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on our way home form our weekend in savannah, my kids decided that they wanted to sit together on one of the flights. this was huge for my son who wants to hold your hand the minute you get seated on the plane until you are well up in the air. thankfully, he has the best big sister in the world who was there to keep him safe during take-off. proud parent moment as i just sat in the row behind them and watched them hold hands and be there for one another!
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so, this is what i returned home to…a broken down minivan! not how i wanted to start the week. i must admit that i felt partially responsible because i have kind of been praying for it to die so i could get a new car…i guess i just wasn’t ready at that particular time! be careful what you wish for!
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yes, my son is eating ramen noodles- packed full of sodium and other bad things, but it keeps him happy. yes, i feel like a failure as a parent at times when this is a large portion of his diet (in addition to the pepperoni, bacon, chips, and any other salty food)…but then i remind myself that at least he is eating something, and we are avoiding the hunger crankies that sometimes can consume a child who will not consume anything at all!
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this is my Goddaughter. she flew in from virginia with her parents- and did not sleep the entire way! needless to say, after a quick round of hellos and hugs, the couch was calling her name! one ticket to bunkytown!
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this shot was taken after a stroll through the candy store…and of course, the kids left empty handed! yes, i feel slightly guilty, as their mothers left with new shoes from the store across the hallway! sometimes life is just not fair!
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sharing the past
our friends and family traveled from the other side of the country to be there for my daughter’s first communion. i was incredibly grateful to catch this moment of my mother-in-law giving my daughter a picture of her from her first communion and the book and Rosary that she was holding in the picture. there are gifts that people give just because the occasion calls for it, but then there are the gifts that truly mean something and come from the heart…this was one of those gifts! thank you!
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this is my daughter following her first communion with the book and Rosary from her grandmother. i love this moment of solitude before we were joined by all of our family and friends. despite the dress, this is a big part of who my daughter is…she is incredibly introspective, spiritual, socially intelligent, and just all-around a good girl! i just love her to pieces!