getting bigger.

We love this one. He is so full of spunk and sparkle.

Our very own spunk and sparkle will be two soon you know. He loves all that is truck related and is only excited to turn two because of all of this talk about a truck birthday party.
We ask him when his birthday is and he always says"truck".
"Well, yes, you are having a truck birthday party," I reply. "But when is your birthday?"
He replies in the 'how many times are you going to ask me tone'...
"June ten. Washington."
Washington - you might ask?
Well, I may or may not have taught him his birthday on the same day I taught him where we live. He's a smart one and likes to cover all his bases. Either that or he wants to get his mama off his back so he can get back to the important stuff - trucks and baseball.


happy to be his.

Yes, it is true. I am happy to be his mama. Today and everyday.

Today was a special day for me. The breakfast in bed was delightful and the jewelry set Brandon and Bennett made me was priceless. I loved the LifeSaver mint necklace, the fruit loop bracelet and the dot candy ring. I wore them proudly to church. Bennett kept licking me. I loved it.

Those things made my day especially special - but what really made me want to smile today was how happy I am to simply be his... his mom. His shoulder to cry on. His cheerleader. His greatest fan. As a little girl I remember longing to be a mother. Longing to be the one person that could make my sweet baby calm, when others could not. I love those moments. I love Bennett's kisses and tight hugs. I love those little arms when they are wrapped tightly around my neck. I love the smiles he shares with me everyday. I love being a mother. His mother.

I am also very grateful for my mother. She is beautiful inside and out. She is inspiring. She is kind. She loves me. I am hers. I am grateful. I love you, Mom.

I am grateful for all of the mothers in my life. You are a blessing to me each and everyday. I love you.