Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cardboard Clubhouse

First of all, I would just like to let you all know that Evelyn was thrilled by each of your comments yesterday, both here and on facebook. When my baby smiles, I smile, so thank you all so much!

A few days ago Eric was gifted a new chair from his parents... a "man" chair, if you will. :) And while he has been enjoying lounging around on his new present, the girls have been LOVING the box that it came in. They now officially have a new "club," and I don't know if I'll ever get that huge thing away from them and into my basement!

They love to close it all up and turn on their dreamlites and flashlights. It's kind of adorable. In fact, it looked like so much fun that at one point our entire family piled into that thing - Reagan included. And no, I am not joking. I only wish I had a picture of that, haha.

Over the past couple of days Gracie kept turning up with random snacks, and I had no idea where she was getting them from. Come to find out, she had a stash in their little clubhouse. :) You never know when the mood will strike and you need an emergency oreo!

Looks like she's hoarding a bag of Werther's there!
I swear we eat vegetables, too.

If someone were to compile a list of childhood staples, "cardboard clubhouse" would have to be somewhere near the top.

And now you know what our family does in our free time. We hang out in boxes. :)

On a more serious note, I do want to ask for your continued prayers for our five month old niece Tessa, who recently underwent surgery to remove tumors from her kidneys. Eric has been stopping in to visit  her each day, and it's breaking his heart to see her in recovery. Please pray specifically for her pain management as she recovers. The surgery was a very good thing, and we are thankful that all went well, but Tessa is obviously hurting right now and we just want her to heal soon.

It puts life into big-time prospective when dealing with issues like these. I am incredibly thankful for the health of our family. I am thankful that my children are able to enjoy the simple things in life during what should be a simple time in life. My prayer for Tessa is that she beats this icky cancer stuff and gets to enjoy the rest of her babyhood healthy and happy! She and her big brother Austin have plenty of their own cardboard adventures to create, and that's all I want for them. It's what I want for all children everywhere - to just be kids!

Because it certainly doesn't last forever....

Do me a favor?
Take some time today to savor the simple things. If you can breath without pain, grab a snack when you're hungry, or walk freely from place to place, then things are okay. Even if life seems to suck a little bit right now...everything is going to be okay. Love! :)


Heather said...

Awww...prayers for Tessa. Certainly does teach you not to sweat the small stuff.

Cassie said...

we've been the proud owners of a cardboard box now for about four months. i don't know if we will ever be able to get rid of it. my kids LOVE it.

praying for tessa!!

Amy said...

Thank you Adrien, we appreciate all your love & support for our family!

The clubhouse looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy the rest of your week.


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