Secondly, we are days from meeting my precious niece - my sister asked me to take a few maternity photos. She makes it look so good, she almost makes me want to be pregnant again.
In other news, it's March now. MARCH! We are making plans for summer - girls trips and recitals and family get togethers. Spring Break is upon us, and the end of the school year is in sight. Hard to believe, since Christmas was basically yesterday.
I closed out February with a much needed girl's getaway with some precious friends. Look, I know Disney Junior believes it's where the magic begins, but it's not. The magic begins at the rental car place when you place yourself into a car a fraction the size of your family car, and wouldn't you know it, this one has ZERO cheerios flying around. Also not seen in tiny car: shoes without their mates, coloring books, tiaras, and naked barbies. It was the first time I left Luca and I figured it might be the last (have we discussed the fact that he is 16 months old and still doesn't sleep? Probably not, I'm too tired to get into it.) He did sleep on his best behavior (which is still waking up several times - he just controlled the screaming part of it), so I think I might get to get away again sometime in the future!
The magic continued with Starbucks, an entire car ride without the word MOM! and then a weekend full of laughter and food and relaxation. We hardly knew how to be without tiny people needing us. There was some part of it that was very surreal - like a junior high style sleepover (there was Fuller House, Backstreet Boys, and hair dying involved, afterall!) but not. I am so very thankful for these precious people to laugh with, cry with, and celebrate the little things along with the big ones with.
Jimmy went golfing when I got home - we attempted a walk and then Eisley threw a fit over her bike after we made the long trek to the sidewalk in front of our next door neighbors.
That's where the magic ended.
we take suckers with our haircuts around here - I have lost count on his haircuts now!
Luca is practically climbing the curtains these days, and I think my poor heart has its work cut out. This kid - yikes! He is a busy little monkey, and I constantly feel as if I have no idea what I'm doing with this mom thing.
Things for the mind vault:
Eisley's obsession with the word "properette" which is actually the word proper.
Ruby's toothless smile - she is finally getting one of her top front teeth in, and I know she is going to look so different; just like she did when her tiny little baby teeth came in.
The way Jimmy and I stay up late to play yahtzee - being quiet with dice is a fun challenge.
My quiet mornings with Luca. Luca loves Elmo - obsessed, really - and I can get quite a few things done while he eats breakfast and watches. The mornings with the two of us feel slow and perfect.
The way Luca fits perfectly into my lap, asking for books.
The sound of my girls singing in the car.
The way Ruby sometimes offers a compromise and does a little curtsy while speaking.