Beckham was blessed with so many new toys at his party that he got a little overstimulated. He didn't know what to play with and was jumping from one thing to another- then got grouchy for no reason; so I thought I'd put about half of them up and take one out at a time and let him really enjoy each gift. This week I broke out the pirate ship tent! He was down at his Grami's when I got it all out together so he was surprised when he got home! It was the cutest thing to see his face light up when he saw this huge ship in the middle of our living room.
I think Amber liked it as much as he did! She got the bright idea for me to cover it with a blanket so they could use their Mickey Mouse flashlights and read books. It was so cute & Beckham loved it!
I know this is kind of a random post but it was so fun to watch him play in this tent, tump it over, run around, laugh, laugh & laugh! He was so excited & I am so glad I waited to get this one out!
This fun time got me thinking about how much I need to savor this time with him. Yes, I am stressing over wanting a bigger house. I want to try to get pregnant next Summer & two little ones in this house would be difficult because its so small; but at the same time this house being small keeps our family together. Literally. The living room is the center of the house and you can just about see into every from if you stand directly in the middle. I've joked all along that this is out "cottage" because of the size. But, I truly like it being small. We are sometimes forced to spend time together when it would be easy to go to a separate room if we lived in a bigger house. Don't misunderstand me saying 'forced' I don't mean it like it sounds. I'm just trying to illustrate that the size of our house keeps us close together.
I pray that when/if we buy a bigger house we can keep that closeness & not let walls come between us both literally and figuratively. I love my family with all my heart and simply hope we keep the same values we currently have. Family comes first. And whether or not we ever buy my idea of our 'forever' house. I guess we'll figure it out one step at a time, together!