Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mariners game

Last friday I took some of my favorite guys to the Mariners game with our company tickets. Dad, Reed and I had a great time once we got to the game. Meeting up before the game was a little bit complicated. Reed was going to be coming from the University, and Dad would be coming from work. To make things even more interesting Reeds cell phone was dead so we wouldn't be able to call to meet up with each other. I talked to him on gchat earlier that day and told him to meet us at Dad's office and that I would pick them both up there. I gave him the bus route number and we decided on a time that we could all be there. Will and I drove into Seattle and we were supposed to meet Dad and Reed outside of the building that Dad works in and I would pull over and they would jump in. As I approached the intersection before the Dad's building I saw Reed crossing the street. I waved at him as he was looking directly at us. No reaction. I waved more and honked the horn. Still no reaction. I yelled "Reed, get in the car" while waving. Finally he seemed to notice who I was, but still wasn't getting in the car. "GET IN." Once he got in the car he told me. "I saw you waving, but I recognized the car before I recognized you. At first I just thought to my self 'I hope that crazy lady isn't waving at me!'" Ha! Thanks Reed! We then called Dad who met up with us moments later.

Will loved the game. He was yelling and cheering the whole time. "Big hit, big hit!" or "Strike out, strike out!" He must have been the Mariners lucky charm because they won 15 to 8!

Woodland Park Zoo

The other day we went to the Woodland Park Zoo. We bought memberships, so I'm sure we will be there more often this year.

My favorite part of the day was when we went in a place that was full of birds. You could buy seeds on a stick for $1 and then the birds would come sit on you and eat off of the stick. When a bird first landed on Brynn she completely freaked out. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera ready. She did better with it once her daddy was holding her.

Will did great and loved having the birds sit on his hands to eat off of the stick.

The birds really liked Joel.
Will and I in the bird house
Joel and Brynn watching the penguins.
Will was so brave and got to pet a snake!
Brynn wanted to touch the snake like Will did, but this is as close as she got.

Mom's Day at Preschool

The other Day I took the day off of work so that I could attend "Mom's Day at Preschool" Will was a lucky boy and had both me and grandma (my mom) there with him. All of the kids were so proud to have their mom's there. It was a fun morning.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I love being a mommy

This morning while talking to a coworker of mine, who is also a single mom, we came to a few conclusions.

1. mothers day is a bit different for single moms. It's kinda biter sweet in a way. (not that we think it's all sweet for married mothers.)
2. even though we are in situations that are not ideal, we are so grateful to be mommies

My life isn't what I thought it would be. I didn't plan to be divorced. I didn't plan to have to work full time. I wish I was there with Will all day. I wish I could take him to school and pick him up afterward. I wish I could volunteer in his classroom. I wish I could stay home to spend time with him, more than a day or so per week. I wish we could spend more time at the park, or riding bikes, or going for walks, or doing puzzles, or just cuddling. But even with all those things that I wish were different, I still LOVE being a mommy.

I love Will so much and he knows it. Maybe is sounds weird, but I feel like he is one of my best friends. We laugh together, we cuddle, we give each other kisses, we tickle and chase each other. I adore him and he adores me. One of the great things about being a mother is that no matter what else happens in my life, no matter what goes wrong, or how bad a day is, no one can take away from me that fact that I am his mommy. And I think I'm a pretty good one at that.

Yesterday I went to church, because the kids were singing in sacrement meeting. Will usually loves to sing. He sings all the time. Songs that he's learned from school or church, or sometimes songs that he's made up himself. Well I'm not sure if he just didn't know the words or if he was just too excited, but yesterday at church when the kids got up to sing, he just stared at me and smiled the whole time. The only words he sang were the words, "I love you, I love you" but the rest of the words didn't seem to matter to him, he just wanted to stare at his mommy.

It's amazing how much a child can melt your heart. I love this little boy more than I ever knew was possible!