The warm weather arrived earlier this year than many yrs past. Last weekend, was filled with great “moments” where we were able to enjoy quality family time before the hectic week began. Gabriel enjoyed his first pool swim at my in-laws.
I am beyond thrilled that Gabriel has been so well received by his siblings. You could say that they are smitten. How could you not be? Look at him! haha- I’m biased of course.
The love goes both ways in our family, Gabriel is smitten with us too.
No swimming for me… I am happy to sit on the sidelines and make sure everyone has sunblock, their goggles and towels when it’s time.
Magical things happen weekday mornings. Sofia and Alex beg me to feed Gabriel while I get their school uniforms and backpacks ready. You could say that these two are quite slow to get ready in the morning… really slow. They like their rituals and rushing out isn’t something they do well.
Of course, every family with multiple kids sees one “sick” now and then. Days where I have a sick child and Baby G at home; productivity tanks in the home office.
Good thing that young kids are resilient and come back quickly. The next day Alex was back at school. He also asked to trade back packs with his sister and apparently that brought a lot of questions about why a boy would wear a “purple” back pack. Who cares? He’s 4. He wants to wear a purple, pink, yellow anything… I’m going to let him. He wants to go to dance school? More power to you buddy.
Of course, every afternoon is homework time before we go play outside. Beautiful weather in the mid 70’s doesn’t last long in Louisiana. The heat in the summer is terrible and playtime is limited. Oh.. and don’t get me started on the mosquitoes either! Yikes.
Great weather is meant to be enjoyed; even if when they come back inside they are full of mud and the only option is to hose them off before walking in. Oh yeah, I am quite OCD about the floors.
Kelly @ The Nourishing Home
Love this – your family is so precious! It’s so fun to see you all enjoying time together! Your sweet little baby G is such a cutie. I always get a kick out the photos you post with his big beautiful expressive eyes! We’re having some warm weather here to – after all it is Southern CA, but not warm enough to get in the pool yet! Lots of love and blessings, Kelly
Tiffany's Toy Box
Yay! Gabriel is swimming! COOL! The weather in NYC has been fab too – not today –but it has been great overall. Don’t you love those days when the weather is perfect that you never want to go inside? Sounds like you packed lots of fun with the family in…good for you! Keep it up! It will always be busy, but family busy is the kind of busy I like!!