tis been the weekend (and now week) of switching up our plans. due to tummy viruses (sav) and ear infections (fal); we've been in a game of limbo. date night moved from friday night to sunday night. work days overtaken by cuddling on the couch and visits to the ped. a (thankfully) cancelled trip to hong kong for bry this week meant lots of time just hanging around the house. sometimes the best laid plans aren't, in fact, the best plans. the best plans occur when we give up our expectations and fly by the seat of our pants. as i said to pink grandma yesterday, with multiple sicknesses & home-boundness, we are doing a lot better than we sound right now!
if sickness does anything for sav, it makes her more cuddly & lovable. she rests her head more, wants to be held more, she smiles a little calmer, and her eyes still spill her soul.
as far as love languages go, i am a quality time type person. i thrive when bry & i have engaging conversations, genuine time spent together. i am encouraged in spending time with friends & connecting in different ways. after observing the girls this weekend a la nonstop family time, i'd venture to say they are the same. when fallon & daddy bond, all is well in her little world.
it's so fun learning more about them and what makes them tick. i think about what they are going to be and laugh when i realize they already ARE what they are going to be. it's our job to encourage them to continue on being themselves and the beautiful babies/girls/women/mothers/friends that God made them. just as they are. they have more in common than they do different and they share some of my favorite qualities with one another: easy laughers, curios, active, loving, excitable, caring, confident.
savvy started a scrunchy nose smile that is now ranking up there as my favorite thing in life. this makes my whole body smile :)
so as we are already altering from my weekly menu planning (and it's tuesday) i'm excited for the adventure that is to come. the adventure that is different than what i had prepared. like instead of taquitos for the fam tonight, b & i will have dinner (read: soft pretzels dipped in cheese) at the michigan/northwestern basketball game and the girls will get whatever grandma & grandpa are serving!
"flexible" is and will continue to be in the character traits of our girls. and while sometimes it's not in my list, this weekend helped me remember how important it is to have it. because i tend to fret if my stables get too messed up. i feel overwhelmed when someone else is rockin' my boat. but when that happens? i miss a saturday of blowing bubbles in our jammies, making homemade granola in the kitchen, college gameday playing in the family room. i miss time where we get a little snippy and then apologize, where we laugh at things that really aren't funny, and where we grow as a family & as individuals.
new to fallon's list of goodies: aspiring photographer. you go girl.