love that the girls school puts together so many fun activities. this was our first time to the california days rodeo. each student dressed the part. as did parent volunteers. candle making, gold mining, horse roping, there was a sheriff and jail too (just say no to mustaches).
blessed to be the mama who is able to tag along on these little outings. so fun to just watch her. she’s not shy about asking questions or exploring. today was filled with lots of wonder at the san elijo lagoon.
my babies are healthy, they are happy, they are both bright and creative in their own quirky amazing way. they show me and tell me they love me more than anyone else ever has. i get to do my life’s work with them. loving them, raising them, enjoying this gift of a life with them to hold my hand and stand beside me. every year they are gifted a little trinket from me. for without them i wouldn’t be able to claim this day as a celebration. they are my celebration. love my life. and love my new vintage chandelier art piece for the hallway. happy mother’s day to us.
i’ve always hoped one of my kids would love sports. specifically softball. you know, keeping the apple not far from the tree. it is what i know. and other than my family it is what i love. this year they both wanted to play again. luck for me the mr. was home and laid up not working. he was able to enjoy every moment as well. these girls have talent. and the best thing (on top of the talent) they are team players with a magnificent sense of sportsmanship.
i mean really. kinda freaking out. she’s got this. she is ready to be ten. me, her mother, i am not. no no no. not ready. i mean that went by way to fast. next thing you know she will be 20. her day was filled with love, family, friends, food and really sweet thoughtful gifts from her crew. a day off from school, brekkie in dana point, bowling with her homies, and dinner with friends and family. in honor of her and the ten magnificent years she’s given me. i give her this love letter.
You have so many qualities that i am sure i did to have by the age of ten. you are innocent, imaginative, kind, creative, giving, full of laughter and empathy. You exude love and grace. i love your ability to stay quiet and study people. Eyes wide open, ears listening - taking it all in. i catch myself watching you and how you live life, interact with others and show your confidence in a quiet and stealth manner. you are the most nurturing ten year old I know. any friend, family member or animal you come across who is in need you will sit beside them and find a way to best take care of them. i was recently asked what your weaknesses or fears were. after wracking my brain i couldn’t think of one. i chose the word “quirk” instead. no weakness just strength. you are strong and vibrant. don’t ever mistake your gifts and natural talents. you are magical and magnificent. i love and adore you. best thing i ever did was become a mom. blessed you picked me. cheers to ten. looking forward to living and loving many, many more...