We had pictures taken quite a while ago and they are for Father’s Day. Due to what was going on at the time I couldn’t keep it a secret.
For my personal time today we spent the day as a family. I only got on the computer for a few minutes this morning when my kids were taking a nap and then we went out for ice cream, well that was after another nap and Mom and Dad both took naps while Zoe watched a movie and Miles took a nap. My kids are sick so they need more sleep.
We then went and had some ice cream at The Marble Slab. MMMMMMM Cake Batter ice cream.
I love my kids so much and I am always pleased to remember how much fun they are and can be. It was really refreshing for me to have my parents come up for a week because once they left I was reminded how much I love being a mom. I was able to get that rest and relaxation that I needed to feel fully able to be mom.
Moms need and deserve breaks. Don’t ever let someone judge you for taking time away from your family to get some rest and breathing space. So what I did today that was for myself…
My husband and I took the kids outside and I set Miles up on a blanket and Zoe had her shovels, gloves, and they played. I grabbed my kindle and started reading in the sun. It was really rejuvenating to be able to sit in the heat. It wasn’t too hot for me (being that I’m used to smoldering in the Texas Heat). My son had to take a nap and my daughter helped my husband wash the cars. It was such a beautiful day. It’s been a long time that I’ve been able to sit and read during the day. Thanks Andrew, I love you! You gave me a great afternoon.