I am just winding down after a busy few days. Want to know what I have been busy doing? Being a mom, aunt, daughter, and wife. I am quite content.(Okay so it's the first week of my vacation. Don't ask me about this in August.)
I wish that I had a camera with me at all times, because I never capture each child doing his/her own thing. I don't have enough hands the way it is, and really, who has time to document every.waking.move?
Anyway...Ryan isn't in any of these photos. I am grateful for Ryan, because even though he can be one tough cookie, he pulls through when I need it most. Thad and Ryan made golf plans for this morning. Unfortunately, Thad was paged out at 1am, and didn't return home until 11am the next morning. I explained to Ryan what happened. He understood.
I am grateful for Kate, because she is (mostly) so kind hearted. I loved watching her play with her cousin Ashley last weekend. I love watching her play with her friend Lucy, her cousins Grant, Ross, and Hope, talking with Tami my friend, and entertaining Brady.
I am grateful for Olivia, because she is resilient, happy, funny, and darn right fun. I love her watching her play with, well, anyone. If you know Olivia, you understand what I mean. I just w
I am grateful to Brady for always smiling, preferring his mommy over anyone else, for the endless snuggles, and for coming into our life. He is such a darling.
This next picture reflects what I did today: took my kids and Erin's oldest two to the Fargo South pool. Wow it's great! I am grateful for my sister, my parents, my nieces and nephews (ALL of them), and my in laws. They are all awesome, supportive, and I think together we are teaching our kids life long lessons about love, fun, and family.
I am grateful my sister in law and her family are now in the cities. Yeah! We get to see them more often.
Last but certainly not least, I am grateful for Thad. Without a doubt, Thad is an awesome husband, father, and friend. He makes me laugh, calls me out on stuff I do, let's me call him out on stuff he does, and yet through it all, Thad remains my partner in crime. Happy Father's Day Thad!
And after I posted this blog, I went upstairs and saw this precious site: Olivia is sleeping with the gift she made for her daddy today. She told Thad that she wanted to sleep with it so she didn't forget to give it to him right away in the morning........