i don’t know how it goes for most women who imagine having children someday, but for me, since i was a little girl, while i always knew i wanted lots of children, it was so hard to picture what having boys would be like. i would daydream about future tea parties and dress up with little girls at my side, which is perhaps due to having so many sisters close to my age where we grew up with ballet lessons, barbie dolls and lots and lots of tea parties, that the world of all things “boy” felt so foreign at one point in my life. (i did get lucky to eventually get a little brother! although he is 12 years younger!)
i have to tell you, that being a mother of two boys has been nothing short of wonderful. they are so very tender hearted, kind and caring. they also keep me on my toes around the clock and have kept me more active at times than my 8 hour dancing days prior to becoming a mother. haha! before they were here, it was difficult to imagine. now that they are here, i can’t imagine anything else. i feel so fortunate and honored to be a mother to an incredible daughter and also to my incredible sons. there are more soccer balls and dinosaurs and poop jokes in our home now than i know what to do with sometimes, but i freaking love (almost) every minute of being a mom to a couple of the cutest boys i ever did see.
you may have noticed that i have been loving wearing my sneakers the past few months. i will forever love a fancy heel, but this chapter of life seems to be calling for comfortable shoes which i have fully embraced. there is something about the white sneaker too, that i just can’t get enough of, as i’ve been hoarding them lately. i partnered with DSW this month and am wearing these high top white adidas sneakers that have such fun soft gold detailing on them, that helps them feel a bit dainty! i love pairing a sneaker with a more feminine dress. i feel like i’m still remaining true to own style while also being able to run after the kids all day long perfectly. adidas also makes a wider sneaker in the kid and toddler sizes, so we grabbed some for the boys. comfortable tennis shoes for the kids is so important for me, and since my kids take after me and josh in having more of a wider foot, we are always trying to find something that isn’t too narrow. these are great for that!
like anything worthwhile in life, mothering can be tough at times. but if it wasn’t frustrating and exhausting on occasion, then i don’t think that i would appreciate the many overwhelmingly joyful and funny and sweet and cute moments spattered throughout the days and weeks that all add up to make these precious years that fly by at a speed that seems to be going much too fast. we all get “hangry” sometimes and we all make mistakes or annoy or push buttons, but then we remind each other to take deep breathes and forgive and say sorry and try to gain a little more patience every week to keep going, keep playing, keep dancing and laughing together as a family. and for me, to just keep marching on as a mom in my fancy sneakers (and take pictures and videos to remember all the joyful moments later!).
a few photos we snapped in the midst of an epic game of soccer in the park a few weeks ago….
these boys don’t mess around when it comes to soccer. honestly, i don’t even try to hold back as i play and i still lose! samson and that ball are not to be taken lightly!
and then there is this cute kid and his kicks!
thank you for keeping me young at heart, boys. and also giving me ample amounts of cardio workouts each day. ;)