Are you ok? It's still me under here (Carter's running around here somewhere, too!). If clicking this page is part of your daily (or weekly) routine, I'm sorry to startle you!
It's going to take some getting used to for me, too. I had my sleeping baby photo up top for more than two years. Hold on.
Ok, now that life's feeling a little more predictable for all of us, I'll keep on with my explanation. I was so in love with that picture; for years it sent a squeeze of satisfaction around my heart every time I clicked over to my page. But lately, the squeeze stopped coming, and I get more of an annoying, 1985 vibe when I see the same old photo with the raggedy text sitting on it. The sleeping bumble picture was just starting to feel tired. (Pun totally intended.)
I stumbled across a new blog not too long ago, and at first sight I was hit with a killer urge to get this page looking as pretty as Bobbi's. Stalking in a little farther, I read that she designs blogs and felt like I'd hit the jackpot. If ever you venture beyond the mommy blog category, Today, I'm Bobbi is where you start!
I think it's turned out absolutely adorable. She was so fun, talented and hilarious to collaborate with. I'm not big on change, but I feel like I was really careful and soo ready for this one!
I haven't been writing much about my take on parenting a two year old lately, but I'm still finding minutes between play dates and temper tantrums to get wrapped into other people's parenting worlds. These two little bits really inspired me and had me wishing I'd thought to write/vlog it myself.
♥ Read this and feel better about your mommy self today.
♥ A hundred ways to be kind to your child. Take a listen.
We came home from practicing for some major, scary holiday characters last week. If Carter cries when we see Santa this year, I'll fall on the mall's floor in a big puddle of igiveup.
I have a couple hundred pictures from our trip to Disney World, and honestly, it really overwhelms me when I've thought about putting on my blogging hat since we got home. Here's the gist of our trip.
♥ The crowds at Disney World made me feel so incredibly small and insignificant as a human on this planet.
♥ We waited in 30 minute lines for everything - meeting characters, rides and food. It took a lot of explaining and sweaty stamina before Carter found his patient place in the world of line-awaiters. Being a Disney virgin, I guess I thought that for the crazy ticket prices, the lines would have somehow been deleted.
♥ Little boys can get made over as pirates with black eyes, facial hair and smudges on their face. Carter sees a little pirate sitting in front of us, tugs at my shirt and whispers, Momma, dirty face.
♥ The most fun we had was at a water park sending him down water slides and catching him. I haven't seen Carter that excited. Ever. We put a tiny life preserver on him and called him a fish. Except that the happy little fish had a really nervous mommy at his side pulling his mouth away from the water.
♥ Watching Carter's face was far better than anything we'd waited in line to do. Which, I'm thinking, is the point of the entire place. And of having a kid in general.