Saturday, May 31, 2014

With Me

I woke up last night around 3am and couldn't get back to sleep. Whenever this happens I always go check on our kids, make sure their blankets are on them, give them kisses on their foreheads and whisper that I love them in their ears. Summer's room was my last stop last night and as I was kissing her forehead she said, "I love you too mommy" then she lifted the blanket up, scooted over and whispered, "just get in here with me". I love this girl with my whole heart.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


A few days ago while we were playing outside in the front yard, Forrest walked up next to me and said, "mama, every time you see me kick the ball, that's me saying I love you".
I melted.
I have really hard days just like every other mother out there but that's what makes the moments like this one, even sweeter. I really love being a mom.
Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday, Forrest!

My Forrest turned 7 on May 5th. My BABY is 7?!?! I can't stand it. He woke up to balloons and a few little gifts. His favorite gift was the motorcycle and police car set from the Lego movie. For his birthday he wanted to go swimming and he wanted a square cake with lots of sprinkles and number 7 candle on top so that's exactly what he got. Forrest is my sidekick and my little companion. He gives me unsolicited kisses and hugs all day long and loves to snuggle.
He's the best Mother's Day gift I've ever received.
I love this sweet boy.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

One More Sleep

We have been counting down how many more sleeps until Forrest's 7th birthday. The first thing he said when he woke up this morning was, "only one more sleep 'til my birthday!" A few months back, I bought a vintage plate that says, 'happy birthday' in the center of it. I thought it would make birthdays a little more special if every year the kids get to have their birthday meals on this pretty plate. I showed it to Forrest and let me tell you, he has NOT forgotten. It makes me smile... and Summer tells me how much she LOVES the gold on it and speaks of this special plate with almost a sense of reverence. She can't wait for her turn.

For the last two weeks Forrest has gone to the chest in the kitchen where I keep it a few times a day and just stares at it, asking when it will be his birthday so he can use it. Today I finally let him get it out. I am happy to report that we now have it all washed and ready for his birthday breakfast tomorrow morning. How sweet are the simple pleasures.