April 30, 2012

A Pink Pony Full Of Rocks

Ivy in Paris

I bake brownies so that they are warm and out of the oven as the school bus empties my boys onto the doorstep. This is what a good mom does on a Monday afternoon, I think. And it got me off the couch.

A beautiful friend left a beautiful bag of beautiful books on my porch and I suddenly forgot about the cold I thought I'd kicked and I was motivated to open the curtains and do the dishes. I even reached for the camera. How unfortunate if I'd let this day slip by without notice or fanfare or some sort of productivity. It was on its way, it was. Watch Mad Men was the only thing checked off my list until then.

A while back Ivy picked out a pink pony-wearing-a-tutu purse from Cracker Barrel to keep her treasures, and she's filled it with pebbles and beach rocks. While I'm sure there's probably a princess lip gloss buried in there somewhere, I like the irony. It is so super her. My daughter.

May every day bring me presents and may living in this present be my presents and may I always remember that pink pony full of rocks.

-this is just write


  1. fresh brownies is the height of good-mama-ness, and a bag of books? i'm hard-pressed to imagine up a better gift.

  2. You have such a way with words, Steph.


  3. I love this. I know this kind of day, almost every day. Just seeing for the glory because it's always there, even when it feels like it's not in me when it always is. You know what I mean...


    p.s. I want to see you too! It's been waaay way too long.

  4. You know I love your words. But I cannot take my eyes off of that delicious photo. :)

  5. Last night we were reading a book called "Adele and Simon". It is the story of a brother and sister in old time Paris. Walking home from school, Simon loses all of his things, one thing on each page. The sister is bothered, and for the reader it is a "where's Waldo?" sort of story where you get to find Simon's things.

    Annnnnyways, the inside of the front and back cover has an old map of Paris. Juliet noticed it and asked "where is this map?" and I told her Paris. She got so excited, "Can we go to Paris, mommy? Can we GO there?" It made me think of Ivy, and her little love of Paris. :)

    I hope I can take her there someday!

  6. Gorgeous. And hey, if checking MM off the list is the only thing that gets done some days, I think that's okay :)

  7. Tee hee! I love it! So much! Your little girl is so perfect at being a little girl!

  8. Yes may every day bring presents. I have been working on living in the present more, really taking in the gift that it is.

  9. I'm not sure why but picturing that pink pony full of rocks cracks me up. Something tells me she has a very special personality!

  10. I think I say this almost every time, but I love this. I love the words you use and the flow of it all.

  11. Love. Love. Love. So sweet. I found another tooth in the boy's lego box yesterday. Good grief. It might look prettier if it was in a sweet pink pony purse...XXOO


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