Tuesday, May 31, 2016

First Taste Of Summer

 | Floral Maxi Dress | BEARPAW Sandals| Necklace & Tote via Target |

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today felt like our first real taste of Summer. And it was glorious! The girls stayed up late last night with Memorial Day celebrations and gave me a very special gift this morning; as they slept-in well into eight o' clock {we've grown accustomed to Hayden crawling into our bed at precisely a quarter past six, so this felt heavenly}. Even though I'm not as sleep deprived as I use to be, It was still quite the treat to wake up on my own accord {hoping this is just the first of many}!

Speaking of treats, the girls couldn't wait to make their way to the splash pad this morning! It was bright and sunny, a beautiful day by all means {so, I totally understood their need to be outdoors playing}. I had lofty goals of being out the door before eleven, but I've come to realize that I'm not wholly in control of our schedules anymore. Miss Madison's internal clock {aka nap schedule} kind of takes precedence and dictates when & where we will be at any one point in time. I don't know why, but she just doesn't know how to fall asleep in the car without a good bout of crying {I'm desperately waiting for her to outgrow this}. I keep reminding myself that she will only be this little with these particular "needs" for so long and that it's okay if we miss an outing {or two} and are very late a little late to things. Because soon enough they'll be grown and fully capable to manage things without me and I'll be wishing to go back to these days!

What do you do to more fully enjoy "the journey" that is raising kids:)?