We bought a play set! Zach didn't love the idea, but I'm certain it will help us play more outside once baby sister comes! So I found the one I wanted, showed it to Terran, and he didn't let it drop. So we ordered it, picked up the next day, then upon waking terran asked if we could build it, so Zach got on it. There was wind and rain, some hail, and a little sun. He kept on it to give his little boy what he was excited about. We ran into a few snags with hardware and running out of daylight, but it was finally complete and Terran was ecstatic. We have spent time out there everyday since! Him and I climb up on the deck each morning and play cars. He likes the new vantage point of the neighborhood and gas station. It was a big purchase, especially after finishing the basement but I think it was a good investment!
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
I posted on Instagram that this was the best birthday I have had in years. As I thought back over the last few years, I had some great birthdays. The one that is standing out is the Rage race at Lake Mead. But my insta statement came more from my emotional experience yesterday. Previously this year, I talked with Zach about what makes me feel special, happy, and loved. It's less about gifts and more about thought and quality time. He took it to heart and made my day perfect. Every other little thing fell into place and there were several thoughtful surprises when everything combined made me claim the best birthday in years. :)
To start off, I woke up by myself. Meaning I woke up before Terran. Rare occurence. And I got to lay in bed for a minute and Zach immediately wished me happy birthday. Then the day turned out sunny even though the forecast said rain for a week! We had breakfast with Zach's parents before they headed home. Zach took extra care to help with breakfast. He then played with Terran so I could go to the gym, and while I was gone they made me a beautiful and meaningful homemade card. The second I pulled in Terran told me he signed a card and had to show me. They also surprised me with a trailer for our bikes so we can pull Terran around. It was a great gift because I love surprises and I in no way expected it! We had lunch then loaded up to try out the new trailer with a family bike ride. Terran wanted to ride his bike instead though so it wasn't as easy of a ride as anticipated, but I still got to spend time with the people I love in the sunshine being active.
When we got home, somehow I got to take a nap while we all hung out in the living room.
Then Zach informed me we were going to dinner without Terran -meaning he arranged a sitter. This was his first time doing that ever and I know he was trying to make my birthday special! We got sushi at Tsunami then brought the mint chocolate cake Sandy made for me over to Lacey's to share with them and get Terran. Terran and Cal helped me blow out the candles and in that moment I felt true happiness.
When I got home, I found a bouquet of roses and a perfect present on the front porch from a few of my friends and I truly felt special. I don't think of myself as a very good gift giver but feeling how great it made me feel made me want to become better so I can help my loved ones feel that same way!
Such a wonderful way to start off year 27!
Monday, April 11, 2016
I was listening to Terran play in the tub. This is what I heard "mmmm, good sandwich. It's not a sandwich, it's coke!"
Terran woke in the middle of the bought and I could tell by his voice something was wrong. I ran in there and he was pointing at the floor saying a racoon ran past! (There wasn't one!) He had a hard time falling back asleep so I told him to come to our bed. As we got into bed I told Zach that Terran thought he saw a raccoon. Zach said "there are no racoons in your room Terran." Terran contradicted him and said "noooo! Just one!" And fell asleep literally seconds after he clarified it for Zach.
I just love being Terran's mom. He makes me laugh all the time! Like when he wants to wear earrings and let's me put in a headband so he can see his ears.
We had a lot of meet ups with friends this week and it seems like they all had babies. Terran was happy to practice being a big brother by holding them, making them smile, and helping hold them up so they didn't tip over. He took his job seriously and did a really great job!
Friday, April 8, 2016
Zach is a great dad and just the play mate Terran needs sometimes! Sometimes I think they come from the same mold...
We did a bike trail/lunch picnic/play in the grass/hit up the splash pad date with Krew and Amanda. Terran and Krew get along really well and both are little boys full of energy that love going hard and playing tough. It was so fun to watch them interact and get to hang out with Amanda. We also went swimming with them at the hotel and same story. Us pregnant ladies got to hang out while the boys played like crazy.
We spent a lot of time with Paige and the kids. Glitter mountain excavating, with Coppelia and her girls as well, pool time, new favorite Mexican restaurant to celebrate Paige's birthday since the men were busy, splash pads and parks with picnics. We enjoyed the sun and the friends, then got to see Zach briefly at night to make it a good week.