Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fun Days

Summer started last week and we have been enjoying every minute of it! Minus a little virus setback and a fall that ended with a little chipped tooth {having it check tomorrow} for Harrison. Heidi's last day of school was last Tuesday and then we had a busy Wednesday as well. Thursday we took Miss Heidi to have her first real haircut! Yay! We have been talking about it for months! It has been way overdue, but we are in love with her new cut! Its a little sad, but she is looking so much more like a big girl. I do love how she loves her new style of hair and how easy it is for brushing, bathing, and in the pool.

Harrison occupied his time very well while sissy had her haircut. This little boy needs his hair trimmed, but I am too scared to cute his little curls! We will hold off on his cut until after we have his 2 year pictures taken. Then MAYBE we will get his hair trimmed. I think the curls will come back though. It is amazing how his curls and personality go hand in hand.

One day we made a few water balloons and attacked Daddy when he came home from work. I sent him a warning text to take off his shoes before getting out of the car. These little munchkins were so excited to surprise their Daddy!

There is always time for a tea party in our house. Heidi loves to set them up and Harrison loves to do anything that his sister wants to do - except wear her old costumes and dresses.

Both kids are swimming like fishes! Harrison does NOT want you to hold him in the water. Heidi jumps up and down like a fish and both kids absolutely love being in the water. Everyday I am asked if we are getting in the pool. We love to wait for Daddy to come home and swim - that way we miss a lot of those key sun burning hours in the day!

 Heidi has asked to ride a trolley - they both love the show Daniel Tiger. yesterday we decided to go downtown and ride one, why not, right? It was a 16 stop tour and the kids really enjoyed it! We could get on and off anytime we wanted.

Today we went bowling! So excited about the free summer bowling! Definitely gives us another fun thing to do without having to spend any money! Heidi did not want to use the little ramp to push the ball down, but Harrison love it! The cutest thing was he would cheer for himself every time he hit a pin!

I am looking forward to the rest of the summer and all of the fun we are going to have! The next few weekends our plates are full of birthday parties! We will have lots of swimming, bowling, $1 movies. and many other random adventures. Stay tuned!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Take on Mother's Day

Mother's Day was a few weeks ago and I wanted to post my "take" on the day as well as address all of the recent posts filtered around on social media. I get it, I really do. Mother's Day can be hard. My first two Mother's Days I was a childless mom and the sting of the holiday could be unbearable at times. Even after having living children I really did not even feel like celebrating the holiday. I didn't want to celebrate if my first child was not living.

Flash forward to this year. My feelings are still the same, I'm not big on the holiday, BUT and a very large BUT, we cannot make others feel guilty about celebrating a holiday just because it makes us sad. I know - that is a tough and harsh pill to swallow, but its true. There is always going to be a time or place when someone is sad - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Wednesday, a local restaurant, you name it. People are always missing loved ones, craving for something else, or discontent with something. 

I know what it feels like to be at church on Mother's Day when moms are standing and you can't. The one thing in my life that I was certain about was that I wanted to be a mom. I also remember the feeling of finally being able to stand. Finally getting that moment I had been craving. It was actually a little embarrassing standing, but that's just me. I like to blend in with the masses rather than stand out. Regardless of how that moment felt to me there are so many people that are just bubbling to get a chance to have that moment. 

With that being said, I wish that people could allow for others to be able to celebrate something in their life without being made to feel guilty for celebrating. If we're going to start picking on Mother's Day then here is a list of things that I would ask people not to celebrate or post pictures of because it makes me sad: 

-families with three children
-your six year old children "graduating Kindergarten {seriously, when did graduating Pre-K and K involve miniature cap and gowns??}
-next year's back to school pictures when your kids start 1st grade
-6 year olds in general

I could go on and on. The point we have to be able to celebrate with our friends and families. We cannot let our grief or sadness overtake us and cause us to want to change everyone else's moment just because it is something we cannot have at that time. I am sure there was probably a more delicate way to word all of that. but today is just a day to be blunt.
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