A glimpse at today

Whole wheat toast and perfectly plump blueberries.
“Where is Thumbkin, where is Thumbkin? Here I am!”
Markers and stickers and practicing K*A*T*I*E.
Dancing and twirling to Natalie Merchant.
More blocks.
Golden roast chicken with rosemary, thyme, and garlic.
Welcome home squeals and hugs.


  1. babybabylemon babybabylemon.com

    Simply lovely.

  2. MelissaDrMom confessionsofadrmom.com

    Sounds like a beautiful day to me. Ahh…Natalie Merchant…makes me want to bring out that CD now:) Looking forward to our play date!

  3. I have danced and swirled to Natalie Merchant many, many times. Love it!

  4. Tonya Lettersforlucas.com

    Sounds licely. Which Natalie Merchant song? I am picturing "these are days".

  5. Tonya Lettersforlucas.com

    That was suppose to say *lovely*. Sounds like a lovely day.

  6. Lydia squidmom.com

    Love this! We spent most of our afternoon making “fairy houses” in our backyard. My sister called during that and asked what we were doing I actually told her, as opposed to the standard “nothing” that I usually give. Really want to stop doing that!

  7. Sherri

    This? Sounds like a perfect day. Lovely…or have we found a new word for that?

  8. Megan-Best of Fates bestoffates.com

    Your life is beautiful.

    That is all.

  9. Klz

    I know it's early but that chicKen sounds Devine as does your whole day

  10. *sigh*

    Lovely and perfect.

    I think that mine will involve drum practice and yowling cats.

  11. Efloraross thewriterrevived.com

    Oh how I love this! You could easily be describing a day @ my house! It is bliss. :)

  12. Mountain Mum mountainmum.com

    Love this! Have a great day!

  13. Jessica fourplusanangel.com

    There is nothing better.

  14. Booyah's Momma chipandbobo.com

    Simple. And beautiful. Bliss really is redefined with parenthood, isn't it?

  15. gigi kludgymom.com

    Very sweet. Of course, I'd trip while twirling!

  16. Mad Woman adiaryofamadwoman.com

    Please say I can come play there, pretty please!
    Its always a sweet moment when I hear Natalie's voice coming over the speakers.

  17. Simplest things brings the biggest smiles . Thanks for reminding me of that my friend.

  18. Cheryl @ Mommypants mommypants.com

    I walked down the aisle to get married to Natalie Merchant.

    Happy sighs.

  19. Renee 2old2tap.blogspot.com

    That sounds so wonderful. I need a day off to do similar with the grandson.

  20. The best days are the simple ones <3

  21. Tim

    Sounds like a wonderful life. Simple but full of love.

  22. You're good! :D

  23. Adelle readygogetset.com

    Wake up calls at 5am.
    "Mom, is it morning yet?" No. Oh, no.
    Crabby are we, the tired three.
    Geography and pot roast, spelling bee over dinner.
    A cuddle on the couch. Wrestling boys on the floor.
    The day over, flushed cheeks, tousled heads tucked into their nest.
    I breathe in the soft spots on the back of their neck.
    And it is good.

    Thank you for getting me to think about what is GOOD in this tired, tired day.

  24. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Oh, Adelle…thank you for this.
    I love seeing a glimpse into the lives of others…the moments that make us a family.
    So lovely.

  25. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    So full, Tim.
    Full to overflowing.
    Thank you…

  26. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com


  27. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Yes, you absolutely do!

  28. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Happy sighs, indeed.

  29. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Truly, it isn't the big stuff that fills them with joy.
    It's feeling loved and important.
    Those smiles are the best reward, aren't they?

  30. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    That's what it all comes down to really, isn't it?

  31. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    You have no idea how much I would love for you to come for a play date. :)

  32. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    I did the dancing and left the twirling to the nimble three year old.
    It would have gotten ugly if I had twirled!

  33. Laura


  34. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    I could have never imagined the joy it would bring me.
    Absolute bliss.

  35. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Truly, nothing.

  36. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Thank you! I hope that your day was lovely.

  37. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Thank you, Elizabeth.
    I hope to never forget the beauty in the simplicity of our days.
    Such happiness.

  38. Adelle readygogetset.com

    I LOVED yours – I would love to see this from you every week! Have you considered a link up? such a great prompt – and it requires us to see the GOOD!

  39. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    The chicken was heavenly.
    The whole house smelled amazing.

  40. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Thank you.
    The beauty is in the seeing it.

  41. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    I love that you reframed it.
    You were doing something so important…expanding imaginations!
    So lovely!

  42. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    You are exactly right!
    I love Natalie Merchant…she is so soothing.

  43. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Such happy memories. :)

  44. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    We're looking forward to seeing you too!
    Katie has been talking about it non-stop. :)

  45. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Thank you!
    I have a feeling your days are similar. :)

  46. Nichole inthesesmallmoments.com

    Thank you, Laura! :)

  47. this is wonderful!!

  48. I need my life to start being that beautiful again. I think it will…one day soon!

  49. ksluiter


    that is all.

    just one big happy…


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