There have been so many moments lately where I look at our kids, and even though I FEEL absolutely exhausted to my very core, all I see is joy. Sometimes they are just bursting with joy, and I can’t help but be reminded that this is what it’s all about. This is it. Plain and simple. Life right now, is about savoring the littlest moments where I know I’ll look back one day and think, “those were the best years of my life.”
We recently opened up our Redneck Riviera for the year, aka our little suburbia backyard paradise, and Adeline was PUMPED to break out the pool, water table, and her “water slide”. I loved just sitting back with Barrett on the patio, feeding him piles of puffs, watching her literally soak it up. I grabbed my camera, and in the blistering hot early evening sun, I snapped a few candid photos of her living it up, in complete bliss. I wish photos could also capture sound, and laughter, and screams, and songs, and silly sayings, because she was radiating pure happiness. These photos aren’t great, and I hate shooting in this kind of light, but WHO CARES, right? All I care about is that my best girl, my favorite girl, was splashing around, without a care in the world, full.of.joy.
Later in the evening, we stripped Barrett down and let him dip his toes with big sis before heading in for another late bedtime. I know Adeline is going to LOVE swimming with baby brother all summer at the big pool, and splashing around in our backyard oasis together. This summer, you guys, is going to be one for the books.