I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged! We are almost approaching a year now and it's not like nothing has happened.
Life is still good and honestly, I'm just trying to soak in every moment in everyday day that I could. As of right now, I'm the coolest person in my son's eyes and I know that this will not be the case in the future when he becomes a teen. So I am taking it all in. I watch my son play and he still mesmerizes me with his beautiful imagination and the innocence that all a child is. I still want the world for him, i want to give him everything that I've always wanted with out spending a dime. I love the fact that he dances to music, sings loudly out of the blue and smiles just because he can.
I thank God everyday for my family and the goodness that it gives my heart. My family makes me want to be a better person. They have showed me that the grass isn't always greener on the other side, they have showed me that we live in a realistic but happy place. Our home is a happy one and we all look forward to coming home. Isn't that the goal in life (or at least one of the goals). Life is good and if I could press the Pause button on any part of my life, it would be now. I truly mean that....right now, I would hit that button.
Our son will be 3 next month. It's not as emotional as when he turned 2 but it does allow me to reflect on the year that has flown by since his last birthday. All I could say is....it's been a good year. I could only pray for more good years to come like this past one.
Now, my day will start. Everyone is still sleeping but soon i will hear the doors of the bedrooms open. My husband will come downstairs and gather his things for work. My son will stand at the top of the stairs and say "Mommy, You dare" in his little voice and my precious day starts. Another day to soak in, another day to remember and mostly, more memories.....for that is what it's about. Love your life!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Coloring is such a relaxing thing to do. Somehow as we got older and took on responsibly, someone must have said “you’re too old to color.” So we gather all the broken crayons, the old and well used coloring books and threw them away. Its official in our minds we are too old. So we forget and we pick up other habits of relaxation. Some of us read books, played video games, sat in front of the computer, some of us shopped, some rode cars to nowhere.
The coloring thing was in the past. Till you become a parent. Then all the memories of your childhood slowly come back. Things like, a bath. We are reminded of how much fun a bath is, especially when there are lots of toys floating around awaiting for you to pound them back in the water. Splashing around…that’s pretty cool. Blowing bubbles in the back yard on a summer day…so sweet; it was fun to watch the bubbles “disappear.” To run threw a sprinkler and make sure to not get hit by the tips of the water or drench your self with the water of the garden hose. How about not having to worry that you have red sauce all over your face at the dinner table?
All these fond memories are coming back with everyday that I spend with our son. Where and which path of my life did I forget how to be free spirited? When did I stop clapping when my favorite food was served or my favorite song played? When did I stop dancing as my favorite TV show’s theme song played?
I don’t know when, but one thing is for sure...It’s all coming back to me.
Monday, November 9, 2009
What a crazy but fun day!! First we started off the day with a Raggamuffin Parade in town, then stopped by a few of our friend's houses to trick or treat then we went to Grandma & Grandpa Hurrell's house for dinner and playtime with cousin Kimmie, then to his Godmother's house, went to Hoboken to see decorations, THEN back to Grandma & Grandpa's house!!! I told you it was a little crazy!!!!
All in all it was alot of fun and just as we expected...a crazy Halloween!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I can’t believe that it’s been so long since I’ve blogged. It does feel good to be able to sit in front of my laptop and type. What a luxury it is to have time to yourself!!!
The truth is (and to no mom’s surprise), I’m so busy!! It’s a constant day, always on the move and when he’s down for a nap (When he naps), I’m catching up on cleaning and all the other everyday things. I know this is not “breaking” news to moms out there.
Overall….it is so wonderful being a mom. I absolutely love it! My rewards come during the day and at night. During the day when Joey decides he needs a kiss and a hug or when he says “Maaaaaam” and gives me the most precious smile and at night when he curls up on me and puts his tired head on my chest. Those are the moments that I cherish every night and I’m so glad that they’ll be repeats tomorrow.
“Time flies” ….and indeed it does. I can’t believe Joey is going to be 21 months soon and he’s been home for 8 months now!!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We’ll we celebrated Valentine’s Day …Family Style and I have to say it was the absolute best Valentine’s Day EVER!!!
Walter Started off in the morning making pink pancakes and after he was done he asked me the sweetest question any woman would love to hear…I swear I heard Angels in the background singing…he asked….”What would you like me to Grill for dinner tonight?”…SWEET!!!!
Needless to say I really wanted a Surf and Turf dinner. We had steak, clams, shrimp and for dessert cupcakes! It was delicious. Joey has his own menu; Spaghetti and sauce. He also had his own special way of eating it.
I made a Heart chandelier and every heart had a special message for “my boys”. It was all about family….we had a great time!!
These moments are the ones that we've been dreaming about for a long time and now they are here....finally!!