Thursday, May 29, 2014

Winding Down the Mayhem

A friend of mine recently used the term 'Mayhem' to describe this month and I think it hits the nail on the head!  Between all the school stuff and the Jonah stuff and Mother's Day (I think this was started by a president and seriously - a man had to have made that day be in May.  No woman would do that to herself), my birthday, and our anniversary, and so on and so forth...and throw in a little surgery somewhere in there and you get crazy people!

But we are crazy in love over this one:

And apparently he is crazy in love with his watermelon.  He doesn't so much like eating them, just holding them.  Maybe it's a situation like Wilson in the movie Castaway, and every time we serve Jonah watermelon he feels cannibalistic.  I don't know...but I think it's a theory worth pondering.

He had on his Lewis onesie there because he was Simba for field day!  

Ok that probably doesn't make sense if you're not from England, Hogwarts, or the school where I teach.  We divide our high school students into 'houses' and at the end of each year the houses compete in field competitions to boost their points from the school year (for academics, service, etc).  The entry onto the field is the first event and this year Lewis House did a Broadway themed 'Lion King' complete with gazelle, lion, giraffe, and elephant costumes, and Jonah as baby Simba being held up.  By a student.  Standing on a cooler.  In the back of a truck.  On a football field.  

Yes.  We're very responsible parents.  Why do you ask?

In other news, I turned 30 and I couldn't be more thrilled.  As another friend said, the thirties are so great because you're finally comfortable in your own skin.  Yes.  It's so true.  

I got to celebrate on my birthday eve with cherished friends and on my actual birthday my boys took me to my favorite country haunt and a rooster crowed and this happened:

But it was smooth sailing from there as we sat outside listening to jazz put the sun to bed and enjoyed delicious food.

Sunday we invited our dear new friends over to Oma and Opa's for a cookout and had the best time.  Jonah swam for the first time and apparently that is quite his thing.  He LOVED it!!  I was so tickled that he loved it so much.  

Monday was our anniversary but we didn't make reservations in time for the place we had a gift card to, and so we decided to take raincheck on celebrating that...quite literally since this is what it's been like lately!  So wonderful!  

I feel like I live in Seattle and it's made me want to watch a lot of Frasier (and I did get about 5 minutes logged yesterday! Woohoo for mommy watching TV!).

Papa went to see Godzilla and Jonah and I enjoyed listening to jazz (a music choice which seems to be a recurring one here lately) and baking cookies.

It was wonderful and I relived our wedding the whole day.

It's a little hard for me to believe that I'm still as giddy over Howard as I was on our wedding day, and even much more so now that we've gone through so much life in the last 7 years and I've seen his character only strengthen and his wisdom only deepen.  

How in the world did I land that guy?!  

(The only thing I can come up with is well, I didn't. ; )

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