These Easy Days
today was better than yesterday. and yesterday was a little more on the normal side of things.
i am thankful we have had dinners and playmates to look forward to this week.
we had KLF & Milos over for dinner last night.
we had dinner with The Stones & The Dionnes tonight.
and this morning was spent at Franc Depart with so many families i haven't seen for months, all with their tiny kids that have grown tremendously. it was nice to see so many familiar faces that have helped me get through countless mornings over the last year. following our mini drop-in at Franc Depart, we met The Hasties and The Crowles for drop-in gymnastics and a play in the skate bowl outside.
seriously. helping Mr Whiny McWhinerson to climb when he is perfectly capable of doing it himself...
check out these super sweet kicks
belonging to my fellow Cancerian buddy Miles. this boy loves to rip it. he has no fear and is a pretty talented breakdancer.
and his not-so-baby-anymore sister MaeMae!
Erin, your kids have the best kicks
then there's Chloe. under her puffer coat she had a grey shirt with a rainbow heart and a fuchsia Minnie Mouse cropped bolero. she was so stoked on her outfit and asked me if it was ok to wear it to gymnastics. i could see in her face she was praying i wouldn't say no. her frilly tutu was flying everywhere, making it easy to spot her from across the room.
sitting back and eating oranges while watching the boys
as soon as everyone left, moses proceeded to show me how many times he could slide in and climb out of the bowl. i don't understand this child sometimes. is this part and parcel of the whole Gemini thing? or is it just part of being 4 years old? or part of being a firstborn with a sibling, and a girl at that, only 18 months younger? or all of the above?
it was really beautiful light today, so i hope you don't mind the variations i have shown here. it was really fun playing with different tones and mood lighting.
lately, it has been really worrying me, wondering how this guy is going to do in the world. he is so much like his father and knowing kevin's less than rosy childhood, it really freaks me out to think that Moses may get picked on. i love that he is not a fighter (chloe took ALL of that…) but it worries me that he might not be able to stand up for himself when i'm not around. i've really been trying to install a sense of worthiness in him, to have him defend himself and stand up to Chloe when she tries to bully him. i explained to him a few weeks ago that i wouldn't always be around if someone else tries to push him around and i started crying a little. chloe's response, of course, was to blurt out something COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS that made all of us laugh. and in that moment, i saw the rest of our lives. chloe forever blurting out ridiculous things to lighten up the mood. sigh. i hope i'm being crazy, i hope i'm wrong, i hope he will be ok in school. he is such a homebody and he is so into his own ideas. i'm so worried for kindergarten.
amazingly enough, we had leftovers. it was perfect after a busy morning and chilly play outside.
really enjoying this extended time off and so thankful i am feeling a little better.
next session will be first weekend of February with Jade and family!