Saturday, May 29, 2010
So the title tells it all...Gavin visited Sea World for the first time yesterday...and yes, he LOVED it! I didn't realize that a 14 month old would recognize these giant creatures of the sea and show excitement, but he did just that. He pointed, squealed, jumped up, leaned forward for a better view, the whole deal. Was it hard on mommy? Yep. It was very hot and there were many places that strollers weren't allowed, so there was me, carrying a 25lb. baby and a 50lb. diaper bag. Sweat. Sweat. Sweat. And throw in a little more sweat. But the smile on his face was more than worth any issues I had with the heat. The trip to Sea World was a belated birthday gift/thank you for babysitting Gavin's cousin Melanie.
This week I had the pleasure of babysitting a 3 year old along with my 14 month old, which was a great experience for me since I'm more than ready to have baby number 2. It definitely is more work, more cleaning, more preparing, but nothing I couldn't handle. And at the end of the week, I still want baby number 2, just as bad as ever.
Miriam, Melanie, myself, and Gavin had a full load this week. We've been shopping too! And let me tell you, be expecting some adorable photo's of Mr. G in the very near future, because I purchased some of the most adorable outfits!!!
But with that said, not much change in this household. Gavin is just 6 days shy of being 15 months old. Crazy. Crazy. Crazy. My baby will be 2 years old in the blink of an eye. Then 3, 4, 15, 17, 18 AHHH!!! Don't even go there Lindsay :o).
We have a busy couple of weeks ahead...a wedding in Naples this upcoming weekend, then ANOTHER wedding in KENTUCKY (WHOOP! WHOOP!) the following weekend. I definitely need some KY air in my lungs, some KY scent in my nose, and some KY view in my eyes, haha! I'll try to blog again soon....
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I am so very blessed, not only celebrate having such an amazing mom of my own, but to be a mother myself. I never really knew joy, love, contentment, until I became a mommy. I'm certain that I was destined to be a mom and there are days that I love it sooo very much that I think I could have 20 kids and still want more! And that's all thanks to my precious baby boy who has made this first time experience of motherhood wonderful for me. And it's the subtle moments when he leans in and presses his lips to mine that just melt me heart in to a million different pieces. This doesn't happen every day, but I think that's what makes it feel so special and heartfelt from him. Last night, for example, I had just finished reading him a book when he turned around, stood up, and leaned his tiny little mouth in to mine, and pressed ever so softly. These sweet little kisses only last a split second before he hops down out of my lap and moves on to something else, but these moments are almost magical for me. It's Gavin's way of showing me he loves me and I know that he has learned this display of affection from his daddy and myself, because we are forever kissing him! It tells me just how much he does notice, even though he can't voice it just yet.
My amazing husband along with my sweet little boy gave me my Mother's Day card a little early. The words in the card were beautiful and the FULL BODY MASSAGE gift card inside was icing on the cake. Does my husband know my needs or what?
I also received a beautiful card from my parents, along with some special "mommy" spending money. I must say though, I'm struggling with not spending it all on Gavin...boy have I changed over the year!
Today will be a day at the pool. Relaxing. Making memories. Taking pictures. Soaking up the beautiful warm sun. Splashing. And some more kissing. :-)
Happy Mommy's Day to all of you beautiful mama's out there and to all of you "expecting" mama's!!! Motherhood is an ABSOLUTE Blessing, nothing can compare to it.
I love you very much mommy...I could never say it enough, THANK YOU for all that you do for me and my family, thank you for being there for me no matter what, thank you for always following behind me with your purse on our shopping trips (LOL), thank you for working hard to always provide for me, and most importantly, thank you for my life. You are the BEST and everything I aim to be. (And Gavin sends you many many hugs and kisses).