10 Years Old Again

Happy Sunday, everyone. I hope the weekend has treated you well. It hasn't turned out the way I had planned for it to, but has been surprisingly delightful all the same. Last weekend my daughter started crawling, and now she is zoom, zoom, zoooooming all over the place! In a lot of ways it feels like she's an entirely new baby now, and lately my husband and I have just been having so much fun with her! She's been super smiley and social and every day we just love her more than the day before. It's amazing. Parenthood is absolutely the best. I mean, you know you're going to love your children before they arrive in the world, but I don't think anyone can describe the actual, true feelings. It's so beyond what I ever thought I could feel.

This morning my husband and I had nursery duty at church and were lucky enough to care for our friends' three month old son. He's absolutely perfect, and after holding him both my husband and I felt how much we missed that tiny baby feeling....

But let's not get ahead of ourselves!

Last Monday was my husband's birthday, and even though we are adults now (and have been for the better part of a decade) we seem to always get spoiled with the traditional "birthday money" that was so prized as a child. Well this year we were happy to spend it like a child too, and we purchased Mario Kart Wii. Oh. My. Goodness. I'm so addicted! We were surprised to find out that you can play online with people from all over the world, and for the first couple nights we had it I don't think we could get our child to sleep fast enough in order to conquer Bowser's Castle and Rainbow Road.

I know there is a lot of crap information out there about how video games are evil and stuff like that, but I really like sharing this time with my husband laughing and enjoying ourselves as we drive around little cars in hopes of not being struck by a red turtle shell. I feel like I'm 10 years old all over again, and that it can be quality time. I look forward to the day when our daughter can play right along with us! I think the real problem with video games is that so many parents just set their kids in front of them to occupy them so that they don't have to, instead of making it a family event. And that turns into kids playing on their own and often getting games that they shouldn't be doing. Maybe it's just me, but what is childhood without the Mario Brothers?

(If anyone wants to race us on Mario Kart Wii, let us know! Though... I should disclose that we are still not very good!)


  1. I think it's sweet that you found this game together and are learning to play it together. I think any shared experience is a great thing :)

  2. Jordyn and Paige are pretty good...we may have to have them play against you!


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