If there is one thing that I LOVE, it’s being festive. Today was a great day to be patriotic! Celebrating America’s Independence.
Today was filled with lots of love, laughter and pride. Pride in the country we live in. It may not be the best, but we all make it work.
My babies were looking extra patriotic today. Below is a sneak peak of what they wore. Great finds from Old Navy and Walmart. I love, love, love a bargain! They had so much fun swimming. I did as well. It literally was the perfect day.
Well I hope you all had a safe & wonderful Independence Day.
Love, Boys and toys Mom.
Hello everyone! I hope all is well for you and your families. If you were a victim of Hurricane Harvey as was my family and myself, I am truly sorry and I will be praying for you. I truly understand how you feel. In more ways than one. It will get better. All you need is prayer, time and patience.
On the morning of August 27, 2017 at 3:45 am, I was awoken by a phone call. A phone call that would change me for the worst. I looked out the window of our two bedroom apartment and saw the worst thing I’ve ever had to endure. Water all around us, five feet from the master bedroom window.
Around 7 or 7:30 that morning, I finally was able to tell my two year old about what was going on. He went to the patio door and saw for himself what had happened. He came to me and asked with a sad look in his eye, “Mommy what is that?” This made me feel even worse. To be on the other side of that was worse than having to punish him for the first time.
All I could do was let him know the truth. He may not have understood a lot of what I told him. But I do know he knew something was wrong. I cannot tell you how horrible I felt. This was by far the worst and scariest thing I’ve ever been through. Yes, they are material possessions. However, we worked really hard to get them.
The one thing I can say… God kept his hands on my little family. Shoot he kept his hands on my entire family. My grandmother’s house had water up to the steps. It never floods that bad in her neighborhood. My parents didn’t receive anything but high winds and a lot of rain.
Having to rely on people who have always been there was and has been super hard this time around. We all had to go somewhere every single day. I felt so bad for having them stop their lives to take care of us. I am always so grateful and thankful for them.
This experience has been a true lesson learned for me. One, I will listen to myself and leave when I know I should have. Two, I will always watch the weather and not sit there like nothing is or could happen… (my husband) lol. Last but not least, I will always keep my family well being ahead of my own.
So today I turned my oldest sons crib into a toddler bed. All you do is take the railing off that makes it look like a crib and place the toddler rail on there. Simple right… nope! He was scared at first and didn’t want to get into his bed which made me sad.
After a while he warmed up to it. He was smiling, giggling and kept going back and forth from his bed to the floor. I started to laugh. It was such a joy to see him so happy. Until nap time. He usually lays down and goes right to sleep.
That wasn’t the case today. He was up and down for about an hour and half until he finally couldn’t take it anymore. My big boy was so unsure of what to do. So this evening I put his crib railing back up and he went straight to bed. Happy as a clam!
I’ve been a mother for about three years and it’s been crazy. There are days I want to sleep in and sleep all day but I can’t. They need me. I’m their world. They can’t live without me. Meaning they can’t eat, drink or even play without me.
When I feel sad their smiles make me so happy. Everything just goes away. All the hurting in my heart. Lately I’ve been feeling so uneasy about a lot. Troubles in every aspect of my life. I know my season is coming though. A good season of love, happiness and internal joy.
The good days I have with my boys are the best. When we go out into this crazy world and are just so happy…. there’s nothing like it. God knows when we need it, how we need it and who to give it to us. Today was a fun day. We went to church for prayer meeting and my oldest was having so much fun. Playing and drawing with his new notebook.
I couldn’t have asked for a better little boy. He knows when to be good and when not to lol. He is the prime example of what I wanted and needed in my life. Some days he is a TODDLER and other days he is my big boy! Oh how I love him so!
My new baby… he’s everything I never thought I’d have. He is so attached to me. Always wanting me to hold him. ALWAYS! But I give in and love all over him. He’s so spoiled. Lol. He is me up and down. He knows when to use his attitude, his sweet smile and his charming personality.
Thanks for listening.
Love, Boys & Toys Mom!
I find it so funny that this outfit was bought for our Toddler when he was about 6 months old. It has been hanging up since 2015. Yes that’s right. No typo. Crazy how time has flown by.
Today’s outfit for our soon to be one year old!
We’ve been going here, there and everywhere getting things for his party Saturday. I feel kind of overwhelmed because I really don’t have the party gene. All I can do is keep moving forward.
Idk why party’s are so hard to plan. Maybe it’s all the ideas we get and then when reality hits, it’s like BOOM! Yeah, don’t have the budget to do that. Lol.
I still do my very best. Even when others may think it’s not.
Love, Boys & Toys Mom!
Life… it truly cannot be described by one person. It has so many different meanings. Happy, sad, joy, defeat, etc.
To me the only people who can truly tell you about life are those that have lived it. Which in this day is a beautiful sight.
I have the honour of knowing a few in their prime of life (90’s).
The excitement they have when family comes to visit makes my heart burst with life. I’ve always had a love for elderly and babies. I can’t put my foot on it. I just do.
The innocence, the purity of their souls, the joyful hearts.
All I can say is live your life with gladness, obsession, and most of all thankfulness.
Love, Boys and Toys Mom!
There’s a sense of sadness I get when staying with family. The hello’s and the goodbyes. Coming home to a still and quiet home. Filling it with giggles and the piter patter of little feet.
On July 3rd our air conditioner went out in the middle of the night! We did what we could until morning and my parents were like, “pack what you need you’re staying with us!” This made my heart melt. That they didn’t think twice about anything.
We had the best 4th of July. It’s been a long time since we’ve all been together. We went swimming and the boys loved it. My oldest now feels that he is an Olympic swimmer. Trying to run and get back in the water even after being so tired and worn out! Lol… little boys!
I sometimes like being around a lot of people it just depends what the circumstances are. But when we have to leave o get this sadness in my little ol heart that we have to leave and go back to reality. It’s not so bad. We get to see them everyday. There’s my silver lining.
Love, Boys and toys mom!