Full Hands and a Full Heart

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I don't know about you other moms out there, but I have my hands full with these 2 kids of mine!
This week has been especially difficult, but Grayden and Sadler have always kept me very busy and always on my toes. 
Sadler is so super busy and can find trouble like its his job. And Gray can go from sweet to sour at the drop of a hat.

We had a play date last week and Gray held on to a toy train, tucked firmly under his arm while he watched TV, just so the little boy we had over couldn't play with it. 

Just a couple days ago Sadler made this beautiful work of art on the playroom wall while I was cleaning up after lunch
He also learned to climb out of his crib, so we had him knocking at our bedroom door one morning at 6:30 am.  Thankfully, we've been able to buy a little more time by turning his crib around...but that will only work for so long until he realizes he can get out the sides. 
I am not ready for him to have the free reign that comes with a big boy bed yet!

After 3school and music class yesterday we grabbed lunch through the McDonald's drive through, the lady at the first window had a little acne that Gray noticed and he shouts from the back "DOES THAT GIRL HAVE CHICKEN POX?" when the window was down. I've never been more embarrassed! I grabbed my debit card from her and drove away as fast as I could!
I don't even know how he knows what chicken pox are!

Also this week, Grayden came upstairs where I was and left Sadler alone downstairs so I asked him what Sadler was doing and he replied "um, I think he's playing with knives" Panicked, because that is something Sadler would do, I ran downstairs to find him sitting on the couch playing with pillows! Good one, Gray. You got me good!

Now, I what you're thinking, 'she DOES have her hands full'! And you couldn't be more right, I'll be the first to admit I do have my hands full, BUT my heart is even fuller than my hands.
No matter what kind of trouble my boys cause, or how many walls I have to scrub, or how many time-outs I give, or speeches I give on manners and politeness, I couldn't love these boys more!
When I overhear Gray reciting Psalm 100 that he learned at Rev Kids this week, or when Sadler wants to hold my hand when we snuggle, I forget all about the troubles of the week and become overcome with gratitude for these precious gifts from God. 
They are the biggest blessings to Robb and I and we couldn't imagine life without their sweet faces. 
My heart overflows

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him." Psalm 127:3

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13 Responses to “ Full Hands and a Full Heart ”

Marcie said...

Such a sweet post!
I feel the same way! Some days I can be at my wits end, but one little smile or a sweet caress of my cheek from my little ones just makes everything better!
My babies are such a gift that I never want to take for granted! My heart is soo full!

Elma said...

Oh we all have days like that!!!You are such a good mom to those adorable boys!!!

Jessica G. said...

Isn't it so amazing how at hearing an "I love you" while cuddling with your kid (or any of the other amazingly cute things they do) can made all the day's troubles just melt away?! I think God planned it that way!

Mary Ann said...

I have a sweet and sour kid too, I understand!!

bearie1 said...

A sleep sack might solve the crib issue. For awhile anyway.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. I've had days like that too and I only have one. I repainted the hallway a few months ago thinking he was through with the color on the wall phase only to have him color on the living room wall a few weeks ago while I was cooking (my little guy is 4 and should know better)..waiting until he is a bit older and the entire house is getting repainted...so I understand the frustration of trying to get crayons off of the wall even the non-washable are difficult to remove

Megan said...

I love this, and can totally relate. I was totally cracking up at the playing with knives comment, (and I know it's NOT funny) because that is totally something my three year old son would say about his younger sister. Kids are so funny, (but also say the most horrifying things sometimes! haha)

edmo said...

The picture of the boys by the door says it all - you can see their little sneakiness in the eyes and smiles. There was one day my middle child found a permanent marker and colored all over not only himself but my new kitchen cabinets - all within minutes. Thankfully magic erasers and rubbing alcohol (and a glass of wine for me later) do wonders to keep me sane. These stories make the best stories...one day.

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Rachel C said...

Aww...I know how you feel! You can't look at that last picture without grinning though - so cute!
My little one's latest trick is taking off her diaper 600 times when she's supposed to be napping. There is no outfit she can't get out of!

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Anonymous said...


You are the best mama!! I can totally relate having two boys, 4 and 14 months....ALWAYS on the go & keeping me on my toes. Keep up the good work. 10 years from now you'll look back on this time so fondly (:

Have a good weekend!

Amy from Madison, WI