rainy day

This baby is seven months old now. And this is what we did today.  
It was raining, and so we snuggled and listened to the rain drops hit the roof, deciding what we should do next.
 Smoochy kisses and and made-up songs?
 Making funny faces at the iPhone camera? Totally.
We should probably do something productive. Clean the house, do the dishes, run to Target. But it's still raining.
 Maybe later.

** I realize that I just made the stay-at-home mom life sound ridiculously lazy and awesome. And I will admit that sometimes, for very short fleeting moments of time, it is lazy and awesome. I am eternally grateful for each and every afternoon I have ever spent with my babies snuggling under blankets on a rainy day. And for every lazy and awesome moment I could share with you, I could tell just as many stories about frighteningly explosive diapers, nursing in McDonald's parking lots, what it feels like to be covered in spit-up and just how many ways a baby can find the opportunity to pee on you. My house is no cleaner than yours. I don't know what I'm making for dinner. But today the mom life is good and I'm not complaining.


  1. LOVE every single one of these and you! :) xo

  2. I love this post. Love it! Everything about it, including the side note at the bottom, is making me look so forward to my son being born in just 2 1/2 months.
    And Bowie is stinkin' adorable!

  3. I'm so glad I'm not the only one nursing in McDonald's parking lots.

  4. I love (& completely agree with and relate to) your side note. Thank goodness for the sweet moments.

  5. And for someone like me- that has to say goodbye each morning to her snuggly 6.5 month old...being a stay at home momma- sounds simply amazing.

  6. totally, jeny! all moms are hardcore, but I have HUGE respect for working moms. you have to have it all together, all of the time. getting everyone ready and where they need to be, doing the goodbyes, giving it your all at work, getting called back home if your kid gets sick, being supermom/wife/everything when you get home from work. every mom works hard, we all love our babies and do our best to do it all, but working moms are masters at juggling everything. for sure. <3

  7. The Jen, I love this. All us Moms are trying to make it work. Some days are "sunnier" than others. And you,my friend, speak universal truth. Thanks for sharing.

  8. you're so adorable! i loved the post, but then i got to the "*" and it made my day! of course you don't get to lay around and take pretty little pictures all day! lol!

  9. Great post! :) My son is 3 1/2 months old and I am fortunate to stay at home with him. I am trying to take in every single moment with him. I am definitely with you on that side note.


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