8/13/14 – Day 199: Thanks for the encouragement

I had a couple important meetings today.

Sorry to be so vague. If I could, I’d give you 1,000,000 dimes.

That’s kind of a hint.

Thanks for sticking in my corner. I needed you and you were there for me.

8/12/14 – Day 198: First Day of Kindergarten for the Boys

You were dreading this day.

You’ve spent time nearly every day with these two guys since conception. 10 weeks on bed rest in the hospital and at my parents trying to make sure that they were in long enough to come out healthy. You rocked as a pregnant mom although I know it wasn’t always fun.

Today, you watched them go off to the big school for the first time. You cried less than you thought you would because they were, for lack of a better phrase, going crazy in the house. Perhaps that was God’s way of lessening the blow.

But after they piled in the car, you got a little sweetly weepy. Your sweet boys heading off.

Not only were they going to school for the first time, but they would be in separate classes for the first time ever. They’ve had each other to lean on and play with since they were jockeying for position in  your belly.

But it’s time. It’s time for them to figure out what they are, ever so slowly, apart from each other. They are excited, yet obviously a little nervous.

You’ve prepared them more than you realize. You’ve been (and are) a wonderful mom to them. You’ve been able to relate to them and their quirks. You’ve given them fun adventures and have even helped me be a better Dad to them.

You’ve done well Ma. You’ve done well.

K and 2nd

K and 2nd

8/10/2014 – Day 196: Ice Cream and Why You Love Me to Go to the Store

The main reason you love it when I go to the grocery store is because you like me to bring back stuff that you don’t normally get.

If we’re planning a sundae party at the house, you know I’ll get 4 different sprinkles, 3 different sauces, whipped cream, and 2 different types of ice creams and maybe waffle bowls and sugar cones.

If we’re planning a cookout, you know I’ll get stuff to make homemade salsa, guacamole, 3 types of chips, and ingredients to make two versions of sangria.

when you want us to stay on budget, you go to the store. :-)

 

Ice cream day

Ice cream day

8/8/14 – Day 194: Grilling Out on a Friday Night as Per Usual

I want a new grill

I want a new grill

I need a new grill.

You love it when I grill. I love to grill out for you.

One of my goals for 2015? Earn enough to buy you a new minivan or SUV and then get a grill. I don’t ask for much.

8/7/14 – Day 193: Stayt Night

The symbol of Stayt Night

The symbol of Stayt Night

If you can have a staycation, you can have a stayt night.

It’s my version of the ‘Stay at home date’.

You’ve been sick and while we had the house to ourselves and the kids were at my parents, we were planning on a date night out.

But since the aforementioned sickness and we were tired, it was pizza and a movie in. We had fancier pizza than Little Caesar’s, gourmet chocolate chip cookies from Fresh Market, and margaritas.

We watched Divergent – or, as I like to call it,  Hunger Games without bows and arrows.

And we had a wonderfully sweet, fun evening.

I love you and I love our date nights – whether they’re out on the town or in on the couch.