June 1, 2011

Adventuring... to the shore

Life's been moving quickly these last few months and I've been trying my level best to slow down whenever possible to reflect and be present. Finn is really a little boy now, a wandering discoverer, a goofy little gorilla, a balanced bike rider and a sweet snuggler. He's definite about his likes (the little blue bottle, skateboards, chainsaws, motorcycles, the chicken book, shoes, working with papa and banging) and dislikes (any bottle that isn't little and blue, polenta, the spider book.) Luckily the first list is a lot longer than the second.

I've been savoring these last weeks of being able to mother just Finn with every fiber of my body. As much as I look forward to the arrival of our little one, I'm already feeling nostalgic for these days of uninterrupted snuggling and playtime with just Finn and Mama. So we've been having some fun and creating a little store of memories to draw on when our little family of three becomes four (in just a few short weeks!)

We took the dogs and headed to the beach awhile back on a day when we were feeling cabin fever and forgetting to enjoy our time together. It was the perfect cure -- we played and discovered, practiced balancing and skipping, and let the sand dribble between our fingers. We came home, tired and sandy, with a bag of driftwood to play with and a stock of memories to savor.