Monday, May 7, 2012

Gratitude Practice Days #4 and #5

So I skipped a day.  To be honest, I was so busy having fun with three of the people in my life I am so grateful for, I fell asleep with one of them at 9pm last night!

We had an incredible weekend.  I hate to see it coming to an end.  Here are some photos from our first camping trip as a family of four!  The first 6 photos were taken by my friend, Nikki.  She is awesome!

Those blue eyes simply melt my heart :)

Here are my boys with Q, a little girl who is just 6 days older than LBZ!

I absolutely love this photo.  I am so glad that Nikki caught a photo of me nursing LBZ.  You can't even tell, can you?  It looks like he is sleeping.  He loves to have his face covered when he is nursing, but only when he is tired.  He grabs the blanket, or in this case a burp cloth, and gently rubs the blanket in a circular motion right next to his mouth, on his cheek.  It is one of the most beautiful things in the entire world to watch.  It makes me so incredibly happy that I nurse him and can watch this amazing self-soothing that he does.

I love this one too.  N is such an amazing man.  BBZ woke up around 2:30am in the tent.  LBZ was stirring too, and suddenly BBZ started throwing up in the tent.  I helped him focus it on his pillow and in his own sleeping bag, but it was gross.  I tent to freak out in moments such as this and thought we should just drive the boys home.

N talked me down and we decided to stick it out.  We stripped BBZ down to his pull up and he slept in the sleeping bag with me as N curled up in the most uncomfortable position imaginable at the bottom of the bag.  We stuck that out until LBZ woke up happy as could be around 5:30am. 

Happy as can be includes squealing as loud as possible in celebration of life as he knows it.  That woke BBZ up so N and I decided to pack it up and head home.  This was a test run camping so we were only about 10 miles from home.  We were home by 7:30am!

BBZ swam and swam all day Saturday.  He even swam in the lake that he's not supposed to swim in, so that could have been the cause of his tummy ache.

It is almost impossible to get a photo with both of my boys in it these days.  If you look closely, you can see BBZ in the pool in the background.

Unless, of course, there is food around.  Then I can usually catch one of both boys.

BBZ decided that he was the Banshee for a while at the campsite.  Apparently, the banshee runs around and screams really loudly.  BBZ did this for a ridiculously long time.  Every time I asked him to stop he would say, "but mom, I'm the banshee!"  It was so cute I didn't have the heart to make him stop.

Love, love, love this one.

So our weekend was pretty incredible.  Catching up on sleep yesterday was pretty great too.  Hopefully I'll be back on track of posting my gratitudes regularly.  Unless, of course, I am too busy showing them how grateful I am for each of them :)

Washing machines (to wash off puke-covered camping gear)
Two boys napping at the same time (and for over 2 hours since we were up at 5:30am)
Daddy kisses
Being off work on Mondays
Time to myself to write this blog.