and although it was kind of a rainy and cold day it was lovely. I remember when he was born as it was a beautiful June day in our part of the world. After I woke up from my nap in the afternoon...as he was born early in the morning my DH came to vist and told me that Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett had died. I was thinking how interesting life is...babies come onto the earth and other souls leave...and I would always be thankful and grateful in day that he was on this earth.
We had strawberry shortcake that I made while my older sons took Will to the park...rainy but they still had fun. I also made a homemade cheese pizza for him and loaded one for the older kids. Then after dinner the sky started to clear and we were able to take the babies outside for the first time all day...we took them all for a wagon ride and Will was busy with his new lawn mower...you know that plastic Fisher PRICE one that has bubbles although he didn't want us to put the bubbles in...he just LOVED pushing it all over the front yard and our grass is so long as it's been so wet...he even took it on our walk and didn't ask to be in the wagon with his sisters.
Oh life is going by too fast...it seems like just yesterday when he was my newborn babe and the twins weren't even a real glimmer in my eye yet. I really felt my mom was close by us today watching and happy for us....I feel closer to her now that she is back in spirit than when she was a prisoner in her dementia ridden body/brain. After the walk, DH and i sat with the babies on our laps and he was video taking Will walking back and forth pushing his little lawnmower...his face was glowing, his blonde curls were tight with the sweat as it was so humid and all I could think about is that in a blink of an eye that little man will be all grown up...6 foot something like his big brothers...these moments are just so very special aren't they?
When Will went to bed tonight he asked if when he woke up tomorrow if he would still be 3?....we had to laugh...yes we told him that he would be three all year so we hoped he liked the number. He just said, Yes, i yove being 3!!!....I was kind of sad last night that I was saying goodbye to a 2 year old little boy....but today I'm excited too...oh what joy will there be this year..each year brings such exciting milestones.
So I've gone on and on about all our families latest milestones...what are your upcoming celebrations or birthday? I guess the July 4th holiday is coming up for my southern neighbours and I think that is a big holiday right...how do you celebrate the holiday to make it memorable?
Yes, life goes by TOO fast!! Your post made me cry, b/c we're right behind you... Frankie will be 3 October 2; Phil will be gone 9 months Friday... I have no idea how we will celebrate Frankie's 3rd birthday... Thinking of a BBQ at the beach house while we still own it, but we're leaving for IL and my niece's wedding 2 mornings later. And, we celebrated his 1st birthday that way with his dad there. Didn't celebrate his 2nd much, as Phil died 3 days before...
Will is 3 going on 4 now....and for you, well this will be another milestone for you and Frankie..all those first birthdays, first celebrations etc are so hard after loosing our beloved. But it is a new normal that you are forming and teaching Frankie to be resilient and enjoy life in a new way. Also, there may very well be a new person coming to your family....I think that is what keeps us going sometimes on earth. Hope that life will get better... it never fails to surprise me...when life is truly hard and the path is dark, something will happen to remind me that life, and continuting to live an earthly existence can be good. Frankie's 3rd birthday will be special I have no doubt and you are both going to get through this year intact and with strength of character built. Now that is a wonderful gift for a 3rd birthday....a strong, courageous, mom!
I try, but some days are SO hard... Since tomorrow is transfer day, I got all my work done this mowning, and did the heavy lifting and cleaning this afternoon. Then I surprised Frankie with a few hours at the pool. I'm not supposed to swim while on the supps but I just delayed the next one. But I cried a bunch while watching him... The fact that Phil won't see him grow up and that the pool was Phil's place... F didn't know I was crying, but...
fast. My 2 oldest seem like they should be 10 years old, not entering their 3rd decade. My favorite time is when they come over. Being together as a family is the best part of life.
I was just thinking today, however, that time goes by sooooo slowly when we are waiting (remember all those 2ww? LOL). We recently got approved for foster care and are waiting for THE CALL to be placed with 1 or 2 little ones. The waiting part has been beneficial in that it's making my summer go slower but we are excited to see who will be brought into our lives. We are hoping to ultimately adopt, but by law the goal in foster care is always reunification. Not all families are able to reunify, so if that is the case we will be able to adopt. Whatever happens, we are ready to love and nurture whoever comes our way
Happy Birthday, sweet Will! We are thankful you are here!
and happy to hear that you are moving in the direction of loving and nurturing one or two little ones who desperately need to be taken care of...maybe for awhile...maybe for life. Whatever happens I know you will make a huge impact on their lives and what a wonderful way to disperse all that love you have to give. I can't wait to meet your little person...or two little people.
I've always wanted to foster as well and I'm looking forward to hearing more from the inside track. Let us know how your summer....slow summer unfolds...are you going to go camping or hiking this summer...seems to me that you liked to be in the great outdoors in the summer.
I loved reading this. Made me want to go upstairs and peek in on my 3 yo (born 3.22.09). I weighed him last week and when I exclaimed loudly "wow, you now weigh 35 lbs" he quickly asked, "does that mean I can dwive now?"
yeah right, you can now start to drive your little Tyke's car....but I can just see him being very serious. I can remember as clear as day my now 16 year old sitting in the back seat and asking me what it was like to be able to drive a car...and now he is driving and is very adept as well...certainly our best driver yet. But these years just went by too fast. Thank heavens we still have little boys though and we can drink them in a little bit longer.
they never cease being our babies do they? What is the surprise if I may ask? Enjoy her special day and yours as well...I always reminise about the 'birth' day and remember everything that happened the day that my little one was born.
Well unfortunately Sophie was not well on her birthday yesterday. We were all supposed to go out for dinner but in the end decided to postpone until Friday evening.
Her surprise was firstly a DVD of her from birth to age about 5 of all her Chrismas, Birthday and holidays - that's as far as I got. It was so funny to see us all and our strong British accents before 12 years of living in Asia. She also got a small car which she had no idea about but as she is starting University in August it will take the pressure off me having to take her there. I can't believe she is so grown up already. She is 2 years ahead going to University so she is doing 2 years here and then will go to Europe for the final 2 or 3 years. I just feel she is too young to go to another country on her own just yet.
so I'm sure she is looking forward to a friday celebration. Wow....a sweet memorable DVD and a car for her birthday, lucky girl. Smart you...I drove my oldest DS to the University bus stop every day last year with all the little kids in tow and it was very inconvenient...remember several of those months too I had to bundle all my kids in their snow suits as well...again, lucky you.
I think you are wise to want to keep your DD at home for awhile longer. I've seen pictures of her and she is stunning...or was that another DD?...I'm sure they are all stunning...anyway...yes, definately unless she has a black belt in some martial art you want her close. Enjoy the birthday celebration and remembering her babyhood...I'm sure that DVD took you right back...oh my gosh don't they grow too fast. Any ideas on how to slow our babies from growing so fast?