Saturday, July 3, 2010

Out With the Old... In With the New

Many of us will be celebrating tomorrow's awesome holiday around a campfire, at a beach bonfire, or sitting around fire pits in our backyards.
An important part of those celebrations will be a very special dessert.
All that chocolaty, gooey marshmallow, crispy graham cracker goodness.
There is a drastic change you NEED to take this year.
It will involve moving away from the traditional, but trust me.
It will be worth it.
An American favorite.
Absolutely delicious.
However, it is so last bonfire.
The new guy is risky.
People hate change.
They tend to stick with what they know.
I urge you to expand your horizons.
You will be pleasantly surprised.
I love Nutella.
We eat it all the time.
With everything.
I would eat a sneaker if it was slathered with some Nutella goodness.
Chocolate sometimes doesn't melt all the way.
Nutella is a chocolate-hazelnut spread that melts right into the marshmallow.
It is heaven.
Try it out.
Enjoy it.
Have a fabulous 4th of July!!
Happy Birthday, America!!
Thank you to all the men and women, who sacrifice so much to serve and protect our country. We remember you, we pray for your safety, and we pray for your families everyday {and not just today}.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Water Baby (I mean Big Boy.)

Our summer classes are officially in full swing.
My little guy loves swimming.
So, I enrolled him in swim classes all summer.
He has always loved the water.
He was the only little boy I know, who looked forward to baths.
{Maybe it's because of all the bubbles, toys, bath crayons, and paint.}
He ran into the ocean, not away, the first time we took him to the beach.
Mind you, he was only ten months old.
This is his third summer taking swim classes.
He was so proud of himself when he was tested into Squids.
It goes Turtles, Whales, Squids, and Fish.
He is so excited to almost be a Fish.
"A fish, mom, is a big deal," he tells me.
I am proud of him too.
I am proud that he is doing what he loves.
That's all I really want for him.
Torpedoes, Watermelon Float, and Back Float are his faves.
Bubbles and Breathing, not so much.
I had to explain to him that Bubbles and Breathing are kind of essential parts to swimming.
He is my Water Big Boy.
He told me I can't call him a water baby anymore.
Because he is not a baby.
Secretly, he'll always be my baby.
And I will always remember him with his goggles wrapped tightly around his head {looking like a mad scientist}, wearing his favorite swim trunks, carrying his Star Wars towel, and walking proudly into swim class.
And I will smile.