"feeding" the fish blueberries
How freaking cool is this pic? Unintentional.
Since E was out of school this past week her and I had a lot of bonding time. I loved every second of it, but I am ready for her to start "camp", she is attending camp 5 days a week from 9-2; we are nervous but excited about the 5-day thing. She started in Feb. going 3 days a week. If things pan out well with 5 days a week then come Fall she will go all 5 days a week, when did I get a pre-schooler! I am freaking out here about how old/big she is getting.
TM & I wanted to kick-off our summer (I know tech. summer starts June 21) in an awesome way. So we decided to take a day trip to TMs hometown, Saturday. He is from a quaint coastal town in southern FL.
How gorgeous, right?!
While we were there we got some serious beach time in & I got to know his family better, esp his mom. He is a mama's boy (not in the still living at home when hes 30 and calling her 5 times-a-day way, in the he had a special bond with his mom and I desperately wanted her approval way).
I LOVE HIS FAMILY!! I can not wait to be a part of such a fun group of people one day.
water for her sand castle...
checking out the gulf
Hard to believe we were in FL
TM enjoyed having reign over my camera & we loved that it was h2oproof
Having a mamadaughter pow-wow
On a hunt for the perfect seashells
She was loving that she could touch! I loved the calm gulf waters
Once we got back to TMs parents house, we all showered and got ready to go to dinner. We went to a cute pizzeria where E was smitten with TMs younger brother (21). After dinner we were boxing up leftovers and E came up to me, hand out, and said "Hey Mom, Im driving home!"
Apparently TMs dad told E she could drive home. I had to explain to her that she is not big enough to drive home, she was sad and cried.
I am freaking out, panic attack style, that E is in 'camp' 5 days-a-week, with a new class and a new teacher, the thought of her driving being old enough to drive would send me to the loony bin.
They grow-up so fast I can't handle it. I want a stop time!
Yesterday we swam at my moms house and floated around and just relaxed in the sun. I love watching E in the water, she is such a great swimmer, Thanks to my step-dad, he has been spending everyday, almost, in the water working with E. I swear that girl has gills.
I know this summer is going to be amazing, my girl can swim, she loves being outside & loves the beach.
I already see a lot more chalk & bubble time, watermelon hunks in the backyard, running through the sprinklers & swinging on the swings happening soon.
I could live on the sound of my girls joyful laughter & the sweet, sticky kisses she gives me, if I could. They re-fuel me, when school/work drains me.
I look at my life 1 year ago today and I am so thankful to be where I am TODAY. I have come so far in one year & I am proud of myself. I am EXACTLY where I want to be.
Thank you for all the support and love I have gotten from all of you. Your comments cheering me on, have helped me get to where I am. I love each and every one of you.
**11 days till I am a quarter of a CENTURY old! I am ready for it... bring on 25 and beyond.
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