coffee, chocolate and monsters, oh my…

…it doesn’t get any better than that.  

I know I keep saying it…but I am a lucky, lucky girl.  Life just keeps getting better all the time (not necesarrily any easier, just better). After my last post, I thought I might need to lighten things up a bit.  So here are some of the latest happenings in our world…

Friday nights are family date night.  We usually order pizza and then go somewhere fun.  Last Friday we hit up the little coffee shop in our historic downtown.  They always have amazing live music on the weekends. Little man scarfed down a cupcake while hubby and I sat and sipped our coffee.  We spent some time listening to the music, it was a mix of folk and bluegrass and it was awesome.  Truly, a perfect evening.  I couldn’t have written my life any better.  Turns out that all you have to do to keep the Little Man in a seat for more than 10 seconds is to shove a chocolate cupcake in his mouth.  That’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make, lol:

And then Tuesday was a get-your-Betty-Crocker-on kind of day.  Priceless:

I think I need to retitle this post as “chocoholics anonymous,” lol.  We don’t usually eat this many treats in one week, it’s just one of those special weeks when mama is off work and ready to splurge a bit 🙂  Little Man doesn’t seem to mind it at all!  I’ve enjoyed being able to cook 3 meals a day from scratch, I just love it, actually!  It’s so much fun to spend the days with Littel Man just doing domestic stuff. 

Today we spent all afternoon hiding together in Little Man’s tent, underneath his sleeping bag, playing hide-n-seek with his imaginary friend “the big blue monster.”  He is obsessed with monsters (the friendly kind, that’s all he knows, and peculiarly, they are all blue…).  I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon!  Reading books, singing songs, swinging in the backyard and blowing bubbles never get old when it’s with my funny little guy.  He sure knows how to keep things fun 🙂 

Oh, and the best news of all–our park has reopened.  It was nearly destroyed by the flood since it lies on the Harpeth River, but I think it is safe to visit now.  I don’t know exactly what it looks like at the moment, but I think we will try and visit it tomorrow.  So excited!  It’s our favorite place to hang out during the summer. Maybe now I can get away from the kitchen (and the baking) and spend my time chasing Little Man instead. I think we may need a few extra hours at the park to burn off all of our little splurges.

I am feeling hopeful about the adoption…I think things may start to move quickly.  I am hoping that Big Brother is home by fall, but we are planning that he will be home by Christmas.  You know, hope for the best, plan for the worst.  They say a heart that can bend will never be broken…well, my heart is stretched across an entire ocean, nearly half of the globe, and still my heart is broken.  I’ve done this crazy thing once before….Little Man’s adoption. You think I would just be used to this feeling by now, but I just want Big Brother home, too 🙂  Such is life.

As a family, we also have some BIG decisions to make in the future…like big BIG stuff…good stuff…just life stuff….stuff that makes me happy.  When that all unfolds, I will let everyone know.  Life is a funny thing sometimes.  I like being on this wild adventure.  That’s all I can say right now 🙂

So, how’s that for a nice, happy post?

 Hope your week is turning out to be awesome, too.

“The three grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love and something to hope for”   Allan Chalmers

 

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One thought on “coffee, chocolate and monsters, oh my…

  1. Awe, so cute! And the prior post wasn’t too heavy- just honest and kind of beautiful. River has an awesome mommy and daddy who are with him now for the rest of his life to cheer him on. I know what you mean about grieving the first few months, particularly if they were not kind.

    Looking forward to hearing about the adoption and your big plans!

    Take it easy, mama. Chocolate is healthy, didn’t you know? Particularly cakes with cars!

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