To start off this post, I'd like to announce that I officially forgot about my own birthday. I've been so busy with work, a baby shower, the zoo and Kade's first birthday that I spaced it. It wasn't until someone asked, "What do you want to do for your birthday this year?" that I realized I had tucked my own birthday deep in the back of my mind. On July 15th, I will be 20 years old. That means I will no longer be a "Teen Mom." What do I want to do for my 20th birthday party? I want to spend it watching my big one year old boy swim in a kiddie pool at a family barbeque. If you had asked me this same question two years ago, I can assure you the answer would be much different. Not only because Kade wasn't born yet, but because I wasn't who I am today. I guess I didn't know who I was at all yet- Kade showed me that.
My schedule for the next month is as follows: Work, Kade's 1 year pictures, Emily's baby shower, my birthday, Kade's birthday, a trip to the zoo, Kade's birthday party, the 4th of July, the 24th of July and of course the farmers market on 25th street.
On top of all this nonsense, my house is a cluttered disaster (as usual), I have Amish bread that needs to be baked before I go to work in an hour (not happening) and I haven't had a shower yet today. Oh, the joys of motherhood!
But no matter how stressed I am, Kade knows how to make me breath a little deeper and enjoy the peaceful moments though they are few and far between. For example, playing out on grandma Lana's deck today.
Kade's buddy, Mojo.
Kade can now move from sitting position to crawling! Still just "army crawling" but getting closer to the real thing!
When we got home today, I got Kade out of the carseat and he put his arms around my shoulders and promptly fell into a deep slumber. His hair still smelling like sunscreen and sweat from the long day outside and his little fingers sticky from yogurt melts. I decided to forgo the bath for tonight. I didn't want to lose the moment. I wanted him to stay just as he was: with messy hair, sticky fingers and a smudge on his cheek. Proof that he had an adventurous day