February 19, 2011

Happy Weekend!

Unfortunately it hasn't really felt much like the weekend to us since Ryan has been busy studying day and night for the NC bar exam lately (which he starts on Tuesday).  We've only seen him in short spurts over the past couple weeks, which has left me and the boys on our own for the most part, but I know that all this studying will be well worth it in the end.  I just wish it didn't have to coincide with this beautifully gorgeous spring-like weekend!

I admit, I was a little disappointed that we couldn't all spend this lovely weekend together at the park or the zoo...but we didn't let it completely go to waste.  Our backyard and all those fun outdoor toys have gotten a lot more use lately since this wonderful warm-up and just the fact that we've been spending more time outside in the sun has seemed to make us all a little happier, at least for the boys and myself that is.  Hopefully by Thursday Ryan will be able to join us in the sun and get a much needed dose of vitamin D and relaxation!

As for the boys, they are really having a great time soaking up the rays and enjoying their comfy summer play clothes.  I can't tell you how nice it has been to leave the house without warming up the car and putting on jackets and hats and socks.  Austin and Owen both seem to agree with me that t-shirts and flip-flops are definitely the way to go.  I think we are all totally OVER winter and can only hope that this warm weather is really here to stay.

Oh, and what I said about the sun making us all a little happier?  It's the honest truth!  Austin and Owen have been playing together so sweetly these past few days.  Austin has seemed to take a genuine interest in his little brother instead of constantly viewing him as the little "bother" who likes to follow him around and drool on his toys.  

For instance, when we were outside and I was snapping pictures of Owen, Austin came and sat down next to him and asked me to take a picture of them together.  If that wasn't perfect enough, he then started to try and teach Owen to clap.  


Oh what a wonderful feeling it truly is to see your children playing together and enjoying one another.  Those times can be few and far between when you've got a 2 year old who thinks the world revolves around him...and a 9 month old who wants to be a 2 year old!!


courtney said...

i love the pictures of austin and owen clapping together! :)

Mommy Webb said...

Great pictures!


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