Motherhood is full of magical moments. Like waking up every day to see a beautiful and everchanging little face. It’s not a cliche- time really does pass ridiculously fast when you enter the world of mommy. But I’m taking every chance to slow things down. I know, I know you’re probably thinking he’s a baby and he won’t remember any of this but I hope as he grows up he learns every day has the potential to be magical and memorable. And holidays are no exception.
Valentines Day has always been one of my favorite holidays for many reasons- perhaps because I’m biased to the color palette. But I’ve always loved the concept of taking the time to spread love. Whether it be in the form of a card passed out to my classmates in grade school, showering my best friend with gifts and pictures of Ryan Gossling in High School- or actually I believe it was Shane West to celebrate our friendship, and now celebrating the love I have for my baby Carter.
He may not understand balloons and cards but I do believe he understands love. He lights up when I sing him a love song. Currently obsessed with Michael Buble’s “Forever Now.” He however is partial to “You’ve Got A Friend in Me.” He loves being flown through the air as we watch the Incredibles and I call him Mr. Incredible. Nobody’s life is perfect and Lord knows mine is certainly not- but I’m darn sure going to do my best to give Carter the best childhood as best as I’m capable. And thank goodness for Pinterest. A lot of my creativity comes from my own childhood and efforts put into it by my parents and grandparents. And also, special thanks to Amazon Prime- A God send not just for mommy’s secluded to their homes during a rainy season but also mommy’s who don’t have the patience of driving to 5 different stores.
Happy Valentines Day my baby Carter. If I may quote one of my mom’s favorite books and one that we read at home growing up many times-
I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.