Saturday, November 13, 2010

Photo Shoot

so this week was not our best. actually, the past 6 months haven't been our best. "terrible two's" encompassed occasional mild tantrums. three's are what has challenged us more than ever before. leaving out details, i broke this past week. but i also reaffirmed three things:

1) addox is only three, i am only human. he is an amazing, creative, loving child finding his way to who he is. i am finding my way as his mother.
2) i have the best most amazing support in jason, i am truly blessed. and i have the absolute best person to go to for advice in my own mother. i've always said i want to be half the mom she is. it was a relief to learn i am not the only mom to ever have lost it, and i am not a bad mom for it, either.
3) i love that little boy more than anyone in this world could, and
he knows it. even when it feels like all i am doing all day is disciplining him. the little soul will be crying his heart out and at the same time wailing "i love you mommy!"

so, when addox got home from school friday, we had an hour or so before he had to leave for the weekend. i knew we needed to do something fun. so i pulled out the camera. we do love to play with the camera. it was a wonderful end to our week. go team. <3


Supplement said...

Love those pictures! You can see his outgoing personality in each one of them. I might warn you that each year older has it's challenges but there are lots of blessings too.

laddybug1121 said...

I think this is one of my favorite blogs of yours so far. You are a wonderful mother, never doubt that!! Addox is so blessed to have a mother like you and he is such a sweetheart because of it. I love you all!

Jess said...

wayne- i'm sure you are right. and i am happy that he knows his mind and isn't a doormat... but that stubbornness is going to be the end of me. :)

km- thank you. we <3 you, too!!! XOXOXOXO!!

Andrea said...

Bless your heart. We *all* lose it sometimes. You're doing a wonderful job, mama. Don't be too hard on yourself. Kids are so resilient...and forgiving. You'll make it through this stage and he'll be no worse for the wear. =)

Jess said...

andrea- thank you! we shall make it!! :)