How many times can I say how lucky we are to live here! Yesterday, Rhett has his first trip to the beach and had the best of times. The weather was beautiful but the water was a little rough due to the wind. I was a little hesitant of the rough seas, but brave little Rhett went right to sleep. Guess it didn’t bother him as much as it did his momma. We headed out to a little island called Wassaw and met a few friends plus Gigi and GrandDaddy. We all anchored our boats and held down the fort for a few hours. With umbrella, beach tent, travel crib, blankets and oh yeah, plenty of sunscreen, we hit the beach with bells on. Fair little Rhett had to be lathered up with sunscreen – he does have two redheads for parents so needless to say, he will never be that super tan beach baby. He loved the wet sand between his toes and the small waves in which Gigi lifted him up to jump over each one. After a couple of fun hours, we hit the water back to the dock for a long deserved boat nap.
First time in the boat Rhett! Lolli and Pop were able to be here to enjoy it with you! You weren’t too sure about your life jacket but you seem to have grown more comfortable with it these days. I don’t blame you, it doesn’t look like the most cozy jacket. We hopped in the boat to take a short ride over to Bonna Bella Marina for dinner. You were such a big boy and sat the table with us in your high chair. The Savannah sunset led us home for an enjoyable evening.
Rhett – we guessed you would probably love the water considering your lengthy time in the bath, but not only did you love it, you didn’t want to get out! EVER! Aunt Colleen came to visit and we took you to the neighborhood pool – boy, did you have a blast! You loved to push yourself off the ground in the pool, resulting in many attempts to dive forward into the water. Not time for that yet, Mr. We need to get a few swimming lessons under our belt before that milestone. We splished and we splashed around and then you took a big nap. Fresh air and sunshine never felt so good.
We joined some friends at their neighborhood bbq/picnic and we had a blast. It was Miss Addison’s big social outing and we were excited to be there with her! Watching the sun set over the marsh and marina was just gorgeous. We continuously count our blessings to be able to enjoy the view so often.
We were lucky enough to have many of Patrick’s baby outfits and since both Rhett and Patrick were born at the same time, all of the clothes have been fitting for each season. Here is a favorite – he looks so handsome in yellow! And my handsome, both father and son!
Thank you for letting me fall in love with you Mr. Rhett. I am truly smitten.
Here we are. Just cruising in the car, stopped at a light and doing the ‘mom rock’ of the car seat. Boy how life has changed for me and my fellow mommies. We often joke about how much life has changed. And for very good reason. It’s not a hard new life, it’s just DIFFERENT. I can remember us driving to Charleston for a girls trip just a couple of years ago, rocking out to music, dressed in our most fashionable duds, anxious to get our first toddy in our hands and without a care in the world. That sure was fun. Well….THIS IS BETTER. Hard to believe, huh? I would just say that it’s more rewarding -every single day. Nothing warms my heart more than laying on the floor with Rhett and just getting all the smiles and laughter I want – he just seems so genuinely glad I’m there. He depends on me too and I love that. I”m trying my best to be a joyful mom. In the daily grind, frustrating moments, poopy diapers…I still catch myself trying to remember to stay joyful. I’m the lucky one here. Lucky to have this beautiful and most perfect child. The least I can do is be full of happiness, joy and gratitude for this truly amazing life I have been blessed with. So when I have to stop the car, rock the car seat and count the seconds until the red light turns green, joy it will be.