Yesterday was one of those days.
Those kind of days that make you remember why you work so hard, why you do what you do, and why you love your life so much.
I woke up to the sounds of my girls chatting away in the kitchen, and a daddy already brewin’ up some oatmeal.
I had myself a delicious bowl of vanilla greek yogurt and granola – my favorite – and watched a morning show with my girls while they snuck bites of my breakfast.
We got ready for the day with little trouble finding something to wear. Our laundry was all done and put away.
We met up with Brady and Nana and Papa for a delicious lunch.
We had time to spare after lunch, so I surprised the girls by pulling up to the park instead of home.
The weather was beautiful! It was a perfect day for the park.
The girls left the park with no tears or tantrums – always a special occasion.
We still had some time before we had to be back for naps and we had some spring fever so we headed to Old Navy to see if I could spend my birthday gift card.
My little shopping assistants guided me to what was “not so cute” and what was “so prettiful!” in the dressing room and we all left feeling good about the purchase.
We arrived home with a sleepy Stella, although she kept assuring me, “I’n not ti-yud” and again as I was rocking her, “but I’n not ti-yud, mama…” and before she even finished her sentence she was snoring on my neck.
It’s these moments in motherhood I swear my heart is going to burst. I love that baby so much.
I curled up to Harlo on the couch and put on Tinkerbell – our favorite.
She wanted me to show her how to draw a bumble bee, a butterfly and a ladybug. I happily obliged.
She asked me if I was going to take a nap and I said “no, I’m just going to rest for a minute right here.” and next thing I knew I was waking up to the credits rolling. I realize how me and these babies are not so different from each other.
Harlo had made me the most lovely picture of a garden with flowers and ladybugs and bumble bees and butterflies happily flying about. (I knew they were happy because they each had a big smiling face!)
I went to meet Stella, freshly groggy from her nap, still in bed. We snuggled for a good 15 minutes. My love quota for the day was officially filled.
We had been burritos for dinner. Easy and delicious!
The girls headed to Nana and Papa’s while Brady went to basketball and I enjoyed a little outing with a girlfriend.
Before heading to get the girls, we stopped at Maverick for some frozen yogurt and wouldn’t you know it? Chocolate and Irish mint frozen yogurt. It was absolutely my lucky day.
We got to the girls just in time for them to finish off my treat.
At our bedtime prayers, we had so much to be thankful for.
We are so blessed with such a simple, beautiful life here.
We have love crammed into every nook of our day.
Sometimes our life seems stressful and hectic, but at the root of all the chaos, we have built a life of true happiness.