Brown Paper Packages

This week I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed with all the work that needs to be done to be ready for baby to come.  There is the normal work of the household, the slow and steady process of unpacking/settling in from our recent move, and then the work of preparing a space for the new baby as well.  Pregnancy insomnia has set in a bit as well, so exhaustion during the day and being up in the night mulling over tasks and to-do’s.. not super helpful.  Needless to say, we needed to be H O M E today and momma needed to get some work done.  Already, I feel better.  Just seeing the car seat installed, baby clothes being rummaged out of tuperwares, and a few meals beginning to accumulate in the freezer is a big mental help.

The little ones love morning outings, so the announcement that  “we will be home doing things around the house” was met with the usual weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Such days call for intentionality, for pulling out some fun crafts and activities normally reserved for rainy/stuck-at-home days.

We received the sweetest package in the mail yesterday from one of the children’s dearly-beloved aunties.  Such perfect timing.  I pulled it out this morning and their delight over it all was precious.  Each had received a goodie bag of raisins and snack bars, piles of stickers, a pop-up book, halloween window decals (stickers that go on the window??  Can life get better?), as well as a sweet note and some spending money for fun fall activities.  Even baby girl was included {the most adorable onesie}!

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So today we’re savoring the simple joys of brown paper packages + the ordinary fun we can have at home.

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