving things so much, but giving of myself & my time.

Speaking of kindness, check out this absolutely gorgeous pin cushion the sweet and multi-talented Elizabeth from Creative Breathing sent to us:

Humpty

Is this not the sweetest thing ever??? The detail is exquisite. Elizabeth, you are an inspiration on so many levels. If you’re not familiar, she has the sweetest blog chock full of the most fascinating, well told stories, beautiful photos, and amazing projects.

The inpiration to blog hasn’t been there very much as of late, but I’m going to make a much more concerted effort to blog more. It’s been difficult, but I can feel my focus starting to return a little. Thanks for the kindness, the inspiration, and the concern. I will do my best to pay it forward.

My House is Full of Sevens…

Oh, there’s the doorbell
Let’s see who’s out there

seven at the door

Oh, it’s a seven
Hello, seven
Won’t you come in, Seven?
Make yourself at home.

Hey, who’s that other guy?
Is that your friend there?

seven at the door 2

“Oh, that’s just Seven”
Another seven
Hello, Seven
Won’t you come in as well?
Now who would like some cake?
(“I would like some cake.”)
(“Me too!”)

What’s that at window?

sevens at the window

A whole bunch of sevens
They’re coming in now
And there’s a lot of them
And down the chimney too
(“Hey guys, come on in!”)
I bet they want some cake
“We want cake! Where’s our cake?”

cake

My house is full of sevens
They’re filling up the living room
Sliding down the banister
Talking on the telephone
Inviting over more sevens
(“It’s a green house at the end of the block”)
I’m running out of cake.
“We want cake! Where’s our cake?”

My house is full of sevens
“We want cake! Where’s our cake?”
Lots and lots of sevens
“We want cake! Where’s our cake?”
Many more are stopping by
Sevens add and multiply
There’s only way to subtract them:
Let them eat up all the cake

A fun morning was inspired by this song and spawned by my husband. Seriously, if you don’t already have this album, I highly recommend it, whether you have kids or not… I do find myself listening to it even when the kids are napping… but it has inspired many a silly moment while they are awake, too!