Monday, May 21, 2012

turned that frown upside down

I looked at the clock and it read 7:58 a.m.  The french toast breakfast was cooking in the oven and the fresh strawberries had just been cut up and piled into the bowl.  We were now anxiously awaiting for daddy's arrival only for my phone to ring.  "I'm not coming home today hon."  Oh.... once again, complete devastation.  Normally it would have been ok except that I was really hoping to get some help today since my son stole 3 hours of my sleep last night.  Today is his last t-ball game, closing ceremonies and pizza party.  I can totally do this.   In the 2 minutes it took me to write this I turn around to find my kids are "cooking."  Pie dishes, mixing bowls, water and crackers sprinkled neatly around.  I can get through this day.

I can get through this day because this is what I signed up for.  I know there are mornings I will get that call saying he won't be coming home.  I consider it a good thing that it bums be out because it means we love having him around.  We miss him when he's gone.

The "baking"got a little out of hand and turned into this:

There are leftovers if anyone is interested...

Wyatt finished his season of t-ball with that smile on his face the whole time.  Best surprise of the day was that Anthony was working at the station next to the ball fields and he got to pop over to say hello.  He didn't miss the last game after all!

I used the hire a youth program to get my car washed and I highly recommend it!

When the youth finished their work they needed to cool off.  This is what you do when you don't have a pool...

The day was finished off with dinner at the airpark.  

I loved today.  It wasn't what I had originally planned yet it was perfect.  I was happy, we were happy.


  1. Your son really has the most infectious smile!

  2. So glad your day turned out great despite hubs not being able to come home!

  3. These pictures are too cute! Sorry to hear your hubby didn't make it home as husband had to miss our daughter's whole soccer season because of work. It was really hard on both of them. But it's only because they love each other so darn much, so you're is a good thing!

  4. Hi, I just found your blog & have spent the sat while reading back about you & your beautiful family. :) I find your attitude inspiring & your love for God & your family is wonderful! I'm sorry that hubby didn't make it home today.. But it looks like it turned out to be a wonderful day all the same! My youngest has had croup many times as well, and this last bout turned into a bad case of Bronchitis. :( She is on the mend though, but I do know exactly where you're coming from when dealing with a "croupy" kid... I hope you're caught up on your rest now! Have a wonderful day!!

  5. PS - I'm going to pass on the "leftovers"... But thank-you! ;)

  6. your kids look like they definitely know how to have fun and help mom out too! i would love to come over and sample some of their leftovers. and that is great that anthony was able to pop over to see wyatt's last game

  7. Such a sweet post. I'm definitely going to pass on the leftovers though. haha. That's so funny! LOVE the sprinklers/raft idea, perfect! Hope you have a great week.

  8. Way to fill your glass half up!!!! I love the airmatress by the sprinkler! :) LOL
    Hoping that your son is feeling better after croup... just read that post! :( no fun!
    Lots of love to you,

  9. such sweet photos. thanks for sharing! found you via the bloghop xo

  10. Hi there! Just found your blog through the blog hop and had to say how much I enjoy this post, can't wait to read more:) I'm a stay at home mom of 3 little ones, and could so relate to every word of this. Happy to find you!

  11. oh friend! you know I understand that phone call!!!

    one day alone is bad enough...but 2...yuck!

    I usually beg my hubs not to answer the phone for overtime!!!

    looks like you made the best out of it :)

  12. Wow! You have a ton of muffin pans!!!!

    I know that's not what this post was about, but seriously...that is impressive! Go Betty! (as in Betty Crocker).

    But truly you are an inspiration, I don't know how you do it...ALL!

  13. i love how you always see the good, karen. you are such an inspiration.
    you are an amazing mother and woman and i admire you.
    i was laughing at the leftovers in the muffin tins...looks delicious. i'm glad you and your loves had a wonderful day together.

    and i love that i came to your page and alison krauss came right on, playing "down to the river to pray" of my favorites of hers.

    thank you for all your kind words and beautiful prayers always <3 means so much.

    have a wonderful night!


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