Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lucky girl.

Lately, I've been feeling like I just might be the luckiest girl in the world.  There was a point in my life (when I was like 16 years old) that I swore I never wanted kids.  Can you imagine?!  And now I am the proud mama to the 2 best kids in the whole wide world.  There was a point in my life when I swore I would never want to be a stay-at-home mom.  Now, I can't imagine what my life will be like when I do have to go back to work.  I am so grateful that I get to take 2 years off of work to be home with my babies.  We are definitely a typical two income family, and Marc and I are making huge sacrifices to make this work financially, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

The weather this week has been absolutely gorgeous and we are trying to enjoy every second of it outside.  Poppy got a scooter for her birthday, so on Monday morning we scooted up to the playground to play and then scooted home for some lunch on the porch.  Tuesday morning we spent at the zoo.  Today we just played outside, and baked cupcakes for Poppy's birthday party tomorrow.  The time that I am spending right now with Poppy and Sam is so precious to me.  Our days like we've had this week make it all worth it when I have to pass on buying those cute shoes I really wanted, or when Marc and I decide that a 'night out' just isn't in the budget and we have to stay home and rent a movie instead.  And I know that being able to stay home with your kids isn't a realistic option for a lot of people, which makes me feel even more grateful for this opportunity.

Every minute I get to spend with this cute face is worth a million bucks to me!
So for whatever reason, I'm just feeling really lucky these days.  Lucky to have such amazing kids.  Lucky to be able to spend so much time with them.


kristin said...

what a great post... so glad that you're making it work to get time with your little ones! i agree wholeheartedly... the date-nights-in and the lack of shopping is totally worth it! :) enjoy!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I'm in tears here. I think I need to put you on my speed dial so when I'm having my "moments" with my son, you can remind me why I'm so blessed.

Beautiful post.

Sarah said...

It truly is the best job in the world!:) Today during nap, Ava and I were laying outside on the hammock reading books and just chatting. Wouldn't trade that for the world!! Glad you are so happy!:)

Jennifer said...

ditto :)
Sometimes I just soak up every minute of it!!

Michelle said...

Lucky is saying it mildly.

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