We’ve had a busy fulfilled week, life is always busy in our household. As you follow me through this blog you may hear me complain and gripe about being tired and exhausted from the kids chaos and activities. Frankly, as much as I may and will whine about the busyness of our life, I couldn’t imagine it any other way. This is my life and down deep; I love it!!!!
The 5 things that made me laugh or smile and brought joy to my soul this week::
- On Friday I got to watch our youngest daughter play in “snow”. YES! SNOW in Hawaii!!!!!! Okay, maybe not real snow….. Her pre-preschool program Hi’ilani at Kamehameha Schools brought in “snow” for the children. It was incredible to watch these little ones and even some adults see, touch and play with “snow” for the first time in their lives.
- This week we put up and decorated our Christmas tree. There was some bickering amongst the kids, but for the most part it was a beautiful night with the family. I loved having the Christmas music playing in the background. It especially brought joy to my heart when one of my sons said he loved the hymnal and old Christmas music the most. It amazes me that no matter how old the kids get their excitement of a beautifully decorated and lit tree makes their eyes fill with such an innocent joy.
- My son’s soccer team the Honolulu BullsSoccer Club won the Thanksgiving Tournament this week. My son played great, he was humble and most importantly had fun throughout the tournament. It was great to see these talented boy be so modest, show great sportsmanship and have a genuine good time.
- Throughout the week, even with my husbands busy schedule, he took the time to check on me to see how things were going. What a feeling of cohesiveness to know that he realizes how difficult things are to be the one at home managing the house and children’s education. I feel so supported knowing he sees the bigger picture when it comes to making sure the kids are taken care of first and foremost on the home front.
- My littlest Ka’ilima is a wee bit shy. We were getting on an elevator earlier this week. She wants to walk and doesn’t like anyone to do things for her. She’s standing in the elevator like a big girl, when a woman and some other people got on. The woman starts to talk to Ka’ilima with such a sweet motherly voice. My daughter took one look at her and closed her eyes so tightly. The woman told her “that’s okay if you close your eyes because I can still see you”. Ka’ilima opened the corner of one eye to see if the woman was still there and closed her eyes again even tighter. It was so sweet and hysterical. It’s amazing how these toddlers think so concretely. It’s as if she thought if she closed her eyes she would be invisible or make the woman disappear. Anytime she gets mad, embarrassed or plain old doesn’t like something she tightly closes her eyes. As if to almost will something to be gone. It’s funny even as an adult sometimes I want to close my eyes and make something or someone disappear 😉
How was your week? How has this Christmas hustle and bustle affected you? Let me know about any smiles and laughs you may have had. We can never get enough pure hearted happiness in our lives. Come share your smiles and laughs over at Saturdays Top Five Laughs blog hop or just leave me a comment about what made your week just a little bit happier.