A quick low-down..
Because this was written last night and I fell asleep before i hit the publish button.
Today was a rare sleep-in-late kind of day. One of those mornings you wish you could just sleep a few more hours but crawl out of the covers at 9am because, alas, all good things must come to an end and just knowing my favorite Golden French Toast coffee is waiting, waiting for my anticipated morning conversation with my husband, along with two children greeting me with big smiles…so worth it.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the sunrises and sunsets here?
Ahh-maaa-zing! And that’s to say the least. Even the mid day views are beautiful.
We can’t wait to enjoy it moreso in the spring out on the back deck.
Breakfast I whipped up for my sweet husband because, well, he rocks my world and I appreciate him so much. 😀
Our snow is pretty much non existent as of this moment, some ice here and there, some grass too. Temperatures are making it feel and look more spring-like than anything. And I have yet to take pictures of our grass, but I will before it is covered by that pretty white stuff again tonight.
All of the photos in this post were taken over the past week and a half.
Olive has her very own mirror, which she loves to look at herself in and say hello to “I love” (this is how she says Olive).
Tonight I gave Brandon and Olive baths, lotioned and jammied them and put Olive into bed early with her puppy. Milk is being warmed in a saucer so I can make Brandon some hot chocolate before bed. It’s so surreal these last few hours of him being 7 years old, jumping and playing with his Sonic action figures with a fierce energy and enthusiasm it seems only children have.
When I look back and see photos of him at Olive’s age it makes me sad that he grew up so quickly, that time I once took for granted, and that time is gone and only now a memory and I forget some things about him when he was a baby sometimes so I have to refer to the baby book to recall what his favorite food was at a year old or what his favorite toy was at 6 months or when he got his first little baby tooth. And then I feel like a failure because I can’t remember those things on my own and what about 2 years and 3 and 4 and so on? What about all of those things I can’t remember? I only had a book for the first year…
our little boy we love you so much.
I will savor these last few hours as he goes from seven to eight years old and I will remember how I took him and Olive sledding together today and how he held her tight as we zipped around the back yard full of smiles and laughter, how we had hot chocolate together and he asked to play a Sonic game on the computer before bedtime and anticipated his upcoming birthday but saying he wanted to stay seven…. and that he only wanted presents and brownies haha!
We were so thankful to spend the day in New Hampshire with our family for Thanksgiving. It was absolutely wonderful and now a cherished memory. With lots of photos.
Olive and Brandon’s jumbo letter shirts courtesy of Gorno Couture.
Brandon and Olive enjoyed watching a Charlie Brown Special at Grampa’s.
And we caught a glimpse of a gorgeous sunrise outside dads door come morning.
We got home this afternoon, took our boots off and then I had the most brilliant idea. Let’s put our boots back on and go sledding. It was so fun. The temperature was very mild at nearly 50 degrees, perfect to get outside and enjoy it.
Leaving you with a Friday sunset.
Enjoy your weekend.