These silly boys climbed right into my bed this morning and demanded to go skiing... A lesson I thought we were going to have to miss today because of their fevers yesterday, but I took their temps and they’re totally clear. We’re going to rest for the morning and see how they feel in a few hours, but I absolutely love their thirst for adventure and ability to rally at 3 years old. Hopefully we’ll make it to the mountain today and mama will get to snowboard for the first time in 4 years... A release that was a huge part of my life pre-babes. Send all the love and continual healing vibes please!!! ❤️🙏💕 Oh, and did I mention that it’s snowing right now?!?!?!? 😍
Even more big firsts this week... The boys started hockey (well iceskating for now and someday they’ll get a stick)! I honestly had no idea how this was going to go, but they were begging, so I trusted them and went for it. They were amazing and surpassed any expectations I had. They fell constantly, laughed and stood right back up (or attempted to and then waited patiently for their instructor to come scoop them up). They had the best attitudes and refused to get off the ice when their lesson was over. They can’t wait to go back next week and I can’t wait to see how they progress. I talk a lot with them about how hard work/practice pays off as a strong work ethic is incredibly important to me, so I couldn’t have imagined this experience going any better than it did. I’m so proud of these little/big boys this week!!! 😍
These boys are having a HUGE week, which means mama is too. Ski lessons started Sunday and they started school 2 days a week today. They’ve been home with me from day 1, so it was a bizarre feeling dropping them off, knowing I wasn’t going to see them for 8 hours. River walked right in, dropped off his lunch and peed on the potty. Bodhi was a little more hesitant and asked if mama could stay, but by the time I left he had settled in and seemed just fine. I’m so proud of these big boys and can’t wait to hear how their day went. Any other mamas have mixed feelings when you dropped your babes off for the first time? 😍
Such a proud mama moment today... I dropped the boys off for their very first ski lesson ever at #purgatory mountain. They were surrounded by kids lying on the ground saying they wanted to go home, but #riverwolf and #bodhibear bounced excitedly up and down the entire time screaming, “I want to go skiing”! I’m so amazed by their adorable, adventurous spirits and want the world for them. Snowboarding became one of the biggest parts of my life when I was 12. I moved to Durango when I was 18 and got all of my college classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays so I could ride every other day of the week. Seeing the boys so excited about something that has been my ‘church’ for so long was the absolute best feeling in the world! Here’s to many more beautiful snow days on the mountain!
To my Chunk Chunk, my Bodhi Bear, my Bam Bam, my son...
A year ago today you came into this world and have blessed our lives every since. You adore and idolize your big brother. We can’t wait to see the love you will have for your little sister. You don’t cry a lot but when you do, you want your amazing mommy. The love you have for your mom is apparent every time I see y’all together. Nothing makes your mommy happier than carrying you in places and people adoring you. Nothing makes me happier than seeing you with your brother and mommy. I miss a lot due to work and coaching but I live for the moments I walk in and you run to me with arms open to pick you up. I will raise you right and that will mean there will be days you don’t like me. There will be things I miss, such as your birthday today, because I have chose to help other people’s kids by teaching and coaching. I pray one day you will understand why I chose to do what I do. God put teaching and coaching in my heart to help kids. I wish more than anything I could’ve been with you today, but I could not let my other kids down. I wish you were old enough to go with Daddy but there is plenty of time for that in the future. I just pray one day you read this and will understand how tough these days are and that I wish I could always be there for you. This year has been amazing to watch you change weekly. I look forward to everyday ahead as you grow and mature. Your brother has taught us to not take this time for granite because before we know it, you will be following right behind him playing ball and wrestling. As much as I look forward to that, I am in no rush. I look forward to more days of you breaking my heart wanting to lay your big head on my shoulder knowing I have to leave. You don’t cuddle, yet, but are showing signs of it more and more. You not only walked before your 1 year old bday but you ran. You scare us to death with your no fear attitude but at same time we think it is awesome. You climb on everything, you are never scared to go anywhere alone, even dark places, and loud noises just draw you to them.🐻💙
Happy Birthday son. Just wanted to say...
I love you,
Love Dad #BodhiBear
How is Bodhi already 5 months old!? (Also how about them Chargers ⚡️) His cute little personality is really starting to come out and we love watching him learn and grow 💙 He still loves spending LOTS of time with us in the middle of the night and fights every nap 😴 Good thing he’s cute!