And then there were two...

Aug 11, 2013

This weekend marked one of the first days of consecutive rain we have had all summer, which I am told is incredibly unusual for Alaska. The husband and Ace decided to take advantage of the seclusion to the indoors and go see the new movie Planes in 3D, it appeared that it was detrimental to their health if they did not go immediately. I am always an advocate for a father son date so child numbers two and three were stuck with me :)
It's not often that I get alone time with Pierce, which I feel bad about. He is definitely my mama's boy. He is so mild tempered compared to Ace. He would much rather cuddle on the couch then run around recking havoc on every square inch of the house. I sometimes forget this with the everyday chaos that goes on around here. I have a tendency to lump Pierce into the 3 year old category with Ace simply because they are basically the same size. But Pierce is not even 2 yet! He is at that inquisitive stage and everything in the world is fascinating to him. I realized this on this first day of rain as he sat next to the window for a good part of the day pointing out every single rain drop to hit the window. It was so amazing to watch his excitement. I was so happy to be present in this moment, because on an average day I can almost guarantee I would have missed this. 
I realized that even though life can get insane around here, and I am the first one to want to pull out my hair, these little kids can humble me real quick. Just taking these few hours to sit on the floor with Pierce and Avalon and forget about the mounting dishes in the kitchen, or the 12 piles of laundry that stare me down every time I walk up the stairs, this was so self gratifying. Thank you Alaska for your unpredictable weather.

*On a side note it may appear that Pierce is never wearing clothes, but he does own some and likes to wear them about 46.8% of the time. It does not bother me as long as he keeps his diaper on 100% of the time, which we are working on. 



14 comments:

  1. It's always nice to cherish these little moments!

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    1. I am really making an effort to capture more of them. I get too caught up in the madness sometimes!

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  2. My nephew has that same giraffe mat, I bought it for him when he was born. He is 2 and still loves it. :)

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    1. BEST MAT EVER!!!! It has lasted through all my kids, and countless washings.

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  3. Pierce sounds so much like my second. How is it going with three??
    It sucks about the weather.. We had like a week straight last week. A movie date is the perfect way to break it up though!

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    1. Three is an adventure in itself...but when we had 2 we knew we wanted another one. The house feels full now...full of a bunch of shenanigans, but full none the less. haha

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  4. Clothes on kids are overrated. They're adorable!

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  5. What cuties! Where are ya'll stationed in Alaska? I have a few friends in Anchorage!

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    1. We are stationed at Ft. Richardson, in Anchorage.

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  6. Okay Pierce, where are your clothes? Avalon, you look so happy on the floor! Hope you had fun with Mom!

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