Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Hope of Spring.

The days have been getting longer (read: night is no longer upon us at 3:30!), the sun shining a bit brighter. Although it is still only in the 30s, the hope of Spring is here. The long, dark days of winter are behind us, and it only makes me more excited for what is in store.

26 weeks

We have been bundling up and taking more walks to the beach. Sure, it is still cold... but manageable at least. Kaleb just loves exploring the beach and I enjoy watching the world through his eyes. Everything seems more beautiful at the sea, and everyone just seems happier... even the dogs seem to have a look of contentment on their faces, if that is possible.

Winter by the sea.Wants to go in.

Kaleb also makes a great morning coffee date. Daddy had some treatment to do at a local hospital, and thus Kaleb and I went along and walked to a nearby Starbucks. Give him his cheerios and a book and he is one happy camper. He is breaking out of his shyness more by the day and was quite enthralled with the other little boy playing alongside in the kids' corner. And swimming? Oh, it is ever still a favorite. I must say it has been a favorite of mine lately as well. (What pregnant woman doesn't enjoy feeling weightless?)

Lil swimmer.Starbucks date with mommy.

I am thankful for these sweet moments. In between all the daily tasks and demands of a mom and wife... there are these precious moments when you just want time to stand still. You don't want to move forward or backward. The other day we were praying for John before he went to practice and asked Kaleb to get daddy's shoes so he could go bye-bye. What did he do? He just climbed onto John's lap and held on tight, patting his back... as if to say "don't go daddy." These are the moments I will treasure for a lifetime.

Sweet boy just wouldn't let go when we told him daddy had to go bye bye.

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