It's Monday again! and I am feeling a little sluggish. I guess I enjoyed the long weekend a little too much and am finding it hard to get back into routine. Oh well, at least the kids are in school and I have some time to myself today.
We went to church on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday. I must say that I loved how my son remarked while we were driving to church, that he was extra happy that we could go to church two times this weekend. It is really nice to see him enjoying being a part of our church family.
In between, we swam on Saturday and the kids played in the playground. We also spent quite a bit of time at home this weekened, just clearing and cleaning different parts of the house. I am now itching to rearrange my home studio too. On Sunday, we gave the kids their easter presents - a new book, a new set of pajamas and a little toy. I have been a little lazy about taking photos but I knew I wanted a snap of them in their new pajamas because they really do grow up so fast. I watched this video last week that talked about the gift of an ordinary day which put things in perspective for me and made me cry. I will admit that most times, I can't wait to put the boys in bed because that means I can enjoy my evenings quietly or get on with chores without someone chattering to me. Certainly there are also times i would rather surf on facebook than play with them. So the video was a good wake-up call for me.
Indeed, I feel very fortunate to be able to witness these lovely times with the kids as they grow up. It was a good reminder to put away the iphone and treasure the moments I have because all too soon, they will be gone too.
p/s If you are interested, you can read more reflections on the gift of an ordinary day from two other mummy bloggers, Zee and Cheryl.