Accompanied this kid on one of his last field trips in elementary school. I took his older brother on this same field trip to Jamestown. One of my favorites. We watched Shrek and Shrek 2 on the trip up and back. It was miserably cold and rained the entire time on this day. We had to eat lunch on the bus because we'd had enough. He was such a trooper and stayed positive throughout the day. I think he was happy to have me along.
In Aberdeen. Cal Ripken Stadium. With his best bud, playing some baseball. Doesn't get much better than this.
Today, it was just me & Cam. The other 2 are still in Hatteras with the grandparents; Josh had to work. He rarely ever gets time with just us. So, I knew I had to make the most of it.
We took our bikes to the beach to ride the board walk. It was a really pretty, and hot, day. We struggled to get both bikes in the back of my car. But he was a huge help. Afterwards (and it took a lot of time and we were both sweating), he fist bumped me.
We ate lunch at Waterman's. We had been there once before for his birthday 2 years ago. We sat outside. He ordered a Caesar salad and mozzarella sticks. Watching him eat his salad, I could have cried. Afterwards, he said he could easily take a nap on the deck with the breeze blowing in from the ocean.
We rode nearly 30 blocks and turned around. On the way back, I suggested we stop for salt water taffy. He didn't know what it was. He took his time filling up his bag with various flavors. Afterwards, he saw mini buckets filled with taffy with names on them. He picked one out that said "Isabella" and asked if we would get it. "She loves candy", he said.
On the ride home, he told me "that was fun". I let him watch basketball videos on my phone, and we rode home in silence. And that was okay.
I only got this picture. And that's okay, too, because I was just enjoying this time with him.
He rarely smiles and shows his teeth. I wish he did it all the time.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.