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As we snuggle …

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It’s 7:47, you’re at the end of a lousy cold and as you snuggle into my side , your warm hands and rosy cheeks burrowing into my neck , I can’t help but think that I will never get this snuggle again , yes we will snuggle every night or afternoon  , as we have since the day you jumped into my heart- but not this exact snuggle , 22 months 14 days old , every bit of perfect – I just want to take the time to tell you (if I don’t enough already) how much you have altered my universe , by becoming it. You’re a sweet boy , full of smiles , kisses , love and kindness. Not to leave out your spunk,  defiant side and ability to melt my heart even if the midst of the worst temper tantrum, because at that moment you want what you want and I hope you never lose that tenacity and determination , you’ll need it in this world , mixed in with all of your love and light hearted nature – I want so many things for you and your sister – I want you to be kind, compassionate people , I want you to know you are loved , believed in and my world revolves around you two. I want you to be good to people and to each other. Don’t ever be mean , vindictive or spiteful – don’t do with the intent of getting something in return – that isn’t the goal. Look out for each other , love each other through thick and thin , disagreements and hardships , be your sisters biggest fan as I’m sure she will be yours. Protect her – not that I’m sure she will need it , with her spunk – remember besides daddy you are the other man in her life , be best friends.

I could go on and on but I want you to know you’re an amazing little boy , you’re smart , bright , and your smile lights up my every moment.

I love you Charlie.

Love , mommy

xxoo samantha

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Toddler mornings

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Mornings in our home are pretty standard- wake up , diaper changes, clean clothes , breakfast and Nick Jr – but then there are the occasional mornings , usually a Monday – that my 19 month old decides he is going to throw it all out of whack and just do his own thing, making the first 2 hours of the day a struggle and an adventure. Charlie is very independent , curious, and dramatic – he recently entered the head banging tantrum stage that is followed up with a side of biting. He’s a wild kid I’ll tell ya – & spirited as all hell, which makes him that much more special to me, he’s his own person , a true boys boy, but at times you think he can’t get any more rough or tough , he surprises you with a sweet smile and little kisses, it’s moments like this that make every tantrum that morning and the plate of waffles and sausage on the floor so worth it. Being a stay at home mom is a blessing but at times has its downfalls & I truly give so much respect to the working mom! You truly do it all. I have always worked full time before kids , and literally worked up to 2 days before each of my kids was born. I went back for a while after my son was born , and soon found out we were expecting again – shocked to say the least , we decided that it would just make more sense to stay home, at least until the big one starts school, but being a stay at home mom , as amazing as it is to get to see every moment of their lives , comes with a feeling , at least for me , what is my identity? Yes, I am mommy , a cook, a maid, a boo boo fixer, laundry lady, bath giver, story teller, block builder , bottle giver, juice pourer, but what about everything else I am ? Like I said earlier , this blog is something I have been wanting to accomplish for over 2 years now , something for me , even if no one were to read it , I just like knowing I have this outlet to write and get it out there! I hope other women can relate to me and my occasional toddler crazy mornings , when you just heat up a waffle and let him run wild with it because it is too much of a fight to get them In the high chair – a fight you know you’re going to lose , because even at just 25 pounds at that very moment your child somehow develops freakishly wild strength with a  ninja grip that makes your arm go numb. Yes , those mornings are rough, but could I see me spending my mornings any other way ?? OK , yes, I could see myself sipping a nice cup of coffee , on a terrace, over looking Venice , but Venice and coffee can’t hug , kiss or snuggle you back ! 

Can any other mommy’s relate ?

Stay tuned

xxoo Samantha

xxoo samantha

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…late to the blog party!

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Writing has always been therapeutic for me (correction: wine , wine and writing have always been therapeutic for me) & with the crazy busy days I usually have as mom of 2 amazing little people under the age of 2 , it’s nice to be able to take even 15 minutes to myself , after bottles are made , diapers are changed & breakfast , lunch & dinner are served ! As a stay at home mom, my day consists of talking to two people who can’t say anything back ! My son Charlie is VERY vocal , but with a 10 word vocabulary right now , conversation topics are limited ! I am looking forward to having this outlet to talk to and hear back from other mama’s who can relate!

I may be a little late to the blog party but since having our first child 19 months ago, it is something I have always been meaning to get around to. Better late than never, right??

I have so many interests so this blog will kinda be “all over the place” , as I usually am! Everything from food & recipes , cocktails , mommy moments , mommy struggles & triumphs & mommy meltdowns, crafts & DIY home ideas & whatever else sparks my interest that day…just a little bit of everything- because as as mommy’s , that’s what we do…a little bit of everything !

Stay tuned!

xxoo Samantha