Whenever I have read or heard about people in sickness or tragedy, it seems that the things that they long for are the regular and normal things that happen every day. Breakfast together. A walk on the beach. A trip to the library. Maybe it's having my kids a little later in life or maybe it's at the loving advice of moms whose kids are grown who say, "I know they are busy but take time to enjoy these days!" but I am really trying to have the perspective of really savoring my time with these little people.

We still have toxic diapers, tired meltdowns and food underneath our table. I am always happy to get everyone tucked happily into bed. However, I am also very conscious of the sweetness of our normal everyday.

We are going to the park a lot these days. We've been at swimming lessons and then meeting friends at parks, beaches and sprayparks to wear everyone out. We live in an area where there are lots of great play areas. On this day we stopped after I ran an errand and they played hard. I played hard with my camera too, trying out some different angles as I shot them having a good time. ( I think part of the journey for me is making sure I fill my tank and do what I love as well!)

They make me happy.

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Tymen is the only kids at the playground with a bowtie. He loves to be handsome.

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I am blessed to be their mummy and thankful for these normal, happy days.

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