Saturday, June 23, 2012
"I want to keep a tandem... and a single... and maybe a second single for taking someone out with me... and then the super fast one that I still need to learn to use... but the rest of them can go..." Or so he says, until he falls in love all over again.
The problem lies in the fact that it's not so much my passion as it is his. Although he wishes this weren't the case. The above photo occurred on one of the handful of days that he coaxed me out to practice for the Pole Pedal Paddle, the relay race here in Bend for which I chose the kayak leg for my women's team. Yes, I needed the practice. But no, it wasn't high on my list of desired things to do.
Of course men deserve their hobbies and I'm resigned to the fact that this is his.
Oh, and because of him I ROCKED that kayak leg...
Friday, June 22, 2012
We had a blast cooking, playing, swimming. And at the end of the day when the kids were in bed we wound down in front of the TV and talked for hours. It was therapeutic for me... much better than feeling lonely without Joe.
At one point during the day we found ourselves wrapped up in conversation and realized that silence had ensued. The boys had been slightly rambunctious, playing dress up, swords and legos so the silence was slightly alarming. But when we went to investigate and this is what we found, we both stifled a laugh and stood in awe. These boys are so good for each other...
I was overcome with sadness when they packed up to leave. She asked me if I wanted them to stay another night and I told her no. She needed to go home to her husband and I needed to survive on my own. But as she drove away and tears fell down my cheeks I knew I should have asked her to stay. One more night would've been great...
I miss my friend...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
With only a little coaxing and suggestion he chose chocolate chip pancakes with strawberries and whip cream for his breakfast, peanut butter and jelly with carrots and apples for lunch, and bbq steak with baked potatoes and broccoli for dinner. The boy knows what he likes and I aim to make it all about him.
So here he sits, yesterday morning, all smiles in front of his chocolate chip pancakes... quickly devoured and enjoyed :)
Monday, June 18, 2012
His love for Legos made the theme so appropriate for this year's party. The boy can follow directions to put together even the most intricate of sets. He can stay busy for hours, letting his imagination take over. And when asked what he wanted for his special day this year, his one and only answer was "Legos!"
While my perfectionism felt that the cake left much to be desired (not realizing the difficulty level would be so high) the lego loving birthday boy proclaimed it as absolutely perfect. Dinner and cake, games and presents... happy birthday sweet boy... till next year :)