Monday, August 23, 2010

Helpfulness


Sloan & Omri

This weekend flew by! This year, as I have mentioned several times, is doing the same. Even Sloan mentioned the other night how fast the year is flying by. I haven't been able to do a whole lot since I got my cast on. I have been keeping up with the house one handedly, lol, but it takes me twice as long to do everything. It's very hard for me to cut or open things, so cooking is a real challenge. I'm so grateful for friends from church whom have provided meals. It has made life bearable. As for my little girls, well they have each been helpful in their own special ways.

Almost caught that smile...

Zoe has given me her doggy pillow to prop my arm up on when I sleep. Aris comes up several times a day a gives my cast kisses. Sloan is my biggest help. She has been dressing the baby, helping to dress the little ones, getting cuppies ready at bedtime, putting kids in car seats, & the list goes on. The most random tasks are very tough to do at the moment. I'm hoping in the next few weeks as my hand heals things will not hurt quite as much. I hate that it is hard for me to hold my baby right now. 

My little helper

Sloan has stepped up to the plate. Tonight she asked if I needed her to stay home from school to help out around the house tomorrow. I told her no, but let her know how much we'd miss her while she was gone. We really do. Yes I'll be glad when I can be a real mom again & not rely on my 10 year old to pick up the slack. But for now I'm so very grateful for this sweet little girl and all she does. 

5 comments:

Elissa said...

Summer, you guys just can't catch a break!!!! (haha, or i guess you're catching too many of them!) you are SO lucky you have girls to help you with that sweet baby. Not sure my boys would be so good! I'm sure it's hard not to be able to hold him and handle him and care for him the way you would like right now, but what a wonderful time for the girls (esp sloan) to bond with him. That pic is just beautiful!

Mrs. Officer Andelin said...

Sloan is amazing! Do you tell her over and over agian how amazing she is?!

Seeing you at the party last night, inspired me to be better. I want to be as positive as you are!

Jamee
xoxo

Vicky said...

They really can be great help! And they don't seem to mind a bit! Good for her for being such a great helper...especially when mom needs it most!

An Art Nest said...

I'm so proud of Sloan! As much as we chit chat about our eldest girls, they really are growing up to be responsible & caring~ Tell her thanks for calling Jolie yesterday!

feather said...

such love between siblings. *sigh* soak it in!