Monday, July 2, 2012

Week 14

Dear Elliot,
You turned 14 weeks on Friday--can you believe it? We had a really fun-filled, summery week together.

Even though it was hot hot hot most of the week, we spent a lot of time outside. You took your first trip to the beach and had so much fun. You weren't quite sure what to think at first (I mean the lake water isn't quite as warm as your bath water!), but once you got used to it you were loving just hanging out and splashing around.

About to hit the water for the first time

Last week you also got to hang out with lots of friends. We've been going to a New Mama group every Wednesday the last couple months, and this week our friends Jenni and Hunter gave us a ride while our car was in the shop. It was your first time driving around with a buddy in the backseat. The two of you were so cute just chillin back there together:

Then on Thursday you got to meet little Lucia. The last time you two were together, you were still in our tummies! 



We took two to yoga and then out to a super yummy lunch. It was so fun and special to see both of our precious 'rainbow babies' together. We both kept saying things like, "can you believe they're both really, finally here??"

That night we went to Uncle Brandon's birthday party and you got to meet even more new people. Brandon get so proud to show you off to all his friends--its so sweet. 

Finally, on Friday you got to meet my old boss, Vicki, who was visiting from her new home in Nashville. It was great to catch up, but seeing her just made me wish she never had to move! :)

I am just loving having all this time with you. This has seriously been the best summer of my life so far, hands down. Originally I was planning on trying to get a job starting in July, but the thought of leaving you makes me want to cry, so I think I am going to wait and then reevaluate this fall. I can totally handle being broke for awhile if it means I don't have to miss out on one moment of this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime summer we're enjoying together. 

I love you so much, El. You make me happier than I ever even knew was possible.



Jessica said...

What a wonderful post! I need to start getting out with Logan more but it's so hard to plan it and he can be fussy...we'll see! I'm dreading going back to substitute teaching in the fall ugh! Enjoy the summer girl!! (((hugs)))

Shan said...

Your last line sums things up perfectly. In all honesty, I used to hold my breath every time I clicked the link to your blog (okay fine, I'm a worrier... what?). Tonight I realized that I don't do that anymore. I just smile and settle in for something fabulous. And a reminder of how long it's been since I turned 41 (14 weeks, really? whew!).

Happy Independence Day!

Crystal said...

Enjoy your time home... it goes so fast! I stayed home for the first 6 months with my first. I like to think that losing my job was perfect timing. We were SO broke but I wouldn't trade that time for anything in the world!!

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