We took a mini road trip about an hour and a half away to visit our good friends who also have a little boy who is just 4 months older than Jack. She is one of my oldest friends from college and we've been through a bundle together over the years. We both dealt with our share of infertility so the fact that we ended up having boys so close in age is pretty surreal. Between chasing the boys around, making sure they have snacks and are getting along, we didn't have a lot of time to catch up. We took all of our boys out for dinner and despite a long wait for our meal, the kids (and our husbands) held up pretty well. It was such a fun day and when we say that we want to hang out with them more often, we really do mean it.
Good ol' man Minnesota winter reared his ugly head again. We hunkered down yesterday watching the snow fall and had a crazy day just running around the house. All three of us had the day off today for President's Day and had been planning a day at the Mall of America- we weren't sure whether or not to venture out in the weather, but I'm so glad we did! Growing up, I LOVED going on rides. Watching my kid ride his first rides today was awesome. He was a little uncertain at first but warmed up to it quickly. Here are a few of his favorites:
|He rode the merry go round twice|
|A little scared of the cars but was laughing at the end|
|He LOVED the trucks. The poor guy that has to listen to those horns all day... yikes.|
Yes, being a parent is often challenging and frustrating but none of that matters in the grand scheme of things. I can't help but feel like this is a reminder to never take a single moment for granted. I count my blessings every day.