August 24, 2008

In Bed

Yesterday was mostly spent in bed but not because I was sick or having a baby or anything. Just because it felt so good to stay in bed, like, all day. At one point all five of us were snuggled and cuddled up together, listening to the boys tell stories about school and laughing at Carter's imitation of Tom whistling at a cute cat on Tom & Jerry and hearing them gush about how much they all love baby Ivy.

I took a nap. And I did some knitting. And at one point, still in bed of course, I really wanted a pedicure and called every salon nearby hoping someone had an opening. In the meantime Noah brought some yarn and needles to me and wanted me to show him how to knit- right about the time that the salon just down the street from us did have an opening. At that very moment. I looked at my sweet Noah and decided we'd just stay in bed. I can get a pedicure any ol' time. I am just not sure how much time is left for me to cherish these moments with my seven-year-old.

Later, Gray & Carter tried to come join us and Noah chastised them saying, "Can you give us some alone time, guys?"

I am tempted for today to be another in bed day. The best.

41 comments:

  1. Awesome, Steph. That is so special. You have such sweet boys.

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  2. I think that's awesome about spending the day in bed. you should do it more often. :)

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  3. aww...sounds like such a lovely day!

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  4. That sounds like a nearly perfect day! Awesome. I'm so glad you are getting to cherish these moments.

    Now, if you could just find someone that does pedicure house-calls, you could get one without getting out of bed! LOL!

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  5. I'd love to stay in bed all day! I guess my kids are too demanding. Hopefully when they get older we can all just chill and enjoy each other and not have the fighting and drama! lol

    I think that was awesome to stay in bed and knit with him. You just never know when they won't want to do things with Mama and Daddy as much anymore. Noah sounds too cute for words.

    Nell

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  6. awww these stories make me want to have more kids and Hubby and I already talking about more kids....*sigh*

    Such a sweet story, loved how Noah wanted alone time.

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  7. I can't wait until Jasper gets out of the learning to walk spastic flailing stage and into snuggle loving again... what sweet boys you have!

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  8. That sounds like a great day! Cherish each moment, they seem to go by too fast :)

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  9. I love lazy bed days! Sounds like you guys had a great time together laying around ;)

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  10. I wished I lived close I would come do your toe nails and bring you a hot fudge sundae.....enjoy your resting times...

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  11. Baby Ivy?!

    Did I miss you announcing her name? :)

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  12. sounds heavenly! you are so right to enjoy it while they are this age!

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful day to me. I did something similar the day before I had my little guy. Spent the day in bed with my hubby and oldest son.

    Curious to hear how Noah did with knitting. My son (just 5) keeps asking me to teach him, but I know he is too young. Any tips for the future would be great :)

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  14. That sounds like such a special day. Isn't it funny to know that down the road, it's not the trips to the beach or to Disney, or the graduations and parties that you remember -- but the days like the one you just described? Sure, the other things are important, but what you just wrote about sounds like one of the most precious days a mom could ask for.

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  15. What an awesome special day! :-)

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  16. Oh, I would have waited on the pedi too. Sounds like a great day!

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  17. Sounds like a wonderfully relaxing day.

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  18. Wow! What an awesome mom you are! I wish you lived here in our small Mexican town. My best friend give the best pedicures any time! A very, very sweet post. You are an inspiration!

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  19. Sounds like a carefree day. It's nice to just entertain one another as a family and relax at the same time.

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  20. JEALOUS!!!! I think the ONLY time I sit is to nurse. And I have a sprinter of a nurser.
    I lllooonnngggggg for time in bed other than at night.
    Lucky you!!!

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  21. that's what i call taking a family "beauty pause" - a sabbath rest and how rare it is and yet needed and wonderful! blessings!

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  22. Sounds like a perfect day to enjoy with your loved ones. Enjoy!

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  23. Sounds like heaven to me! My favorite has been waking up to all four of us in the bed (thank goodness we have a king-sized bed!)

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  24. That sounds like a great day, indeed. Glad you took some time to enjoy it!

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  25. That sounds absolutely heavenly! Good for you.

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  26. how sweet. that is the kind of mom i aspire to be :)

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  27. Gosh that sounds nice! I love a good foot rub when a pedicure is not possible. My kids are super competitve and they have come up with this game of rubbing my feet with lotion and I'm supposed to tell them who is winning with the better rub...the winner gets a quarter. Yes, THEY came up with this game and I love it! LOL!

    P.S. You are a better mom than I, cause I would have gone and gotten the Pedicure. LOL!

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  28. Sounds like a perfect day - love it! Enjoy the end of your pregnancy. :-)

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  29. Enjoy this precious time with your boys and the great time in bed! I am jealous!

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  30. Aren't those just the best times! Enjoy them...they grow up so fast!

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  31. Sounds like it was just what you all needed...

    p.s thank you for the post and the support. I have enjoyed your blog for some time now...

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  32. I love moments like that! We spent a couple hours just lounging on the couch watching a movie the other day and it was great!

    All 5 of us there..... and now we are all over the place today and the rest of the week!

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  33. love those kinds of days. enjoy.

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  34. I love that so much. What a cool choice!

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  35. Definitely a great day. I actually put up a little post at My Kids Blog about the same thing... I've been wanting to paint my toes, but things (the kids) keep coming up and I haven't gotten it done. But... I'd choose the kids over my toes any day!

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