Sunday, May 27, 2012

A mommy moment.

Tonight while in the shower I realized just how close we are to Jackson starting school this fall. I know that the season of our everyday, all day time together is coming to an end and that is a touch bittersweet. I know it won't change our adventures and he will have wonderful new friends and stories to tell us. It's just that once you start school you go until you graduate high school, and then you are off to college. After that Bam! your an adult. I swear I just had this kid and he is already a grown up in my head. Some how him starting this next part makes me feel a little like this "little kid" stage is over.

::sigh:: I completely understand I am being sentimental about this whole thing and I am sure come this fall we will be happy dancing for the new phase. We have with every adjustment thus far but, for now I am embracing the mommy lump in my throat. Please excuse me while I snuggle my baby a bit tighter tonight.

Friday, May 18, 2012


We finished up a great first t-ball season with the Indians. We can't wait to have our end of the year party and see everyone a last time. Jackson loves baseball. I think he is hooked.

This Mother's Day we headed to the lake. It was such a fun day. Played in the water, a boat ride and an awesome sushi dinner. It was fabulous and on Sunday my guys spoiled me for sure with a relaxing day and great brunch.
This week we had picnic lunch on the porch. I *think* we have finally gotten past Jackson's allergies. I don't remember if I have shared or not but, this year has been our toughest yet when it has come to Jackson's breathing. We finally got the asthma label and since we got rid of this last wheeze things have been looking up. I am really hopeful we won't be so dependent on the nebulizer now.
We had a playmate with this little man who makes my heart so happy. We helped finish a really fun project at Nanny's house. Well the prep work really in-between snuggles. I am sure she will share soon on her blog. It's so amazing to see how much Jackson loves him and vis versa. It's awesome.
I actually won this adorable bag this week from Freckles Chic. I couldn't believe it and received my bag yesterday and it is perfect! I can't wait to use it this summer.
Jackson and I went on an exploring adventure. We love to walk around this antique/junk warehouse in our square. They have the most random, dusty things but, mixed in are some real treasures. Jackson brought his camera so he could take pictures to show daddy. He is in this phase of explaining everything 10 different ways to get a story across. To the point of getting out of breath. It's really cute and the pictures help his story telling. ;) I think he is going to be a great story teller like Bobby.
Brian has taken off with his working out. I am so proud of him. This weekend he is competing with some of the guys he works with in the Warrior Dash. They are so excited and I know they will do awesome! Tonight we went to a local park and he ran while I walked with Jack in the jogging stroller with mom. When we got ready to go the sunset was amazing.

Bring on the weekend! TGIF.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A letter to "My Love"

Bubs, Booba, Boobs, Jack, Jackson, My Love,

Just taking a moment to tell you how much fun I have being your mom.
I have to admit 90% of the time I am simply winging it.
I am hoping that a good 60% of the time I am doing it right.
You made me realize that I wanted more than to just be "the cool mom" or "the fun mom".
I want to be the mom who will always fight for you and with you when something means a lot to you.
I want to be the mom who will tell you no.

I want to be the mom who always has time for your stories.
Who writes them down and blogs them, so we can look back and laugh about the things you used to say.

I want to take you places. I want you to have an open mind and try new things.
I want to be the kind of mom that teaches you to be respectful and kind to everyone.

I want to be the mom who teaches you it's fun to read and not just now that your young but, even when your older just for fun.
I want to be the mom who helps you find music you love.
I hope it moves you like it does me.
I want to be the mom who always remembers our secret hand bump but, who knows never to do it in front of your friends.
I want to always try and answer you like I do. "Yes, my love" not because it sounds cool but, because from the beginning it became so true and I want you to grow up hearing it a hundred times a day. So that there is no doubt in your mind it is so.
I really just like to be your mom.

xoxo, mommy