my little angel is 4!!!!

I’m asking myself how have 4 years already gone by? It seems like just yesterday I was giving birth to him in the hospital and adjusting to my new life role. These have been the happiest four years of my life. The morning of his birthday Grayson woke up and asked me if Troy had delivered his jumpy house yet. He knows the jumpy house guy by name-lol. When Troy came to set up, Grayson stood on the screened in porch and just watched as the air slowly blew the huge jumpy up. He had the biggest smile on his face the entire time!

Four is such a fun age. Today we were in the car after swim class and we were listening to the Killers. Tranquilize came on and Grayson yells- turn it up mama!!! louder louder louder. So I turned it up and he was actually singing some words and grunting with the melody. It was absolutely without a doubt the best part of my day laughing and signing with him in the car. 

I’m so thankful for him. 


stick to it or peel it off?????

I make deals with Grayson- they go like this: you eat your broccoli and then we can play trains, is that a deal? And he says “deal”. So we do this many times throughout a day and one night after he didn’t keep up his end of the bargain I told him that if you make a deal with someone you need to stick to it. He said “no I wanted to peel it off”. It honestly took me a minute to understand what he meant, but after I did I thought how smart that is. 

This is just one of those cute things he says that I know I’ll forget if I don’t write it down asap. 

mom, wife…cortney

I remember being young and thinking how I could just feel that I was cut out for something special. And while I don’t stand out in any certain way like I thought I would- I do stand out to two people. These two people think I’m pretty darn special, my husband and my son. Sure I stay at home and I typically don’t change out of my running clothes but they still think I’m pretty great and that feels so good. I could have chosen so many turns for my life to take, I could have dropped out of college and became a groupie, or backpacked through Europe never looking back. But I chose the safe path by staying in school and falling in love with a man that I knew would always love me and take good care of me. So while my life may not be as exciting as some- I could not be happier because I’m where I should be. There’s nothing I love more than being a mom to Grayson- and sure my title is now Mom and Wife and not as much Cortney…I’m overjoyed by it. Nothing makes me happier than hearing Grayson yell “mama I need you”. This is what life is all about. I’m blessed to get to live the life I have- even on bad days I just thank my lucky stars that I’m able to have that fight about timeout and why it shouldn’t last 4 minutes. I pray I’m doing a good job shaping Grayson into a thoughtful, caring boy who will eventually be independent and make the right choices in his life- and f he chooses to be a groupie or go backpacking in Europe then I’ll support that because it’s his journey not mine. I love you Grayson and Chris!