Happy Easter to everyone! I have two stoic kids here. No smiles, but no crying either while sitting with the giant bunny.
I sent Max and Joe off to an egg hunt Saturday morning. I stayed home with Sarah while she napped, and Joe brought home video and pics for me to see Max in action. AND Max won a basket of toys!
It will be even more fun next year when they’re both on just one nap a day – and we can all go!
I told you about our front yard tree that went down in the last big wind storm. It’s the city’s property since it was between the curb and the sidewalk so they planned to replace it for us.
When I saw the city doing work in the neighborhood last fall – both sidewalk repair and tree planting, I called. I wondered if we had a choice as to what tree could be planted. They said I could choose between three different types.
We chose oak. And it was finally planted this month. It will take a long time to grow to the size of our lost tree and it won’t smell as pretty. But we’ll get to watch it change grow over the years… along with Max and Sarah.
It’s a thing. I guess. Planking. I do it all the time in yoga, sure. But it’s made it’s place in pop culture, if you will, it’s trendy.
Sarah used to plank all the time. It was her earliest version of standing. Until she figured out she could use a toy, the sofa or a chair to fully stand, all she did was plank.
And she was sooo cute at it.
Last year, Max was much younger and didn’t mind being in Santa’s lap. This year, however, was much different. They took 4 photos, and I like this one the best because even though it breaks my heart to see him cry, it’s funny – like Max is looking at Sarah in disbelief: “Why aren’t you crying too? Do you know who’s lap you’re sitting in?”
You make mistakes in life. It’s just the way it is. Some small and some really big. Unless of course you are perfect. But if you are, then first… you’re wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Whether you admit to it or not. And if you feel you are perfect, you probably don’t take any risks. Nor leave your house. Nor have any amazing victories. How could you possibly maintain perfect if you never take risks?
My daughter Sarah was not planned. A big oops!
After all the work, time, effort and planning that went into having Max — it’s quite funny. But isn’t that the way it goes? Life happens while you are making plans.
She is by far my best mistake ever made. Hands down.
Just look at that sweet drooly mess… those kissable cheeks… puppy dog eyes… adorable ears… and pink feet!