We had a really wonderful weekend in Boston. Rock-n-Romp was lots of fun, and the city was full of all the things Ezra was expecting and looking forward to - namely "train, tunnels and bridges" - all the important "city" things when you're five. Our weekend was also full of all the things that make a special "Mama - Ezra" date 'just right' - lots and lots of uninterrupted conversations and snuggles. As Ezra and I laid in bed together and rolled into our second hour of 'chit-chat', I was hit with the thought that this parenting gig - it just keeps getting better. Which is saying a lot, considering I think it started out pretty swell.
After a few months 'full' of work, I'm looking forward to a return to our normal family rhythm around here. This week, Steve returns to work after his winter break (he's been keeping things calm, fun and running smoothly around here!). Today I find myself looking forward to some pretty ordinary things: sitting on the couch this morning and reading books for hours with my babes; washing my floors (oh, yes...I'm looking forward to clean floors...it's been a while); 'making' for the sake of making; incorporating a comfortable amount of book work into my days; doing all the work and fun that comes with spring; and of course sharing bits of it here along the way. Ah...It feels good to be 'back'.