Sometimes we Need to Unplug
I’m still in shock that our handsome and wild little man is two! It is absolutely amazing how much he has changed and grown in just one year! He went from wobbly walking to running. From talking gibberish to saying his ABC’s and 123’s. Everyday he seems to learn something new, and I am totally that mom who is trying to document every single moment.
I will admit to being that mom who never puts down her phone or camera because I’m scared I will miss a moment. Considering that it’s surprising I actually don’t have to many pictures to share from his second birthday party. At first I was so upset with myself for two reasons. Number one because I won’t have all the pictures/videos to show him in the future, number two because I was so proud of my husband and I for all the amazing decoration and work we put into his Birthday party.
For a while I was hopeful some friends or family members had gotten some great photos, which some did, but then I realized how grateful I was that I didn’t have every single decoration, or food item, or even every smile from Jojo captured. I was happy because I was in the moment.
Sometimes I am so guilty of trying to capture or recapture a moment instead of just living in it! Being in the moment just means I fully appreciated every single thing that happened. Sometimes I might be so focused on taking photos to even notice how cute or special a moment really was.
I will always remember staying up late the night before to prepare the backdrop for Jojo’s party. I will remember how excited he was about his “go go” (his name for airplane) balloon when he saw it for the first time. I will remember how much Jojo loved drinking out of a juice box, because he never gets to drink juice (it was his birthday so we splurged).
I will never forget him trying to touch the hot candle instead of blow it out! I will never forget how cute he was giving hugs and saying “bye bye” to friends and family. I will never forget how easy and fast he fell asleep that night. I will never forget these tiny little moments because I was in them, I soaked up this whole magical day, only bringing my phone once!
JoJo has had so many new and exciting experiences in this last year, I can’t wait to see what the next year brings us.
- Jojo went through his first scary Hurricane
- He met Mickey Mouse for the first time and loved him
- He took his first big roadtrip all the way to the Outerbanks and spent a week with family friends where he had his first beer(just kidding he did chew on the cold can, teething problems)
- He picked out his first pumpkin and painted it
- He fed goats for the first time,and it was the cutest thing I have ever seen
- He had his first sleepover with his two cousins
A letter to Jojo.
Jojo you are my wild,independent, fun, and entertaining child! You look exactly like your daddy. Some say you have my eyes, I think they are your own! I have had so much fun watching you grow and learn. I am still in shock at how much you can say, let alone how much you actually understand! (but I should have known better – you were always chatty since you were born) Your smile brightens my day and even after you have a tantrum and I’m upset with you, you know how to make me smile, when you put your face in my face and just say “hi mama”, or “Hi dada”, all is forgiven. I love how obsessed you are with pushing cars, trains, and trucks. I love that instead of sitting on your tricycle or really any toy you could sit on you push it, even your pretend grill, which has two wheels you push it around like a car. You march to the beat of your own drum. I hope that never changes and you are always yourself, because you my little wiggle worm are the best YOU there ever could be!