Sunday, April 15, 2012

Park Play

I took the entire week off that Tonya died. I really couldn't have cared less that I was completely out of days from maternity leave from when I had Landry. I needed that week to process things, work on the service, and just shut myself in my room when I needed to. Heck, I still need that! I was terrified about going back to work. Was I ready to go back? Could I handle it? I didn't really have a choice, I had to. So the night before, I did what always make me feel like life is good, we packed up the family with the boys' bikes and headed to the park. 

We fed those ducks like pros. Cam's got quite an arm. Too bad those ducks are totally ignoring our stale bread.

I've discovered something about ALL three of my children. They absolutely love being outside. When they were babies, they could be having a level 5 screaming fit and if I walked outside, it was if angels were outside and the crying suddenly and magically stopped.

Landry is no different. Sister loves the outdoors.

And there was all kinds of love going on. Oh please Lord, let them like each other this much forever!

I mean it's true love if you kiss toes.

Landry is quite the conesseiur of the swings. Good thing because our baby swing at home had to be put up finally. It was making audible groaning noises from this adorable chunky monkey.

Swing + #1 man in her life = Bliss in the life of Landry Kate.

My children might have inherited my eye shape but I'm so grateful that they inherited their daddy's blue eyes.

It seems weird that life goes on normal after such a horrible thing as death. But it's the fact that life goes on that is keeping me going.

My other medicine is being with my nieces as much as possible.  These smiles are medicine.

And Campbell trying to squeeze his ba-donka-donk into Landry's Bumbo makes for good entertainment too.
 It's amazing how fresh air and tossing a child frisbee can make you smile.

There's this great distraction right now that's helping me through this difficult time. Her name rhymes with Landry Kate. 

And I think Billy Joel wrote the song about her...She's got a way about her. 

It's been such a rough road of recovery with grieving the loss of my sister. I'm just so thankful that she was able to meet all my children and that I have such a great relationship with her beautiful girls. There are days that are rougher than others but at the end of the day, I keep reminding myself that all you need is



  1. Very true... surround yourself with your family, that's what's most important (:

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. It's so nice that you are able to see the blessings in life in a time like this. Thank God for those wonderful children of yours, let their smiles and giggles help you through :)

  3. I'm so sorry your sister passed. Praying peace for you and yours.
    I love your pictures, as always. :)



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