Sometimes the passing of time makes me sad, and today is one of those days. It all started when Nathan put on Yo Gabba Gabba for Hudson. Hudson used to watch Yo Gabba Gabba all the time between the age of nine months to a year and a half. It's been a while since we've put it on and I instantly felt nostalgic. I remembered my little baby Hudson who was just learning to walk, talk, dance and do all those little things I found so cute. I missed it and as I fed Hudson his spaghetti dinner I cried. Both Nathan and Hudson looked at me like I was some kind of crazy pants.
It make me sad that you can look forward to something for so long and it's over in a second. Sometimes when things come to an end I get sad, not right in the moment, but weeks or months later when something reminds me of what was, I'll miss it. Right now I'm missing time with my siblings and being with them and laughing with them about the stupidest and silliest things.
The summertime is always I funny time too. I'm reminded of my youth and my adulthood at the same time. I remember the pool parties, the beach days, the sleepovers, and the carefree attitude of my adolescent summers while I, simultaneously, become aware of how different my summers are now. My life is no longer "carefree." I have a husband, a son, a job, a home, and tons of grown up responsibilities. Yet in return, my life is rich and full of so many wonderful and beautiful things: my husband, my son, my home, my job. So while the carefree summers of my adolescence are gone, I've never cared more for anything than what my life offers me now summer, fall, winter, and spring time.
And there are so many more wonderful and beautiful things to come in future seasons of my life, and when I remember that, I'm not sad.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
The The next day we swam and that evening my mom and dad babysat all the grand kids so the couples could go on a fancy date to a nice Italian restaurant up on Amber's side of town
Brayden and me doing some yoga.
On Sunday we went to church and relaxed, and on Monday, our last full day there, we went to Babes for some delish fried chicken. After dinner, we went bowling.
Labels: Texas Trips
Saturday, June 14, 2014
After a few hours on the beach, we went to the pool. At first, Hudson wasn't interested in the water, but after accidentally falling in (Nathan and I were right there in the water to catch him) he didn't want to get out. He had fun jumping into daddy's arms in the water and getting thrown into the air. Eventually, he didn't want any assistance in the water and floated around kicking his arms and legs all on his own. When it was time to go, we pulled Hudson out to get dried off, but he wanted to make it known that he was not ready to go and he literally went over the railing in the "deep end" and climbed back in and floated around all on his own. It was so brave of him. After fishing Hudson out of the pool, we went back to the hotel room and all three of us took and two and a half long nap. For dinner we went to a local Mexican food restaurant.
Day two started on the river, but Hudson wasn't as into it as before, so after about an hour we found ourselves at the pool. Hudson had a blast again.
For lunch, we went to the hotel buffet, then while Hudson and I napped, Nathan stayed down in the lobby and got some school work done.
After naptime, we went back to the pool and swam away the past pieces of day. That night we went to dinner at Black Bear Diner and ate more than we should have.
Nathan and I both loved the trip. We got everything out the the trip that we wanted. Hudson was so well behaved and showed a lot of growth, and learned to take some new risks. He listened well and had a fun time.We look forward to going back sometime soon.
Now that Hudson's 2 1/2, it's about time I blog about his second birthday. Better late than never, right? We decided to to keep the day low key and we spent it together as a family. I took the day off and we spent the day doing some of Hudson's favorite things.
We started at the zoo, where he loved the meerkats and reptiles the most.
The gorillas were out and about too which is always a sight to see.
After the zoo, we did Hudson's most favorite thing, we rode the train.
When we got home, we had a chocolate cupcake waiting for him, because he loved chocolate like mommy and daddy, and he opened his gift which was a little motorized 4-wheeler he can ride around the backyard. It was a fun little celebration.