So lately Meg has had an obsession with riding bikes. She has been climbing on my spin bike and trying to get the wheel to move. So the other day I walk in to find her on my bike with Avery's helmet on. It was hilarious! At least she is being safe right? I guess she gets the love of cycling from her momma.
So I think I have complained recently that I could not get the twins to sit and watch any TV. Well last week Tate finally sat and watched Elmo in Grouchland. They love Elmo! Well they both sat for 10 minutes, which is a record. I actually got half of dinner made. It was awesome. I know soon enough they will beg me to watch TV, so I should enjoy it, but I need it sometimes.
So I honestly believe that I live on the best street ever. We are so lucky to live where we do. Every Friday night we have a driveway party where we all come out and bring food and all the kids play and ride bikes up and down our street. There are so many kids on our street and families that are awesome! This night was Italian night and the babies are loving their spaghetti. This picture reminds me of the movie Lady and the Tramp. I love it when they hug and kiss each other, because I know someday they won't do it anymore.
The kids love to take baths together. It also makes it so much easier for me to do it all at once. Although, it does get a little crazy at times when they all decide to splash at the same time. O'well. It makes a good memory.
So we were "trying" to watch conference yesterday, but it was a little difficult to hear with all the kids jumping on the couch and running around the family room. Sean was complaining that he had just steam cleaned the couch the day before and how they were climbing all over it and getting it dirty again. President Monson started speaking and said some things that hit me like a freight train. I don't remember it word for word, but you'll get the point. He said something like when your children dirty clean surfaces, and bring toys out that you just put away and dirty the house, that we need to find joy in the journey. I just looked at Sean and said "See he is talking directly to us". It was wild. It was so ironic the things he was saying. It was totally meant for me at this stage in my life. Sometimes I feel like all I do is pick up, clean up and tell me kids no no all the time. I have felt frustrated lately, because I feel like whatever I do they undo it and I can't get on top of it. A lot of days I just feel like why bother cleaning they will just trash it all over again. I really need to find joy in the journey. This stage is so temporary and they will be grown before I know it. So when the twins are running down the street in different directions laughing their darling heads off, I will find joy in chasing them.
When they are both climbing on the table and I have to lift them off fifty times, I will find joy in that. When we are out to dinner and Tate throws a chicken nugget and it hits some lady in the head I will find joy in that. It was freakin hilarious, but totally embarrassing. Don't get me wrong I love my kids more than anything and wouldn't trade them for the world, but can I have my house stay clean for more than 2 hours please? So when you feel like you can't pick up one more toy, or break up one more fight, remember to find joy in this journey, because it is your season and will end someday.