Tuesday, August 21, 2012

last days of swimming

We went to the University's Recreational Center Pool for a birthday party over the weekend and what a neat place it is. We have never been there and the kids enjoyed it. There is a lazy river, big slide, pool and kiddie pool. Honestly, the lazy river made me nervous at first but after a while I felt a little better because the boys seemed to be having fun and enjoying it. 

  Mr. D is getting A LOT more confident in the water, meaning, he goes under for a few seconds. Yes, it makes me nervous, but he knows when he needs to get back up. He LOVES doing it. Anthony does the same thing, he is actually swimming under water, but neither one of them knows how to float yet. We definitely need to practice that. They got the whole thing backwards I guess.

Friday, August 17, 2012

I've noticed it more lately

Yes, I've noticed a lot more lately that our children have grown. Honestly, I've been trying to avoid it, but lately I've been noticing it more. Ouch! Shocking reality. I knew this time will come but I didn't think it would be so soon. I'm not complaining, on the contrary, I feel blessed. I feel fortunate to have been able to witness their growth and to help them be where they are now along with Joe. He's been a HUGE part of this process too. 

Their personalities are changing. They ask more questions and they argue the answers. And even though their faces and bodies are changing, I still see that baby part that I wanna always hold on to. Why not? Why not go back to that mental picture specially, when they are talking back or when they are unhappy about a decision made by us instead of them. I wanna be able to always be back to that sweet mental memory, and remind myself that I have to be patient and that everyday is a constant growth and learning process about life. 

Changes are always difficult, it gets you out of your comfort zone. 

No more zippy cups, no more baby spoons, no more rice cereal, no more changing tables, no more high chairs, no more baby tub, no more bibs, no more rattles, no more baby stuff. They wanna be big boys and don't you dare telling them they are babies. But sometimes, during those vulnerable moments, when they are tired, frustrated, sad, uncomfortable, angry, they long for some snuggles, kisses, nursery songs, and baby comfort. They want to be protected, they want to be "babies" ...

...and I love it when they do.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

What I see

1. Magnolia fruit
2. Tree and sky from run
3. Bugs
4. Beautiful purple trees
5. Sun rays at the park
6. Giant garlic clove

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Muscadine grapes

We have a Muscadine grape vine in our backyard, and this year we have gotten lots of grapes. Since, we cannot eat them all, we decided to pick them out and give wine making a try. We'll see. 

We have never try to do this. But it will be interesting to see how it turns out. Oh, and we also have a tree full of pears. This year we have been blessed, the weather has been lovely and mother Earth has given us abundance of fruit. I can't wait for the fall to pick some persimmon of our other tree. I think we'll make cookies with them. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

photo booth fun

They've mastered the Photo Booth in our computer and they've been having so much fun. 

Take a look...

Yes, they do own clothes, they just don't like to wear tshirts. It's hot in the South you know?

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