Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Here's to the dads who...

Make us

Protect us

Keep us clean

Snuggle with us

and swim with us.

We also thank you for....

Showing us how to construct a snowman,

teaching us how to look for turtles
 and giving us driving lessons.

We love that you are never afraid to...

Wear diapers with us,

or go hiking with us...

or share your drink with us...

or let us "help" you...

which we like to do A LOT!!!

Thanks for being willing to....

Share your tools with us,

 get us out of messes,

act silly with us,

hold our hand,

take time to play with us

and drag us and all of our gear to the beach

or whatever adventure we happen to be on at the moment.

Happy day to you Papa Bear!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A reprieve

So...last weekend I was given a much needed break from my motherly~wifely duties and embarked on my first girls weekend since NYC 2005 and my first time away since becoming a mom...4 short-long years ago.  It had been WAY TOO LONG.  I struggled with the title of this post but finally decided that reprieve was the most accurate adjective I could come up with.  I do love my kiddos and of course the hubs but this parenting thing is a 24-hour a day 7 day a week gig with VERY few breaks.  I am still undecided as to what my favorite part of my break was.  I did a lot of sitting on the beach, a lot of applying sunscreen (just on me), some much needed girl time, a stroller/dog free run but I think the thing that takes the cake.....a FULL NIGHT OF SLEEP....THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW.   This girl has missed her sleep.

It was great to get away, and I totally needed it but man was it awesome to come home.  I do think Willie put the boys in some kind of time machine while I was gone.  I swear they aged at least 6 months in those few days.