Vacation is lovely and all, buuuuut this unpacking a laundry stuff is garbage.
[Highlight of my vacation: Seeing my parents dance with my son. I have many memories of dancing with my daddy and seeing my parents dance together. I don’t think anyone ever expressed to me how beautiful it would be see Victor make memories with his grandparents. Right in the heart.]
I’m still on Vegas time, so please forgive the late post, homies. Today was a little rest from traveling, but laundry and meal planning awaits! Oh, and I bought some Christmas gifts… I’m majorly behind on that gift front… holidays are different nowadays… I’ll probably reflect more on that when I’m not so tired.
[My momma got this picture of Victor and I before the wedding last week. I can’t believe how much bigger Victor looks!]
Adventure is out there, go find it!
[Thing-I-Thought-Would-Be-Cool-To-Do-But-I-Was-Wrong #7064: Straight thru night flight with a teething 5 month old.]
I’ve been so scatterbrained this week that even my lists haven’t made sense. But, I’m making it work and checking my list approximately 9,000 times.
[Packing for myself used to be tough. I mean, how do I know what I’ll want to wear in advance?? Then I learned how to pack with another person…good thing Adam is a light packer… However, nothing has really prepared me for packing for myself, my spouse, AND a tiny human. I will get better over time with practice!]
[Ummmmmm, wrapping paper with tacos and cacti???? Maybe Adam will go for the western theme this year…]
After a rough week at my job, I sat outside in the amazing weather and painted my nails. My boss has been kinda demanding and I’ve been getting a much shorter lunch time break. At least the late night shift came in on time, don’t know what I’d do without him…
[Victor has been very clingy and not into taking his naps this week. Thank God for Adam being so willing to jump in and help after his own long day at work. But, despite the overwhelming week, I took some me time.]
Before I was a mom lots of things grossed me out. It would be a lie if I told you those same things no longer wig me out, but it is different. I’m not so reactive, I mean, Victor actually spit up in my hair today and I was chill about it. Was it gross? Yes. Did I as quickly as possible go wash my hair? Yes. But did I lose it by getting mad or being grossed out? Nope. Life happens, it’s like the official mom motto of the world.
[My friend Kelly took this great picture of father and son tonight. She got me right in the feels.]
Make the most of the time you’re given. Even if that means sweeping your floors at midnight.
[Our little prince was very fussy and nothing I did was really working for him. Victor got lots of cuddles and I held him through his nap. I was feeling guilty this evening thinking about all the things that need done, but he really deserved those extra cuddles today. MY BABY HAS A TOOTH POKING THROUGH HIS GUMS!!! Like, guys, he’s a baby, why he gotta start getting teeth??? Hopefully Victor will bit more chill tomorrow…]
[I was trying to get a picture of he and I on Saturday, and this was the lovely result.]
I BUILT A THING. Well, I put it together by myself… Usually Adam is the one to build the things but I was so excited about this he let me do it. It’s neat to have a different perspective and try a different role.
[Victor is a tad short to bounce himself, buuuuuuuuut, he loves this thing. Even if it takes up 20% of my living room I’m happy if he’s happy. And contained. Mostly just happy that he’ll be contained.]
Time is strange. It passes both too quickly and too slowly. In different cultures time is viewed differently, yet we all have the same amount each day. However no one knows how much time they’ll be allotted. These are terribly deep thoughts for a DD that’s really about me being surprised about how close our upcoming vacation is. Sorry not sorry.
[I’ve taken a few photos of Adam and Victor that make my heart swell with joy, this might be my favorite.]
I was privileged enough to vote today. If I lived somewhere else, or in a different time, I might not have been able to do so. And to sweeten the deal, I got to take my son with me and show him how it’s done!
[The ladies working at the polling place just loved Victor. He was smiling at everyone who came in to cast their ballot! He didn’t care who they were voting for, he just knew they were people with faces and he likes people with faces… probably something to be learned from that…]