09 May 2012

it doesn't get better than this.


the grass is greener right where i am standing. these days there is no time to be blogging (and hardly a decent topic even coming into my mind). i am pinching myself every single day. the weather is gorgeous and our boy is learning how to hit a ball with a bat! i am wearing dan's old baseball mitt and playing pitcher (and belly itcher). it's quite a hilarious sight to see. dan comes home and we rearrange our places and i go rest on the patio and watch the boys i love best. seeing dan kick around the yard with his son, still in his lawyer slacks and crisp shirt is so old fashioned charming to me. it's my secret favorite thing. it makes me love our cozy cottage and my big belly swathed in the apron that is far from sparkling clean. my hair is in an unraveling knot and surely my makeup is long gone. oh how i am the lucky one. to feel love and to be so in love. i think to myself–as i watch the boys play in the green lawn–i should go grab my camera. but i sit there instead, choosing not to miss the moment. the blue skies fading into evening, the still spring air, the birds chirping, the playful talk and the rhythm of our voices. some nights have all the right ingredients, i wish to write them down for safe-keeping and later, get them back out and bake them into a perfect criss cross lattice pie crust.

benji suddenly loves sports and is making the most of having a backyard to practice in. today he got his first real skinned knee of the season and i felt like a real mom when i got out the first aid kit for the neosporin. i love watching him play out the windows as i stir up something for dinner. and then there is eating on the patio and watering the flowers (he with his spray bottle, me with my watering can), bathtime, storytime and bedtime. life is good, far from perfect, but so good. is spring always this amazing? i feel like i have new eyes. new appreciation. perhaps because deep down i know things are going to change. or maybe it's because i've never had my own backyard before or a garage full of bikes and balls. or a three year old that is so helpful, happy and curious. whatever it is, i am soaking it up. luckily this baby will have a big brother who knows how to put on his very own crocs and click his bike helmet on. always ready for adventure.

p.s. guess which cd i busted out today? the broadway version of grease. the one where rosie o'donnell plays rizo. i highly recommend it for road trips, car washing saturdays or running to the maverick for a chocolate milk.

15 comments:

Noelani said...

Isn't parenting such a beautiful thing? :)

Hannah said...

Marta, beautifully put. Life really is good as a mother. And the simplest moments are the sweetest.

I'm all about putting life before blogging. Glad you are enjoying your time away.

{amy k.} said...

LOVE this post! i can honestly visualize it all happening and being a happy passer by looking in on your cute little family. you are such an incredible mother and i love the family love and bonding you all share! thanks for inspiring me and giving me even more to look forward to!

Ryan and Sara said...

As soon as I read your "grass is greener where I'm standing" sentence, I shouted "Amen!" Agreed, agreed, agreed! The glorious weather sure helps, but so do sweet babies (like my five month old), loving husbands, and, for me, accomplishing my goals. Life is good. :)

karey m. said...

you're pregnant. oh, marta! i'm so thrilled for you!

been away far too long, but digging into your lovely life right now.

xoxo

Hil said...

You are the cutest. I love your perspective and words. Cheers to this state of bliss we are living in!

Jessica said...

Love this post. I recently had a backyard moment such as this, watching my very daughter explore our garden in my own backyard... felt so sweet, so magical, so brief, wanted to capture it. You have a great way of using words to capture those perfect illusive moments that make life so sweet.

ashley maureen said...

beautiful, mart. so glad you're enjoying this season.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

So nicely put, Marta. I'm glad that life is so good for you right now. Enjoy!
xo

T said...

:) {sigh}

You just described my idea of perfection. So glad you recognize and enjoy it.

Annie V said...

I have been following your blog for over a year and it delights me... there is something lilting and musical about the way you write.. This post was especially sweet.

Sarah Pings said...

I'm with Annie V above !

Beautiful post Marta. Just lovely. Soak it up girl.

carla thorup said...

i have to remind myself often to keep the camera at bay to watch the magic with my own eyes & not thru a lens.

this post was lovely.

Lara said...

Life is beautiful and I appreciate your words of simple joy. Thank you!!

Linn said...

Reading this beautiful post, I really felt as if I was reading a favorite passage from a dear book, or that I caught a picturesque scene from a movie that is romantic, loving, yet real. One that I could watch over and over (and I would watch it 20 times!)

This was so well written and it gave such an intimate glimpse into your life at this point in time. It was just beautiful. Thank you.

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