Thank you so much for your beautiful gifts.
Ry – I loved the foam teapot thingy that you couldn’t wait for me to open when you brought it home Friday from school.
It’s a little hot for tea and I look slightly drunk in the photo, but I’ll let it slide. It’s the thought that counts and I really, truly love this crap. I can’t wait for handmade pottery bowls, cotton ball stuffed pillows and wooden bird feeders. Seriously.
Lex - I love your beautiful artwork. I can tell when you think of me, you think of bright, cheery colors, lots of love and a feeling of security. How sweet and thoughtful of you! Ryan said it’s “Scribble Scrabble” and you did it in two seconds. I’ll pretend I didn’t hear him.
Cory – I adore my store-bought gifts but my favorite was the one you didn’t buy. When you took the kids to Ryan’s 9am soccer game and let me sleep until 11. Then you came home exhausted and complaining that it was horrible and that Lexi cried the whole time, you tried everything and hardly got to see Ryan play. I love when this happens. Not because you had a sucky morning but because you got another glimpse into why I sometimes shout ”I’m DONE” when you walk through the door at night. Or why there is alcohol in my adult sippy cup.
You also made a mean BBQ. Your little helpers were very cute.
As much as I didn’t lift a finger today, I did get a nice surprise that reminded me that tomorrow is Monday, and my free ride is coming to an end. Over the past two months, Lexi developed an interesting habit that helps prepare her for a visit to the potty. This is how I found her 40 minutes after she was tucked in:
Look, Ma! Everything is out of the crib! I’m hilarious, no?
We didn’t have any clean zip-up pajamas that she could wear backwards to stop her from stripping (her awesome new-ish habit), so we taped her diaper tabs instead. Obviously, it didn’t hinder her at all and she succeeded in winning a trip to the potty – her favorite place to visit.
Of course she had to grab her sunglasses along the way. When walking across the hall to the potty, you must always look your best.
Oh, these faces. I love them. Kids, I am sooooooooo lucky to be your Mommy. You fill my life with joy, laughter and a mile of crazy.
Thank you for today and every day!