Catching Up

I feel like we caught up on the week today. We’d been set to vacation mode since last Sunday with the Grandparents in town and let me tell you, vacation mode is a hard one to come down from. After the morning struggle against it, we pulled ourselves up and finished the week off with a solid routine.

{Grandma and Judah}

Lately our life has become a series of cryptic conversations. As in, Jacob hides for two minutes, reappears and says, “Poop”, Judah simply stands at the tub, staring until someone puts him in the bath or I tell Josh, “Pacifier” and he heads to the store. It’s sort of like an ongoing text message.

But you know what? I don’t mind. The details are there and the lack of words only mean that we’re throwing ourselves so wholeheartedly into life that there’s no need.

Little Man decided to bust out all his moves today. He held on tight and gingerly stepped down from one step ALL BY HIMSELF. Then stood there looking at me like, “Hey Ma. Now what?”. Twice baby boy stepped down all by himself. And twice Jacob and I cheered loud enough to scare the dog walkers nearby. (Judah can sometimes go up stairs by himself, but going down isn’t something he’s totally mastered even with support…so yeah, this was huge!) We practiced brotherly love. Kind of. Back in the day, when baby Jacob had mastered crawling and Judah was still a little wobbly on all fours, Jacob would tease Judah by scooting across the floor, snatching his pacifier and scooting away quicker than Judah could follow. The playing field has evened a little now, but even still, their teasing is mostly jovial. 

So Jacob comes over to me this evening, fresh out of the bath and edges close to my face and says, “You look nice” and tops it with a kiss. His kisses are so intentional. He takes a second, chooses where it should land and then goes for it, ending with a matter of fact nod of his head. It’s those little gifts that I go over and over in my head, so they implant in my brain and for years to come I can rehash them, squeezing out every drop of goodness. Those kind of memories never loose their joy, do they?

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I haven’t done a Weekly Gratitude post in a while, but just know I am grateful, oh so grateful! The kisses, the park dates, the Grandparents visiting, the husband doing the sink of dishes for me just because…I am one grateful girl.

Also, I wanted to share this Follower’s Fest party. A few lovely bloggers are hosting this link up party for everyone and I have to tell you, I’m excited to go through the links this weekend and meet some new bloggers. Click the button below for more info.

Happy Weekend! How was your week?

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