it’s no secret january can feel rough. i won’t even get into why because then i’ll just start feeling bummed out. good news is, it’s half way over. even better news is, there have been some days this past month that might go down in my group of “favorite days ever”, and that’s surprising to even me! these were days where we weren’t even really doing anything big or special, but days where we just somehow had a really good time spending the day with our little family, making memories in our neighborhood or at home in our tiny apartment. funny how those days usually always come out on top!
monday felt like that. we spent forever at the playground in the afternoon. eleanor and samson have a knack for making friends with the other kids and were dashing this way and that playing games with a group of older kids. josh and i hung out with conrad and i maybe went down the firemen’s pole. lol. i put my camera away towards the middle of our time playing but then the sun gloriously came out and was bursting through one of the buildings hitting the playground just right and it felt so warm and golden, i had to get my camera back out to try to capture it. i’m happiest when i have that thing in my hands, i swear. and that burst of sunshine felt like january’s way of saying, “life is good, even in this first cold month of the year. life is good.”
i spy with my little eye, a tennis ball high in the air!
see what i mean about that sunshine? it was everything for a minute there and i felt so many things as i watched my kids play with that as the backdrop. it was beautiful.
giving me the push i needed to get on that firemen’s pole! haha, love you conrad.
he just paused here and rested his head on the pole mid climb. it’s funny because he looks so much like eleanor and samson here, and i’ve watched all three of my kids learn to climb up this curvy ladder over the years. it was a déjà vu moment in many ways. all three are so very much different little humans, but still have so many similarities in their make up and personalities. it’s wild sometimes.
i asked a few times if samson wanted me to hold his racket while he played, but he was like, “no, it’s ok. i got it.” haha!
leave it to conrad to find the one and only puddle at the playground to jump up and down in!
this sweet super hero!!!!! love her so much it hurts.
this kid loves his tennis and is so good at it! we’re going to need to get him back into lessons.
start em young!!!
black belted puffer coat (it’s 50% off right now!)