My Boy…

  “Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.” ~Unknown

It’s been a week of many new things,

more grown-up things.

The first locker at school,

learning how to open that lock.

A pierced ear,

because that seemed to be the thing to do.

Meetings for joining the golf team.

Trying on golf shoes,

in your mom’s shoe size.

A doctor’s check-up,

the news that you’ve grown three inches.

How did my baby, my first-born, my only son

grow into such a big boy?

Where does the time go?

Not a mischievous toddler anymore,

but a brainy middle schooler.

(Who got into some honors classes! Yes, this mommy is very proud. :) )

No matter your size,

I’ll love you,

always!!!

GFunkified

Linking up with Alison and Galit for Memories Captured and Bianca for Quotable Bits. Last but not least Greta of G*funk*ified for ippp.

Beach Lover

See that little one running?

That’s one of my beach babes…

the youngest.

I wish I could stop time,

maybe slow it down a bit.

Today, I went with the boy to buy his books.

He’s a middle schooler now.

Before we know it,

it’ll be early mornings,

drives to school

and afternoons spend doing homework.

I’m relishing these last few weeks of summer.

And I’m already counting the days until next year!!!

xo, Susi

Patience…

 I consider myself a fairly patient person.

I roll with the punches and don’t get too frustrated when things don’t go quite as planned.

I can wait without too much trouble for events in the future.

Except, right now my patience is being tested and I feel very impatient.

This shower/bathroom remodel seems to be taking a toll on me.

Maybe it’s because hubby and I have to share the kids bathroom… not a big deal at all, except that it’s not ours.

For me, the bathroom is a sanctuary.

I retreat there for an hour of quiet time at night, soaking in the tub to relax the day away.

That’s not happening right now because my bathtub is full of tools.

After the tile guys left today, I looked to see how far they progressed…

there’s tile and a border on the shower walls, not all the way up yet but it’s there.

There’s also, finally, some tile on the floor.

But it doesn’t seem enough.

Our bathroom isn’t that big…

Maybe, it bothers me that the guys come in the morning around 9,

leave for lunch by 11:30,

come back and finish for the day at 2-2:30.

I expected them to at least work til 5 every day.

That would give them another 3 hours to accomplish stuff.

I know, it’ll be so worth it in the end.

A new, repaired shower that’s not leaking into the laundry room.

And my sanctuary back.

Deep breath and on to another day!

A child’s laughter {Quotable Bits}

Don’t you agree?

I know that when I have a bad day,

when I’m down,

when I’m upset,

when things don’t go the way I planned,

when I want to crawl into a hole…

The sound of my children’s laughter

will always put a smile on my face,

will make me happy,

is music to my ears,

will make me feel 100% better.

The sound of their laughter

is precious.

Linking up with Nicole for Time Travel Tuesday!!!!