Friday, April 30, 2010

Houston We Have a Walker

Makinley is walking. It has been very exciting watching her confidence increase to take those first few stops solo. There have been a lot of ups and literally downs as she works to master this new skill. She has her eye on the prize. Picking up the pace and trying to keep up with her brother and sister. Just think in a few short weeks she'll have the stride down pat. She'll be moving right along and gearing up for running. For now it's 3, 2, 1 and she's off!

Summer Plans

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. The beach, the pool, cookouts, family, friends and just lazy days. The kids have been out of school for about three weeks now. We've scheduled swim lessons, play dates, family visits and just days where we do nothing if we want to. We enjoy daily activities from finger painting, play dough, dance parties, catching fire flies @ night or just enjoying a evening walk together. We're converting to our 'summer' hours. Later nights and awesome mornings of sleeping in until 8 or later. I have vivid memories of our summers as kids. There were many road trips, train rides, cookouts, pig pickins, and visits to our relatives. As a kid, I loved fun childhood games, going to my book club, skating, swimming, movies, sleepovers, and a variety of sporting activities. I want to extend those same things and more to my children. I love seeing the them explore and enjoy new things. It's also great that a fun day could just be playing in the sandbox or adding to their stick collection in the front yard. The simplicity of chasing bubbles in the driveway or licking the juice from the melting popsicle in their little hands. Nothing beats enjoying days like this and creating awesome memories for years to come.


Sometimes you have to revisit situations and make amends.
Make amends with situations, circumstances, people, pasts
and hurts. It may require you to look @ yourself and determine
what things you contributed or perhaps that you should have. Time
heals all wounds and hurts, but sometimes a simple apology
can go a very long way. Owning my part and moving forward.