And I know all we are guaranteed is the very moment we are in.
And so it is in these moments where I am striving to have my heart and mind remain.
Some recent moments...
|I love my little buddy|
|Mom and Dad were able to come down south for an early Christmas celebration in December. Our trip to the beach together was the icing on the cake.|
|He could pick up and drop sand forever|
|Family hike in the hills. Love my boys!|
|Train ride at the mall with Daddy|
|Story time with Grampy|
|Visiting the geese with Grandma|
|Studying his new Tow Mater Christmas toy|
|Yes, we have a leash for our little runner|
|Off to Santa Barbara we went to celebrate Christmas with Casey's brother and parents. Starting our time off with a slide ride with uncle Matty!|
|Swinging with Nami|
|Liam loves his new stool from Pops!|
|The kind trolley driver let us play on the trolley while he awaited his next passengers|
|Sitting on Nami's lap + eating his first ice cream cone = bliss!|
|Petting a baby shark with Pops at the aquarium|
|Story time with uncle Matty|
|Aaaaand then we set off to Denver for a month for Casey's rotation in the NICU at Denver Children's Hospital. Casey's dad was so kind and drove the distance with him while Liam and I took a plane... So nice!|
|Casey worked sooooooo hard the entire month and drove a 45 minute-1 hour commute each way to the hospital. We did not see much of him but soaked up every minute we could. Story time with Daddy was cherished, as always.|
|Our little book worm in Heaven at the library|
|What do you do when it's freezing outside? You go play in an indoor, heated pool!|
|Lukey was always thrilled to play with Liam, even if it meant digging in cold sand|
|Swinging with daddy!|
|Can't contain himself as he waits for more bubbles to be blown|
|And back at home we are. Liam and I had a date at the farm the other day, and he was more than content to sit on the tractor for a ridiculous period of time. He just couldn't get enough of the "brown tractor!"|
Phrases I often hear from Liam:
"I think that the pink piggie had none!" (Referring to the "This little piggie went to the market" rhyme)
"I think that water tastes pretty yummy!"
"Uncle Lukey is soooooooo funny"
"Want to mow the lawn with Grampy"
"Want to ride Pops' tractor"
"Ahhhhhhhhhhhh" (quoting the Pidgeon from The Pidgeon Finds a Hot Dog)
"Thank you God for....(the color green, the letter C, a fork to poke, water to drink, food to eat, Mommy to see)
"Wait for a green circle!" (When waiting at a red stop light)
Our cup overfloweth. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for these moments.
With love, and until next time,
Chelsea, for us three