Monday, June 1, 2009

Summer Days

This post really needs pictures, but there is some sort of problem with my memory stick, so the SIX HUNDRED pictures on our camera are stuck there for the time being.

I love summer.

I have always loved summer, but it is not until this summer that I have fully realized how amazing and wonderful it truly is. I worked a job where I was inside for most of the day, wearing a long sleeved business suit most of the time, and so a tan was something I only got on vacation or perhaps after a string of sunny weekends (a true rarity even in summer in the Pacific Northwest).

It is barely June and my arms are already tanned and I have a smattering of freckles across my face. In fact, I am even sporting a bit of a light sunburn, despite my SPF 50 application, because Will and I have hardly been in doors these past few weeks. We have been out and about, enjoying the wonderful weather and the fun outside activities it brings with it.

There have been so many firsts. . . first dip in a lake, first toes in the sand, first Memorial Day BBQ, first tree-planting, first slide, first time looking at tide pools. . . and I have pictures of it all to share. Silly memory stick.

I have a little almost-blond boy now. Everyone's first comment upon seeing him if they haven't for a little while is, "Look how light his hair his." With his cleft chin, cornflower blue eyes, and constant smile, I have to say, he is quite the little charmer (I am hardly biased, right?). Despite my ever constant applying of SPF 50 to him, plus hat, plus protective swimwear, Will is also sporting a little tan, too. It looks really good with that blond hair, blue-eyed look.

He is such a happy boy. And I am such a happy Mommy. I am still sad when I think about losing another baby, but that aside, I am the happiest I have been for a very, very long time. Being a parent isn't easy, but it can be such fun. The newborn days are but a distant memory and the terrible twos are in the hazy horizon. He is sleeping, eating, laughing, playing, and capturing my heart more and more each day.

10 comments:

Noelle said...

I am so enjoying your blog. I have just gotten started on mine. I started reading yours from the beginning on Saturday. I am not yet to the point where you finally get pregnant with your little boy. I am going through a hard time right now. I just had a miscarriage 5 weeks ago in my first pregnancy. Seeing your happy ending gives me hope and makes my heart happy.

Gibson Twins said...

I'm glad you and Will are enjoying your days together! I swear my two turn into different kids in nice weather when we can be outside and not have to bundle up to keep from freezing.

Funny how both mine had very black hair as newborns but starting last summer it started lightening up and both are very light brown (some would consider blonde). I'm selfishly hoping they will both darken back up in the winter.

Adriane said...

A tan sounds heavenly! So glad you are having a good summer already. Can't wait to see pics of a tanned, blonde baby Will!

Fertilized said...

Katie - How do you so this. I was in the shower today after our trip to the beach washing my tan arms and sun bleached hair thinking - THIS IS THE LIFE I Have been waiting for! I am the most tan I have been since before high school and I am loving every minute of it with my toe-head blonde/blue eyed charmer also. I bet Will is freakin-adorable!

Good to be US!

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

You sound so happy. It's such a great age, I think. All are really. I'm happy summer is so great there!

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

Today I was wondering if I am truly up for another round of IVF...

You helped me make up my mind. Thanks for reminding me that motherhood really is a good dream.

Amy B said...

Summer is Great! Can't wait to see pics of tan little Will. Bet he is aorable. He probably has a better tan than me. I am jealous!

The Hale's said...

Summer is so awesome! I am glad that it is finally here... I can't wait until you post pictures of your tan little Will. What a special summer it is!

Aunt Becky said...

I am so happy you have your lovely boy to enjoy this summer with. I can't wait to see pictures!

Mrs. Piggy said...

I havent gotten a chance to catch up with you. I am so sorry about your latest loss :( Breaks my heart, I was so happy for you when I found out you got a bfp! But I am with you on being SO happy. The kids at this age are so amazing to watch develop. There is nothing cuter than my kids trying to brush their hair and do the things Mommy does. I am still super cool to them, I got a few years left. I keep telling my husband I want to freeze time because this is how I want to always live and remember it.