Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Little Things Link Up

I had planned to put up a different post today, but instead I just had to join in the link up and share my heart.

Today was one of those days where the Husband left before we girls woke (so he could get to the gym - I have a ban on him going after work) and he returned after we were fast asleep (lucky duck had Phillies tickets with some coworkers from his department).   It was one of those days I had a bit of anxiety about in the back of my head - the whole day with two girls and no reprieve if things took a turn for the tantrum.

Silly me.

Losing confidence in myself.  Something we moms are way too guilty of doing, unless it's just me - and that's doubtful.

We started our day with scrambled eggs, blueberries, and went halfies on a chocolate chip muffin we baked together yesterday... those of us that can eat solids anyway.  After getting the baby a bath and myself a shower (and swinging through Starbucks), with hit up Music Class at the library and ate a snack of fruit and cheese before a nap... that only one child took.  The older one.  The younger one just gave me as many coos and giggles as I could soak up.

After we took in as much as sunshine as we could at the playground.  We had met up with a friend and hung around long after they left.  While pushing Ashlynn in the swings and knowing we still had a solid three hours until bed, I decided we'd go out for dinner.  Something we haven't done since before Kenley was born.

So, just us girls, went out for (veggie) burgers and split a chocolate milkshake.  And I think we actually really split it, girlfriend hogged it.  We came home, walked the dogs around the neighborhood, splashed in the bath, read bedtime stories and everyone went to bed without any tears.

It wasn't the most memorable day, but sitting here at 9pm flipping back and forth between monitors watching my babies sleep makes my heart full like it was.  This is how warm fuzzies are made.

As I'm sure many of you came across the story of Ryan Saldana or #redballoonsforryan on instagram yesterday, I just had to share the story here. My heart aches for Jacqui, his mother, and their whole family.  Please read the story (have tissues ready), hug your babies, and send all the energy or prayers you can muster to his family.  


  1. This post was beautiful, I heard about Ryan (and poor little Teddy) and it hit me to my core. I stopped in my tracks yesterday and appreciated the whining, mess and everything else that came along with my babies. I couldn't imagine what these parents are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.

  2. My heart aches for Ryan and Teddy's parents. Both boys have such loving families and I feel so sad thinking that they don't get any more time together. Hold those sweet babies tight.

  3. Ugh, my heart still breaks. I just can't imagine having this beautiful little life running along and then not having it there anymore. Such a loss.

  4. Sounds like a good day to remember, and a good opportunity to pat yourself on the back for being such a great momma. I've been 'single-parenting' this week and need that reminder every once in a while too. Had to hold back bursting into tears when picking up my little guy from daycare yesterday, and anytime I think about those families. Heart breaking.

  5. It's the little things in life that become the big things, right? Those poor little boys may their souls be at rest and their parents find some comfort in all the social media support.

  6. Thanks for sharing the story of Ryan. My heart aches for him and his friends and family. I'll be praying for sure.

  7. I haven't been able to stop thinking about Jacqui and Ryan. They are local to me, so hits home hard. Her last post was at Disneyland. :( My heart is breaking for them now.

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  8. That actually sounds like a peachy day! Good job mama. My heart is breaking for Ryan's family.

  9. i'll join the rest of the crew and say i just can't stop thinking about ryan's parents. i can't fathom something like this happening to us. my heart breaks for them and i hope all the prayers bring them some comfort.

  10. I heard about this on Instagram yesterday too and had to share. I was actually with my son at the time, he was playing, and I came across the blog post and just started crying. He turned and looked at me with concern and I too him I love him. My heart breaks in a million pieces for their family.

  11. I'm glad you had a nice day!
    I hugged my babies extra tight after reading that heartbreaking story on Monday.


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