Today is the kind of day that, hopefully, reminds us all that despite our political party affiliation, our stance of SB-1070, our race or our gender, we are Americans. That makes me proud. My hope is that we can all remember that even on days that are not marked with tragedy.
On that note, all I wanted to do today was be with my family. To spend all day just marinating in all that I have: A husband who loves and supports me and makes me laugh, a son who is so beautiful and joyful there are not words to describe it, a home that is my own, food on my table, and our health. S usually works on Saturdays, but he didn't go in today and instead we woke up early and had pancakes for breakfast and then packed up the car with the three of us, a packed diaper bag, and our two dogs and headed to our community park.
It is finally cooling down enough (as in it is under 100 degrees) to be able to let L run around on the playground and really explore and practice his walking in the grass and down by the lake. I have to say, I am so proud and amazed by the leaps and bounds L has made at walking. He hardly even crawls any more.
And he's also getting old enough to really have fun playing, he found a bell that he couldn't get enough of, and he chimed in over and over again, and he was loving climbing on the slide. (We haven't quite mastered going down it yet, but we'll get there!)
It was a beautiful day and amazing family time. Definitely good times had by all.
We spent the rest of the day just relaxing at home and ended the evening with bath time. And I've said it once and I'll say it again, there is nothing cuter then babies in a bathtub!