I recently had a stay at our local hospital, this Momma was SICK! While I was there I missed a lot. I missed gatherings with friends, trick or treating and many more moments with my family. While I was there it felt like the world just stopped, but life doesn't stop. The moments kept happening, even if I was not there to bear witness to them. I'm so happy that I have deep friendships and my family was surrounded by amazing, caring people. They helped to keep the fun going, keep the moments joyful and the smiles on my babies faces.

 

So while I may not have been there to capture the fun, here are some moments I was there for. I want to shout a huge THANK YOU to all of those who went out of their way to steal a kiddo, visit me in the hospital, make food, send well wishes, entertain my family and all of the other help we received. We are so grateful for you!

{day 22/366} I have to poop!! She has realized the one bedtime stall tactic we will not ignore. I remember big brother doing the exact same thing. Well played kiddos, well played. So night after night, I sit in this doorway, tired and impatient.

{day 22/366} I have to poop!! She has realized the one bedtime stall tactic we will not ignore. I remember big brother doing the exact same thing. Well played kiddos, well played. So night after night, I sit in this doorway, tired and impatient.

{day 25/366} Today I begged to be let out, assured the nurses I was good enough and would come back tomorrow for a CT, only to hang my head and go back hours later. They are carving the remainder of the pumpkins left over from last nights carving party with friends.

{day 25/366} Today I begged to be let out, assured the nurses I was good enough and would come back tomorrow for a CT, only to hang my head and go back hours later. They are carving the remainder of the pumpkins left over from last nights carving party with friends.

{day 25 cont...} I'm happy to not have missed it all.

{day 25 cont...} I'm happy to not have missed it all.

{day 30/366} Pizza Friday is a tradition in our house. It is the day we break all of the rules. The day we are so weary from the week that iPads are allowed at the table, dinner can be on the couch, and clothing is optional.

{day 30/366} Pizza Friday is a tradition in our house. It is the day we break all of the rules. The day we are so weary from the week that iPads are allowed at the table, dinner can be on the couch, and clothing is optional.

{day 32/366} An unplanned dinner with friends. An excuse to finally leave the house. Herds of wild children and acres for them to explore. My heart is full, my babies are fed, filthy and exhausted.

{day 32/366} An unplanned dinner with friends. An excuse to finally leave the house. Herds of wild children and acres for them to explore. My heart is full, my babies are fed, filthy and exhausted.

{day 33/366} If you ask her who her boyfriend is, she will tell you it's Ryder, and if you ask him the same, his answer is Lennon. November 6 and it's plus 17, I'll take it! Seems odd to be building a skating rink when they can still play outside in only their PJ's.

{day 33/366} If you ask her who her boyfriend is, she will tell you it's Ryder, and if you ask him the same, his answer is Lennon. November 6 and it's plus 17, I'll take it! Seems odd to be building a skating rink when they can still play outside in only their PJ's.

{day 33 cont...} Earth, our beautiful and giving earth. She's able to continue to press her hands into it so late in the year, by this time it's usually covered in a blanket of snow.

{day 33 cont...} Earth, our beautiful and giving earth. She's able to continue to press her hands into it so late in the year, by this time it's usually covered in a blanket of snow.

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