“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” - Rumi
Every once in a while, I suppose, it might be good for us to get away from the city and spend some time with just the four (ok nearly five) of us. Thanks to my always-generous parents, we were able to spend a week in a hotel room in Florida this week. They reminded us if they had gotten us anything bigger than one room, we would have immediately invited some of the boys to join us (guilty as charged). Not that we dont love bringing the boys to Florida. We do, every time. It's just that we are also realizing, for the sake of our own kid's hearts, they sometimes need our undivided attention.
And that, I hope, is what they got this week. Particularly because the single room also meant us all going to bed at a shockingly early hour. In fact, I only finished one book (also shocking).
I also re-discovered that not only are my children quite exhausting, but they are also majorly delightful. Hilarious and adorable and mostly well-mannered.
And so I apologize for the picture overload, but I cannot help it: my kids are irresistible. I mean, Caden has quite possibly turned into the cutest three year old of all time.
And Jayci might have her days of sass and all-of-the-fighting, but she is also absolutely beautiful both inside and out. Stubborn and determined and smart and sweet, all wrapped up with pretty blond hair and steel-blue eyes. Sigh.