It has been such a crazy week here, with the weekend especially being rather full on and busy. It has all been very much focused on finishing the painting and getting our lounge decorated (which started last weekend), and then getting ready for Ethan turning 8 and being Baptised yesterday. We went to Hull fair Saturday evening with the kids, which was a lot of fun, and then yesterday was a lovely day too surrounded by friends and family celebrating Ethan! I am pretty tired from it all, but I am also starting this new, and rather wet week, with gratitude in my heart and mama pride for our lovely boy!
This week I am so grateful for my mother in law and sister in law. Both of them have been over on a couple of occasions to help us get our lounge decorated and garden looking nice. Nath’s mum also babysat so I could go to college on Thursday, and I am always thankful to know the kids are in good hands and that she has been so good to us this week, despite all she has to do herself.
I am also grateful to be getting my lounge looking fresh and more in my own style, and grateful to be Ethan’s mother. Ethan can be hard work some days, as I am sure most kids can be. But this weekend has been brilliant and I am thankful firstly that he made me a mother, and secondly that we have been able to share some lovely moments with him and celebrate who he is in our family.
I succeeded at getting the lounge decorated (now to add some accessories and make it cool!). And we succeeded at having a lovely Baptism for Ethan. It was so nice to see so many people there, and it was touching to see how excited he was.
Found Beauty In
This week it has been beautiful to see Ethan and Megan getting on so well. They spent most of Hull Fair linking arms and whispering and giggling, and Ethan told me that when they went on the little caterpillar rollercoaster, Megan was a little scared so he let her snuggle up to him. The bonds of siblings is such a beautiful thing and I am thankful to have seen it more so this weekend between my 2 biggest kiddies!
I couldn’t publish this post without saying that I also found such beauty in seeing Ethan make promises with God and choosing to be baptised. As members of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, having our kids be baptised is a really big and important milestone in our lives and I am pleased that Ethan wanted this too. It is so special and I never realised how beautiful and good it would feel to see my own little boy take those steps – I feel truly blessed for such a lovely weekend.
This coming week Nathan and I will be celebrating 9 years of marriage, and we are on the countdown now to half term and our trip to Italy! Grateful for all of these Hearty moments and for the good kind of tired!