I swear every time I pay notice another month has passed! I love this month so much. The kids are out of school, and full swing into camp. The weather finally starts to act like summer, and I just love it all. My favorite part of summer, is summer nights. I love the sounds, the smells, the temperature. I love the fact that it's light until 9pm. I love the laid back atmosphere, and I love July because it's our official start to summer period. My two children Ayden and Annelyse both have birthdays in July. My youngest Ayden turns 6 today. He's still convinced that America celebrates HIS birthday, and the fireworks are for HIM only. I just love that. It's so cute to listen to his reasoning, and to see his excitement when he watches fireworks and such. I'm a little nostalgic this year because he is my baby, and he is growing so fast. Although, I am really enjoying each new phase that comes along with them growing older. He has his first real best friend, and I just adore watching that as it develops. It's very heartwarming when you see them blossom and become their own person. He's a boys boy. He loves all things outdoors, and all things boy. Dirt, bugs, bikes, balls, running, jumping, hiding, laughing, yelling, singing, dancing, swimming, and just getting into whatever he can find. He literally taught himself how to ride a two wheel bike without training wheels and every single time I watch him ride his bike I am more and more amazed at how sturdy he is, and how well he learned to manipulate the bike itself.
The biggest thing about Ayden is he has zero fear. He could fall off of his bike 20 times, but will get up dust off, make sure there is no blood and carry on. Nothing dampers his excitement, and his pure joy for living life. It's refreshing, and just beautiful. I am so very proud of him, and all 3 of my children for that matter.
My daughter turns 8 this month as well. I am still not sure where the last 7 years have gone, but she has also blossomed into her own beautiful little person. She is quite sassy that one, and yet she has a very sweet, sensitive side to her as well. The two traits combined lead us to fire and ice as I like to refer it. LOL She can literally turn from laughing and silliness to mad and ready to fight her brothers in seconds flat! It amazes me every time she does it. One thing I hope for is that as the three of them grow up, they will become less of the bickering siblings and more of the friends and siblings I would hope to see. That happened with my sister and I, we are 6 years apart, and as children we didn't see eye to eye, and I annoyed my sister quite often. However flash forward to our early 20's, and we were the best of friends, and still are today. So I am hoping that will also happen with all 3 of my children.
I wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday today, and a safe, wonderful summer ahead!!
Blessings and Smiles!