Someone left a comment on my blog the other day asking if I am ever going to announce the winners of my Pic Couture giveaway. (Thank you for the gentle nudge...you know I need it!)
Well...check your email to see if you are one of the winners. Mmmm...kay?
So what have you been up to this summer?
My summer, thus far, has been somewhat of a mixed bag. Lots of fun, but feeling very worn down. Having a ball with my kids but wanting to pull my hair out at times. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
I'm noticing an increase in some OCD tendencies in regards to my house. We have so many little projects that need to be done and I am CONSTANTLY trying to keep things in a state of cleanliness and order. But it's gotten to the point that it is consuming me in an unhealthy way. I'm not sure if is my desire for some control that is kicking in (since Peter is with me all day everyday instead of heading off to preschool 2 days a week), or if it is my SUPER DARK and SHINY kitchen floors that DEMAND to be cleaned along with my WHITE CARPET. (I am telling you right now--never get dark floors! EVER. Listen to me... don't do it. Unless they are very distressed and have a matte finish and some lighter tones mixed in...)
I can imagine that if I were to die soon, someone out there would say a few nice things about me. How I openly grieved and helped a few people and loved my children and all that. But what really needs to be said is that I spent my life cleaning my kitchen floor. (Knock on wood. Not super dark wood with a high sheen to it. Just regular wood.)
But I digress. I was talking about my interesting summer. Its been great so far. It really has. But exhausting. The best part, for me, has been spending time with Peter and seeing him blossom. He really is my best little buddy. He can be such a sweetie it melts me. I love all the words he says incorrectly or takes completely out of context. Like, "Peter, you need to learn to follow instructions." "Instructions? No! Those are the guys with the orange hats that build things." That stumped me for a minute. So funny.
Or, "Barbecues are for girls, " while walking down the toy aisle at the store. "Ummm...you mean Barbies?"
Zoë is making progress with her gross motor skills and is doing an excellent job tolerating my hugs and kisses.
I am soaking in my children right now. Soaking them in deep into my bones and letting their spirits and smiles and giggles and hand holds marinate in me for as long as possible. These are such sweet days filled with so much wonder. I never knew love like this existed in the world. I had absolutely no idea.
If you care to see more photos of our summer adventures, be sure to follow me on Instagram at smallyspice. And if you don't know what Instagram is, I encourage you to look into it. And if you know what it is but don't have an account, get one! So much better than facebook. Vic says I'm addicted. He's right.
Good night, friends. One more day down, and who knows how many more to go...