There are a few monumental occasions as a parent that I put on a mental list. List of things to remember.
First time you hold your baby in your arms.
First time you leave your baby with someone.
First sleep through the night.
First school field trip.
It was worth the wait. Attending my kids' first field trip, I mean. Seriously. There was a whole year, in 2008, when I didn't know if I'd ever be able to have a child and now I have four. FOUR. Let that sink in. Does that make me sound old or what?!? When I heard Aiden, Isabella, and Connor's preschool was going to have a field trip to the pumpkin patch, I booked my sub before I finished reading the flyer. There wasn't even a slight chance I was going to miss that! Because Mr. Howard couldn't come with me, I enlisted the help of my brother. I was so thankful he could come with us to help!Grandma N Ellie Handmade Clothing too. They make the perfect fall shirt and I'm going to have the kids wear them all the way until Thanksgiving too!
The field trip was at Bishops Pumpkin Patch and my favorite thing about it is how much they have for the kids to do! They had this adorable pumpkin cart that Aiden and Izzy could get in and steer.
Pumpkin patch giggles and smiles with my oldest.
Songs sung in front of all the parents in Spanish and English.
Laughter. Lots of it.
And, most importantly, overwhelming feelings of being truly, TRULY blessed.