i've been meaning to tell y'all about this for a long LONG time. 'cause it's not really nice to keep secrets ... but this is seriously the kids' FAVORITE band.
so much so ... that in fact ... they have every song on our cd memorized. i'm not even sure that i can even tell you which one is their favorite.
ok ... fine ... i can ... it's boogylicious. an entire song dedicated to boogers.
yes ... that's my children. (they look so sweet and innocent) and yet ...
they think it's ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS to talk about boogers.
and woody the apple tree ...
yeah ... jeremy just "got it" ... he's a fast one, i tell ya.
my favorite though?
is by far ... kiddo.
you just have to hear it.
it's one of those songs that makes you fall in love with your kids all over again ... while they wreak havoc on the furniture (again.), give the dog a haircut and smear shaving cream all over the mirror in the bathroom. beauty-full.
and what does all of this sappy-ness about a cd have to do with anything?
well ... i'll show you ...
this is what we got to do this afternoon.
even though my children looked scared out of their minds ... i cannot tell you how excited they were. when they got back in the car.
and how they told me they wished they could see them again. like 3 minutes after we left.
and how they loved dancing and singing along to the music. in the car.
but there? at the library ... where we joined a few other families (seriously ... there were so few people there) ...
we got to jam to some great kid's music ... and my children? they were as silent as bumps on a log.
i had fun. and i wish i had asked for permission to take pictures BEFORE the concert ... because finn sitting there MESMERIZED by the guitar and banjo was priceless.
thanks okee dokee brothers!
we so enjoyed meeting you!
see you monday ... at wild rumpus ...
'cause i'm all about teaching my children to be groupies early ... it's a fantastic skill to have.
of this newness. this new life that i'm leading as a sorta-stay-at-home-mama.
a SAHM with benefits ... if you will. i think that's what they call it when you get to lead a best-of-both-worlds kind of life. right?
if not ... they should.
perhaps SAHMWB is a good way of putting it.
it's who i am for the next several months.
and then ... after that ... i get to be a part-time mama part-time speech-language pathologist.
and that is so completely head over heels awesome for me.
because i get to continue what i do ... and still be home for my kids.
honestly. quitting our daycare was one of the hardest good-byes i've ever had to make. there are these two amazing women that have helped me nurture these beautiful children. and i'm taking my children away ... and hoping like hell that i can do just as good of a job on my own. or with the help of jeremy. and family. and friends. of course.
was our first day in this new-ness.
we tried to go to costco - but we were too early. so we headed to the grocery store down the street. i nursed the babe - a lot. he napped. we set up the swimming pool. we had friends stop by for hellos. we played school. we wrote our names in shaving cream on the kitchen table. i attempted to perfect the iced coffee. we ate broccoli cheese soup. we splashed in the pool. little boy blue napped. we watched a movie. we figured out what to do when you forget taco seasoning at the store and you are making tacos. (it's actually better.) we ate dinner with grandma. we went to a soccer game. finn nursed on the sidelines. we played at the park. we talked to daddy on the phone. some of us got in bed. some of us wrote a blog post.
and that was just part of the day.
it was packed and it was busy and it IS wonderful. absolutely wonderful. and i lived it.
so sorry for the lack of pictures. i was busy living today.
i am the mommy of two little sunny girls and a delicious new baby boy. i am the wife to a fantastic husband. i am the head keeper to a zoo of pets.
i help kids to talk - as my oldest describes my job ... but (not so secretly) wish to stay at home with my girly-girls. i love to craft and be creative ... but often don't have the time (or energy). i love to cook and bake ... but we often sacrifice extravagent meals for easy ones. i love that i'm finally living the dream of being a professional photographer ... but i'm always learning and trying new things. i want my girly-girls to grow up and be amazing human beings ... but, for now, all i know is that they amaze ME daily.
oh yeah ... and i hate to type in capital letters. unless it is for emphasis. THEN i capitalize the ENTIRE word ... just thought you'd like to know. my shift key ISN'T broken.