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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Avery the Servant

Today, I woke up and had the worst cramps. Yes, I know! I hate that word too, but it IS a fact of life for alot of us women. I got up and took some Advil and set the heating pad up(I told you they were bad!) and laid back down. Glen got Jude out of bed and Avery told me that she would watch him. She is SO good with him. She brought him to me about 9:30 and said that he was asking for me. He laid in bed with me and fell asleep. Needless to say, I kept sleeping. It was NICE. Glen had taken Bailey (7) to camp, but I knew that Parker (4) was up. It was SO quiet in the house. I had told them to be quiet, but that was like a hour ago. When I got up they were playing so quietly. It was so cute. THEN - Not that all that wasn't enough, Avery (9) decides - ON HER OWN - to clean the kitchen for me. Not just clean, CLEAN! Loading the dishwasher,sweeping, Clorox sprayed all the counters, wiped the top of the fridge!! It looked AWESOME! I feel so blessed to have such amazing children. Avery is a pleaser, and loves to "make me proud". I love her so much. She brightens my life! Just thought I would share a proud mom moment. Please feel free to share one of your proud mom moments too!


Blogger Gina said...

OH MY that is the SWEETEST! You have a whole family taking care of you in your time of need. That just melts my heart about the kitchen too! Mommy, you are doin' somethin' right!!! Way to go! Hope you are feeling better. I can relate big time!

11:13 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Avery is such a sweetie. She reminds me so much of Cameron it's not even funny. They are so much alike. Cameron is also a pleaser...she is just so thoughtful. Ok here's my proud moment. A few weeks back was Cameron's ballet recital. All of our family came down to see it, which means of course, all of her cousins. Before the recital, Cameron & I were in the back getting ready, and one of her teachers came back & handed out little goody bags filled with candy. I told Cameron I would hold it for her until the end of the recital. So when it was all over, I handed it to her. She opened it up & took one piece for herself & handed the rest out so everyone could have a piece. That was HER gift from her favorite teacher, and she shared it with everyone instead of keeping it all to herself. I just thought that was the sweetest thing. It was one of those "melt your heart" moments. She is just always so caring. I could go on about a million situations like this with her. I'm glad you posted this about Avery. It made me sit here & think about all the wonderful things my kids do. Sometimes I think we tend to get busy & forget sometimes. Thanks for sharing Nicoley!! =) You are a great mommy, that's why your kids love to please you!

12:33 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

oh, I hurt with you! I usually get the worst cramps, and this month would you believe I got TWO episodes! UGH! Anyway what a wonderful time to be pampered!

Did you know Excedren has almost the same active ingrediants as Midol? Try it, it works. From a girl who knows cramp pain!

Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog Tuesday, isn't TT a great idea!

1:47 AM  
Blogger Glass Half Full said...

Pass the blessings to this house, please!! You are fortunate to have a daughter that will help out. I can see the gift of being a servant spilling out!!!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Nicole, I think I need to borrow Avery for just a tad! :-) My great mom moment was when my boys rooms didn't smell like dirty socks! Just joking.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

That is the best. Shows how well you've done as a good mom... they are our reflections! I have proud moments every day when Noah & Carter are constantly helping out with baby and watching out for him. It is the sweetest!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Nettie said...

What a wonderful family you have! That is so sweet that your daughter cleaned the kitchen like that for you. You must show her a great example in serving others. I hope you are feeling better!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

I gotta tell ya, after I got your comment this morning I tried to pull up your blog but there was nothing there. Now that I can see it I am so pleased! You are just that "real" person you were talking about! You are a family girl and love talking about your kids! SO DO I! Since my blog is new, I'm kind of just throwing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING out there. I haven't figured out how to put up pics though, but once I do, LOOK OUT! Your little Jude is ADOREABLE!!!

Anyway, I will be keeping up with your's for sure!! I'm glad I finally got to read it.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Julie Carobini said...

I've noticed that even though my kids drive me crazy sometimes (okay, a lot :-), when the pressure's on, like for example when I'm not feeling well, they really come through for me--like Avery did for you. Such sweet parenting confirmation, isn't it?

(thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :-)

3:36 PM  
Blogger Cherise said...

Hey Nicole,
Welcome to blog land.It is so crazy how I got your blog from Cheryl's sister-in-law's post! Small world:-) This is such a precious story. I had a neat mom moment today. Bryson (6) wrote me a note that said: "Dear mom, I'm so glad that you are happy. We love you, Bryson" I'm so thankful for happiness and the blessings of children. And the blessings of friends that last through the years...Love ya, Reese

10:56 PM  
Blogger Katherine@Raising Five said...

You are definitely doing something right with that one. Isn't it great to get a peek into the person they are going to be when they are older? Someone's loving and caring mama.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

WOW... Your kids are awesome! You know they learn thoes kinds of things from thier parents! Way to go mom! lots of Kudos!!

1:25 PM  

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