It's all I can think about. Ryan and I have honestly been counting down since Beijing. I am on the lookout to be wearing anything red, white, and blue, to properly show my American pride. We walk around the house, randomly starting cheers of "USA! USA!". We came up with a fantasy olympic draft. Every spare moment is spent glued to the tv. I get teary eyed when they play our national anthem. I feel so proud of all the athletes, especially the ones from the country I love. Hearing the stories about the Olympians makes me feel so personally involved. I love it. I highly doubt we will get anything done over the next few weeks, but I don't even care!
I have heard the popular music for years, but had never actually seen the play, so when I had the opportunity to go, I was ecstatic! And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I either had chills, or had tears rolling down my cheeks for the entire 3 hour production. I also discovered my new favorite quote...
"to love another person, is to see the face of God." yup. Obsessed.
Holding my ever-growing baby.
He's growing so fast. I can't handle it. So I'm sort of in denial, but mostly just trying to take advantage of every moment this baby boy will sleep in my arms.
Sunny days filled with splash parks and sprinklers. Warm evenings with family and friends. And the best part? I get to spend (almost) the entire day with Ryan.
Every evening, there was some sort of fun activity for the kids to ease them into dreamland, ranging from storytime and smoothies, to magic and color-changing beads.
Camden was just in heaven-- well, pretty much the entire trip, just because he got to see all of his "friends" all day, everyday.
Stacy and Steve just so happened to be in Oceanside vacationing at the same time with Stacy's family, so we met up for some ice-cream sundaes at Baskin Robins.
**P.S. Shame on California for telling me all of the calories I am about to consume! I don't want to know that kind of stuff...what? Do they want to deter me from eating my luscious Reese's sundae? ha! nice try.
bundled, cuddly little baby. so happy to be s'more roasting. rock climbing and adventure taking were a must. beautiful sunset on the ride home. and awesome aunts that provide endless sugar for this little boy. (this is also the dinner that made me love arugula on hamburgers!)
sleeping in. breakfast in bed. a perfect card from two sweet little boys. hugs and kisses all around. new workout clothes. phone calls to grandmas who live far away. dinner laughs. a book for the moment. the best letter/essay I've ever had written for or about me.
this year mother's day left me with so much appreciation. appreciation for my husband, who put all the effort into making mother's day special for me. for my boys, who keep me on my toes. for my mom, who is and always will be "supermom". for my mother-in-law, who is always supportive.
for me, motherhood is incredible. it has made me the happiest I've ever been, but already brought pressure and frustration I didn't even know I could experience. I've always wanted to be a mom, and a young mom at that. Some say that being a mother took them by surprise, and they didn't realize how much they would love it, but I knew. I just hope I can be the mom they deserve. I hope they can come to me for anything, count on me for everything, and be happy they got stuck with me :) Camden is seriously my very favorite person to hang out with--he is witty, sweet, and silly. and Turner, his little smile melts me everytime. I love these boys so much, and am so grateful I have been given the opportunity to have them call me "mommy".