Almost 20 Days

Has it really been almost 20 days since I last posted anything on the blog? I really have told myself that I want to post more than that, since this is my virtual journal of sorts, but obviously I am doing a poor job of keeping up with that thought.

We’re still here, doing well and keeping busy. In fact, so busy, I even dressed my kiddos up and took the to an event downtown today, where I told them we would get candy and play games. Turns out, I had the wrong night. It is TOMORROW night. *sigh* I knew it seemed odd to start an event at 4 on a Friday, but I was just grateful to be a stay-at-home mom that could get them there right at the start and avoid the majority of the crowd. Yeah, not so much. There actually has to be an event for that to work out for me.

It was just icing on the cake of my crummy day……which maybe I will post about for you later, if I can just find the quiet time to do it. Until all the fun filled and annoying details are revealed, check out my cute kids, in costume, albeit not their official Halloween ones. I’ll have to show you those when they are finished being made.

Chaos with Solitude: A Mommy and Kiddo trip

Some ladies that I went to college with have husbands, that I also went to college with, that take annual golf trips (which my hubby does not go on). Usually those ladies stay at home and wait for the boys to return. This year, however, they decided that they needed to take a trip too, which I was glad to be invited to attend, and with the life as a stay-at-home mom, I could easily schedule the availability to attend.

We spent two nights at a state park in the cabins. It was just a wonderful time, filled with chaos from the kids along with solitude with friends, for there were 3 adults moms and 6 kiddos combined. The kiddos spent their time along with lots of playing, rock throwing, exploring, digging, getting dirty, bed jumping,  coloring, and laughing. Us mommies spent time coralling kids, hiking as a group, talking over coffee and wine, cooking group meals, and just enjoying the freedom of no Internet and virtually no cell service to distract us from the company of one another or the unity of play with our children.

Leigh Ann, Megan, and I are three different ladies with various interests (Megan is a music therapist and Leigh Ann is an engineer–I mean, those are both so varied from my skill sets), yet we also have similarities in what we want for our families, how we want to be as moms, and things of the like. We talked childbirth, careers, discipline, finances, healthy eating, protecting without sheltering our children, crafting, patience, husbands, and everything in between.

Wesley took a little spill on the asphalt one day and he got a bit of a scab over his lip but he took it all like a champ and managed to not cry too much.

It was a great time, and I am glad I was able to just enjoy nature and eat some Smores with friends, which, by the way, were made on a fire that I built by myself two nights in a row. And, yes, I am proud of myself for that one!

Thanks to Misplaced Alaskan and The Joys of Life for such a great time.

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It’s What I Like About You- The Wesley Edition

What I like about you, my dear Wesley is that at 2 years and 3 months old, you:

  • Sing your very own theme song when you are playing on the playground “duh duh daaah”
  • Make goofy faces all. the. time.
  • Never give up. Man, you are persistent. Albeit at times an exhausting trait, I know as you grow, it will take you far in the world.
  • Tell very animated stories, full of energy and hand-motions
  • Have ridiculously crazy hair almost every second of the day. Thankfully you are still young enough for it to be super cute.
  • Are not afraid. Again, sometimes this is exhausting (but thankfully not resulting in any serious injuries), but I know nothing will hold you back.
  • Notice when someone is sad, like your brother, and try to comfort and love that person. Besides all the strength, there is also a softness to you.
  • Are smart, despite the fact you like to mask your intelligence with goofiness.
  • Make this scrunched up, intense pain face when you get on the sidewalk for chalk outlines. Although not painful at all, you look like it is and that makes me smile.
  • Love full force, all out, just like most of the things you do on a daily basis.

These are just a few, sweet boy. I hope and pray that as you grow taller and bigger than me, you stay as cool, energetic, and special as you are now. Just tone it down a little at time though because I want to stay safe, and let me just be honest here, out of jail, as the years go on.