hi! hope you had a wonderful week! this week has been a busy one, and i haven’t had a chance to write down my thoughts properly, but so much has been on my mind. and with the 12th anniversary of september 11th having just taken place, i can’t help but feel especially contemplative as we remember what happened here so many years ago.
this city is so resilient. i am so proud to call it home. and while i am deeply thankful, i don’t think i’ll ever comprehend just how blessed we are to have the rights and freedoms we enjoy every day. as i look around me at my beautiful little family, i can’t tell you how much it means to me to know there are men and women who give their lives and serve and work in so many ways so we can continue to live peacefully with the ones we love by our side.
i am at a point in my life where it seems like family members and friends are getting sick often. diseases, cancer, life threatening conditions are suddenly feeling more real. not just a friend of a friend of a friend, but MY friend. MY loved one. they are creeping into my family and friends lives and it certainly puts things into perspective fast. this life is short. this life is so special. i refuse to take any of it for granted.
below are a few of my favorite vine videos. if you follow me on there, you might have already seen them. but these four videos below are the ones i tend to watch over and over again lately at night after my littles go to sleep. i am so so thankful for my kids. gosh. it’s like you don’t hear that already on this blog of mine. but i am. and i won’t ever shut up about it.
have a great weekend! eat something yummy and hug someone you love. thanks for reading this blog of mine, too. alright, some videos…. (*for sound, hit the speaker with the red X in the top left corner of each video to turn it on and off.)
^^^while samson napped the other day, eleanor and i shared a treat and a glass of milk. she likes to look for me through her glass of milk. sometimes she sees me, sometimes she pretends she can’t. thus, “i can’t see you!” she says. i love how she always looks at you sideways as she talks to you. josh says she learned it from me but i swear i don’t do that! and if i do, it ain’t nearly as cute.^^^
^^^samson is a bit obsessed with the park water fountains. sometimes they turn off for a few minutes and he gets so confused. he’ll put his face right up to the fountain looking for it, completely unaware that it’s about to blast him to the other side of the playground. he calls for it saying “wah dur!” while he signs it impatiently. he has no fear of water. or cold water. or dirty water for that matter. he is a boy through and through.^^^
^^^eleanor named the kitty on her dress gabanna, after meeting her aunt’s kitty by the same name this summer. gabanna is a mouthful though. at least for eleanor. i love seeing her wheels turning as she works through saying new words. banana, gabanana, or gabanna… it’s all pretty darling to me.^^^
^^^this child will be a musician. or a dancer. or something of the sort. i am calling it now. he’ll hear music all the way down the street and he’ll sit up and immediately place his hand to his ear as if to say, “hear that?!” his signature dance move, the put your arm out to steer you round and round in circles, is pretty classic too.^^^
have a good one! xo